Dr. Yves Gagnon is professor of engineering at the Université de Moncton, Edmundston Campus, along with being Adjunct Professor at Thaksin University in Thailand. Prior to that, Dr. Gagnon held the position of Visiting Executive at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, he was founding President and CEO of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and he held the positions of Associate Vice-President of Research, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and KC Irving Chair in Sustainable Development at the Université de Moncton.
After his undergraduate studies in New Brunswick and Quebec as a mechanical engineer, Dr. Gagnon obtained graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, and from the Université de Toulouse, in France; while Thaksin University has awarded him an Honorary Doctorate degree in Sciences. Very active in research, Dr. Gagnon has been supported through various grants and research contracts. His research and innovation work, done in national and international collaborations, has appeared in over 350 publications and reports; and his contributions have been recognized by several prizes. Regularly solicited as an external expert, he has been actively involved in committees, organizations and Board of Directors devoted to technological advancement, the development of knowledge and public policies, and economic and community development. Notably, Dr. Gagnon is Editor at Elsevier, where he is responsible of the Wind Energy Engineering Book Series; and until recently he was Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, he was Vice-Chair of the Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) and he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.