Open position:  The Dorval Lab has one open position for a PhD student in synthetic biology and biomaterials engineering.  See Join us! for details.

Welcome to the Dorval Lab for Biologically-Derived Materials & Devices! 

We work at the intersection of materials science, chemical engineering, synthetic biology and nanotechnology.

The group is led by Prof. Noémie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University.   

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In our lab, we combine biological structures with organic molecules and inorganic materials. Using micro-organisms, proteins, and other biological scaffolds, we aim at assembling materials with novel physical properties, and at constructing functional devices. 

We are especially interested in developing novel nanobiomaterials for energy storage and harvesting, bio-energy devices, biomedical applications, as well as environmental and biological sensors.

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Press releases

The Harvard Gazette, August 2019

The Harvard Gazette, August 2019

Probiotic hydrogels heal gut wounds that other treatments can’t reach

McGill Newsroom, November 2018

McGill Newsroom, November 2018

S’inspirer de la nature pour bâtir un monde plus durable