CQMF is a research center dedicated to the study of new organic or hybrid materials of interest for specific functions other than structural ones. Materials are being developed for biomedical and environmental applications as well as for the field of energy technology. The center was first established in 2008 with the financial support of the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT).
CQMF researchers are interested in:
current challenges in the biomedical field, including the development of new diagnostic tools and biocompatible materials
sustainable development through the study, fabrication and characterisation of new biomass-based materials and materials obtained using “greener” processes
the elaboration of new materials for the development of technologies enabling the efficient production, storage and use of renewable energy
This third research theme was added to the center’s scientific activities in 2009, accompanied by additional support from FQRNT as a strong endorsement of the initiative to widen the initial scope of CQMF.
CQMF is composed of 60 principal researchers
working in 9 major institutions:
- Université Laval
- Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
- Université de Sherbrooke
- Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
- INRS-Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications
- Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
- Université de Montréal
- Concordia University
- McGill University
- Institut des matériaux industriels du CNRC (IMI)
In total, CQMF incorporates about 400 members: researchers, students, postdoctoral trainees and research professionals.
CQMF members design, synthesize, characterize and test materials and devices in response to needs presented by the fields of health science, sustainable development and energy. With its critical mass of researchers, the center provides leadership in the support and promotion of the development of new functional materials in Quebec. CQMF also provides an exceptional educational environment for the study of modern materials.
CQMF initiatives are oriented towards the realisation
of 6 important goals:
- The development of knowledge and know-how related to functional materials for biomedical and environmental applications and for the field of energy technology
- The fostering of collaborations between researchers
- The sharing of resources
- The training of highly qualified personnel
- The enablement of technology transfer
- The promotion of functional materials to the public
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