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 has announced his retirement.

Supported by the management team, a scientific committee and a coordinator, Pr. Alamdari will ensure the general direction of REGAL in accordance with the guidelines defined in the statutes of the centre.

Prof. Alamdari holds a PhD in engineering of metallurgy and dedicates all his research work to aluminium material. He is a REGAL member since 2008 and he has been on the management team for 5 years. His appointment as director was naturally recommended.

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL takes this opportunity to warmly thank Prof. Fafard for his invaluable contribution to the development of the organization. The latter not only ensued the direction of the center but was also one of the founders.

About the Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL is a consortium of researchers established in Quebec (Canada). Research at REGAL focuses on the primary production of aluminium up to its use in the design and development of finished products. REGAL creates collaborations and synergy between researchers from six universities and one college, as well as with companies and several socio-economic players involved in the aluminium industry.