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Robert Legros
B.Sc.A. (Poly), Ph.D. (Surrey)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 4922 Fax: (514) 340-4159 Room: A-677.03
Primary sphere of excellence in research
Environment, Economy, and Society
Secondary sphere(s) of excellence in research
Energy, Water and, Resources

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

Research interests: Development of integrated municipal solid waste treatment in the context of circular economy. Development of energy efficient biomass conversion processes.

Keywords: Municipal solid waste valorization. Composting. Thermal treatments. Drying. Biomass conversion. Biorefinery. Energy efficiency. Circular economy.

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1801 Reaction fundamentals and reactor design
  • 1806 Separation processes
  • 1807 Combustion


Recent publications


GCH3100A/C -Opérations unitaires et Projets d'opérations unitaires

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. (1)

    • Bérard, Ariane.
  • Master (thesis) (1)

    • Fontaine, Laurie. Caractérisation des ordures ménagères par l'utilisation d'un outil d'intelligence artificielle.


News about Robert Legros

NEWS | June 15, 2017
Leveraging the full potential of household waste - Inauguration of the Research Chair in Waste Recovery at Polytechnique Montréal | Read

Press review about Robert Legros

May 31, 2019, Radio-Canada, Montréal pourrait-elle atteindre l'objectif zéro déchet? Mentions de Stéphanie Viau, chargée de projet à la Chaire de recherche sur la revalorisation des matières résiduelles (CRVMR) à Polytechnique Montréal et de Robert Legros, titulaire principal de cette Chaire.