Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy

About MCEM

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).

Three major new instruments were commissioned in 2008/2009, including Australia’s first “aberration-corrected” transmission electron microscope, the FEI Titan3 80-300 field emission gun transmission electron microscope. The other instruments are the JEOL 7001F FEGSEM and an FEI Quanta 3D FIB/FEGSEM. A further four instruments were installed in 2012: FEI Nova NanoSEM 450 FEGSEM; FEI Magellan 400 FEGSEM; FEI Tecnai G2 T20 TWIN TEM and FEI Tecnai G2 F20 S-TWIN FEGTEM. A new aberration corrected transmission electron microscope providing ultrahigh energy and spatial resolution will be installed early in 2020. 


MCEM 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 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:

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


Hours of Operation and Location

Facility Hours: 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
Katherine O'Rourke
Executive Assistant
+61 3 990 55563
Room G04
Prof. Joanne Etheridge
Director MCEM
+61 3 990 51836
Room G05