Profile of Francoise Robe

Francoise Robe
Francoise Robe
Senior Consultant | Strategic Director Industry | Associate Principal

Dr. Robe is RWDI's Strategic Director for the Oil, Gas and Power sectors, responsible for business strategy and international market expansion.

Francoise is an accomplished professional and respected unbiased expert in the field of meteorology and atmospheric dispersion modeling, with over 25 years’ experience on 6 continents, and serves as a technical director on challenging air quality projects. Clients across industries—including oil and gas, power generation, and mining—have benefited not only from the depth of her scientific knowledge but from the breadth of her experience. She has led numerous meteorological and air quality studies, environmental impact assessments, and multi-disciplinary environment-health-safety projects worldwide for upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas projects, power plants, renewable energy, smelters, mines, manufacturing, forestry and agricultural industry, as well as climate change impact studies for urban and industrial clients. A highly respected leader in her field, Francoise is a co-author of the US-Environmental Protection Agency’s CALMET-CALPUFF modeling suite; she leads air quality trainings for industry, consultants and regulatory agencies around the world.

Francoise is fluent in French and English.

As the Strategic Director for Oil Gas and Power, Francoise is responsible for RWDI’s international growth strategy in the energy sector.


    • Doctor of Philosophy (Meteorology), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    • Master of Science (Marine Modelling), University of Liege, Belgium
    • Education Certificate, University of Liege, Belgium
    • Bachelor of Science (Physics), University of Liege, Belgium

    • Member, Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), Canadian Prairie and Northern Section (CPANS) and Gulf Coast Chapter (GCC)
    • Member, Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP)
    • Frequent presenter at conferences, workshops, training courses on air quality and meteorology

    • Business Strategy
    • Environmental Impact Assessments
    • Air Quality Dispersion Modeling
    • Meteorology
    • Hazard & Risks • Climate Change
    • Renewable Energy
    • Oil and Gas
    • Mining
    • Power Generation