The Lorne Trottier Chair in Aerospace Engineering was established by Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. founder and technology innovator Lorne Trottier, BEng’70, MEng’73, DSc’06. A generous alumnus and donor, Mr. Trottier funded the Chair to promote and develop aerospace engineering worldwide. Supported by a cluster of graduate fellowships, the Chair brings together the wide-ranging expertise in aerospace engineering that already exists at McGill’s Faculty of Engineering, consolidates current research and provides fertile ground for collaborations across many disciplines of aerospace research. It is also designed to help McGill Engineering expand into new areas of research and further strengthen McGill’s relationships with the local and international aerospace sector.
About the Chair Holder
Professor Stephen Yue is the inaugural holder of the Lorne Trottier Chair in Aerospace Engineering (2009); he obtained a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Metallurgy at Leeds University in England in the mid-seventies. His aerospace research interests revolve around the use of high temperature deformation processing to control the final microstructure and mechanical properties of titanium alloys, superalloys, steels, metal-matrix composites, biomaterials and magnesium alloys. With the recent award of a CFI in aerospace materials and manufacturing processes, he will also be developing research in the areas of cold spray, thermal barrier and erosion resistant coatings.