Organic Electrochemical Transistors for Biosensor and ioelectronic Applications

Organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) are emerging as important rival in the field of organic bioelectronics. The core of OECT devices is an organic conducting polymer channel, defined by source and drain electrodes, ionically connected to the gate electrode via an electrolyte solution. Prior to the application of gate voltage (Vgs) the source-drain current measured upon application of a drain-source voltage only depends on the intrinsic conductance of the polymer.

Conception et création d’un nouveau matériau issu de la fusion du verre et d’un autre solide (céramique, verre…)

Les verres d’oxydes occupent présentement une place considérable dans tous les secteurs industriels. L’intérêt majeur de ces verres réside dans leur large éventail de propriétés grâce à la possibilité de créer des objets personnalisés pour répondre aux demandes d'une application particulière. De ce fait, l’innovation est essentielle pour découvrir des nouveaux verres qui peuvent être utilisés dans diverses applications où les verres de silice classiques ont déjà atteint leurs limites de performance.

Developing a newly tunable Phase-Mask Interferometer for Fiber Bragg Grating inscription

Fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) have attracted considerable interest in the past three decades as a key technology in different applications. The intention of this project is to develop a FBG writing technique based on a scanning tunable Phase-Mask Interferometer using different UV lasers. The project includes optimizing the tunability of the interferometer, and analyzing the specific problem situations encountered in the process in order to develop the interrogation methods of the proposed technique.

Automatic Musical Classification for Intelligent Audio Tools

MixGenius works on automated musical production by real-time musical genre detection. High accuracy of genre detection for a variety of sub-genres is required for quality production and has yet to be achieved. The project involves researching available real-time high-accuracy musical genre detection methods and improving upon them, extracting each genre’s audio features, calibrating the algorithm with a database of songs of different genres, testing them with other songs of the same genres and repeating the process as needed to improve detection accuracy.

Méthodologie et outils de conception de simulateur temps réel avec matériel dans la boucle sur FPGA

Pour tester les contrôleurs électriques dans les domaines tels que les systèmes de puissance, l’aéronautique et l’automobile, on doit réaliser des simulateurs temps réel des moteurs et d’autres dispositifs électriques afin de s’assurer de leur bon fonctionnement et de leur sécurité dans diverses circonstances (ex. la foudre qui frappe une ligne de transmission ou un avion). Par ailleurs, ces simulateurs doivent réagir très rapidement aux commandes (de l’ordre du millionième de seconde).

Study of the Large Passive Deformation of a Slender Flexible Wing Using Continuation Techniques

The performance and stability of flexible mechanical structures in fluid flow can be improved by imposing bending-torsion coupling. In these structures, a bending deformation induces a torsional deformation which can be beneficial for the performance and stability. For instance, flexible wings can be tailored in such a way to have large deformations and twist passively to decrease the angle of attack and the structural loading.


The proposed MITACS internship project is an extension of an existing research collaboration in advanced aerodynamic flow control concepts with electro-fluidic actuators between École Polytechnique de Montréal (Polytechnique) and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K). The former party is responsible for wind tunnel experiments and the latter party for advanced flow simulations with a world-leading DNS CFD code.

Multiview 4D facial keypoints tracking

The accurate localization of facial keypoints in static images, and their tracking in video has many potential applications. In this project we will address the problem of fine-grained facial keypoint tracking using multiple images and cameras, possibly including depth cameras. We have identified three potential partners, each of whom focus on applications that require the accurate localization and/or tracking of facial keypoints. In one potential application we are interested in detecting certain congenital syndromes using detailed facial analysis.

Glycerol conversion to value added products: 1, 3-propanediol (1,3-PDO) and Acrylic Acid(AA)

This project is aimed to develop novel catalytic system and process for production of valuable chemicals such as 1,3-propanediol and acrylic acid from glycerol. Glycerol is a byproduct of biodiesel production (10 kg of biodiesel yields 1 kg of glycerol). The production of biodiesel is expected to grow almost 7-fold from 3.8 MMTPA in 2005 to about 25 MMTPA in 2015. This increase in demand for biodiesel in the world market has increased the quantity of glycerol generated.

Development of an International consensual method for water use impact assessment in LCA

Cascades within the MITACS Elevation program are threefold: a. Ensure their industrial voice is represented on this international consensus building  process b. Being proactive, influence the process and anticipate the developments on the consensus around water footprinting methods c. Generate industry specific case studies to test  the method, ensure key problems are addressed and increase internal awareness Supporting the researcher that will lead the international process conducted under WULCA group is the mean of meeting the above mentioned objectives.