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Noémie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne

Noémie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne
Contact Information
Email address: 
noemie.dorvalcourchesne [at] mcgill.ca
Full Member
Chemical Engineering
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Current research: 

Canada Research Chair in Biologically-Derived Materials
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, McGill University

After earning a double degree in Biotechnology (Chemical Engineering & Biochemistry) from the University of Ottawa, Prof. Dorval Courchesne spent a few years in Boston to pursue graduate studies.  She completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in the groups of Paula Hammond and Angela Belcher.  She then worked as an FRQNT postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.  She joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University in August 2017.

​Prof. Dorval Courchesne authored several publications and hold patents in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and materials science.  She believes that biologically-derived materials have a tremendous potential to improve the functionalities of various devices for environmental and biomedical applications. She aims at developing novel methods for engineering and assembling functional protein-based materials and devices. She is also broadly interested in composite materials, sustainable material alternatives and bio-inspired technologies.​

Areas of interest: 

Bio-derived materials and devices, Bio-energy and bio-electronics, Synthetic biology

  • Synthesis of protein-based materials with novel structures and physical properties​

  • Biologically-derived energy conversion and storage devices

  • Biosensors for environmental and biomedical applications



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