Quebec's Nanotechnology Infrastructure

QNI – Mission

The mission of the QNI is to foster exchanges between users and experts in order to develop new applications involving nanotechnologies. To this end, the QNI provides:

  • A unique interface with potential users
  • The joint promotion of Quebec resources in the field of nanotechnology
  • The coordination of the different centres to maintain optimal operations.

QNI - Management structure

Under the banner of NanoQuébec, Quebec's Nanotechnology Infrastructure (QNI) brings together the human and technical nanotechnology expertise found in Quebec’s universities. Its mission is to structure and consolidate this expertise, giving academic and industrial researchers optimal access to a full range of state-of-the-art nanotechnology equipment and expertise.

Being an open infrastructure with more than $300 M in equipment and 180 highly qualified persons, the QNI can provide users with a full range of services including training and support, use of equipment, as well as contractual services and developpement of major R&D projects.

  • NanoULaval from Université Laval
  • The Nanofabrication and Nanocaractérisation Research Center (CRN2) and the Quantum Materials and Devices Infrastructure (IMDQ) from Université de Sherbrooke
  • The laboratory for Nanostructured Molecular Materials (MMN) from Université de Montréal
  • The Centre for Characterization and Microscopy of Materials (CM)2 and the Thin Film Physics and Technology Research Group (GCM) from École Polytechnique
  • The McGill Nanotools Microfab (MNM) and the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) from McGill University
  • nanoQAM from UQAM
  • The Nanostructures and Femtoscience Infrastructure (INF) grouping together the Micro and NanoFabrication Laboratory (LMN) and the Femstosecond Sources Laboratory (LSF) from INRS
  • CalculQuébec from Université de Montréal, Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke, Concordia University and McGill University.

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Your QNI contact

Dolores Martinez, Ph.D. Director of Scientific Affairs