Pr David Rancourt is an assistant professor at the Université de Sherbrooke since January 2017 in the Createk Design Lab. His research interests focus on aircraft design, electric propulsion and systems engineering. He is Director of the Aerospace Engineering Design and Training Institute of Sherbrooke (AéroUdeS) and member of the NATO AVT-310, a technical committee on hybrid-electric propulsion. Pr Rancourt graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta with a PhD from his research on the development of a new electric propulsion helicopter configuration. Over the last 10 years, he contributed to over 30 publications, and three patents in the field of aircraft design, aircraft dynamics, and rotorcraft aerodynamics. Pr Rancourt uses his extensive airplane flight experience to support aeronautical education and research. He has also been involved in the Canadian Air Cadet Program since 2004 as a flight instructor and tug pilot with over 1100 hrs of flight time.