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New joint McGill-Hydro-Québec research at the spotlight

New joint McGill-Hydro-Québec research at the spotlight.  For more information, follow this link:  Bright future for self-charging batteries


Published: 26 Apr 2017

Professor Emeritus John J. Jonas - Recipient of prestigious Acta Materialia Gold Medal

On February 28th, 2017, Professor Emeritus John J. Jonas was the recipient of the prestigious Acta Materialia Gold Medal.  Along with a solid, 24 karat, gold medal, Prof. Jonas received a $10,000 USD cash prize. This award recognizes his seminal contributions to understanding phase transformations and dynamic re-crystallization in steel when it is red hot and flying through a rolling mill at 100 km/hr.

Published: 15 Mar 2017

McGill moves from 13th to 6th - Engineering- Mineral & Mining

Some exciting news! McGill moved from no 13 to no 6 in the category Engineering- Mineral & Mining released yesterday by QS. See this news announcement:

Published: 10 Mar 2017

Materials Engineering Alumnus 2011 - Alexandra Plante

Alexandra Plante ’11 studied Materials Engineering at McGill. She participated in the Materials Engineering co-op program during university and accumulated a wide range of work experiences prior to graduation at companies including BlackBerry and Pratt & Whitney.

Published: 13 Feb 2017

Claudia Macedo Memorial SURE Award in Sustainable Engineering

The Department of Mining and Materials Engineering is proud to announce that Heather Mantel, a U1 undergraduate student in the Materials Engineering Co-op Program, is this year’s recipient of the "Claudia Macedo Memorial SURE Award in Sustainable Engineering".

Published: 3 Aug 2016

2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award - Emeritus Prof. John J. Jonas

Emeritus Prof. John J. Jonas - Winner of the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award

Congratulations to Prof. Jonas on receiving this award in recognition of research contributions and leadership in materials science.   The presentation of this award will take place during the TMS Spring Meeting to be held in San Diego from 26th February – 2nd March 2017.

Published: 6 Jul 2016

Professor Philip Andrew Distin

Professor Philip Andrew Distin

It is with great sadness that I report that Professor Philip Distin passed away on January 12, 2016, at his home.

The following memorial tribute was read at the February 9 Faculty Council meeting. The death notice can be found here.

Published: 10 Feb 2016

REGAL Students Day 2015

Congratulations to our students from REGAL-McGill, Philippe Hendrix, Senlin Cui, Bamidele Akinrinola and Ogeday Rodop, who received awards for their posters at the REGAL Students Day 2015. REGAL-McGill was well represented with 17 students. REGAL is a Research Centre on Aluminium and regroups six universities and one Cegep.

AAC award : Philippe Hendrix

CQRDA award : Senlin Cui

Published: 29 Jan 2016

Will Lepry - MEDTEQ Award recipient

Congratulations to Will Lepry, a PhD candidate in Prof. Showan Nazhat's group was the recipient of an award at the MEDTEQ meeting October 2015 for his poster presentation on the sol-gel derived borate based glasses.

Published: 6 Nov 2015

Alumni Newsletter - Fall 2015

Here we are again! For those of you of certain age…you may recall that I served as Chair some 20 years ago (!) from 1994 to 1999.

Published: 5 Nov 2015

Paul Carriere - NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to Paul Carriere, PhD candidate in Materials Engineering who received the prestigious NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship pictured here with his Supervisor, Prof. Stephen Yue.

Published: 10 Apr 2015

Materials Alumni Newsletter

Dear Alumni,

Published: 9 Apr 2015

11th REGAL Student’s Day - Award Winners

 Congratulations to our graduate students who received an award at the 11th REGAL Student’s Day (JER2014) organized by REGAL (Aluminum Research Centre regrouping 6 universities and 1 Cegep).   (15) winners for a total of $13750.

Neslihan Alpay Alu Québec AwardRyan Chou Dynamic Concept Awar
Published: 19 Mar 2015

2014 Graduate Research Excellence Awards

Congratulations to all recipients:

Published: 6 Mar 2015

ASM Student Night - Poster Competition - 2015

Congratulations to our graduate students on their recent awards at the ASM student night poster competition.


Pryidarshi Behera - ASM Special Award

Clod Aranas - People’s Choice Award

Hanqing Che - First Place in PhD Category




Published: 19 Feb 2015