Summer program2024-05-02T18:49:22+00:00

Summer program

The goals of the summer program are to expose undergraduate research students to collaborative projects involving techniques of synthesis and functionalization of advanced materials and the characterization of their properties. Interuniversity projects are encouraged.

Congratulations to our Summer 2024 award winners!!!


  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate major.
  • The research project must fit into the scientific program of the QCAM.
  • Excellent academic record.
  • Work on a joint project involving at least two QCAM members for the 16 weeks of internship.
More about the summer program

How to submit?

  • Please submit the required documents no later than April 5, 2024.
  • The QCAM scholarship cannot be combined with other major funds, for example, NSERC Summer Scholarships supplemented by the FRQNT.
  • The results will be announced after those of NSERC.
Application form for summer 2024


Carter Zwirz (Mount St. Mary), Perepichka/Orgiu
New Building Blocks for 2D pi-Conjugated Polymers

Charles-Antoine Massad (ULaval), Greener/Taghavi
A microfluidic technique to measure mechanical properties of electroactive biomaterials and determine their maximum electrical outputs

Javier Vargas (UdeM), Laventure/Nazemi
Study of the self-healing properties of poly(urea vinyl ether ester)s

Maeve Holm (McGill), Kakkar/Oh
Unraveling the role of bio-nano interactions in designing smart nanoformulations

Rebecca Maksoud (Concordia), Oh/Li
Non-isocyanate synthesis of dual dynamic sustainable networks and high performance Li-S batteries

Sara-Jane Bédard (UQAM), Frenette/Siaj/Byers
Porous Carbon Support for Electrocatalysis


Adi Orlov (McGill), Cerruti/Vetrone
Light-Controlled Delivery of Chemotherapy Drugs for Aggressive Brain Cancer

Alexandre Jean (UdeM), Zhu/Giasson
New thermoresponsive polymers: Synthesis and characterization

Laurier Gauvin (McGill), Hoesli/Fortin
Developing Oxygen-Generating Biomaterials for Islet Transplantation Devices

Mirolla Tadrous (UQAM), Izquierdo/Siaj
Developing sensitive nitrite sensors for early UTI diagnosis

Nazim Boudjerada (UdeM), Badia/Cuccia
Detection of flavor compounds in coffee and e-cigrattes using gold nanoparticles

William Varroy (UL), Greener/Changhong
Improved energy densities microbial fuel cells using nano-scale electrode modifications


Cédrick Boisvert (UQTR), Nguyen-Tri/Brouillette
Preparation of hybrid Ag-TiO2 and Ag-ZnO nanoparticles for photocatalytic inactivation of bacteria under LED light

Erika Younk (UdeM), Wuest/Rochefort
New Redox-Active Organic Materials for Use in Green Batteries

Justin Laroche (UdeS), Ayotte/Soldera
Study of confinement effect on mechanisms and conversion rates of H2O nuclear spins

Laïka Perron (UQAM), Izquierdo/Siaj
Green Graphene Inks Toward Developing Printed and flexible Smart Sensors – part2

Lucille Kuster (UQAM), Nazemi/Frenette
Unequivocal characterization of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) bonding to catalytically active metal nanoparticles by Raman spectroscopy


A-Jay Alkarim Khanmohamed (UdeM), Badia/Rochefort
Langmuir-Blodgett Films of Redox Polyelectrolytes

Jessica Bennett (McGill), Kakkar/Oh
Multi-tasking through smart nanoformulations: Drug delivery using star polymer based stimuli-sensitive hydrogels

Meghan McNeil (UdeM), Laventure/Bazuin
3D Printing of Photoactive Polymer Materials

Sam Hamroff (McGill), Cosa/Friscic
MOF encapsulation of fluorogenic sensors for biosensing

Laïka Perron (UQAM), Izquierdo/Byers
Green Graphene Inks Toward Developing Printed and flexible Smart Sensors


Michaël Berteau-Rainville (Concordia), Salzmann/Orgiu
Characterization of the Electronic and Structural Properties of Strongly-Coupled Organic Semiconductor

Jiayi Chen (UdeM), Pellerin/Bazuin
Ultraoriented nanofibers of polymer blends

Tom Dufresne (Grenoble INP PHELMA, France), Plamondon/Izquierdo
Printable electrodes to measure solutions

Priyesh Patel (Concordia), Oh/Ye
Exploration of dual location dual acid/glutathione-degradable dendrimer-based block copolymers for cancer therapy

Renata Sabini (Concordia), Cuccia/Perepichka
The Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) Effect for Directing Crystal and Molecular Chirality


Asselah Islam Samah (UQAM), Schougaard/Mauzeroll
Batteries au lithium-ion

Frederic Langlois (UdeM), Zhu/Oh
A study of  Poly(acrylonitrile-co-acrylamide) synthesis by nitrile hydratase and applications

Kariane Larocque (UQTR), Duong/Brouillette/Bénard
Application de ligands de Diaminotriazine-Pyridone en science forensique

Marie Dessoude (INSA, France), Badia/Pellerin
Effet pair-impair dans les monocouches auto-assemblées d’alcanethiolates

Nesrine Amiri (UdeM), Wilkinson/Tufenkji
Aging of nano-enhanced surfaces in the Canadian environment

Toussaint Soraya Manya (Concordia), Howarth/Naccache
Encapsulation of Carbon Dots in Metal-Organic Frameworks Towards Applications in Sensing


Jennifer Coulombe (Concordia), DeWolf /Badia
The role of cholesterol in lung surfactants in the presence of charged silica nanoparticles.

Jean-Claude Chartrand (UdeS), Ayotte/Soldera
Effets du confinement sur la conversion des isomères de spin nucléaires dans H2O

Jean-Philippe Denis (UQAR), Gagnon/Chabot
Développement de nouveaux matériaux d’adsorption à base de chitosane hautement substitués

Kimberly Côté-Vertefeuille (Laval), Greener/Tagahvi
Viscoelastic  properties of bacterial biofilms  using microfluidics, vibrational spectroscopy and time lapse imaging

Tatianna Kubrak (McGill), Cerruti/Mantovani
Elastin Mineralization

Vanessa King (McGill), Cosa/Blum
Controlled attachment of Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) disks to surfaces for single structure measurements