The Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications
(EMT, Energy, Materials and Telecommunications) is part of the INRS
research university in Quebec
. The center has two separate locations: Montreal
(Place Bonaventure) and Varennes
. The center focuses its research activities in domains such as telecommunication networks, wireless communications, multi-media signal processing, RF systems and photonic ultra-fast photonics devices. In the area of energy, the main research directions are: materials and decentralized energy systems, energy modeling and analysis (GAME), magnetic confinement fusion.
The student association is named "Céisme", an acronym for "Comité des Étudiants de l'INRS en Sciences des Matériaux et de l'Énergie". That acronym is also similar to a french word for earthquake
: " séisme
". The center name changed to "Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications" but the student association name stayed.
Inspired by Wikipedia, the Céisme created a wiki website to give accurate and up-to-date information to students. To be able to get as much feedback as possible, the Céisme also created a discussion forum and a recruiting page to help teachers-researchers post offers about masters, doctoral and post-doctoral studies at INRS-EMT.