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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 emeritus
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

Carlos Ovalle

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

Fields of specialization
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Geology engineering
  • Mining engineering
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

Coudert, Lucie

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization
  • Valorization of industrial ans mine wastes
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Treatment of contaminated mining effluents
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
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 

Rosa, Éric

Professor

Groupe de recherche sur l’eau souterraine (GRES)

RIME-UQAT

Fields of specialization

Regional hydrogeological characterization
Isotope geochemistry
Hydrogeology of wetlands
Applied Hydrogeology and Integrated Aquifer Characterization

 
Simon, Richard

RIME-Polytechnique excutive director

Professor


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

Thomas Pabst

RIME-Polytechnique Scientific Director

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
Bussière, Bruno

RIME-UQAT Scientific Director

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

Professor
RIME-UQAT

CHARRON, PATRICK

Coordinator

RIME UQAT-Polytechnique

 


Godbout, Jovette

RIME-UQAT executive director

Simon, Richard

RIME-Polytechnique excutive director

Professor



Thomas Pabst

RIME-Polytechnique Scientific Director

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

Bussière, Bruno

RIME-UQAT Scientific Director

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

Professor
RIME-UQAT

Godbout, Jovette

RIME-UQAT executive director


Julien, Michel

President ex officio

Corporate Director Environment,

Agnico Eagle

 

Lavoie, Pascal

President of the executive board

Director, Environmental management

Agnico Eagle


Simon, Richard

RIME-Polytechnique excutive director

Professor


Thomas Pabst

RIME-Polytechnique Scientific Director

Professor
RIME-Polytechnique

Awoh, Akué Sylvette

Research associate

RIME-UQAT

Beauregard, Joël

Technical assistant 

RIME-UQAT


Bélanger, Mélanie

Technician


RIME-UQAT

Bernèche, Patrick

Technical assistant

RIME-UQAT


CHARRON, PATRICK

Coordinator

RIME UQAT-Polytechnique

 

El-Harrak, Noura

Laboratory manager

RIME-Polytechnique

 


Foudil-Bey, Nacim

Research associate

RIME-UQAT

Gervais, Mélinda

Technician

RIME-UQAT


Hane, Ibrahima

Research associate

RIME-UQAT

Hayeur, Brigitte

Secretary , Mining Engineering Department

RIME Polytechnique


Jacques, Pierre-Alain

Technician

RIME-UQAT

Labbé, Louise

Administrative assistant

RIME-UQAT


Labonté, Nancy

Executive secretary and advanced studies officer

RIME-UQAT

Laliberté, Geneviève

Administrative technician

RIME-UQAT


Lauzière, Catherine

Coordinator, Engineering school

RIME-UQAT

Martin, Vincent

Researsh associate

RIME-Polytechnique


Monzon, Monica

Liaison Officer, Mining Engineering program

RIME-Polytecnique 

Paquin, Marc

Chemist


RIME-UQAT


Perreault, Alain

Technician

RIME-UQAT

Poirier, Yvan

Technician

RIME-UQAT


Tanguay, Sylvie

Secretary

RIME-UQAT

Villeneuve, Mathieu

Chemist

RIME-UQAT