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The aim of the research carried out at the Laboratory of Physical-Chemistry of Matter (LPCM) is to better grasp the link between the molecular and the macroscopic by combining simulation, experiment and theory. In particular, we are interested in the phase transitions within soft matter such as polymers, liquid crystals, or organic glasses. It is thanks to the consultation within this triumvirate at each temporo-spatial level that it is possible to account for the microscopic phenomena giving rise to a macroscopic property, and therefore to the appearance of the phase transition. The ultimate goal, when the molecular phenomena are better understood, is to propose new materials with improved 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





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LPCM in detail

Computational Chemistry For The Future Of Polymers.

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



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


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.



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.


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


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


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

Recent Talks


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



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Armand Soldera

Phone: +1 819 821 7650
Fax: +1 819 821 8017