Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy

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. A brochure provides a small snapshot of just some of the resulting research impact. MCEM together with the Monash Ramaciotti Centre for Cryo-Electron Microscopy form the Victorian node of Microscopy Australia (formerly AMMRF). For further information about MCEM please download the MCEM User Manual.


Over the last weeks, MCEM has welcomed back users with After Hours licences, as well as undertaken urgent experiments for many other researchers. As the University continues its staged return to research activity, MCEM is delighted to broaden access further from Monday 15 June, as follows:

  • Researchers with “Business Hours” and “Supervised Use” licences will be able to conduct experiments themselves.
  • The 7001F SEM hours will be extended for users with an After Hours licence with an additional session on Monday – Friday between 5:30pm and 8:30am. (After Hours access to other instruments will be introduced in a staged process).

Operations at MCEM have changed to ensure we meet COVID-19 OHS requirements. For further information please see the Access page.