Centres & Institutes

Centres & Institutes

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Brace Centre for Water Resources Management | Centre for Advanced Systems & Technologies on Communications | Centre for Intelligent Machines | McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering | McGill Institute for Advanced Materials | McGill Metals Processing Centre | Plasma Quebec | Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design | 

Brace Centre for Water Resources Management 

Director: Van T.V. Nguyen
van.tv.nguyen [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-6870
Brace Centre Secretary: Mrs. Wendy Ouellette
wendy.ouellette [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-7833

The Brace Centre for Water Resources Management brings together McGill staff from different Faculties and Departments to undertake research, teaching, specialized training, and policy and strategic studies in water resources management, both in Canada and internationally.

Centre for advanced Systems & Technologies on Communications (SYTAcom)

Director: David Plant
david.plant [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Scientific Director: Tho Le-Ngoc
tho.le-ngoc [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Associate Director Operations: Fabrice Labeau
Fabrice.labeau [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
SYTAcom Office Coordinator: Carrie Serban
Carrie.serban [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-8104

The mission of the SYTAcom is to foster innovation in Quebec in the area of communications systems and technologies via advanced research and training of highly qualified personnel. To mobilize distributed expertise and promote a ‘systems’ approach, the Centre has formed inter-disciplinary teams of university researchers in signal processing, transmission technologies, networks, and software engineering and computer science.

Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM)

Director: Benoit Boulet
benoit.boulet [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-1478
CIM Manager: Marlene Gray
manager [at] CIM.mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-4132

The mission of the Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM) is to excel in the field of intelligent systems, stressing basic research, technology development and education. The members of CIM seek to advance the state of knowledge in such domains as -- Robotics, Design, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Medical Imaging, Haptics, Systems and Control, and Ultra-videoconferencing.
CIM brings together researchers with different interests to encourage interdisciplinary activities which transcend the traditional departmental boundaries.

McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE)

Director: Stephen Yue
stephen.yue [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-1378

The McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE) is an initiative of the Lorne Trottier Chair in Aerospace Engineering to foster interest in Aerospace Engineering among undergraduate and graduate students and awareness of the multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment in which they may work as future engineers working in the Aerospace Industry. Students accepted into the Institute will be given the opportunity to participate in a number of 500 to 1000 hours Research Projects proposed by the Aerospace Companies. The Institute is also creating at McGill a special environment where the students will have access to a secure room with complete computer facilities, so that they will be able to work in their projects with the support of their professors. The MIAE students will also be given the opportunity to participate in other activities, organized to give them a comprehensive view of the Aerospace Industry and its challenges, such as plant visits and specially designed courses.

McGill Institute for Advances Materials (MIAM)

Director: Andrew Kirk
admin.miam [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-1542

The McGill Institute for Advanced Materials (MIAM) was established by the Faculties of Science and Engineering to act as a focal point for research into all forms of advanced materials leading to important developments in Communications, Information Technology, Transportation, Clinical Diagnosis and Care, and Energy Generation, for example.
MIAM has direct links to the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, interfacing with research groups involved in developing nanostructured biorecognition systems for uses in biosensors, biochips and biomaterials. Such work is expected to have immediate impact in the development of new-generation, implantable biomaterials for orthopaedic and dental reconstructions.

McGill Metals Processing Centre

Director: Rodrick Guthrie
Roderick.Guthrie [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-1555
Research Associate: Mihaiela Isac
mmpc [at] mmpc.McGill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-5556

The McGill Metals Processing Centre was formed in 1990 to operate as an internationally recognized Research Centre for studies in the processing and production of advanced metallurgical materials and strives to remain at the forefront of fundamental and applied research to provide competitive advantages to its industrial partners, and to produce students who excel in a fiercely competitive business world.
The Centre's research program is centered on the quantitative description and mathematical modeling of liquid and solid metal processing operations. The MMPC has a particularly strong research program related to the manufacture, processing and characterization of steels and the light metals.

Plasma Quebec

McGill Representative: Jean Luc Meunier
Jean-Luc.Meunier [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-8331

Plasma Quebec comprises scientists from universities, government and industry, who share as a common goal the study and exploitation of plasmas.
In terms of the industrial use of plasma technologies, Quebec represents approximately 30% of the total activity in Canada. With respect to scientific manpower and funding, Quebec's contribution is even higher. This network brings together researchers from four universities (INRS, McGill, Montréal and Sherbrooke) as well as institutes and companies working on a variety of applications.
The mission of Plasma-Québec with regard to students, is to publicize and promote studies in plasmas and related subjects for students interested in pursuing advanced studies in the field. For industry, Plasma-Québec provides "one-stop shopping" for professional expertise in plasmas and plasma technologies, and it promotes and facilitates interaction and collaboration with academic researchers in the field.

Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED)

Director: Subhasis Ghoshal
subhasis.ghoshal [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: 514-398-6867
Manager: Lauren Penney
lauren.penney [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: 514-398-3953
TISED aims to advance public policy in the area of sustainable engineering and design. We serve as an influential and independent think tank, informing and educating students, decision-makers and the public about sustainability issues. By focusing the attention of stakeholders on the relevance of sustainable engineering and design to our lives and promoting informed discussion, we strive to provide leadership in the area of sustainability, particularly in energy, sustainable manufacturing, green information technology, green aviation, sustainable urban transport and urban development.