• Full Professor, Department of Engineering Physics, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Associate researcher, CRCHUM
  • Research member, Institut du cancer de Montréal

Research Angle

  • Microfluidics
  • Exchange phenomena
  • Fluid physics
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Organ-on-a-chip
  • Microdissected tumors
  • 3D tumor models


Research Staff :

● Amélie St-Georges-Robillard, Ph.D.

● Gabriel Pagé, M. Sc.

Doctoral students:

● Étienne Boulais

● Pierre-Alexandre Goyette

● Samuel Castonguay

● Dina Dorrigiv

● Elena Refet

● Rodin Chermat

Master’s students:

● Pierre Clapperton-Richard

● Lucas Aubé

● Clémentine Lesec

● Maryam Ziaee


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Recent Publications

  1. Bavoux M, Kamio Y, Vigneux-Foley E, Lafontaine J, Najyb O, Refet-Mollof E, Carrier J.F. Gervais T, Wong P.
    “ X-Ray on chip: quantifying therapeutic synergies between radiotherapy and anticancer drugs using soft tissue sarcoma tumor spheroids”, Radiotherapy and Oncology, 157, pp. 175-181, 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.radonc.2021.01.018
  2. Goyette P.A., Boulais E., Tremblay M., Gervais T.*, « Pixel-based open-space microfluidics for versatile surface processing », Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS),118 (2) e2019248118, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2019248118
  3. Patra B. †, Lateef M.A., Nourmoussavi-Brodeur M., Fleury H., Carmona E., Péant B., Provencher D., Mes-Masson A.M.*, Gervais T.*, “Carboplatin sensitivity in epithelial ovarian cancer cell lines: The impact of model systems.” PLoS ONE 15(12): e0244549. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0244549
  4. Boulais E†, Gervais T*, “Two-dimensional convection–diffusion in multipolar flows with applications in microfluidics and groundwater flow”, Physics of Fluids, 32, 122001, 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0029711
  5. Gökçe O, Castonguay S†, Temiz Y, Gervais T*, Delamarche E*, “Self-coalescing flow in microfluidics for the pulse-shaped delivery of reagents”, Nature, Vol. 574, pp. 228-232, 2019, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1635-z.
  6. St-Georges-Robillard A, Cahuzac M., Péant B, Fleury H, Lateef MA, Ricard A, Sauriol A, Leblond F, Mes-Masson AM, Gervais T*, “Long-term fluorescence hyperspectral imaging of on- chip treated co-culture tumour spheroids to follow clonal evolution”, Integrative Biology, 2019, DOI: 10.1093/intbio/zyz01https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=aBPOaqQAAAAJ&hl=en


Thomas Gervais’ research focuses on exchange phenomena at the microscopic level and the development of lab-on-a-chip systems applied mainly to cancer research. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His current research interests focus on fluid mechanics and exchange phenomena in biomicrosystems, as well as the development of microfluidic platforms for in vitro analysis of cancer cells and tissues.