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Lightening of structures

Land transport

Extraction Process

Aluminium production


Welcome to the Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL !

The Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL is a strategic cluster who focuses on research concerning the aluminum as a material, from its primary production to the development of forming and design processes up to the conception of new alloys. It aims to create synergies by bringing together researchers from seven of Quebec’s educational institutions, small and large companies as well as various socio-economic actors in this industry.

The REGAL brings together 35 regular members, 42 collaborator members from the public and private sectors, and about 170 students. In this regard, the REGAL continuously recruits students for Master’s and Doctoral research projects, as post-doctoral internship, attached to various departments of the participating universities. It is also possible to obtain a postdoctoral fellowship or work as a research assistant.

Annual REGAL’s members assembly 2016


Aluminium 101


Aluminium production


Transformation and applications


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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...

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....


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Lecture & Networking on Advanced Materials For Aerospace

Date : From 28 March to 28 March 2017

Time : 18:00 - 20:00

Where : McGill University, 688 Sherbrooke West

An evening lecture, in English, aimed at engineers wanting to broaden their knowledge and learn about the latest developments in the field [...]

International Aerospace Week 2017

Date : From 03 April to 07 April 2017

Time : 8:00 -17:00

Where : Palais des congrès Montréal

The 3nd edition of this Week will be devoted to various themes that focus on many of the challenges you are facing on a daily basis [...]



Do you know ...
...aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust (8%) ?




Do you know ...
...alloys represent over 70% of the materials used in the manufacture of aircraft ?