Regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe



François Schiettekatte


Bureau A-407, Département de Physique
Pavillon Roger-Gaudry
Université de Montréal
2900 Édouard-Montpetit
Montréal QC H3T 1J4



The mission of the RQMP is to achieve excellence on two fronts: research and training. By putting together skills and resources and creating a rich and dynamic environment, fuelled by the skills of sixty research teams working together with collaborators from other centers and networks in Québec, Canada and abroad, the RQMP maintains a high and internationally recognized standard. Our success depends first, on the close collaboration between theorists and numerical analysts, and experimentalists, and on the other hand, on the integration of fundamental and applied research.

We aim to ensure excellence of our researchers by supporting their capacities for research and teaching. The first part of our mandate is to support our central research infrastructure. RQMP has developed a comprehensive and unique infrastructure for advanced materials research including, synthesis, characterization, nano-and micro-fabrication and high-performance computing. These facilities are at the heart of our research; our mandate is to insure that both personal and material resources necessary for optimal short and long term operation are available. These facilities are accessible to external users from the academic, governmental and industrial communities. Our mandate also involve the animation of our scientific community through activities complementary to research and training (seminars, conferences, colloquia, industrial visits, …) as well as measures to encourage collaborations and synergy.

Research Axes

  • Nanomaterials: molecular electronics, photovoltaics and luminescence, coatings and thin films
  • Quantum materials: superconductivity, magnetism, quantum computing, spintronics, two-dimensional transport
  • Tools and methods: for modeling, synthesis and characterization

*The mission comes from the group's website.