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Seminar Series: AFM nanolithography with the Nanofrazer from SwissLitho - March 17 & 18, 2014

 As we are receiving our new AFM nanotlithography tool, we have scheduled a series of lectures to introduce researchers to the benefits of this technique along with what's possible. This tool is the first of its kind being sold outside Switzerland and we are very excited to start doing processing with it.

 Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.  For more information click here.

Feb 20, 2014

Looking for a new Academic Associate for the MIAM Nanotools- Microfabrication Facility (MNM).

The MNM is a shared facility serving academic, industrial and government researchers in Micro- and Nano-Technology.

An academic associate will be hired to perform duties in a cleanroom environment.

For more complete information, please see the file attached academic_associate_nanotools_microfab_august_2013_3_en.pdf [.pdf]

Candidates are invited to send electronically a cover letter and the curriculum to: pcoordinator [dot] engineering [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Deadline Sept.30, 2013)

Sept 18, 2013.


Meeting at 2:00 pm in Macdonald 267


See the 2010-2011 Annual Report HERE: 2011_miam_annual_report_final_low_res.pdf

Publications by MIAM members in 2010 can also be found HERE:2010_publications_by_miam_members.pdf


Looking for a new Research Assistant for the MIAM Characterization Facility- Wong Building.

The MIAM Characterization Facility will be hiring someone to facilitate and run the XPS, XRD and Micro-CT Instruments.

For more complete information, please see the attached Job Description [.docx]

To apply or for more information please contact via e-mail to the link below:

adminassistant [dot] minmat [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Research Assistant Applications)

Feb 7, 2012.


New interdisciplinary course on micro- and nano- fabrication for biotechnology

The MIAM Nanotools-Microfab Facility is presenting a flexible interdisciplinary lecture and lab course this February 21-25, 2011. Participants will get basic instruction on microfabrication and microfluidic techniques like protein patterning using microcontact printing, as well as one-on-one help for devices specific to their research.

Registration should be completed by February 18, 2011, with a 20% discount for registrations before January 31!

More details can be found at http://micronano.info

New MIAM Bylaws

Last May, the McGill Institute for Advanced Materials issued its first bylaws. These describe the MIAM's mission, a revised management structure with increased accountability and other information, rules and processes for the administration of the institute. These can be found on the upper right hand side of this page.

New MIAM Characterization and Microfabrication Facility

As a result of $7.2 M in Quebec MDEIE and McGill equipment grants, MIAM is proud to present the new MIAM Microfabrication and Characterization Facility.

This facility constitutes a major increase in the resources available at McGill for the development of functional materials and their applications. It includes 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.

Equipment available include a Scanning Electron Microscope, Fourier Transform IR/Raman Microscope and EPR instruments, a MALDI-ToF-MS (Laser Desorption), a Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance instrument, a Precision Ion polisher, a Skyscan MicroCT, and MX-20 X-ar cabinet, Rotary and Saw Microtomes, Powder and X-Ray Diffraction and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy with Auger Spectroscopy machines.

Equipment are now in varying stages of operation in different parts of the campus. For more information please contact the miam [dot] -administrator-miam [dot] engineering [at] mcgill [dot] ca (MIAM administration)

New Training Program Starts this Fall

Under the direction of Dr. Andrew Kirk, NSERC CREATE Integrated Sensor Systems Training Program(ISS) has accepted its first graduate students.

The Integrated Sensor Systems Training Program brings together a multi-disciplinary team from four Quebec Universities: McGill, École Polytechnique, INRS and Sherbrooke, and multiple faculties including Engineering, Medicine, Physics and Chemistry.

Students in the training program will carry out sensor systems related research projects, practice specialized sensor systems techniques, participate in international exchanges and internships and receive valuable professional and business training.

New Bylaws

Miam Bylaws [.docx]