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 [dot] engineering [at] mcgill [dot] ca


Opening this year (2010), the new 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.