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:
In this training program we have brought together team from four Montreal-region universities (McGill University, Ecole Polytechnique, INRS and Université de Sherbrooke) who already have a history of strong research collaboration to operate a carefully designed training program to develop the next generation of Canadian experts in integrated sensor systems.
MIAM brings together diverse research facilities housed in various departments and faculties at McGill.
These include the Microfab-Nanotools Facility in the Rutherford Physics building and the Characterization Facility which has equipment in Otto-Maass (Chemistry), the Wong Building (Mining and Materials Engineering) as well as the McGill Cancer Center and several other locations.