Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy

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Dr. Peter Miller

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The Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM) is a central university Research Platform that:

  • conducts research in electron microscopy, and
  • provides advanced instrumentation, expertise and teaching in electron microscopy.

The MCEM suite of advanced instrumentation can determine the composition, structure and bonding of materials down to the atomic scale. These instruments include Australia’s only “double-aberration-corrected” transmission electron microscope, which is the highest resolution microscope in Australia and one of just a handful worldwide.

MCEM serves and collaborates with researchers from Monash University, other universities, government research agencies and industry. It provides a complementary facility to the Australian Synchrotron, which is adjacent to Monash Clayton campus.

MCEM staff provide expert advice and training to researchers using the Centre. In addition, MCEM academic and research staff conduct their own specialised research programmes in fundamental and applied microscopy.

MCEM also plays a key role in educating undergraduates and postgraduates in electron microscopy and supports the research projects of over 190 postgraduate students each year.

MCEM is located on the Clayton Campus at 10 Innovation Walk, in an award-winning building designed to provide exceptional mechanical, thermal and electro-magnetic stability to optimise instrument performance. This is one of the most stable such buildings worldwide.

MCEM works closely with Monash Micro Imaging, and The Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Centre for Structural Cryo-Electron Microscopy.



MCEM supports four transmission electron microscopes, three scanning electron microscopes and a dual beam focussed ion beam (FIB) microscope, as well as a broad range of instrumentation for sample preparation and data analysis.


Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy

Monash University, Clayton Campus. 10 Innovation Walk, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

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Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Engineering Science, Materials Science, Nano Science, Physical Science
Precinct: South east
Affiliations: Monash University

Tags: electron microscopy, FIB, focussed ion beam, scanning electron microscope