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REGAL Students’ Day - 2016 is in partenership with ICSOBA - 3 October 2016

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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ISCOBA 2016 in Quebec City!

Date : From 02 October to 06 October 2016

Where : Ville de Québec

The 34th edition of the ICSOBA conference will be held in Quebec City from 2 to 6 October 2016. The REGAL will be heavily involved in its organization! The REGAL Students' Day  will be grafted to the event! More details will follow.

REGAL Annual General Meeting 2016

Time : 17:00

Where : Hôtel Palace Royal, Québec, QC

The eleventh edition of the REGAL Annuel Genral Meeting will take place Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Hotel Palace Royal in Quebec City at 5PM. The meeting will be followed by a scientific symposium! More details to come.


Date : From 03 October to 03 October 2016

Time : 14:00 - 20:00

Where : Hôtel Palace Royal, Québec City

The JER 2016, held jointly with The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium – ICSOBA2016, will be October 3rd, 2016 at Palace Royal Hotel at Québec, under the chairmanship of Houshang Alamdari.



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 ?