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about Us

The research being done in our laboratory aims to better understand the link between molecular and macroscopic properties, combining simulation, experiment and theory. We focus on phase transitions in soft matter such as polymers, crystals or organic glasses. Through an intimate dialogue within this triumvirate at each spatio-temporal level, it becomes possible to account for microscopic phenomena, giving rise to a macroscopic property, thus leading to the onset of phase transitions.

in fine, our aim is to design new materials with improved structural, dynamical and functional properties.

Research Themes


Design new materials with improved structural, dynamical and functional properties.

Phase Transitions

Glass Transition of polymers and organic glasses, melting, smectic A – smectic C, spinodal, lower critical solution temperature (LCST).

Arborescent and Auxetic Polymers

New classes of polymer molecules with high potential for future generations.

Liquid Crystal Polymers

Pushing the boundaries to enhance high-quality displays and optics.

Molecular Motors

Boldly applying nanoscale theoretical models to further improve discoveries in biophysics.

Applications of the work done at LPCM

  • Study of the cooperative settings

  • Molecular organization

  • Prediction of Tg

  • New membranes for PEMFC

  • New auxetic polymer

Group

Here are the people making LPCM a success.
Alexandre Fleury

Doctorat

Clément Wespiser

Doctorat

Étienne Beaumont

Maîtrise

Axel Poisvert

Maîtrise

Olivier Couture

Stagiaire

graduates

25+

Alumni Students

book

80+

Publications

100+

Talks

1,000+

Positive Feedbacks

LPCM in detail

Computational Chemistry For The Future Of Polymers.
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Computational Power

In our laboratory, not only our students have access to one of the biggest supercomputer in North America, but also to a wide community of involved people all around.

The Mammoth supercomputer image by Alain Veilleux

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Publications

LPCM offers a proven training ground for getting published in respectful journals while the students are working on their masters or PhD.

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Continuous Learning

With a professor active on the teaching bench as well as on the international scientific talks scene, students are encouraged to learn and go beyond their limits.

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Fun

Because we are not all work! Extra-curriculum activities be it playing a relaxed softball game, cheering our local Vert et Or football team or simply relaxing among colleagues, we bring fun to our reality.

Talks

With over 100 international talks, Armand Soldera is always eager to share his work to small or big audiences.

Scientific

Interesting content, based on recent findings and work done at LPCM.

Professional​

Always keen to the needs of the audience, assiduous and respectful.

Recent Talks

2019

Soldera. A Chemical Perspective of the Glass Transition thanks to MD. Congrès des Chimistes Théoriciens d’Expression Latine (CHITEL), Montreal (Quebec), August 25-30 (2019).

Soldera. Glass Transition in Polymers According to a Chemical Vision. Intern. Congress on Advanced Materials Sciences and Engineering, Theme: Redefining the Future of Advanced Materials, Osaka (Japan), July 22-24 (2019).

Soldera. A Chemist View of the Glass Transition in Polymers. 10th Intern. Conf. on Materials for Advanced Technologies, MRS-Singapore, Singapore (Singapore), June 23-28 (2019).

Soldera, A Chemist View of the Glass Transition in Polymers, 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference – Symposium in Honor of Robert Prud’homme, Québec (Canada), June 3-7 (2019).

Soldera. Multi-Scale Simulation: Emergence or Reductionism. CERMM, Concordia University, Montréal, March 15 (2019)

Multi-Scale Simulation: Emergence or Reductionism. Invitation by Center for Research in Molecular Modeling, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. 2019. Invited conference.

2018

Soldera, In Silico Approach for the Design of Advanced Materials, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (India), December 17th 2018.

Soldera, Glass transition in Polymers from A Molecular Dynamics Viewpoint, SPSI-Macro 2018, Pune (India), December 2018.

Soldera, Can We Design Auxetic Molecules?, Auxetics 2018, Sheffield (UK), September 2018.

Soldera, Can We Design Auxetic Materials?, Int. Conf. on Energy, Materials and Photonics (EMP18), Montreal, July 2018.

Soldera, N. Anousheh. Impact of Regioisomerism Defects in the Thermal Stability of Crystal Structure of PVDF, Fluoropolymer 2018, ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, Denver (CO, USA), June 2018.

Soldera, Multi-scale approach for the design of polymers. 3rd Science and Engineering of Polymeric Materials, Sousse, Tunisie, 2018. Multi-scale approach for the design of polymers. 3rd Science and Engineering of Polymeric
Materials, Sousse, Tunisie. 2018. Invited conference.

Soldera. Multi-Scale Simulation: Emergence or Reductionism. CERMM, Concordia University, Montréal, March 15 (2019)

Multi-Scale Simulation: Emergence or Reductionism. Invitation by Center for Research in Molecular Modeling, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. 2019. Invited conference.

Soldera. Multi-Scale Simulation: Emergence or Reductionism. Faculty of Science University of Jinan, Jinan (China), Oct. 27 (2016). Invited conference.

Soldera. Multi-Scale Simulation: Emergence or Reductionism. Department of Chemistry Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (British-Columbia), August 4 (2016). Invited By Prof. M. Eikerling.

Soldera, Multi-scale approach for the design of polymers. 3rd Science and Engineering of Polymeric Materials, Sousse, Tunisie, 2018. Multi-scale approach for the design of polymers. 3rd Science and Engineering of Polymeric
Materials, Sousse, Tunisie. 2018. Invited conference.

Soldera, Multi-Scale Approach for the Design of Functional Materials. 1st Korea-Quebec-France Workshop on Nanomaterials and Advanced Functional Materials, Seoul (South Korea), November 14 (2017). Invited conference.

Soldera. Multi-Scale Approach for the Design of Advanced Materials. Emerging Technologies Communications Microsystems Optoelectronics Sensors ETCMOS, Montreal Quebec (Canada), May 25-27 (2016). Invited speaker.

Soldera. Multi-Scale Modeling in Soft Matter: Study of Phase Transitions. Department of Chemistry University of Windsor, Windsor (Ontario), May 18 (2012). Invited conference.

Soldera. Multi-scale modeling in soft matter. Department of Physics Queen’s University, Kingston (Ontario), Nov. 25 (2011). Invited conference.

Soldera. Multi-scale approach for designing new Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals with Nonlinear Optical properties. 13th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Niagara Falls (Ontario), August 29-September 2 (2011).

Soldera. Multi-Scale Approach to the Study of Fluoropolymers. International Workshop on Multi-Scale Dynamics of Structured Polymeric Materials, ESPCI Paris Tech and Michelin Paris (France), December 6-7 (2010). Selected Poster.

Soldera, F. Perreault, B. Champagne. Multi-Scale Approach To The Design Of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal for NLO Applications. International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering 2007 (ICCMSE 2007), Corfu (Greece), Sept. 25-30 (2007).

Porzio, E. Cuierrier, C. Wespiser, R. Underhill, A. Soldera. Molecular Simulation as a Guide for Potential Auxetic Materials. 7th International Conference Auxetics and other materials and models with “negative” characteristics, Szymbark (Poland), Sept. 12-16 (2016). Invited conference.

Soldera. Glass transition difference of stereoregular vinyl polymers envisioned by molecular simulation. Molecular Modeling of Polymers, Borås (Sweden), June 6-8 (2005).

Soldera. Molecular Simulation of the Glass Transition in PMMA of Different Tacticities. Workshop on Molecular Simulation of Polymers and Liquid Crystals, Erice (Italy), July (2003).

Soldera, Y. Grohens. Dynamics of PMMA Chains Studied by Molecular Simulation. Congrès IUPAC-CCS, Ottawa (Ontario), Aug. (2003).

Soldera. Molecular Simulation of the Glass Transition of both PMMA Tacticities. Material Science Users Group Meeting Accelrys, Paris (France), Sept. (2001)

A. Soldera, Mechanical Equilibrium: A Prerequisite to Simulate the Glass Transition and Mechanical Properties?. BIOVIA Materials Studio Community Days, Brussels (Belgium), October 5 (2017).  Invited conference.

Godey, S. Palato, A. Soldera. Vision Atomistique de la Transition Vitreuse au Sein des Polymeres. 5e edition des rencontres scientifiques universitaires Sherbrooke-Montpellier, Sherbrooke (Québec), June 10 (2015). Invited conference.

Soldera. Simulation Atomistique : un outil pour la Conception de Matériaux Avancés ?. Institut de Physique de Rennes (IPR), Rennes (France), Octobre 6 (2015). Invited conference.

Soldera. Simulation atomistique de polymères vinyliques. 80ème congrès de l’ACFAS “Simulations numériques en chimie et biochimie : des petites molécules isolées aux macromolécules en phase condensée”, Montréal (Québec), May 9-10 (2012). Invited conference.

Soldera. étude par modélisation atomistique de la différence de températures de transition vitreuse de polymères vinyliques stéréoréguliers. 6èmecolloque GFP-SQP, (Lille France), Nov. 5-9 (2005). Invited conference.

Alumni

Some words from our former students.

I am very happy to have had the chance to work at Armand’s laboratory (LPCM). During my PhD, I learnt a lot from his patience, motivation and his immense knowledge. His advice helped me all along my research and, most importantly, taught me to become autonomous in scientific research.

 

Azar Shamloo

PhD in chemistry

As an undergraduate intern, working with Armand on carmine was my best time at the University. I learned a ton about computational chemistry and I also pushed my boundaries to further advance my knowledge in programming. Armand offers a distinguished guidance and motivates us for the challenges ahead.

Sylvain Dessureault

Developer

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