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The RQMP: Le regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe


Research groups

In Québec, researchers form groups in order to submit requests for research funding. Each Québec Research Fund supports thousands of research students, hundreds of research projects, and dozens of research groups through scholarships and grants from the three Québec funding programs (Nature and technologies, Health, and Society and culture). It is in the best interest of Professors and researchers to apply for membership in one or several research groups from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec. The research groups offer many advantages. This series of articles will present the key research groups that may be of interest to students, researchers and engineering professors seeking funding for their work.

For more information on the research groups, please read the following article: Why Become a Member of a Research Group?

RQMP : Le regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe

The RQMP (Le regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe) brings together approximately 70 researchers from the physics, chemistry and engineering sectors.  These researchers modulate the properties of materials at the atomic level in order to meet the requirements of new applications. The group also includes more than 400 graduate students, 100 postdoctoral students, and 50 professional and research associates.

The research themes are grouped into three research axes (see Figure 1). These research axes are further divided into several research subjects (see Figure 2).


Figure 1 Research Axes and Subjects

Participating in RQMP activities

To become a member of the RQMP, a researcher must be part of one of these three research centres: the GCM (University of Montréal/Polytechnic), the CERPEMA (University of Sherbrooke) or the CPM (McGill University).

However, a researcher from another centre can become a collaborating member of the RQPM. The researcher and his group are then invited to the various activities organized by the RQMP, and their contributions are not merged by the funding agency in their evaluations. They also benefit from preferential tariffs for the use of the group facilities.

A graduate student must be supervised or co-supervised by an RQMP member to be part of the group.

For more information on the activities of the RQMP, please visit their website.

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