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College Researcher
Groupe CTT/ CTT Group
Phone: 450-778-1870
Expertises 3D Textiles, Textile Preforms for composites, Smart Textiles, Technical Textiles, Geosynthetics


A graduate of the ENSISA (Mulhouse , France) and the University of Haute Alsace in France in Process and textile materials engineering, Dr. Vermeersch has been involved with the technical textiles industry since 1990 within the Group CTT. He has conducted several roles over the years and now occupies the Vice President R&D, holder of the NSERC Industrial Chair of innovative technical textiles. He won recently the FRQNT Excellence Award 2014 . He was manager of Expo Hightex 2008, & 2009 and remains today responsible for the Expo Hightex program committee. He is also co-editor in chief of The Textile Journal and is the author of several patents commercially exploited by its industrial partners and numerous technical and scientific publications.

Actual research interests

  • Integration of new and emerging technologies for the development of new smart textiles
  • Development (prototyping) behavioral study of technical textiles in different fields of applications : protection, transportation, medical, engineering, etc.
  • Development and expertise in new textile material’s production technologies