About Us

The Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM) is a central Monash University Technology Research Platform. It provides a world-class capability in electron microscopy to enable researchers to solve major scientific challenges. MCEM conducts innovative research in electron microscopy, and provides advanced instrumentation, expertise and training to researchers from across the university, government and industry sectors.

MCEM have collated a small snapshot of just some of the resulting research impact in this brochure. MCEM together with the Monash Ramaciotti Centre for Cryo-Electron Microscopy form the Victorian node of Microscopy Australia.

The Monash technology research platforms are coordinated through the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Infrastructure).

MCEM Platform Vision

To be at the forefront of research in electron microscopy, providing a leading-edge capability that will enable researchers to solve major scientific challenges.

MCEM Platform Mission

To enable and advance research excellence at Monash University and beyond through the provision of world-class microscopy for the determination of the structure of matter down to the atomic scale.

MCEM achieves this via its dual academic and research support role, namely:

  1. execution of world class research in the field of electron microscopy, and
  2. provision of advanced instrumentation, expertise and training in electron microscopy to researchers across all fields of science and engineering (except biology).

MCEM is the largest electron microscope facility in Victoria, serving several hundred registered researchers from Monash, other universities, government research agencies, as well as providing consultancy services to industry. It plays an important role in educating/supporting students in electron microscopy and materials characterisation and is a key complementary facility to the Australian Synchrotron and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), the Australian National Fabrication Facility’s (ANFF) central node in Victoria. MCEM works closely with The Monash Ramaciotti Centre for Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Monash Micro Imaging (MMI) which provide optical and electron microscopy facilities for the biological sciences.