Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy

About MCEM

The Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM) is a central Monash University Technology Research Platform. It provides an advanced capability in electron microscopy to enable researchers to solve major scientific challenges and is optimised for non-biological and engineering applications. 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).

MCEM has a suite of advanced instruments, including a double-aberration-corrected Titan3 80-300kV fitted with pixelated and CMOS detectors for scanning CBED and 4D-STEM. In late 2020, MCEM will receive a next generation S/TEM with outstanding spatial and energy resolution, multiple fast detectors and unique electron-optical elements to optimise performance in S/TEM. In addition, MCEM has 1 other FEGTEM, 1 TEM, 3 FEG-SEMs and a FIB/ESEM plus a range of supporting computing, software and specimen preparation equipment.


Hours of Operation and Location 


To comply with the Victorian State Government's COVID19 Stage 4 restrictions, MCEM has made a minor change to operations.

MCEM is staying open, and is permitted to support “Critical Research”, as defined by the Vice-Chancellor and approved by the Provost.

To demonstrate that you are conducting approved “Critical Research” Monash staff must have a Work Permit and students must have a letter signed by their head of department/school dated after 6th August.

If you are conducting approved “Critical Research”, we will arrange for you to access MCEM during Stage 4 restrictions.

Please complete the short iLab form "MCEM Access during Stage 4 Restrictions Form" under the "New User and Service Requests" tab and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

For further information please see the MCEM website.

Facility Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, during normal University working days (normally 24/7)

Staffed Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, during normal University working days

Location: 10 Innovation Walk, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Victoria, 3800


Links and Resources

  1. Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy Website

  2. Directions for travelling to Monash University and accommodation suggestions can be found here.



Name Role Phone Email Location
MCEM General Enquiries

+61 3 990 55563

Dr Peter Miller
Manager MCEM
+61 3 990 55291
Room G06