François Leprince
François Leprince Université Laval

François conducted research on the fatigue resistance of high performance steel welded connections of hybrid girder in bridges at Laval University. The research programme involved experimental tests on full-scale welded connections between high performance steel and conventional steel. A case study was also carried out to evaluate the economical viability of hybrid high performance steel girders in bridge structures.

François’ studies were jointly supported by SNC-Lavalin, NSERC and FRQNT


With the support of the G.J. Jackson fellowship and multiple additional awards, Francois completed his Master’s degree at Laval University in 2015. He is currently working on bridge and building structures at Cima+ in Quebec city. Cima+ is a large multidisciplinary engineering firm in Canada and North America. Francois can be be contacted at

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