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Team

The Research Institute in Mines and Environment (RIME) UQAT-Polytechnique has a significant number of high level specialists based in Rouyn-Noranda and Montreal. There are currently nearly twenty researchers that participate in a state-of-the-art scientific program and to the training on highly qualified personnel.

AUBERTIN, MICHEL

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

Fields of specialization
  • Mining geotechnics
  • Mine wastes management
  • Environmental hydrology
  • Rock mechanics
  • Rock mass stability
Belem, Tikou

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Composite materials
  • Physics of geomaterials
  • Paste rheology
  • Mine backfilling
  • Mining environment
  • Ground control
  • Rock mechanics
  • Ground mechanics

Benzaazoua, Mostafa

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Applied mineralogy
  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Integrated management of mine wastes: mine backfill, environmental desulfurization, etc.
  • Treatment and valorization of industrial and mine wastes
  • Mineral processing
Bussière, Bruno

RIME-UQAT Scientific Director

Holder of the NSERC-UQAT industrial chair in mine site reclamation

Professor
RIME-UQAT

 

Fields of specialization
  • Mine wastes management
  • Mine sites reclamation in northern, temparate and semi-arid climates
  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Passive treatment of mine drainage
  • Unsaturated hydrogeology

Chapuis, Robert P.

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

Fields of specialization
  • Groundwater engineering
  • Permeability tests
  • Pumping tests
  • Monitoring wells
  • Liners
  • Quality control of groundwater studies
CHENG, Li Zhen

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Application of geophysics to natural ressources exploration and to the study of the earth crust


CLOUTIER, VINCENT

GRES Director 
Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Hydrogeology
Demers, Isabelle

Holder of the Canada Research Chair on Integratiion of the Environment in the Mine Lige Cycle 

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Mine waste management
  • Mine site rehabilitation
  • Sustainable mining development
  • Gas movement within mine wastes
  • Numerical modeling
  • Environmental desulfurization

GUITTONNY, MARIE

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Vegetal ecophysiology
  • Soil-plant interaction
  • Fast-growing plantations
  • Fertilizing wastes
  • Mine reforestation and revegetalisation
  • Impacted site rehabilitation
JAMES, MICHAEL

RIME-Polytechnique Scientific Director 

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

Fields of specialization
  • Soil mechanics and foundation engineering
  • Soil liquefaction and seismic stability
  • Structures on soft clay
  • Deep excavation support
  • Deep foundations
  • Seismic stability of dams and tailings impoundments
  • Numerical analysis

LI, LI

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

Fields of specialization
  • Geotechnical engineering (rock, soil and backfill mechanics; foundations)
  • Numerical modeling (mining and civil)
  • Analytical solution development (mining and civil)
  • Stability analysis of slopes
  • Stress estimation in backfilled openings (backfilled stope, civil trenches, powder silos)
  • Elasto-plastic analysis of underground structures (tunnels, boreholes, drifts and stopes)
Maqsoud, Abdelkabir

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Application of hydrogeology to mining environment
  • Hydrogeology and geochemistry
  • Mining environment and mine site rehabilitation
  • Hydrochemical modeling
  • Artificial chemical tracers
  • Hydraulics of sources and rivers

MBONIMPA, MAMERT

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Environmental and mining geotechnics
  • Soil mechanics, including unsaturated soils
  • Classic and environmental hydrogeology
  • Rheology and transport of mine tailings
  • Environmental management of mine wastes
  • Acid generating mine site rehabilitation
Neculita, Carmen-Mihaela

Holder of the Canada Research Chair on Treatment of Contaminated Mine Waters

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Environmental geochemistry of mine wates
  • Treatment of mine waters (including acid mine drainage – AMD)
  • Integrated management of tailings
  • Microbial fuel cell
  • CO2 sequestration by mineral carbonation

Plante, Benoît

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Environmental geochemistry of mine sites
  • Prediction of the geochemical behaviour of mine wastes
  • Acid mine drainage
  • Contaminated neutral drainage 
SIMON, RICHARD

RIME-Polytechnique Excutive Director

Professor
Polytechnique

Fields of specialization
  • Rock mechanics and ground control
  • Numerical modeling
  • Underground mining

Thomas Pabst

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

Fields of specialization
  • Integraded mine waste management
  • Mine sites reclamation
  • Unsaturaded hydrogeology
  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Numerical modeling 
ZAGURY, GÉRALD J.

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

Fields of specialization
  • Speciation and fate of heavy metals (Mercury, Chrome, Copper, Arsenic)
  • Bioavailability and bioaccessibility of metals in soils
  • Ecotoxicity
  • Natural cyanide attenuation
  • Acid mine drainage treatment
  • Soil and groundwater treatment
Bois, Denis

RIME-UQAT Executive Director

Director of the Research and Service Unit in Mineral Technology (URSTM)

Bussière, Bruno

RIME-UQAT Scientific Director

Holder of the NSERC-UQAT industrial chair in mine site reclamation

Professor
RIME-UQAT

 


JAMES, MICHAEL

RIME-Polytechnique Scientific Director 

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

SIMON, RICHARD

RIME-Polytechnique Excutive Director

Professor
Polytechnique

Bois, Denis

RIME-UQAT Executive Director

Director of the Research and Service Unit in Mineral Technology (URSTM)

Bussière, Bruno

RIME-UQAT Scientific Director

Holder of the NSERC-UQAT industrial chair in mine site reclamation

Professor
RIME-UQAT

 


CÔTÉ, MÉLANIE

Superintendent, Environment

Raglan Mine - Glencore 

Julien, Michel

President ex officio

Corporate Director Environment,

Agnico Eagle

 


Lavoie, Pascal

President of the executive board

Director, Environmental management

Agnico Eagle

Lortie, Sylvain

Superintendent, Environment

Iamgold Corporation

 


Nadeau, Patrice

Project Leader – Ore processing

Rio Tinto Fer & Titane

 

SIMON, RICHARD

RIME-Polytechnique Excutive Director

Professor
Polytechnique

Awoh, Akué Sylvette

Research associate
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)

RIME-UQAT

Bélanger, Mélanie

Technician
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)

RIME-UQAT


Bernèche, Patrick

Technical assistance
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT

Bossé, Bruno

Researsh Associate

Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)

RIME-UQAT


Bouchard, Claude-Michel

Research Associate
Unité de recherche et de service en technologie minérale (URSTM) 

IRME-UQAT

CHARRON, PATRICK

Research Associate - Director assistant

RIME-UQAT

Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)


El-Harrak, Noura

Laboratory manager
RIME-Polytechnique

514 340-4711 ext 4938
noura.el-harrak@polymtl.ca

Foudil-Bey, Nacim

Research associate
Research and service unit in mineral technology
(URSTM) 

 RIME-UQAT


Gervais, Mélinda

Technician
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT

Grondin, Tony

Technician
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT


Guimond-Rousson, Janie

Technician
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT

Hayeur, Brigitte

Secretary RIME Polytechnique, Mining Engineering Department


Jacques, Pierre-Alain

Technician
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT

Labbé, Louise

Administrative assistant
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT


Labonté, Nancy

Executive secretary and advanced studies officer
RIME-UQAT

Laliberté, Geneviève

Administrative technician
RIME-UQAT


Lauzière, Catherine

Coordinator
RIME-UQAT
Forestry Research Institute
Engineering school

Martin, Vincent

Researsh associate

RIME-Polytechnique


Monzon, Monica

Liaison Officer, Mining Engineering program

Paquin, Marc

Chemist
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)

RIME-UQAT


Perreault, Alain

Technician
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT

Poirier, Yvan

Technician
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT


Tanguay, Sylvie

Secretary
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT

Villeneuve, Mathieu

Chemist
Research and service unit in mineral technology (URSTM)
RIME-UQAT