Group of Professor Marc-André Fortin

Regular member

Manager training

  • Ph. D., Energy and Materials Sciences, INRS-ÉMT (University of Quebec, Montreal)
  • Postdoctoral position: Medical Imaging, Uppsala and Linköping University (Sweden)

Laboratory name

Biomaterials Laboratory for Medical Imaging

Affiliation Department

Department of Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering

Other affiliations

  • CHUQ – University Hospital Center of Quebec
  • Order of Engineers of Quebec (OIQ)
  • QCAM– Quebec Center for Advanced Materials

Granting organization(s)

  • Quebec University Hospital Center – Laval University
  • Ministry of International Relations, Francophonie, Permanent Joint Commission Quebec/Wallonia-Brussels
  • Quebec Research Fund – Nature and Technologies (FRQ-NT)
  • Robert-Sauvé Research Institute for Occupational Health & Safety
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC)

What does the laboratory do

  • Production, preparation and physicochemical characterization of metal nanoparticles and metal oxides.
  • Development of multifunctional paramagnetic contrast agents for biomedical imaging: magnetic resonance (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), luminescence.
  • Production of biomedical surfaces incorporating magnetic nanoparticles. Study of cellular ingestion, distribution and toxicity phenomena of metal nanoparticles in living organisms.


  • Metal and metal oxide nanoparticles
    Contrast agents

Contact details

Département de génie des mines, de la métallurgie et des matériaux
Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot
1065, avenue de la Médecine
Bureau 1752-B
Université Laval
Québec (Québec)
Canada G1V 0A6

Phone: 418-656-2131 poste 408682
Fax: 418-656-5343