clementfortin

Clement Fortin

Professor of the Practice, Associate Provost, Dean of Faculty and Postdoctoral Affairs
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Clément came to Skoltech with an established record in education, research and innovation, having years of management and leadership experience both in academia and industry. He has been the Director of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal from 2005 until 2010 and a Professor in this institution since 1987. He was very active in curriculum reform at École Polytechnique during his academic career. Dr Fortin has been very active in curriculum reform at École Polytechnique. From 2006 until 2010, he was Co-chair for the Americas, of CDIO (Conceive —Design —Implement —Operate), an initiative born in the Aero/Astro department of MIT that proposes an  innovative educational framework for educating the next generation of engineers.  He also led the development of a new Aerospace Engineering Program, in collaboration with Bombardier Aerospace and École Nationale d’Aérotechnique.

In his research work, Clément Fortin has worked extensively with students and research staff in the field of advanced manufacturing and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), particularly in computer aided geometric tolerancing, integration of design and manufacturing, computer aided process planning, product development methodologies, additive manufacturing, high performance machining and geometric error corrections of 5-axis machine tools. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering since 2014. In June 2015, he was awarded the status of Professor Emeritus for his exceptional contributions to Polytechnique Montréal.

From 2010 until 2014, Dr Clément Fortinwas President and Chief Executive Officer of the Consortium for Research and Innovation for Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ).CRIAQ is open-innovation  research consortium dedicated to the development of collaborative research projects aiming to enhance the competitiveness of the aerospace industry and the technical and profession-al skills of tomorrow’s researchers. All CRIAQ research projects are university led and included a minimum of two universities/research lab and two companies. The CRIAQ model has made a very significant impact on the R&D level in universities and aerospace companies and is recognized in a number of countries for the excellence of its open-innovation model.

From his previous research work in the field of PLM, Clément created and led Polyplan Technologies Inc. The company developed an innovative PLM solution for concurrent engineering enabling the definition of process plans for complex products while efficiently integrating PLM and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications.

Advanced manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), integration of design and manufacturing, computer aided process planning, product development methodologies, additive manufacturing, high performance machining.

Current projects in development

  • Functional states based PLM for enhanced lifecycle data management and product development process
  • PLM application for the integration of design and manufacturing in an Industry 4.0 environment
  • Set-based concurrent engineering for the optimization of manufacturing processes and PLM environments
  • Adaptable control of manufacturing cell based on Industry 4.0 principles (3M company project)
  • PLM application for wearable devices based on adapted design process

The subject of fast production ramp-up methodologies based on Additive Manufacturing technologies is  of great interest to many industrial sectors. This theme fosters collaboration between the Additive manufacturing and the PLM laboratories of CDM2 including experiments, simulation and process methodologies to reduce the time to market for new products.

Papers in refereed journals

  • Deng X., Huet G., Tan S., and Fortin C. (2012). Product decomposition using design structure matrix for intellectual property protection in supply chain outsourcing. Computers in Industry, 63 (6), pp. 632-641.
  • Huet G., Pellerin R., Fortin C., McSorley G., and Toche B. (2010). Information Structures and Processes to Support Data Exchange between Product Development and Production Planning & Execution Systems. Journal of Operations and Logistics, 4 (3), pp. 29-38.
  • Huet G., Culley S.J., McMahon C.A., and Fortin C. (2007). Making sense of engineering design review activities. Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM), 21 (3), pp. 243-266.
  • Fortin C., and Huet G. (2007). Manufacturing Process Management: iterative synchronization of engineering data with manufacturing realities. International Journal of Product Development, 4 (3/4), pp. 280-295.
  • Fortin C., Huet G., Sanschagrin B., and Gagné S. (2006). The CAMAQ project: a virtual immersion in aerospace industry practices. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 5 (2), pp. 287-290.
  • Pino L., Bennis F., Fortin C. (2003) Calculation of virtual and resultant parts for variational assembly analysis. Geometric Product Specification and Verification: Integration of Functionality pp 83-92
  • Benea R., Cloutier G., Fortin C. (2003). Process plan validation including process deviations and machine-tool errors. Geometric Product Specification and Verification: Integration of Functionality, pp 197-206
  • Salako F., Aubin C.-E., Fortin C., Labelle H. (2003). Développement de guides chirurgicaux personnalisés, par prototypage, pour l’installation de vis pédiculaires. ITBM-RBM, 24, issue 4, pp 199-205.
  • Abbaszadeh-Mir Y., Mayer J. R. R., Cloutier G., Fortin C. (2002) Theory and simulation for the identification of the link geometric errors for a five-axis machine tool using a telescoping magnetic ball-bar. International Journal of Production Research, Exercice c.1.1, Volume 40, Issue 18,
  • Benea R., Fortin C, Cloutier G. (2002). Analyse de tolérances en fabrication tenant compte des dispersions de procédés et des erreurs machines-outils : De la CAO géométrique vers une CAO fonctionnelle = Tolerance analysis in manufacturing taking process deviation and machine-tool error into account. Revue internationale de CFAO et d’informatique graphique. vol. 17, no1-2, pp. 39-59
  • Chatelain J-F., Fortin C. (2002) Optimal Workpiece Localization for Machining Applications. Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering, pp 247-254
  • Chatelain J.F., Fortin C. (2001). A balancing technique for optimal blank part machining. Precision Engineering, 25 (1), pp. 13–23
  • Bennis F., Pino L., Fortin, C. (1997). Transfert de tolérances géométriques pour la fabrication par une méthode algébrique. Journal européen des systèmes automatisés, Hermes, Vol. 31, No. 8, pp 1339-1357
  • Klim Z., Ennajimi E., Balazinski M., Fortin C.(1996). Cutting Tool Reliability Analysis for Variable Feed Milling of 17-4PH Stainless Steel. WEAR, International Journal on the Science and Technology of Friction and Wear, 195, pp. 206-213.
  • Fortin C., Chatelain J.F.(1996) A Soft Gaging Approach for Complex Cases Including Datum Shift Analysis of Geometrical Tolerances. Computer-Aided Tolerancing, Chapman-Hall, p.312-327
  • Rivest L., Dupinet E., Fortin C., Morel C. (1994) Analysis of Product Tolerances for Process Plan Validation. Manufacturing Review, Vol 7, No. 4, p. 312-331
  • Rivest L. Fortin C., Morel C. (1994) Tolerancing a solid model with a kinematic formulation. Computer Aided Design, Vol 26 No 6, p. 465-476
  • Balazinski M., Litwin J., Fortin C. (1993). Influence of the Feed Variation on Tool Wear when Machining Inconell 600. Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Special issue no 93-CSME-39, vol. 17, no 4A, pp. 659-669.
  • Fortin C., Chatelain J.F. (1993). Flexible Machining Cell Control with the Modified Petri Net Methodology. Advances in Factories of the Future, CIM and Robotics, Elsevier, p. 311-320.
  • Fortin C., Anderson R.J., (1988), Low Conicity Instabilities in forced-steering railway vehicles, Vehicle System Dynamics: International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility, Volume 17, Supplement I, p. 17-28
  • Fortin C., Anderson R.J., Gilmore R.G., (1986), Validation of a Computer Simulation of Forced-Steering Rail Vehicles, Vehicle System Dynamics: International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility, Volume 15, Supplement I, p. 100-111
  • Fortin C. (1985), Dynamic Curving Simulation of Forced-Steering Rail Vehicles, PhD Thesis, Queen’s University,
  • Fortin C., Anderson R.J. (1983), Steady-State and Dynamic Predictions of the Curving Performance of Forced-Steering Rail Vehicles, Vehicle System Dynamics: International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility, Volume 12Issue 1-3, p. 127-130
  • Fortin, C., Bardon M.F. (1983) Gas Turbine Compressor Interstage Cooling Using Methanol, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Volume 105, Issue 4, p. 859-864

Papers in refereed conferences

  • Doumit N., Fortin C., Huet G. (2015) “Study of the efficiency of product development teams through combined virtual communities of practice, PLM and Social Media technologies“, Proceedings of International Conference in Engineering Design (ICED2015), Milan, 27-30 July 2015
  • Fortin C., Yue S., Packwood K., Zhao F., Kokkolaras M. (2014) A new CDIO-based training program for advanced degrees in aerospace engineering, Proceedings of the 10th International CDIO Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 15-19
  • McSorley G., Fortin C. and Huet G. (2014). Modified Sapphire Model as a Framework for Product Lifecycle Management. International Design Conference – Design 2014 Dubrovnik – Croatia, May 19 – 22
  • Doumit N., Huet G., and Fortin C. (2013). The role of enterprise social media in the development of aerospace industry best practices. PLM 13 conference, 8-10 July, Nantes, France.
  • Tan S., Zeng Y., Huet G., and Fortin C. (2013). Effective Reverse Engineering of Qualitative Design Knowledge: A Case Study of Aerospace Pylon Design. 2013 ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, 4-7 August, Portland, Oregon
  • Toche B., Pellerin R., Fortin C., and Huet G. (2012). Set-based prototyping with Digital Mock-Up Technologies. In the proceedings of the International Conference of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM12), 9-11 July, Montreal, Canada.
  • Huet G., Zeng Y., and Fortin C. (2012). Theoretical foundations supporting the implementation of complementary information structures across the life of a product. In the proceedings of ASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2012), 2-4 July, Nantes, France.
  • Huet G., Fortin C., McSorley G., and Toche B. (2011). The management of manufacturing processes using complementary information structures. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design ICED’11), 15-18 August, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Huet G., Fortin C., and Banks J. (2011). The management of requirements for sustainable aircraft development. In the Proceedings of the CASI 2011 conference, 26-28 April, Montreal, Canada.
  • McSorley G., Huet G., and Fortin C. (2010). In-Service Information For Aeroengine Designers: A Survey. In the Proceedings of the 2010 ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, 15-18 August, Montreal, Canada.
  • Toche B., Huet G., McSorley G., and Fortin C. (2010). A Product Lifecycle Management Framework to Support the Exchange of Prototyping and Testing Information. In the Proceedings of the 2010 ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, 15-18 August, Montreal, Canada, Parts A and B: p.1259-1270 ASME Computers in Engineering Conference 2010 Best Paper Award
  • Fortin C., Toche B., McSorley G., and Huet G. (2010). Supporting Product Development Value Streams through Manufacturing Process Management. In the Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Modeling and Management of Engineering Processes (MMEP 2010), 19-20 July, Cambridge, UK.
  • Zhao H.P., Huet G., Fortin C., Mascle C., and Parry B. (2010). Integrating Life Cycle Assessment into aircraft product development processes to achieve environmentally responsible material selection strategies. 4th Canadian Forum on the Life Cycle Management of Products and Services (Cycle 2010), 4-5 May, Montréal, Canada.
  • McSorley G., Huet G., Culley S.J., and Fortin C. (2009). Application of failure modes and effects analysis to support product in-use information feedback. In the Proceedings of the 2009 ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, 30th Aug – 2nd Sept, San Diego, USA.
  • Huet G., McAlpine H., Camarero R., Culley S.J., Leblanc T., and Fortin C. (2009). The management of digital sketches through PLM solutions. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED’09), 24-27 August, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
  • Huet G., Fortin C., McSorley G., and Toche B. (2009). Information structures and processes to support data exchange between product development and resource planning systems. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM’2009), 13-15 May, Montreal, Canada.
  • Huet G., Fortin, Bécaert V., and Parry B. (2009). Lean & Green aircraft design supported by a PLM environment. In the Proceedings of the CASI 2009 conference, 5-7 May, Kanata, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Camarero R., Fortin C., Huet G., Raynauld J., and Gerbé O. (2009). XML-based course syllabi: an electronic implementation of the CDIO syllabus. In the Proceedings of the$ International Conference on Computer Supported Education, 23-26 March, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • McSorley G., Huet G., Culley S.J., and Fortin C. (2008). “Product in-use” information for engineering design activities. In the Proceedings of Design 2008, 19-22 May, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Fortin, C., Huet, G., Crawley E. (2008): “A description and analysis of multimodal learning environments in North-America for Future CDIO Workspaces Implementation. 4th CDIO International Conference, Ghent, Belgium, June
  • Huet G., Culley S.J., McMahon C.A., Fortin C., and Sellini F. (2007). Communication, information, and knowledge processes observed during engineering design reviews. In the Proceedings of the ICED’07 Conference, 28-31 August, Paris, France.
  • Fortin C., Huet G., Gagné S., and McSorley G. (2007). Supporting feedback processes in a virtual product development environment. In the Proceedings of the CARV 2007 conference, 22-24 July, Toronto, Canada.
  • Huet G., McMahon C.A., Sellini F., Culley S.J., and Fortin C. (2006). Knowledge loss in design reviews. In the Proceedings of the IDMME conference, 17-19 May, Grenoble, France.
  • Fortin C., Sanschagrin B., Cloutier G., & Huet G. (2007). « Redesign of an engineering curriculum based on four integrated learning projects », 3rd International CDIO Conference, 11-14 June, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • El Hani M.A., Rivest L., Fortin C. (2006). On Specifying an Information Management Tool to Support Manufacturing Process Planning in Aerospace: a Case Study. Proceedings of ASME 2006 Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 10-13, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Fortin, C., Sanschagrin, B., Huet, G., Gagné S. (2006). The CAMAQ project: a design-build experience based on a virtual immersion in aerospace industry practices. Proceedings of 2nd International CDIO conference, Linköping, Sweden, June.
  • Gagné S., Fortin, C. (2006). Application of the CMII Model to an Integrated Engineering and Manufacturing Development Environment. 6th IDMME conference, Grenoble, France, May.
  • Huet, G, McMahon, C.A., Sellini, F., Fortin, C. (2006). Knowledge Loss in Design Reviews. 6th IDMME conference, Grenoble, France.
  • Mayer, J.R., Mir, Y.A., Fortin C. (2000). Calibration of a Five-Axis Machine Tool for Position Independent Geometric Error Parameters Using a Telescoping Magnetic Ball Bar. 33rd Int. MATADOR Conference, July 13-14, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Chatelain J.F., Fortin C. (2000). Algorithme de localisation des pièces brutes pour l’usinage. Compte rendu conférence IDMME, Forum SCGM, mai, Montréal.
  • Pino L., Bennis F., Fortin, C. (2000). Définition et calcul de la pièce virtuelle et résultante en assemblage. Compte-rendu conférence IDMME 2000, Forum SCGM, mai, Montréal.
  • Salako F., Aubin C.E., Fortin C., Labelle H. (2000). Prototypage de guides chirurgicaux personnalisés pour l’instrumentation du rachis scoliotique. Compte-rendu conférence IDMME 2000, Forum SCGM, mai, Montréal.
  • Masounave S., Garon A., Fortin C. (1999). Development of an Enclosed Impeller Axial Flow Pump: From CFD Design, CAD, Rapid Prototyping, CAM to Manufacturing of the First Prototype. Time Compression Technologies – Europe, Nottingham, UK, Oct 12-13.
  • Pino L., Bennis F., Fortin C. (1999). The use of a kinematic model to analyse positional tolerances in assemblies. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Bennis F., Pino L., Fortin C. (1999). Analysis of positional tolerance based on the assembly virtual state. Proceedings 6th CIRP Computer Aided Tolerancing Seminar, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Mayer J.R.R*, Andrian R., Cloutier G.M., Fortin C., and Luong T. (1999). Artifact Probing for Machine tool and Process Geometric Diagnostic. UTECA’99, 10th Annual United Technology Corp. Eng. Conf. and Technology Expo, April 20-22, Cromwell, Connecticut, USA.
  • Chatelain J.F*., Fortin C. (1999). A CAD /CAM Integrated Balancing System for Blank Part Machining. of the Third Int. Conf. On Industrial Automation, AIAA, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal.
  • Mayer J.R.R., Andrian R., Cloutier G.M., Fortin C. (1998). Artefact Probing for Machine Tool and Process Diagnosis. Proceedings of the American Society for Precision Engineering, 13th Annual Meeting, October 25-30, St-Louis (Missouri) USA.
  • Mayer J.R.R., Andrian R., Fortin C., Cloutier G.M. (1998). Machine Tool Capability Diagnostic by Touch Probing. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers Forum, Volume 4, May 19-22, Toronto.
  • Bennis F., Pino L., Fortin, C. (1998). Geometric Tolerance Transfer for Manufacturing by Algebraic Method. Second Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering, Compiegne, France.
  • Mascle C., Caron M.C.C., Fortin C. (1998). STEP Evaluation Methodology for Companies. Second Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering, Compiegne, France.
  • Fortin C. (1998).  The Next Generation Manufacturing Research : a North American Perspective. Invited paper plenary session, 2nd Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering,Compiegne, France.
  • Chatelain J.F., Fortin C. (1998). Constrained Alignment of measurement data within CAD solid zones for geometric tolerance verification. Actes du Forum métrologie, Université Laval, Québec.
  • Pegna J., Fortin C., Mayer R. (1998). Teaching Tolerances : A Comparison between the Conventional and Reverse Engineering Approaches. Geometric Design Tolerancing : Theories, Standards and Applications, Chapman-Hall.
  • Mascle C., DeGuire B., Fortin C. (1998). Étude des systèmes multi-agents pour la recherche de solutions d’assemblage. Compte-rendu du Forum SCGM, Mai.
  • Mayer J.R.R., Andrian R., Fortin C., Cloutier G.M., Luong T (1997). Performance Verification and Monitoring of NC Machine-tools for In-process Part Measurement by Touch Probing. 32nd International MATADOR Conference, July 10-11, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Fortin C., Mascle C., Mayer J.R.R., Cloutier G.M., Balazinski M., Mir Y.M., Bélanger I. (1997). An interactive computer aided process planning system for manufacturing, assembly and inspection. 32nd International MATADOR Conference, July 10-11, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Mayer J.R.R., Andrian R., Fortin C., Cloutier G.M., Luong T. (1997). Performance verification and monitoring of NC machine-tools for in process part measurement by touch probing. 32nd International MATADOR Conference, July 10-11, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Fortin C., Mascle C., Mayer J.R.R., Cloutier G.M., Balazinski M., Mir Y.M., Bélanger I. (1997). An interactive computer aided process planning system for manufacturing, assembly and inspection. 32nd International MATADOR Conference, July 10-11, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Dupinet E., Gaudet P., Fortin C. (1996). Integrating Design and Manufacturing by Tolerance Chart Analysis. First Integrated Design and Manufacturing Conference in Mechanical Engineering, Nantes, France.

 

PATENT

Aubin, C.E., Salako, F., Labelle, H., Fortin, C., « Adjustable Surgical Templates », PCT, International Publication Number WO 02/36024 A1, 10 Mai 2002

 

 

  • SAE Teetor Award in 1985 for his academic contributions as a young professor
  • École Polytechnique Chief Executive Officer’s Excellence Award in 1991 for teaching and research
  • Pratt&Whitney Canada Research Fellow, September 2008 – For academic and industrial research excellence in the field of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), shares this title with 7 other university professors across Canada
  • Fellow of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011
  • Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, 2013
  • Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2014
  • Professor Emeritus, École Polytechnique, 2015
alexandershkoruta
Alexander Shkoruta
Junior Research Scientist

Design and Manufacturing Sector Course
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Course Classification: Sector

Course Description:
This course introduces students to the business side of the Product Design and Manufacturing sector and provides a comprehensive overview of various types of products/manufacturing like space, aeronautics, automotive, electronics, heavy equipment and consumer products. The course includes a seminar series from manufacturing sector executives and other key stakeholders from industry and research organizations. Topics covered include: overview of design and manufacturing, product development overview in a few economic sectors, global perspective of manufacturing systems, business overview of a few manufacturing sub-sectors like automotive, aerospace, micro-electronics and heavy equipment and others.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Describe the main sub-sectors or services within the Product design and manufacturing sector;
Analyze the main product types, technologies and systems employed and assess the technological barriers;
Analyze the parameters of the business structure of a number of the sub- sectors through annual reports of a few key companies;
Integrate into an analysis that indicates potential avenues of development in the Design and manufacturing sector.

ФИО: Фортин Клеман
Занимаемая должность (должности): Декан по Образованию, Профессор
Ученая степень: ing. PhD, Машиностроение, Университет Куинс в Кингстоне, Канада (1985)
Общий стаж работы: 40 лет
Стаж работы по специальности: 35 лет