Regal – Aluminium Research Centre
Mario Fafard has been a professor at Université Laval since 1987. He is the holder of the Industrial Research Chair NSERC/Alcoa. He is also the director of the Aluminium Research Centre – REGAL, which he founded in 2006. REGAL brings together 40 professors from six universities and one cegep as well as 150 graduate students. His main research interests fall into the areas of high-tech numerical modelling of electrolytic cells, thermomechanical testing on high temperature refractory materials and the use of aluminium in bridges. To date he has published 185 articles in the context of conferences and in scientific journals. He has also supervised 80 graduate students.