A chemical engineering master student form Université de Sherbrooke won an honourable mention at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Innovation Challenge Awards. Pierre-Philippe Lapointe-Garant, graduating master student, won this award for his works in the domain of process analytical technologies researches applied to pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.
Pierre-Philippe made his master under the supervision of professor Nicolas Abatzoglou within the scope of the R&D works of the Pfizer Chair on Processes Analysis Technologies in Pharmaceutical Engineering. The title of his chemical engineering master's essay is: "Développement d’une méthode PAT basée sur la technique NIR pour le suivi de l’uniformité d’un mélange particulaire pharmaceutique et l’évaluation de la taille moyenne des particules". Pierre-Philippe obtained his degree in 2009.
"The Innovation Challenge Awards honours graduate students in the natural sciences or engineering who have demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit by identifying ways in which their research thesis results can be developed into products and processes to benefit Canadians. Since 2004, these awards have recognized and rewarded Canada's brightest minds.
The awards are aimed at fostering, in master's or PhD students who are in their final year or have recently graduated, an appreciation of real-world application of their research."