Background of CIGELE and INGIVRE
The Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, on Engineering of Power Network Atmospheric Icing (INGIVRE) was inaugurated in January 2003 with an initial mandate of seven years (2003-2010). Its excellent performance has led to the renewal of its mandate for another mandate of seven years (2002-2017).
From the start, INGIVRE was anchored to the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Industrial Chair on Atmospheric Icing of Power Network Equipment (CIGELE) which was inaugurated in September 1997 for an initial term of five years (1997-2002), both chairs under the leadership of Professor Masoud Farzaneh. CIGELE was then renewed for two more mandates of five years (2002-2012), and extended for a further period of two years until May 2015
The purpose of INGIVRE is to further knowledge in the field of atmospheric icing, and to publish the relevant research results. It also has for mandate to train highly qualified personnel in various aspects of engineering particularly applied to power networks. For this purpose, B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students as well as postdoctoral fellows are involved in the research program, in continuation with the studies initiated by Prof. Farzaneh since he arrived at UQAC in 1982.