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The Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy provides world-class electron microscopy capabilities and expertise to Canadian researchers and industry working in a broad range of fields. Our vision is to be one of the leading electron microscopy facilities in the world for the quality of the scientific research, to be the go-to provider of electron microscopy services to Canadian industry and to play a leading role in promoting interactions amongst researchers in various fields nationally and internationally.
Located at McMaster University and operated by the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, the CCEM features a state-of-the-art suite of instrumentation and experienced, dedicated staff capable of getting the best out of each instrument. We are happy to work with you to find solutions to your materials research and development questions.

Our vision is to be one of the leading electron microscopy facilities in the world for the quality of the scientific research and for promoting interactions amongst researchers in various fields nationally and internationally.

Overview and Vision

The Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy was established to provide Canadian and international researchers world-class facilities to study materials at unprecedented spatial and energy resolution. The concept of the Centre was developed in late 2002 and a proposal to the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Government was submitted in 2003 based on the interests of over 100 researchers from 24 Canadian Universities from coast to coast. Following a positive review of the proposal in the national round competition in 2004, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, McMaster and the Company FEI established a partnership to create the Centre.

The mandate of the centre is to provide unique electron microscopy capabilities and expertise to researchers working on a broad range of materials research. The CCEM’s vision is to be one of the leading electron microscopy facilities in the world for the quality of the scientific research and for promoting interactions amongst researchers in various fields nationally and internationally while being one of the premier facilities for training researchers. The Centre is operated by the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research-BIMR of McMaster University.

“The mandate of the centre is to provide unique electron microscopy capabilities and expertise to researchers working on a broad range of materials research.”

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