Many of our professors are working to create longer-lasting, more resistant, and greener materials with ever more exciting properties. They are developing new polymers for solar cells, luminescent nanoparticles for medical imaging, composite structures for more durable pavement, and aluminum alloys for bridges.
- Canada Research Chair in Modeling Complex Flows Chairholder: Seyed-Mohammad Taghavi, associate professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
- Canada Research Chair in Electroactive and Photoactive Polymers Chairholder: Mario Leclerc, professor, Department of Chemistry
- Canada Research Chair on Biomaterials and Bioengineering for Surgical Innovation Chairholder: Diego Mantovani, professor, Department of Mineral, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering
- NSERC-Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair in Life Cycle Optimization for Embankment Dams Chairholders: Jean Côté, professor, Department of Civil and Water Engineering
- NRCC - RBQ partnership research chair on the Impact of pyrrhotite on the durability of concrete structues in Canada Chairholders: Josée Duchesne, professor, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering | Benoit Fournier, professor, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
- Aluminum Research Centre (REGAL) Director: Houshang Darvishi-Alamdari, professor, Department of Mineral, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering
- Research Centre on Concrete Infrastructures (CRIB) Director: Benoit Fournier, professor, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
- Centre for Advanced Materials Research (CERMA) Director: Jean-François Morin, professor, Department of Chemistry
- Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL) Director: Sophie LaRochelle, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Research Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis (C3V) Director: Peter McBreen, professor, Department of Chemistry
My interest in cancer research led to a Ph.D. dissertation on brachytherapy (internal radiation therapy) using radioactive gold nanoparticles. The project combines materials engineering, nanotechnology, and medical physics.
The Vice Dean of Research
The mission of the faculty’s Office of the Vice Dean of Research is to familiarize faculty members with research funding program requirements. Its research development advisors can assist researchers in preparing funding applications and drafting research contracts. They can also provide information and guidance on technology transfer opportunities.
Le Lab en ligne
The Faculty of Sciences and Engineering’s LAB en ligne is a virtual space that showcases and profiles the faculty’s research equipment and facilities. The service provides graduate students, faculty members, and industry professionals with access to state-of-the-art equipment at reasonable cost along with opportunities for collaboration.