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Second Summer School UL_NTNU

The 2nd Summer School on Research in Aluminum Production took place from October 7 to 10 at Laval University. The Laval members of the Norwegian-Canadian Partnership in Research and Education...

REGAL Students Day 2019

REGAL Students Day 2019 The 16th edition of REGAL Students’ Day (JER) took place on October 8th and 9th at Laval University. First of all, the Aluminum Research Centre –...

Structure Challenge : successful !

[in French only] Du 19 au 22 septembre 2019, AluQuébec et son Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) ont tenu la 1ère édition du Défi Structure-Al, à l’École de technologie supérieure : une compétition interuniversitaire...

Congratulations to Justin Plante | REGAL-Laval

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL congratulates Justin Plante, master student under the supervision of Carl Blais, awarded of the prize 2019 METSOC Student Master Scholarship award. The purpose of that...

New REGAL’s director

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL is pleased to announce that Prof. Houshang Alamdari took office as REGAL’s director, since January 2019. He takes over from Pr. Mario Fafard, who...

Visit of Norsk Hydro

On February 11th and 12th, the Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL hosted representatives from Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian multinational operating throughout the aluminum value chain. Their visit was part of...

REGAL welcomes Norwegian trainees

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL is pleased to welcome two Norwegian trainees under the framework of the Norwegian-Canadian Partnership in Research and Education on Primary Production of Aluminium (CaNAl)...

Congratulations to the Quebec Metallurgy Center, which, through its outstanding researchers (including 7 regular members of REGAL), allows the Cégep de Trois-Rivières to be ranked 1st in Quebec for college...

Canada-Norway Partnership

From 8 to 10 August 2018 had the first edition of the Summer School on Research in Aluminuim Production in Trondheim, Norway. This summer school was organized as part of...

REGAL Students’ Day 2018

The 15th edition of the REGAL Students’ Day (JER) took place on June 18 and 19 at McGill University, under the chairmanship of Dr. Florence Paray. The activities of the...

Elysis

Elysis : A world’s first carbon-free primary aluminium smelting process technology to be developed in Canada Rio Tinto and Alcoa are joining forces in a research and development joint venture...

ATLAS Program

Pr Ahmed Masloui, Pr Denis Rancourt, Maxime Desjardins-Goulet, CTA, et Pr Alain Desrochers. Photo : UdeS – Michel Caron Alléger les produits récréatifs de BRP en remplaçant une quantité significative...

FRQNT International Internship

Three students will have the opportunity to realize a international internship via the FRQNT International Internship ! Mr Sooran Noroozi, PhD student at Laval University, under the supervision of Prs....

Call of Papers COM|MS&T 2018

Cette année, la conférence annuelle des métallurgistes (COM2018) aura lieu en conjonction avec la conférence Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) au mois d’Octobre 2018 à Columbus, Ohio (www.matscitech.org). À cette occasion, j’organiserai avec...

Aluminium concerted action FRQNT : 4 projects

Four projects were selected as part of the Programme de recherche en partenariat sur la production et la transformation de l’aluminium (2nd competition). REGAL is proud of the participation of these...

First Call for papers ICSOBA 2018

ICSOBA 2018 will be held in Brazil from October 29 to November 1st 2018. A first call for papers has been launched. Click here for details. 

Formation REGAL

On September 26, the Aluminum Research Center – REGAL organized an intensive 3-hour training course on the use of aluminum in the maritime domain. This training dealt with the main...

REGAL Students’ day 2017

The 14th edition of the REGAL Students’ Day was held on September 27 at Polytechnique Montréal, under the chairmanship of Pr. Myriam Brochu. In parallèle with his event, The Aluminium Research...

A new CRSNG – RDC grant for REGAL’s members

The Aluminium Research Center – REGAL is proud to announce the obtention of a CRSNG – RDC grant whose the responsible is Pr. Carl Duchesne from Laval University. Houshang Alamdari (UL), Mario Fafard (UL)...

Aluminium concerted action FRQNT : 3 projects

Three projects were selected as part of the Programme de recherche en partenariat sur la production et la transformation de l’aluminium (first competition). REGAL is proud of the participation of these...

Congratulations to Louis Simoneau | REGAL-Laval

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL congratulates Louis Simoneau, master student under the supervision of Carl Blais, awarded of the prize 2017 METSOC Student Master Scholarship award. The purpose of that...

Congratulations to Jean-Denis Brassard | REGAL-UQAC

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL congratulates Jean-Denis Brassard, graduated master student under the supervision of Dilip Sarkar, awarded of the prize  2017 MetSoc Light Metals Best Paper Award. The purpose of...

Congratulations to Jean-Nicolas Rousseau & Louis Simoneau

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL congratulates 2 of its students, Jean-Nicolas Rousseau & Louis Simoneau, awarded of a scholarship from CPMT Axel Madsen Conference Grants, which will each offer them financial support in order...

REGAL on social media

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL  now owns a Facebook page! Join the group to be keep in touch of the latest news from the Center and news related to...

Award Hommage aux ambassadeurs to Mario Fafard !

The Cercle des Ambassadeurs of Québec has given to Mario Fafard, director of the Centre de recherche sur l’aluminium – REGAL, the award Hommage aux ambassadeurs for the coming of the 34th ICSOBA Conference &...

Competitive Advantages of Aluminum: Some Highlights

[French only] Par Jacques Internoscia Directeur, programmes stratégiques Association de l’aluminium du Canada (AAC) Les avantages concurrentiels de l’aluminium sont indéniables : faible poids, grande flexibilité, faible besoin d’entretien, résistance à la...

Congratulations to Julien Leclerc !

Congratulations to Julien Leclerc, awarded an excellence scholarship from Canadian Transport Research Forum! Julien Leclerc is a MSc student from REGAL-Laval under the supervision of Mario Fafard and the co-supervision of Charles-Darwin Annan....

FRQNT International internship

Two students will have the opportunity to realize a international internship via the FRQNT International Internship ! Mr. Madhi Masoumi Khalilabad, Master’s student from ÉTS, under the supervision of Prs. Philippe Bocher and Mohammad Jahazi, will achieve...

REGAL Students’ day 2016: a success !

The 13th edition of the REGAL Students’ Day was held on October 03, 2016 at Palace Royal Hotel, located in Québec City and under the chairmanship of Prof. Houshang Alamdari...

Reportage for Canal Savoir

Mario Fafard (REGAL-UL), Michel Guillot (REGAL-UL) & Julien Nadeau (Alutrec) have recently participated to a documentary that deals with research-industry benefits. It will be promoted shortly on Canal Savoir, next...

A grant for 2 regular members

As part of MITACS acceleration program, Professors Fafard and Alamdari have recently received confirmation of the granting of a cluster entitled “Advanced modeling of electrolytic cells and energy efficiency.” The...

Poster contest JER 2016

The Aluminium Reseach Centre – REGAL launch projects call to his students for the scientific poster contest held during REGAL Students’ day 2016 (JER2016). Thanks to its loyal sponsors, more than...

A new CRSNG – RDC grant for REGAL’s members

The Aluminium Research Center – REGAL is proud to announce the obtention of a CRSNG – RDC grant whose the responsible is Pr. Scott Walbridge from University of Waterloo (collaborator member. Lyne...

Congratulations Asem !

Congratulations to Asem Hussein, PhD student at REGAL-UL, under the supervision of Houshang Alamdari. He is Recipient of the 2016 RioTinto grant. Asem will receive his award during the 2016...

RioTinto & CURAL renew their partnership

Rio Tinto investit 3 M$ sur cinq ans, reconduisant ainsi son partenariat entre le Centre de recherche et développement Arvida (CRDA) et le Centre universitaire de recherche sur l’aluminium (CURAL)...

Funds REGAL for student international internship

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL are offering to one of its students the opportunity to realize an international internship ! The international internship of Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL aims...

Three new research contracts for REGAL

Researchers from Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL recently signed three research contracts on a use of aluminium deck in the artwork. These projects involve Pr. Annan, Fafard, and Guillot besides of...

Good news for research on aluminum!

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL is satisfied with the announcement of Mrs. Maryse Lassonde, FRQNT scientific director, concerning 2016-2017 budget of Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et...

Announcement of JER 2016

The Aluminium research Centre – REGAL is proud to announce that the REGAL Students’ Day – JER2016 will be held conjointly with The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina &...

REGAL is proud to support its institution member!

REGAL gave $ 5,000 to the Cégep de Trois-Rivières for his project in additive manufacturing of aluminum alloys. That amount will be used for buying some materials for a REGAL project...

REGAL is proud to support its students!

Recently, $ 65,000 were awarded in scholarship to the latter. Here are the recipients of 13 scholarships worth $ 5,000 each: Charles Bianchetti, EPM Supervisor : Myriam Brochu, Co-Supervisor :...

Book launch

On February 26, the publishing house Les Presses de aluminium (PRAL) launched the book “Le soudage par friction malaxage : principes et applications “, directed by the author Lyne St-Georges, and his...

Some reading…

Some words on the REGAL in this article form the magazine du circuit industriel who explain the main objectives of the Quebec strategy for development of aluminium.

Dennis Gabor Award for László Kiss

László Kiss, REGAL’s member at UQAC, received on 17 December, at the Hungarian Parliament, the price “Dennis Gabor Award”. This distinction awarded to an outstanding researcher of Hungarian origin living...

Job offer

Job offer related to the field of aluminum. For more informations, please consult the official job offer.

ICSOBA Newsletter: December 2015

In its latest newsletter, ICSOBA announces its 33rd edition. ICSOBA 2016 will be held in Quebec City in October 2016 and REGAL is a proud partner! Click here to view...

Reducing emissions from aluminium production

Professor Margaret Hyland, department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at University of Auckland, has been awarded the Pickering Medal for her pioneering research to reduce fluoride emissions from the aluminium industry....

REGAL Students’ Day – JER2015

The REGAL Students’ Day was held on November 11, 2015, at UQAC. 142 people from academic, industrial and research communities have witnessed the quality of the research conducted within the...

ICSOBA 2016: Call of papers

ICSOBA 2016 will be held in Quebec city from 2 to 6 October 2016. A first call for papers has been launched. Click here for details. Deadlines to remember: Abstract:...

Renewal of the Industrial Research Chair MACE3!

REGAL congratulates its Director, Mario Fafard, following the renewal of its Industrial Research Chair on advanced modeling of electrolytic cells and energy efficiency (MACE3) NSERC / Alcoa. The amount awarded...

Carl Duchesne, holder of a new Chair 

REGAL congratulates its member Carl Duchesne for the launch of its Chair of “leadership en enseignement en analyse de données industrielles en génie chimique.” This new chair will allow chemical process...

Aluminium in infrastructures

An article in the newspaper Le Soleil about aluminum in our infrastructures for which the Director of REGAL Mario Fafard, was interviewed (in french only).

Industrial R&D projects recruitment

The industrial research chair on advanced modelling of electrolytic cells and energy efficiency MACE3 is seeking candidates for its projects For more details, consult this document.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Aluminium Research Center – REGAL is seeking for high caliber candidates with  an impressive publication record and an original research project in the field of aluminium production or aluminium...

Aluminium Reduction Technology Award 2014

From REGAL-UQAC, Pr. László I. Kiss and his student Lukas Dion received the award “Aluminium Reduction Technology Award 2014” for their article “Developing a New Process Indicator Based on the Relationship Between an...

A REGAL-CTR member presents a revolutionary process

As part of the “Midis Techno-Innovation” of the Cégep de Trois-Rivières, Dr. Sofiene Amira, a member REGAL-CTR and project leader to the Centre de métallurgie du Québec (CMQ) presented a conference...

Grant Tools and Instruments for 2 REGAL-UL members

The professors Houshang Alamdari (responsible) and Mario Fafard from Laval University obtain a NSERC Grant Research Tools and Instruments totalling $150 000 for the purchase of a Fluorescence Spectrometer – X. The professors R. Galvez...

Grant Tools and Instruments for 2 REGAL-EPM members

The professors  Martin Lévesque (responsible) and Myriam Brochu from Polytechnique Montréal obtain a NSERC Grant Research Tools and Instruments for the purchase of a Image correlation system [Microscopic in-situ displacement/strain fields measurements with Digital Image...

REGAL joined Twitter

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL is now present on the social network Twitter. This initiative will first allow us to stay abreast of news on Al and also publish...

Budget 2015: good news for the Al

The Government of Quebec announced yesterday via the Budget 2015 an investment of $ 32.5 million over 3 years to increase the transformation of Al in the province. This investment will...

NSERC Renewal and new grant for REGAL-UL members

NSERC’s Direction, following the positive reviewers’ comments and the Advisory Committee on university-industry partnerships, announced the renewal of the Industrial Research Chair NSERC/Alcoa of Prof. Mario Fafard as well as the granting...

REGAL delegation at TMS

A REGAL delegation will be present at TMS 2015 will be held from March 15 to 19 in Orlando (FL, USA). Eight of our students will present their latest results as well...

Aluminium foam

Aluminum foam is a metallic architectural panel with recycled content and 100% recyclable. It is a material that is increasingly used in the building industry: coating for floor, wall and...

The international reputation of the CMQ

The Quebec metallurgy Centre (CMQ), whose 5 REGAL members (Franco Chiesa, Nicolas Giguère, David Levasseur, Bernard Tougas & Sofiene Amira) are part, made the news in the “Industry News” of the American magazine “Metal Casting...

Meeting engineering and art

As part of the NSERC Chair in design activities for aluminium of Professor Alain Desrochers from the Université de Sherbrooke, a team of students from varied horizon has been established for the...

FRQNT international internship

Two of our REGAL’s students will archive a international internship within International internship program of FRQNT. M. Ramzi Ishak, PhD student supervised by Houshang Alamdari (UL), will archieve a 4-months internship in France in...

Aluminium Rendez-vous

The Aluminium Rendez-vous was held February 2th in Saguenay. This is a round table type of meeting to finalize the Aluminum Development Strategy, which will be published shortly. The REGAL’s...

Contest winning projects

It is with enthusiasm that Alcoa Canada announces winners concepts of the third edition of the contest “L’aluminium au coeur de nos déplacements”, launched on 21 October. See the winners...

Aluminium in Toyota

After Ford integrating more and more aluminum in the manufacture of its vehicles, the automotive giant Toyota also seek in coming years to increase its use of aluminum, including Lexus...

New Year 2015 Wishes

The REGAL team wishes all its members and collaborators a Happy New Year 2015! We wish you a year of stimulating professional challenges will be at your fingertips. Happy New...

CMQ in magazine Industrie & Commerce

In the September-October 2014′ edition, the magazine Industrie & Commence presents an article about the link between the CMQ and aluminum. Read here! (French only)

Focus on the Al industry in Quebec

M. Jean Simard, president and chief direction of  Aluminium association of Canada (AAC) recently gave an interview at Prospective Bulletin concerning the field of aluminum in Quebec (only in French). By...

JER 2014

The REGAL Students’s day 2014 was held November 18th. REGAL like to thank the 136 people present. We congratulate our 15 award recipients displayed and the winner for the best...

Website launch AluQuébec

Aluminium cluster AluQuébec launched today its website, thereby presenting a new identity and a new logo. Visit their website here.

European aluminium award 2014

Last October 7th took place the presentation of European aluminum awards. Products were nominated in several categories: aerospace & automotive, production techniques, tools and machinery, and others. You can view the nominees...

Minister Daoust wants results

Le Soleil (Quebec) “We did some research to do research that does not end.” Minister of Economy, Innovation and Exports, Jacques Daoust, not stone academics that make basic research. “There...

REGAL-CTR to COM2014

REGAL-CTR was week represented to COM 2014. The CMQ team leads 4 sessions and presents 3 scientific articles related to the transformation of Al were presented in addition with a...

YOUR news !

Feel free to send us a news related to your career, your path of study or any other event in the field of aluminum. More you fund the website in...

A REGAL-UdeS student wins an award !

François Allard, Student Member REGAL-UdeS has recently awarded the 2014 Natural Resources Acfas. The full article is here (in French only).

Emerging professional

Behzad Majidi, student membre REGAL-Laval, has recently published a short paper in the journal Emerging section Professionnals Advanced Materials & Processes. Full text here.    

Encyclopaedia 2013

The Encyclopaedia of research on aluminium in Québec [2013 edition]was launched at the Canadian International Aluminium Conference (CIAC), last June 3. You can read it here.

Comment on RDI Économie

Mario Fafard, REGAL’s director, had recently comment a news about aluminium on the air of RDI Économie. See the video.

Best Poster Prize !

A REGAL’s student stands out internationally ! Julien Lauzon-Gauthier won the EUROPACT 2014 Best Poster Prize for its poster « A new Multi-block PLS algorithm including a sequential pathway ».

Archives News

All archived news are only in French. You can visit the french page and see archives grouped by year.