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Adjunct Professor

McGill University

Tel.: 514-398-6305

Fax: 514-398-7365


Larry Lessard is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He obtained his engineering degree from McGill University and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University (California) in the USA. He is a member of the Structures and Composite Materials Group at McGill, and a member CREPEC. He is highly involved in applied research with main interests in the Design, Analysis, Fabrication and Testing of Composite Structures. He has published more than 60 articles for conferences and in scientific journals. He has received several awards for teaching, including a Faculty of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006.

Actual research interests

  • Fatigue prediction of composite materials
  • Stress and failure analysis of composite materials; development of failure criteria
  • Design, Analysis, Fabrication and Testing of Sports Equipment and lightweight robot structures
  • Development of novel design and manufacturing processes for composites
  • Optimized design with composite materials.
  • Development of aerospace and automotive structures by RTM


Structures, Design, Failure criteria, Fatigue, Resin transfer molding


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