McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering

Professor Richard Chromik Awarded Prestigious CFI Grant for Aerospace Research and Innovation!

Surface Engineering Solutions for Aerospace: Terrestrial and Space Applications

The Government of Canada investments through the CFI equip universities, colleges, and research hospitals across the country with state-of-the-art tools and laboratories where researchers can discover and innovate. Their ideas and inventions help create jobs, improve the health and quality of life of Canadians and further Canada's reputaiton for research excellence.

Read the McGill Reporter article for more information



McGill launches a new aerospace engineering CREATE program!

Competitive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Industry: Technology and Design, is spearheaded by the MIAE, in collaboration with CRIAQ. This training program will prepare graduate-level engineering students to step directly into industry from university research projects, thereby helping to maintain and expand Canada's strong presence in the global aerospace industry.

More information can be found at the McGill Reporter or the Official NSERC releases (English version, French version).

Pictured from left to right are: Mathieu Brochu, Prof of Materials Engineering; Chantal Vernier, CRIAQ, Project Manager; Pascal Hubert, Prof of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Rosie Goldstein, VP (Research and International Relations);  Hon. Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology); Denis Faubert, CRIAQ President and CEO; Janet Walden, CEO, NSERC; Jean-Paul Lemarquis. Dean of Bombardier Engineering University; Murray M. Humphries, Prof of Wildlife Biology; Karen Packwood, CRIAQ, Director of Special Projects

 McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law offers first-ever Strategic Space Law Program

  McGill University, in partnership with the University of Adelaide Law School, is offering the first-ever Strategic Space Law Program, at the McGill Institute for Air and Space Law, on October 27-31, 2014. This program offers a unique opportunity to lawyers and other professionals in varied international and government organizations to understand space law in a strategic context. For more information and to register, please see: Strategic Space Law Program.

The McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE) plays the leading role as the voice of aerospace engineering within McGill University.  It’s where education, research, and training come together to create a culture of aerospace innovation and excellence. Consider the:

  •  strong interest both locally and internationally in McGill University as a provider of aerospace research, knowledge, and expertise.

  •  keen desire on the part of industry to hire McGill undergraduate and graduate students for internships and research projects.

  •  high success rate of graduated students finding employment in aerospace sectors around the world, including industry and academia.

 The proud mission of the MIAE is to serve and promote McGill’s stellar aerospace community, and showcase it to the world.





Montreal's Aerospace Scene:  With the accelerating growth of aerospace as an international and multi-faceted industry, McGill is in a unique postion to respond to current and future challenges. Montreal is one of the world's foremost aerospace hubs. The Montreal aerospace industry is the world's 4th largest centre of aerospace manufacturing, and the only area where an entire aircraft can be assembled from locally-manufactured components.

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Aerospace Research: The MIAE promotes McGill's aerospace expertise, and lobbies for collaborative projects with industry, research institutes, and universites around the world. With over 40 professors actively engaged in aerospace R&D, McGill boasts a research capability spanning a variety of disciplines, including mechanical, materials, civil, and electrical and computer engineering, as well as aerospace law.                            



MIAE Students: McGill students who are members of the MIAE participate in events and activities including industry tours, aerospace conferences, aerospace design team channges, as well as paid industry internships. The internship experience bridges the classroom and the workplace, enabling students to develop essential work skills, job experience, as well as contacts that will help them land future employment in the aerospace sector.