B.Sc. A in Mechanical Engineering (É. Polytechnique, Canada), M.Sc. in Wood technology (U. Laval, Canada), Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Concordia U., Canada). Professor NGO spent 18 years in industry as engineer and in governmental agency first as engineer and later as chief officer of the Occupation Safety Division at the Prevention Branch of the Quebec Occupational Health and Safety Commission before joining the university in 1991. He was the Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1999 to 2004. He is the founder of two research groups, one in Occupational Safety and one in Composite Materials. He is also the editor of the Proceeding of the EIGHTH JOINT CANADA-JAPAN WORKSHOP ON COMPOSITES and author of sixty scientific papers and technical reports on Composites Materials and Occupational Safety.