René Mayer received a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in 1983 and a Ph.D. from the University of Surrey (England) in 1988 on laser tracking instruments development for industrial robot measurement. After obtaining tenure at the University of Surrey in 1992, he joined Polytechnique Montréal in 1993 where he teaches and conducts research in manufacturing metrology with a team of graduate students.
He has active collaboration with the Canadian aerospace industry as well as local and international academics.
In 2014 he started Aximetra Inc. to help industry benefit from his R&D in automated machine tool metrology.
Machine tool error modelling, automation of machine tool precision monitoring and compensation, on-machine metrology.