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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 36 university professors as regular members, 36 collaborator members from the public and private sectors, and about 100 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.


Aluminium 101


Aluminium production


Transformation and applications


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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...


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Thesis defense : Dave Martin [UL]

Date : From 02 September to 02 September 2016

Time : 10:00

Where : Université Laval, COPL-1168

Thesis defence Dave Martin September 2, 2016 10 h COPL-1168, Pavillon d’optique-photonique Multiphase Modelling of Melting/Solidification with High Density Variations using XFEM Président Monsieur Guy Doré Département de génie civil et de génie des eaux Université Laval Examinateurs Monsieur Mario Fafard (directeur de recherche) Département de génie civil et de génie des ea

Seminar: Silicon Wafer Production by Horizontal Ribbon Growth

Date : From 02 September to 02 September 2016

Time : 15:00-16:00

Where : Université Laval, PLT-1920

You are invited to attend the seminar of Brian Helenbrook from Clarkson University, New-York, which will take place at Laval University. Title: Silicon Wafer Production by Horizontal Ribbon Growth


Date : From 21 September to 23 September 2016

Where : Naples, Italie

The Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture and Department of Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering of the University of Naples “Federico II” are organising and hosting the “13th International Aluminium Conference – INALCO 2016” in Naples on 21-23 September, 2016. The first international conference on welded products and constructions with aluminium alloys



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 ?