Centres & Institutes

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Brace Centre for Water Resources Management | Centre for Systems, Technologies and Applications for Radiofrequency and Communication | Centre for Intelligent Machines | McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering | McGill Institute for Advanced Materials | McGill Metals Processing Centre | Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design | 


Brace Centre for Water Resources Management 

Director: Prof. Jinxia Liu
jinxia.liu [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-7786

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 Systems, Technologies and Applications for Radiofrequency and Communication (STARaCom)

Director: David Plant
david.plant [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Associate Director Operations: Fabrice Labeau
Fabrice.labeau [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
STARaCom Office Coordinator: Maru Basanez
maru.basanez [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-7475

STARaCom drives collaborative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) systems research in Quebec, measured by research output, funding, visibility and activity level.

STARaCom, in collaboration with industry and end user partners, exploits research results and exercises efficient knowledge transfer for the benefit of Quebec's ICT stakeholders.

Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM)

Director: Prof. Derek Nowrouzezahrai
derek.nowrouzezahrai [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel.: 514-398-3118
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: Prof. Siva Nadarajah
siva.nadarajah [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
MIAE Manager: Aube Mamias
administrator-miam.engineering [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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)

Co-Director: Prof. Marta Cerruti
marta.cerruti [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Co-Director: Prof. Matthew James Harrington
matt.harrington [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Administrative Officer: Aube Mamias
administrator-miam.engineering [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: Prof. Roderick 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.

Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED)

Director: Prof. Subhasis Ghoshal
subhasis.ghoshal [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: 514-398-6867
Manager: Monika Skonieczny
monika.skonieczny [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.

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