Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
The Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (Energy Materials Telecommunications) Research Centre is a centre of excellence in research, innovation, and graduate and postgraduate education in the fields of advanced materials, nanotechnology, photonics, telecommunications and sustainable energy.
In addition to generating scientific and technological advances in these cutting edge sectors, the Centre trains the next generation of highly qualified scientists with the help of some 40 professors who work in our facilities in Varennes and Montreal. With an annual budget of $10.5 million, with $3.5 million in grants and research contracts, the Centre has made technological development a priority in order to transform its knowledge into real-world know-how.
Our Focus: The Future
Educational and research activities are organized around the following three disciplines:
Contributing to the Advancement of Science
The Centre offers a unique educational environment for its students thanks to the quality of its faculty trained at some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world. It offers personalized training in five programs of study in energy sciences, and materials, as well as telecommunications. Each year the Centre welcomes approximately 140 graduate and postgraduate students and 30 postdoctoral fellows.
Research Equipment and Facilities
The Centre has world-class facilities and equipment for advanced research in nanotechnologies, femtosecond science, and telecommunications. The Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) and the Micro and Nanofabrication Laboratory are two of the major scientific facilities that have helped earn the Centre its reputation.
The Centre is home to five Canada Research Chairsand collaborates with many partners, including a number of large companies. It is also involved in a number of national and international research networks. The Centre is dedicated to developing partnerships with industry. Located near major partners such as Hydro-Quebec's Research Institute and the Industrial Materials Institute, the Centre is particularly active in the following networks: NanoQuebec, Plasma-Quebec, Prompt-Quebec, Centre québécois sur les matériaux fonctionnels (Quebec centre for functional materials), and the Vision Research Network.