Formation de scientifiques et d’ingénieurs dans le domaine des biocarburants et des biocommodités

Ce projet de recherche tend à soutenir l’effort de recherche et de développement ainsi que de formation de personnel hautement qualifié de la Chaire de recherche industrielle en Biocarburants et Biocommodités de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Les objectifs de cette démarche tendent à faire avancer la recherche et le développement de pointe dans le domaine des biocarburants et des biocommodités via 4 plateformes spécifiques.

Transport coopératif d'objets par deux robots humanoïdes dansun environnement encombré

Le projet porte sur le développement des algorithmes permettant de transporter d’une façon stable, par deux robots humanoïdes Nao, une table miniature dans un environnement encombré. Plusieurs étapes sont nécessaires pour arriver à ce résultat. En premier lieu, il est essentiel de compenser les perturbations causées par les oscillations latérales dues à la marche bipède. Puis, une planification de trajectoire de marche doit être effectuée afin de faire naviguer les robots dans l'environnement encombré.

Light collection optimization with semiconductor photodetectors

Better light collection by photodetectors would automatically improve signal to noise ratio and photodetector performance. For example, for the positron emission tomography application, it would result in a better image quality for a lower dose. The main cause of the light loss is too much reflection of light that is trying to travel from the light source into the semiconductor light sensor.

Développement de granulés combustibles d’origine agricole de qualité supérieure

Le secteur agricole québécois désire mettre en place une filière énergétique à la biomasse agricole. Toutefois, la combustion de biomasses agricoles en remplacement des combustibles fossiles rencontre certains freins à son développement. Comme la biomasse contient des quantités appréciables d’azote, de soufre, de chlore, de potassium et de silicium, sa combustion émet plus de particules et d’oxydes d’azote et de soufre et engendre davantage de problèmes d’opération (encrassement, corrosion et mâchefers).

Teledyne DALSA tire profit des bourses Mitacs pour s’assurer une longueur d’avance dans le secteur de la haute technologie

Teledyne DALSA est un fabricant canadien de composantes électroniques d’imagerie spécialisées comptant des bureaux à Montréal. L’entreprise est un chef de file de détecteurs thermiques (infrarouge) utilisés pour les satellites, la surveillance et les applications médicales, des secteurs nécessitant des investissements considérables de recherche et développement de la part du gouvernement et de l’industrie.

Efficient design of quiet turbomachinery stages with a unique coupling method

Most current propulsion and ventilation systems still suffer from poor efficiency, noise issues and too high emission levels. Little efficiency gain could yield significant reduction of energy waste, noise pollution, gas consumption and pollutant emission. Moreover a lot of the large rotating facilities do not meet their target performances and suffer from early degradation and fatigue issues causing some significant cost increase and losses to the companies producing them.

Aerodynamic Noise of High-Lift Devices

The proposed project studies the noise sources of airplane high-lift devices (HLD) that are responsible for most of the aircraft noise at approach. The latter in turn creates noise nuisances that create health issues to populations close to large urban airports. Two approaches are followed. A state-of-the art simulation that predicts most of the turbulent structures that generate the HLD noise will be performed and will serve as a reference to the development of analytical models of the HLD noise that will be integrated in a  unique software by the partner.

Development of peptide-based PCSK9 inhibitors for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia

Hypercholesterolemia, characterized by increased plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, is a major determinant of the risk of cardiovascular disease (the leading cause of global mortality). Unfortunately, the commonly known cholesterol-lowering drugs are not effective enough to obtain the recommended cholesterol levels for many people. PCSK9 plays a critical role in cholesterol metabolism, and thus its inhibition emerged as a novel therapeutic target for hypercholesterolemia.

Development and Validation of Defined Biomaterial Surfaces to Grow Stem Cells Suitable for Regenerative Medicine Year Two

The proposed research aims to develop and validate surfaces that have no components of animal origin for the growth of stem cells. Materials not of animal origin are required for the growth of stem cells if they are to be used clinically to treat disease and/or injury. Initially, surfaces already developed and designed by the fellow during his Ph.D. will undergo testing for stem cell growth. Concurrently, additional surfaces will be developed with stem cell niches identified by StemCell Surfaces.

Development and Validation of Defined Biomaterial Surfaces to Grow Stem Cells Suitable for Regenerative Medicine

The proposed research aims to develop and validate surfaces that have no components of animal origin for the growth of stem cells. Materials not of animal origin are required for the growth of stem cells if they are to be used clinically to treat disease and/or injury. Initially, surfaces already developed and designed by the fellow during his Ph.D. will undergo testing for stem cell growth. Concurrently, additional surfaces will be developed with stem cell niches identified by StemCell Surfaces.

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