Dr. Benmeddour is a senior scientist at the Aerodynamics Laboratory (AL) of the Aerospace Research Centre (ARC) of the National Research Council Canada (NRC). Dr. Benmeddour is also a supervisor of the AL CFD Group and a Technology Leader of the Operating Environment thrust of the NRC Integrated Aerial Mobility Program (NRC-IAM). His areas of expertise and interest are computational and experimental modelling and simulation of external aerodynamics and its applications, including the aerodynamics of wind turbines. For the last few years, his research has been mainly focused on safe and efficient operations of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS or Drones) in challenging environments. He has also been working on the development of the digital twin, virtual testing and certification by analysis concepts.