Maxime Cadotte is a researcher in Centre ACER’s Maple Products and Processes division where he oversees SpectrAcer, the Centre-developed suite of tools that use optical spectroscopy and artificial intelligence to detect flavour defects and/or adulterations in all Québec maple syrup sold in bulk.
Mr. Cadotte was trained as an engineer at École Polytechnique de Montréal, earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering Physics with Honours, while being recognized for all-around excellence with the school’s prestigious Profil de Vinci and studies abroad with its Profil International. He worked for almost ten years in the semiconductor sector, notably at IBM’s Bromont plant where he supervised certification of an excimer laser, an X-ray tomography device, and several inspection tools (confocal microscopy, machine vision).
Mr. Cadotte then went back to school for a graduate certificate in geomatics at Université Laval, and turned his attention to the field of geographic information systems (GIS). Returning to professional life at Effigis in Montréal, he developed a number of programs in VBA and Python, and built databases for quality control automation.
A member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec since 2002, he has co-written 2 patents and 6 scientific articles.