Scientific committee

As an advisory organism of the board of directors, the scientific committee launches annually three to four tender procedures for projects. It proceeds to the analysis of the submitted projects by evaluating them according to their relevance and quality, and then recommends them to the board of directors.

The members of the Committee are appointed by the board of directors based on their competence and expertise, but not for being part of an institution. They work under conditions of confidentiality which is explicitly written in a policy adopted by the board of directors during the 2016-2017 period.

  • Gilles Déry, President | Chief Executive Officer, CQRDA
  • Éric Potvin, General secretary |  Cégep de Jonquière


  • Michel Andrieux |  CPI-Strate Collège
  • Yves Archambault |  Alcoa Innovation
  • Denis Beaulieu | Consultant
  • Nicolas Bombardier |  Verbom Inc.
  • Dominique Bouchard | National Research Council Canada – Saguenay (NRC-CTA)
  • Isabelle Deschamps |  Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Maurice Duval | CQRDA
  • Mario Fafard | Aluminium Research Centre (REGAL)
  • Laszlo L. Kiss | Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
  • Joseph Langlais, ing., M.Sc., Ph.D., | Rio Tinto
  • Richard Lapierre | Aluminerie Alouette inc.
  • Pierre Martin | Centre de la technologie de l’énergie (CANMET)
  • David Prud’homme | Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl)
  • Gilles Savard |  Dynamic Concept Inc.
  • Martin B. Taylor | Consultant-Marketing and Business Strategies
  • Michel Toupin | Proco inc.
  • Dragan Tubic |  UmanX
  • Robert Voyer Hatch
  • Priti Wanjara |  National Research Council Canada – Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (NRC-AMT)


  • Alexandre Lavoie | CQRDA
  • Toky Rabetokotany | Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI)
  • Marie-Claude Landry | Mitacs