THE TEAM

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CHAD ARMSTRONG

CEO

Chad Armstrong is a successful entrepreneur with a passion for devising novel solutions to challenging problems. Holding both an engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from INSEAD, Chad has extensive experience in leadership positions. In 2012, he co-founded Evinance, an industry-leading clinical decision support company focused on improving the quality of care for cancer patients. As the CEO, he designed the strategies and led the development and commercialization of their platform until 2018 when it was acquired by Varian. Following the acquisition, Chad led Varian’s clinical decision support initiatives as Director of Product Management. Prior to Evinance, Chad worked in the Business Process Management field helping fortune 500 companies successfully architect their quality improvement and automation initiatives.

Alexandre Borowczyk

ALEXANDRE BOROWCZYK

CO-FOUNDER AND

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Holding a master's degree in aerospace engineering focused on guidance, navigation and controls systems, Alexandre has a proven track record in developing cutting-edge solutions. He has earned multiple wins at the International Aerial Robotics Challenge as well as a position in the 2016 DJI Developer Challenge finals. He strongly believes in the need and the potential of drones for good and is now committed to create technology that rises up to this challenge

Jason Braverman

JASON BRAVERMAN

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

 Having held several executive positions in a multitude of tech companies, most recently at SkyX, Jason brings to the team invaluable experience in both the startup and drone space. As technical advisor for Notos Technologies, Jason provides vital guidance in the development of Notos’ cutting edge UAV technology.

JACK W. LANGELAAN

LEAD TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Jack, a professor of Aerospace Engineering at Penn State University, is a worldwide expert in the field of autonomous soaring.
With 93 published papers on autonomous flight, UAVs as well as vehicle dynamics and controls, Jack’s research is the guiding force behind Notos Technology.

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ALANA SHAHBAZIAN

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS  

COORDINATOR

Alana holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and history from McGill University. With her previous experience in administrative work , Alana combines her passion for graphic design, photography, and creative writing in order to head all things sales, marketing, and branding at Notos Technologies.

Jacques Girard

JACQUES GIRARD

SENIOR UAV CONSULTANT

With over 48 years experience building and operating aircrafts, Jacques is our primary UAV consultant. Using his knowledge from a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration, he acted as president of the Montreal Area Thermal Soarers club for 6 years. Jacques now applies his skills helping build and test Notos powered drones.

Amir A. Aliabadi

AMIR A. ALIABADI

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Currently acting as an assistant professor of engineering at the University of Guelph, Dr. Amir A. Aliabadi is an accomplished researcher in environmental engineering, with special interests in the areas of sustainability and atmospheric studies. Dr. Aliabadi has several years of experience conducting research at various institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of British Columbia, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and University of Toronto. He currently functions as the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Innovations Research (AIR) Laboratory.

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NICHOLAS RJ LAWRANCE

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Nicholas is a seasoned academic with upwards of 30 academic publications and over 17 years of research in technology relating to autonomous soaring, unmanned aerial vehicles, machine learning, and robotics. After completing his PhD in aerospace engineering focused on autonomous soaring flight for UAVs at the University of Sydney, he spent time at Oregon State University performing research for the Office of Naval Research and the Department of Energy. Currently, Nicholas acts as a senior researcher at ETH Zürich helping companies such as Intel and Microsoft develop cutting-edge robotics solutions. 

INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

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Chosen for aerospace centred acceleration program

2021 Montreal Cohort Member

AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards finalist

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Winner of one of two grants for innovative startups in aerospace

Named a Highly Commended Startup for the AIConics' 2020 

"AI for Good" Award

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