Profile of Francoise Robe

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

Dr. Robe is RWDI's strategic director for the industry sector responsible for business strategy and international market expansion. Her current role focuses on driving RWDI's growth strategy and providing leadership and support to initiatives in the energy and industrial sectors while ensuring continued emphasis on technical excellence and innovation. Current strategic focus is on renewable energy, climate change, and netZero offerings worldwide.

Francoise continues to provide leadership and technical expertise to challenging air quality projects, including quantification of fugitive methane emissions via inverse dispersion modelling (IDM) for the oil, gas, and mining sectors. She is an accomplished professional and respected unbiased expert in the field of meteorology and atmospheric dispersion modeling, with over 25 years’ experience on six continents.

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. Dr. Robe has pioneered the development of operational management systems integrating 24/7 weather and air quality modeled forecasts. She is a co-author of the CALMET-CALPUFF modeling suite and has taught over 30 CALPUFF and air dispersion modeling courses for regulatory agencies, universities, consultants, and industry 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) and Canadian Prairie and Northern Section (CPANS)
    • Member, Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand (CASANZ)
    • Member, Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CANREA)
    • 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, Gas, & Power
    • Mining