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Key facilities

McGill Institute for Advance Materials-MIAM’s vision is to discover, design, fabricate and understand new materials. MIAM research facilities: McGill Nanotools Microfab (MNM)is a micro-nanotechnology platform that is aimed at providing micro-nanofabrication tools and know-how to academic and industrial research; Characterization Facility comprises major tools for the development of both chemical and biological functionalization processes.

Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM) is to excel in the field of intelligent systems, stressing basic research, technology development and education. Research: Robotics, Design, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Medical Imaging, Haptics, Systems and Control.

Transportation Research At McGill (TRAM) led by Ahmed M. El-Geneidy is to generate valuable research of benefit to the community and to educate students through real world transportation planning projects.

Major collaborations

Development of Optimal Electric Drive Trains for On-Road Vehicles led by Dr Benoit Boulet aims to develop optimal electric drivetrains for electric vehicles offering high performance at low cost. These integrated systems will consist of a permanent magnet electric motor and its drive coupled to a controlled multi-speed-ratio transmission for the EV market.

Design and analysis of hybrid joints (bonded and bolted) for aerospace structures led by Dr Larry Lessard aims to develop an optimized design methodology for combined bolted and bonded joints for attaching composite structures. When analyzed independently, there are existing methodologies for both bonded and bolted joints. Combined together as load transfer mechanisms within a joint, the problem becomes more complex.

Researchers

Benoit Boulet, Associate Prof. His research areas include the control of biomedical systems, robust industrial process control, robust vehicle control, and the theory and application of H-infinity control.

George Wadgi Habashi, Prof. and NSERC /Lockheed Martin /Bell Helicopter Research Chair for multi-physics analysis and design of aerospace systems. Research: simulation techniques and applications in industrial and academic settings, jet engine community and in aerospace companies.

Joëlle Pineau, Associate Prof., CIFAR Senior Fellow, RSC College of New Scholars, EWR Steacie Award. She leads the Facebook AI (FAIR) lab in Montreal. Her research focuses on developing new models and algorithms for planning and learning in complex partially-observable domains.

Inna Sharf, Prof. and Director, Aerospace Mechtronics laboratory. She is the Acting Scientific director of NSERC Canadian Robotic Network. Research on navigation and control of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Stephen Yue, Prof., James McGill Chair, and Trottier (Lorne) Chair in Aerospace Engineering, Director of MIAE and the Scientific Director of NSERC CREATE in competitive manufacturing for the aerospace industry: Technology and Design.

Special programs and work integrated learning initiatives

-The McGill EngInE, the Faculty of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub, focuses on stimulating technologically-based innovation and entrepreneurship at McGill in collaboration with the McGill Dobson for Entrepreneurship and the Office of Inovation and Partnership.

McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE) is an initiative where 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.

Partners

  • Pratt and Whitney Canada
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Thales Canada
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • TM4 inc
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization
  • Safran Landing Systems Ca
  • Heroux Devtek
  • PAVAC Industries
  • Société de transport de Montréal – STM

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