Materials and Metallurgy Engineering (PhD)
A Master’s degree (or equivalent as recognized by Laval University) in Materials and Metallurgy.
Average Academic Achievement: The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average is 3.0 out of 4.33.
Proficiency in French/English: Proficiency in either French or English is required. Courses are offered in French, the capacity of written and oral French language i1s then essential. The success in this educational program is related to the capacity of the student to read and understand the papers in French and English.
The student should be registered as full time ate least for three sessions for his program. This exigence could be satisfied at any time during the studies, including the summer sessions.
Complementary Courses (9 credits)
Thesis (72 credits) counted in the research blocks (Research Activities 1 to 8)
See program structure (available only in french)
Metallic biomaterials. Bio-absorbable metals - metallurgy and corrosion.
The Eco-metallurgy, Bio-engineering and bio-materials, Multi-disciplinary Approach: fundamental, applied and clinical. Clinical Interventions.
Biomedical materials for vascular use, Synthetic arterial prostheses. Grafting of biological molecules on the surface of materials. Modification of materials surface for industrial applications.
Financial Support - Doctoral Funding
|Step 1 (semester 1) Automatic Ph.D. admission fellowship||$3 5000/year|
|Step 2 (semester 2) Automatic Ph.D. admission fellowship||$3 5000/year|
* All amounts are in Canadian dollars.
Our main research interests are on metallic biomaterials especially the bio-absorbable metals which is based mainly on the knowledge of metallurgy and corrosion. We study the electrochemistry of corrosion from micro to nano level by means of different techniques including the AFM-based scanning electrochemical microscope. We also investigate the effect of corrosion on mechanical integrity of a metallic structure. Recently, we begin to implement electrochemistry and corrosion in the new domain of eco-metallurgy.)
The Laboratory of Biomaterials and Bioengineering is a university, scientific and professional laboratory established in January 2000. The objective is to promote the integration of basic, applied and clinical sciences, and to apply a truly multidisciplinary approach in the field of biotechnology. engineering. Also, we must facilitate the transposition of this science to the practical field of health and clinical interventions.
The team aims to develop surface modification strategies for biomedical materials for vascular use in order to improve their haemocompatibility properties. These materials can subsequently be used to construct synthetic arterial prostheses. The interests of the laboratory are broad and range from the development and characterization of innovative surface modification technologies to the grafting of biological molecules. Professor Laroche is also interested in the development of material modification strategies for industrial applications.