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

McMaster University

Vice-President, Research

Dr. Rob Baker

Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research


Dr. Bruce Gaulin

Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy

Scientific Director

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. A. Korinek, CCEM Manager

Associate Dean Research, Engineering

Associate Dean Research, Science

Executive Director, ROADS

CCEM User Group

Director of User Operations

Dr. Kathryn Grandfield

Executive Committee

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

Chris Thomsen, PhD Candidate, McMaster University

Dakota Binkley, 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.