Dr. Marc Duchesne

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Research Scientist

Current research and/or projects


I first started working with CanmetENERGY as a graduate student due to my interest in energy technology. I continued working with CanmetENERGY as a Visiting Fellow and now as a Research Scientist. My focus is to develop energy science and technology for the environmental and economic benefit of Canadians.

Research and/or project statements

Current Research Projects:

  • gasification
  • fluidized bed combustion
  • chemical looping combustion
  • slag

Professional activities / interests

  • I have collaborated with various institutions including Canadian Light Source, the University of Ottawa, McGill University, the University of Waterloo, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia), the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), and the National Energy Technology Lab (United States).
  • I often supervise co-op students and graduate students.
  • I was a member of the Canadian Clean Power Coalition technical committee.

Education and awards

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, 2012.

B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, 2008.

B.Sc. in Biochemistry, University of Ottawa, 2008

Key publications

  1. Kus FT, Duchesne MA, Champagne S, Hughes RW, Lu DY, Macchi A, et al. Pressurized pneumatic conveying of pulverized fuels for entrained flow gasification. Powder Technol 2016;287:403–11. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2015.10.028.

  2. Sahraei MH, Duchesne MA, Yandon R, Majeski A, Hughes RW, Ricardez-Sandoval LA. Reduced order modeling of a short-residence time gasifier. Fuel 2015;161:222–32. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2015.07.096.

  3. Nakano J, Duchesne M, Bennett J, Kwong K-S, Nakano A, Hughes R. Thermodynamic effects of calcium and iron oxides on crystal phase formation in synthetic gasifier slags containing from 0 to 27 wt.% V2O3. Fuel 2015;161:364–75. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2014.11.008.

  4. Duchesne MA, Hughes RW. Partitioning of inorganic elements in pilot-scale and demonstration-scale entrained-flow gasifiers. Fuel 2014;127:219–27. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2013.08.051.

  5. Duchesne MA, Bronsch AM, Hughes RW, Masset PJ. Slag viscosity modeling toolbox. Fuel 2013;114:38–43. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2012.03.010.

Research facility

1 Haanel Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 1M1


Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers of Ontario