MCEM is a central university research facility that:
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.
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” electron microscope, which is the highest resolution microscope in Australia and one of just a handful worldwide.
MCEM staffs 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 microscopy and supports the research projects of over 130 postgraduate students each year.
MCEM is located on the Clayton Campus in Building 81, 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, which provides microscopy facilities for the biological sciences.
MCEM is one of Monash University's Technology Platforms.