The CSACS is currently working in collaboration with the CQMF in order to join forces and create a new research powerhouse in materials science at the provincial and national levels.

CSACS Student Symposium

This is an image of the 11<sup>th</sup> CSACS Student Symposium
The CSACS Student Symposium took place on September 18th 2015, at McGill University’s New Residence Hall. This event is an occasion for students to share their work with the local self-assembly community. Prof. Gilles Bourret (Salzburg University), a former CSACS member himself, gave the keynote lecture. Dr. Bourret discussed the use of electrochemical approaches to prepare plasmonic nanostructures with a high level of control, including coaxial lithography (COAL), a method he helped develop as a postdoctoral fellow in Chad Mirkin’s group (Northwestern University).

The symposium was attended by over 100 graduate students, post-docs and faculty members. The program included 10 oral presentations and over 30 posters addressing diverse themes ranging from lung surfactant properties, mechanochemistry and DNA-based nanomaterials. The prize for the best oral presentation was awarded to Michael Landry (Barrett group, McGill University), for his talk about azobenzene-modified silk polymer gels used for photolithography. Bravo Mike!


Seminar Series 2015-2016

Prof. Fiorenzo Omenetto


Tufts University, Boston, MA

Living materials: a life at the interface


September 16/17 2015


UdeM (PDF, 274 kb)

Prof. Seth Marder


Georgia Tech, Atlanta,GA



January 5/6/7, 2016



  1. Summer undergraduate research scholarships:

    We have budgeted for 4-7 students per yr. This program is also eligible for foreign and Canadian students. Applications to be submitted on or before February 14th, 2016. Please see the complete procedure on how to apply.


    Required documents

    • CSACS Summer Student application
    • Transcript of your grades
    Submit the required documents to:
  2. Jointly supervised inter-university graduate student scholarship:

    We have budgeted for 1-2 students per yr. If you have a joint project with a Centre member from another university and a prospective student for joint supervision, you can have the student apply for this scholarship. This is to promote more inter-university collaborations. The next deadline will be on December 1st, 2015. The award will become effective starting the Winter term 2016. To see our previous awardees please click here.

    Previous recipients

    Required documents

    • 1-2 pages of your research plan
    • Transcript of your grades
    • CV
    • Reference letter from your two supervisors
    Submit the required documents to: