Self-healing optical layers for spectacles, architectural and automobile window glazing, optical filters for photonics and projection, thermochromic coatings for satellite control, aircraft engines, electrical installations and industrial valves resistant to erosion, wear and corrosion…
MONTREAL, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the inauguration of the NSERC Multisectorial Industrial Research Chair in Coatings and Surface Engineering (MIC-CSE). The event will take place at the Polytechnique Montréal Bell Amphitheatre on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.
As the county's second-largest industrial research chair awarded by NSERC, all fields combined, the MIC-CSE will benefit from a budget of $5.35 million over five years from NSERC, Essilor, Hydro-Québec, Guardian Industries Corp., Pratt & Whitney Canada, Velan, JDS Uniphase and the Canadian Space Agency.
Research will focus on developing a new generation of non-polluting manufacturing technologies for nanostructured coating materials. These so-called "molecular millefeuilles" aim to confer a wide range of properties to the surfaces: anti-glare, anti-erosion, anti-fog, but also self-controlled (or "smart") optical reflectivity or emissivity, luminescence, sterility and more.
It will be possible to see and touch concrete prototypes demonstrating the scope of applications in fields as varied as aerospace, the energy and manufacturing sectors, optics and photonics.
What: Inauguration of the NSERC Multisectorial Industrial Research Chair in Coatings and Surface Engineering (MIC-CSE)
When: Tuesday, September 25, 10:30 a.m.
Bell Amphitheatre, 6th floor
Main Polytechnique building
Located on the Université de Montréal campus
Indoor parking in the Lassonde buildings
Campus map: http://www.polymtl.ca/rensgen/coordonnees/campus.php
SOURCE: Polytechnique Montréal
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