MIAM Microfabrication and Characterization Facility

The MIAM Microfabrication and Characterization Facility comprises of major tools for the development of both chemical and biological functionalization processes, and the investigation of quantum engineering, the interactions of light with micro and nano structures and the mechanical behavior of multi-functional micro and nano structures. With these tools, MIAM aims to help address some of the most pressing problems in materials science and engineering at the nanoscale, such as:

  • building electronics devices with molecular active components
  • creating new photonics-based biosensors
  • developing low-loss and high-frequency mechanical resonators
  • the advancement of novel interfaces for the promotion of cell growth and tissue repair

Equipment are now in varying stages of operation in different parts of the campus. The majority of these items are in either in the Wong Building (Mining and Materials Engineering) or the Otto Maass building (Chemistry).

All equipment are available to McGill users for modest service fees. External users should contact the designated Equipment Contacts directly for fee and service information.

For more information please contact administrator-miam.engineering [at] mcgill.ca

EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

Bruker D8 Discovery X-Ray
Diffractometer (VANTEC Detector Cu-Source)

Location
M.H. Wong
2060

Contact
lihong.shang [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Bruker%20D8%20Discov%20ery%20S-Ray%20Diffractometer) (Dr. Lihong Shang)

Booking & Training
Please complete the Wong Building Project Form and submit as directed.

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) or
Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) spectrometer

Location
Otto Maass Chemistry
SS1 47

Contact
DMYTRO.PEREPICHKA [at] MCGILL.CA (Dmytro Perepichka, PhD)

Department of Chemistry, McGill University
Otto Maass Bldg. Rm. 322
801 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, H3A 2K6
Tel: (514)398-6233

Booking
Please contact EPR facility staff


Fee Schedule
Academics:
65 $/hour (with operator assistance)
40 $/hour (self-service, working hours)
100 $ training per person

Industry:
120 $/hour

Gatan Precision Ion
Polisher System (PIPS)

Location
Rutherford Physics Building
Rm. 407

Contact
liuxd [at] physics.mcgill.ca (Dr. David Liu)

Booking
Please use the Web-based Scheduler (account required)


Fees
Available here

Training Schedule:
Please contact liuxd [at] physics.mcgill.ca (Dr. David Lui) to make an appointment.

Skyscan
​MicroCT 1172

Location
M.H. Wong
2060

Contact
lihong.shang [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. Lihong Shang)

Booking
Please complete the Wong Building Project Form and submit as directed.

Raman
Microscope

Location
Otto Maass Chemistry
225

Contact
mark.andrews [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Mark Andrews)

Booking Fees & Training
Please contact mark.andrews [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Mark Andrews).

Thermo Scientific K-Alpha X-Ray
​Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

Location
M.H. Wong
1280

Contact
lihong.shang [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. Lihong Shang)

Booking
Please complete the Wong Building Project Form and submit as directed.

 

 

HISTORY

Opened in 2010, the MIAM Microfabrication and Characterization Facility owes its existence to $7.2 M in Quebec MDEIE and McGill equipment grants. The Facility tools constitute a major increase in the resources available at McGill for the development of functional materials and their applications.