Milestone university courses, internships give students the opportunity to acquire new skills, refine their career choice and improve their employability.
The Department of Chemistry offers annual internships to undergraduate students in its research laboratories over the summer. These paid internships are offered to students of the Chemistry Department of the University of Montreal as well as those of other universities. This is a great opportunity to learn about the high-level research and to prepare for graduate studies in chemistry.
|Supervisor||Number of trainees||Research interest|
|Antonella Badia||2||Surface chemistry and interfaces|
|Samy Cecioni||1||Organic Chemistry|
|André Charette||2||Organic Synthesis|
|Shawn Collins||2||Organic Synthesis|
|Michael Dollé||1||Inorganic Synthesis/Solid State Chemistry|
|Suzanne Giasson||1||Surface and Polymer Chemistry|
|Garry Hanan||2||Inorganic Synthesis and Supramolecular|
|Stephen Hanessian||2||Organic Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry|
|Patrick Hayes||2||Atmospheric Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry|
|Radu Iftimie||2||Computational Chemistry|
|Nikolay Kornienko||2||Renewable energy materials|
|Audrey Laventure||2||3D printing polymer materials|
|Hélène Lebel||1||Organic Synthesis|
|William Lubell||2||Organic Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry|
|Richard Martel||1||Nanostructures and Electrical Conducting Interfaces|
|Jean-François Masson||2||Analytical Chemistry|
|Christian Pellerin||0||Material Characterization|
|Joelle Pelletier||2||Protein Engineering|
|Robert Prud'homme||1||Polymer Sciences|
|Christian Reber||1||Inorganic Chemistry|
|Dominic Rochefort||2||Electrochemistry of Ionic Liquids|
|Sébastien Sauvé||2||Emerging contaminants|
|Frank Schaper||1||Inorganic Catalysis/Biodegradable Polymer|
|Andreea Schmitzer||1||Supramolecular and Bioorganic Chemistry|
|Will Skene||2||Synthesis and Characterization of Conjugated Materials|
|Pierre Thibault||1||Bioanaltytics Chemistry and proteomics|
|Alexis Vallée-Bélisle||1||Biosensors and DNA-based nanomachines|
|Kevin Wilkinson||2||Environmental Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry|
|James Wuest||2||Organic Chemistry and Molecular materials|
|Davit Zargarian||0||Inorganic Synthesis/Organometallic and Homogeneous Catalysis|
|Julian Zhu||2||Polymer Sciences|
Excellent academic record
Students with an excellent academic record can apply for a scholarship.
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards
Every summer, a dozen undergraduate students of the Department receive a grant of $4,500 from NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) which is enhanced by the placement supervisor. These awards are intended to arouse the interest of students with regard to research in the natural sciences and engineering. They also aim to encourage them to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. If you want to gain academic research work experience that complements your studies, these scholarships can help you do financially.
Minimum average: 3.7 / 4.3
Internal limit date: early February 2015
CGCC Scholarship Supplements
One mandate of the FRQNT Centre in Green Chemistry and Catalysis (CGCC) is to support the training of students early at the undergraduate level. Towards that end, the Centre contributes each year to the partial remuneration of students who would like to have their first introduction to academic research. These scholarships, with a value of $3,000, are available to support only B.Sc. students who are involved in projects related to at least one of the 7 research axes of the CGCC.
Competition usually opens around February. The candidacies are evaluated by the CGCC Scientific Management Committee, and results are communicated shortly after.
If your supervisor is a CGCC member,* he/she can nominate you by sending the following information to Marie Laferrière, CGCC Scientific Coordinator:
- Student's name/research group
- Transcript of grades
- Student's curriculum vitæ
- Title of project
* UdeM Professors who are CGCC members are:
The FRQNT Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures (CSACS) offers each year several undergraduate summer scholarships of approximately $4,000 to encourage students to undertake a joint research internship in the laboratories of its member professors. The purpose of the program is to expose undergraduate students to a broad range of skills required for the synthesis and characterization of complex structures formed by self-assembly as well as an opportunity to participate in a collaborative research effort.
CSACS provides a stimulating research environment as well as first-class technological facilities. Research themes include polymer self-assembly (micelles, multilayer films), supramolecular complexes, liquid crystalline materials, self-assembled monolayers and biomembranes.
The deadline for the next competition will be on February 15, 2015. Successful candidates will be contacted at the beginning of March.
If your supervisor is a CSACS member,* he/she can nominate you by filling the summer internship application form and sending it to Petr Fiurasek, CSACS Scientific Coordinator:
- To be currently enrolled in an undergraduate major in Chemistry, Physics or Chemical Engineering
- To have a solid academic record (min. 3.0/4.0 GPA)
- To select at least 2 CSACS members
* UdeM Professors who are CSACS members are:
- Antonella Badia
- Géraldine Bazuin
- Suzanne Giasson
- Garry Hanan
- Michel Lafleur
- Jean-François Masson
The NSERC CREATE Program in Continuous Flow Science (CFS) aims to create a generation of students possessing a novel mindset derived from exposure to a blend of chemistry and chemical engineering through courses, laboratories, workshops and internships in CFS. As undergraduate students have an actual potential to pursue their education at the graduate level, it is necessary to expose them very early on in their career to this emerging technology. That is why, part of the CREATE funds is dedicated to offer several scholarships of $4,000 to undergraduate students who are willing to work during the summer on a CFS-related project under the supervision of one CREATE professor.*
These special internships allow selected candidates to acquire hands-on training in different ways. By using the on-site infrastructure at UdeM, they can contribute to the advancement of ongoing academic projects or study industrial-relevant problems encountered by collaborating companies (Delmar, OmegaChem, Merck, Magnus Chemicals, Paraza Pharma), or, again, be part of a national or international renowned academic laboratory (MIT, Cambridge, Université Laval, UQAM, Université de Sherbrooke, University of Ottawa, Concordia University) to study the latest breakthrough discoveries in CFS.
The allocation of the CREATE-CFS funds is based on an internal competition (usually towards the month of February) to ensure that the most deserving and talented students are supported by the program. For various terms and conditions as well as deadlines, please contact future research supervisor or Vanessa Kairouz, CREATE Scientific Coordinator.
* UdeM Professors who are CREATE-CFS members are:
Funding from the supervisor
Applicants who do not qualify for a scholarship will still have the opportunity to get a scholarship from the faculty research funds (variable amount).