The CCEM is located on the campus of McMaster University. The Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research acts as the administrative base for the centre. Governance is provided by an Advisory Committee, a Planning Committee and a User Group.
The CCEM Advisory Committee provides input on users and new trainees and their geographic representation, on the quality of research, on reporting requirements and the budget, and suggests directions for future improvements in infrastructure renewal and succession planning. Based on input from the Advisory Committee, the CCEM has established a liaison committee which aims to establish “local champions” of the facility.
The CCEM Planning Committee is chaired by the Scientific Director and ensures that McMaster University receives feedback on the needs of the CCEM, in areas including risk management, succession planning, hiring of faculty and financial support from the Faculties of Science and Engineering.
Finally, the User Group Executive Committee acts as a conduit to CCEM management, providing input for short- and long-term planning, as well as feedback on the user experience at the centre.
Governance Structure of the CCEM
Dr. Rob Baker
Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research
Dr. Bruce Gaulin
Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy
Dr. Gianluigi Botton
CCEM Planning Committee
Dr. G. Botton, Scientific Director
Dr. M. Niewczas, Deputy Director
Dr. K. Grandfield, Director of User Operations
Dr. B. Gaulin, BIMR Director
Dr. G. de Silveira, CCEM Manager
Associate Dean Research, Engineering
Associate Dean Research, Science
Executive Director, ROADS
CCEM User Group
Director of User Operations
Dr. Kathryn Grandfield
Dr. Zhongwei Chen, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Dr. Leyla Soleymani, Engineering Physics, McMaster University
Dr. Joe McDermid, Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University
Dr. Colin Judge, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Dr. Colin Scott, CanmetMATERIALS Laboratory
Shooka Mahboubi, PhD Candidate, McMaster University
CCEM Advisory Committee
Dr. Mike Robertson, Acadia University, Chair
Dr. Nadi Braidy, Université de Sherbrooke
Dr. Quentin Ramasse, SuperSTEM, UK
Dr. Eric Stach, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
CCEM Local Champions
University of British Columbia – Dr. C. Sinclair
Simon Fraser University – Dr. B. Gates
NRC-NINT – Dr. K. Cui
NRC-Ottawa-Chemistry – Dr. M. Couillard
NRC-Ottawa-Microstructural Physics – Dr. J. Wu
Université de Laval – Dr. M.A. Fortin
Based on input from the Advisory Committee on the geographical representation of users, the CCEM has established a liaison committee which aims to establish local champions of the facility. These individuals direct local communities of materials researchers to the CCEM for work that they cannot undertake at their home facilities.