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Congraulations to Dalia, Zahra, Daniel and Bita for the acceptance of their article for publication in Scientific Reports!

July 23, 2020

In this article, entitled "Fabrication of Fluorescent pH-Responsive Protein-Textile Composites", we report the design of a textile-supported pH sensor based on engineered fluorescent protein fibers.  The sensor can be used to monitor the pH of sweat or other fluids over time and in a reversible manner.

Congratulations to Daniel for sucessfully defending his PhD proposal!

June 05, 2020

Prof. Dorval Courchesne receives the 2020 Christophe Pierre Award for Research Excellence (Early career)!

May 19, 2020

This award recognizes early excellence and potential for future pre-eminence in research by academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University.

Congratulations to Sophia and Oliver for the acceptance of their critical review article in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering!

May 06, 2020

Our article, entitled "Challenges in Engineering Conductive Protein Fibers: Disentangling the Knowledge" will be published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering as part of a special issue on Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering and Science.  The article reviews the challenges, limitations and future possibilities for engineering conductive protein materials.  It also emphasizes the effects of various experimental parameters on the characterization of these biological conductors, and the need for standardized methods and collaborations to strengthen this emerging research field.

Congratulations to Jiawei for completing his MEng degree this semester!

May 01, 2020

Big congratulations to Zahra, Dalia and Masoud who were awarded FRQNT Doctoral Research Scholarships today!

April 30, 2020

Our lab is physically closed, but our group is still active remotely!

April 30, 2020

We are welcoming two new members in the group in May: Welcome to Angie Cai, new MEng student and recipient of a MEUSMA award!  We also welcome Amy Chow, joining the group for her MEng research project!

Congratulations to Oliver, Gregory and James, who are recipients of SURE/NSERC USRA research awards for the summer 2020!

Happy New Year, and welcome to the new members of our group!

January 02, 2020

This semester, we are welcoming a new MEng student, Catrina Huyer.  New undergraduate researchers will also join our team!

Congratulations to Saadia for completing her MEng thesis!

December 15, 2019

The Dorval Lab was awarded a Mitacs Accelerate Cluster award with its partner Lululemon Athletica! Congratulations to all Mitacs interns involved!

November 07, 2019

Congratulations to Dalia for defending her PhD proposal! Well done!

November 01, 2019

Congratulations to Masoud who successfully defended his PhD proposal!

September 16, 2019

The Dorval Lab receives its third CMC Microsystems MNT Financial Assistance Award!

September 16, 2019

Congratulations to the team working on the electrode fabrication!

The Dorval and Cicoira groups receive a joint CREPEC Project Intégrateur grant!

September 12, 2019

This support will be used for a collaborative project!

Welcome to Aastha Goyal and Liam Curtis, both joining the group for undergraduate projects this semester!

September 03, 2019

Congratulations to Oliver for winning the Best Poster Award in the Biotechnology category during the SURE poster session!

August 20, 2019

Our new article on living hydrogels is now published online!

August 12, 2019

The article describes materials that can make more of themselves (both in vitro and in vivo)!

The group hosted high school students for a lab tour and demo as part of the SHAD summer program!

July 15, 2019

Welcome to Suri Feng and Johan Alberti, joining the group for a summer internship!

June 15, 2019

Suri and Johan are working on a joint project with the Cicoira group at Polytechnique Montréal.

Zahra and Noémie presented ongoing research in the Dorval Lab at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (CBS) in Québec City!

May 23, 2019

Congratulations to Sophia for being awarded a prize "Volet Excelle Science du concours Chapeau, les filles!"!

May 10, 2019

Sophia received this prize for her interest and accomplishments in science and engineering, and for her motivation to inspire other young women to pursue studies and careers in these fields.

Welcome to Daniel Modafferi who is starting his PhD in our group!

May 06, 2019

Daniel is the recipient of an FRQNT Doctoral Research Scholarship and a Vadasz Scholar MEDA award - Congratulations!

Welcome to new Summer students joining our group this month, and congratulations to all undergraduate students with SURE and NSERC USRA awards!

May 01, 2019

We welcome Alexander Bevacqua (NSERC USRA), Ziqi Zheng (CHEE 494) and Elia Benchekroun-Jolicoeur (CHEE 494).  We also congratulate three current lab members who received Summer research awards: Oliver Xie (NSERC USRA), Armita Amini (NSERC USRA), and Sophia Roy (SURE and EUL)!

Dalia and Noémie will be presenting at the MRS Spring 2019 meeting this week in Phoenix.

April 22, 2019

The Dorval Lab receives its second CMC Microsystems MNT Financial Assistance Award!

April 12, 2019

Congratulations to the team working on the fabrication of patterned electrodes.

It has been a year since our first experiments in our new lab space! Happy lab anniversary!

April 09, 2019

Mario successfully defended his PhD proposal today - Well done!

April 02, 2019

Congratulations to Zahra who was awarded a WBC2016 Legacy Travel Award!

April 01, 2019

Zahra will use this award to travel to the Canadian Biomaterials Society 2019 meeting to present her research.

Saadia and Dalia are presenting their research at the Poly-McGill-Laval Chemical Engineering Research Day!

March 20, 2019

Congratulations to Dalia for being selected as a finalist for the 3MT competition at McGill!

March 04, 2019

Dalia will participate in the final round of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition on March 12th.  Come support her during the final competition!

Welcome to students joining our group this semester!

January 07, 2019

We welcome a new MEng student, Raed Gharbi, who is the recipient of MEUSMA and EUL awards - Congratulations! 

We also welcome new undergraduate students for research projects, Yangshixing Li, Cathy Zhou and Sophia Roy!

Congratulations to Zahra who successfully defended her PhD proposal today!

December 13, 2018

Congratulations to Dalia who completed her MScA internship, and finished with an excellent research presentation!

November 29, 2018

Dalia is also starting her PhD in our group in January and is the recipient of a MEDA award.  Congratulations!

Our research on sustainable biomaterials is featured by the McGill Newsroom!

November 23, 2018

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

Can we use inspiration from nature to engineer a more sustainable world?

The Dorval Lab receives a CMC Microsystems MNT Financial Assistance Award!

November 12, 2018

The group will use this award to develop protocols to fabricate patterned electrodes, which will serve for characterizing biomaterials.

Prof. Dorval Courchesne gives a Carreau-EUL Seminar at Polytechnique Montréal, on the "Bio-Fabrication of Functional Materials".

November 09, 2018

We welcome a postdoctoral researcher to our group, Dr. Bita Janfeshan!

September 13, 2018

Bita will work on the development of bio-sensing textiles, with our industrial partner Myant Inc.  Welcome!

Welcome to our new graduate students, Masoud Aminzare, Mario Alfonso Arenas Garcia and Jiawei Yan!

September 03, 2018

Mario and Masoud are beginning their PhD, and Jiawei is joining for a MEng project.  Mario is the recipient of a CONACYT award, and Masoud of a MEDA award - Congratulations to both!

Welcome to students joining our group for undergraduate research projects!

September 03, 2018

This semester, we welcome Scott Jiang, Xiaodan Zhu and Jonathan Ong!

Our latest article on conductive protein films is now available online!

August 28, 2018

This system could be promising for various bioelectronic applications of interest for the Dorval Lab.

Dalia and Oliver presented their research at IBS 2018 last week!

August 20, 2018

They presented their work on using biomaterials for energy and sensing applications.  Dalia gave both an oral talk and a poster presentation, and Oliver presented a poster.

Congratulations to Armita for winning the Best Poster Award in the Bioengineering & Biotechnology Category at the SURE poster session!

August 09, 2018

Come see what SURE students have been working on all Summer in the Dorval Lab!

August 01, 2018

Armita, Nolwenn, Oliver and Alex will be presenting their research during the SURE Poster Presentation on August 9th!

The Dorval Lab was awarded an infrastructure grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation!

July 06, 2018

We were awarded a generous grant from the CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund to start-up the Dorval Lab!

Prof. Dorval Courchesne participated in the CEMWOQ-5 meeting.

July 19, 2018

The meeting was held in the Department of Chemistry at McGill, and covered topics on emergent materials and crystals.

Prof. Dorval Courchesne was awarded an FRQNT New Researcher Award!

May 25, 2018

She was awarded both an operating grant as well as an equipment grant for her proposal entitled "Fabrication of photoactive protein-based biomaterials". 

Prof. Dorval Courchesne will be presenting at the Québec-Ontario Biotechnology Meeting in Hamilton this Thursday.

May 16, 2018

She will give an overview of the exciting ongoing research in the Dorval Lab!

Oliver won the prize for the best oral presentation at the 3rd Biomaterials Research Day! Congratulations!

May 01, 2018

Oliver presented his work on conductive protein nanofibers.

Welcome to our new Summer students!

May 01, 2018

Alexander Lambert, Armita Amini and Nolwenn Cousineau are joining our group for SURE research projects.  We also welcome Alexandra Jacobson for a research internship.

Saadia and Oliver will be presenting at the 3rd Montréal Biomaterials Research Day!

April 29, 2018

On Tuesday May 1st, Saadia and Oliver will give "flash presentations" to introduce their research to the Montréal biomaterials community. The event will take place at the CRCHUM.

We now have a newly renovated lab space ready for experimental work!

March 08, 2018

View pictures of our facilities here.

We welcome Nidhi Kamath in the Dorval Lab!

January 25, 2018

Nidhi is joining our group for a six-month internship.  Welcome!

Prof. Dorval Courchesne will present at the BBME seminar this Friday.

January 10, 2018

The talk will take place this Friday, January 12th at 1pm, in Duff 333.

Happy New Year, and Welcome to Zahra Abdali, Saadia Wasim and Jessica Tian!

January 08, 2018

Zahra is beginning her Ph.D., and Saadia her M.Eng. degree, both in Chemical Engineering.  Zahra is the recipient of a MEDA award, and Saadia of an EUL scholarship - Congratulations!

Jessica is joining the group for an undergraduate research project.  Welcome to the Dorval Lab!

We are setting up the lab!

December 19, 2017

The group cleaned up and organized the lab space today!  It is slowly becoming functional.

The group is posing in front of our new centrifuge. 

From left to right: Dalia, Honghan, Noémie and Oliver.

Prof. Dorval Courchesne will be giving a talk at the Montréal Student Chapter of the Canadian Biomaterials Society on October 12th!

October 04, 2017

Talk title: Fabricating functional self-assembling protein-based materials

Where: CRCHUM R05.220

When: October 12, 4-7 pm

We welcome Esther Xu to the Dorval Lab!

September 13, 2017

Esther is starting an undergraduate research project in our group.  Welcome!

We welcome Honghan Zhu to the Dorval Lab!

September 05, 2017

Honghan is joining the Dorval Lab for an undergraduate research project! Welcome!

Welcome to the first Dorval Lab members, Oliver Xie and Dalia Saldanha!

August 30, 2017

Oliver is starting an undergraduate research project in the Dorval Lab, and Dalia will be doing an internship as part of her Master degree in Biotechnology.  Welcome!

Montréal is named world's best student city!

February 15, 2017

Welcome to our new website!

November 01, 2016

The laboratory will officially open at McGill during the Summer of 2017.            

Contact Prof. Dorval Courchesne if you are interested in joining our group.

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