Dr Tim Williams

tim williams

Microscope Scientist

Tecnai TEM Manager


After graduating from the A.N.U. with a Ph.D. in Solid-State Chemistry, Tim Williams held a Royal Society / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship in Japan at the Research Institute for Iron, Steel and Other Metals (KINKEN), Sendai. He was then awarded QEII and SUPRA Fellowships and moved to Zurich, Switzerland, where he worked on high Tc superconductors in collaboration with the IBM group of Georg Bednorz and various groups in the University of Zurich and the ETH. He then took up a position at CSIRO, Melbourne, before returning to Japan to work in laser Raman spectroscopy instrument development for some years. He returned to Electron Microscopy in 2007 to join the newly established Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy.

Research Interests 

Tim is interested in structure determination by high resolution TEM, STEM and electron diffraction as well as solid-state inorganic structural chemistry in general.


  • Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy.
  • Tecnai T20 Basic Training.
  • Advanced TEM and STEM techniques on the T20 and F20.
  • Analytical TEM and STEM.
  • Introduction to Electron Diffraction in the TEM.
  • Introduction to Crystallography in Electron Microscopy.

Current Research Projects

Age, composition and magnetic properties of zebra rock from the East Kimberley and Pilbara

Andrew Jeremy Coward (Ph.D. by Research), Anja Slim, Sasha Wilson, Joel Brugger, Brad Pillans

Selected Publications