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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: LAUNCH OF WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

Monash University < 1 mins read

 

A suite of three world-class electron microscopes, including one of the highest resolution microscopes in the world, now calls Monash home.

Worth more than a combined $20 million, three cutting-edge instruments will be unveiled today by Dr Carina Garland MP, Member for Chisholm, at the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM) at the University’s Clayton campus. 

The microscopes were custom-built by Thermo Fisher Scientific, and two are globally unique and enable unparalleled capabilities. 

The technology underpins the development of vital materials needed for high-speed computer chips, better batteries, more efficient solar panels, biodegradable plastics, communication devices, lighter, stronger metals for energy-efficient aircraft alloys, and green technologies, such as cleaner mineral extraction.

WHAT:

 

Microscope official launch

WHEN:

 

Monday 15 April, 11am-12pm

WHERE:

 

Monash University, Clayton campus
See campus map.


11am - Formalities and speeches

15 Innovation Walk (Building 75), Boardroom (Room G19), 


11.30am - Facility tour 
Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, 10 Innovation Walk, Monash University

     

WHERE:

 

Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, 10 Innovation Walk

WHO:

 
  • Dr Carina Garland, Federal MP for Chisholm

  • Professor Gianluigi Botton, CEO of the Diamond Light Source, UK 

  • Professor Jacek Jasieniak, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure

  • Professor Joanne Etheridge, FAA, Founding and Science Director of MCEM

  • Dr David Foord, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Thermo Fisher Scientific 

     

BACKGROUND INFO

 

Media release 

MCEM research highlights

MCEM website

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:

 

Courtney Karayannis, Senior Media Adviser

Courtney.Karayannis@monash.edu 

0408 508 454

Media
Monash University
T: +61 3 9903 4840   E: media@monash.edu 

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