Council Status


Joaquin Ortega

Joaquin Ortega is an Associate Professor at McMaster University and studies antimicrobial targets using cry-electron microscopy and single particle techniques.

First Vice -President

Marek Malac

Marek Malac is a senior researcher at the National Institute for Nanotechnology and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Alberta.

Second Vice-President

To be filled


Jeff Fraser


Pierre-Mathieu Charest

Past President

Michael Robertson

Michael Robertson is a Professor in the Department of Physics at Acadia University and studies the structural, optical and electrical properties of a wide variety of materials using electron microscopic techniques.


Youssef Chebli

Youssef Chebli is the operational manager of the imaging facilities of the Plant Institute and the department of Anthropology of the University of Montreal.

Yves Giroux

Yves Giroux is the National sales Director at HITACHI High-Technologies Canada.

Kathryn Grandfield

Kathryn Grandfield is Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University. She investigates biomaterials interfaces and biomineralization using electron tomography and atom probe tomography.

Zygmunt Jakubek

Zygmunt J. Jakubek is a Research Council Officer with the Measurement Science and Standards portfolio of the National Research Council Canada. He develops nanoscale measurement, characterization, and optical imaging techniques and studies nanoarchitectures and biomolecular interactions by photophysical methods.

Peng Li

Peng Li is the leader of the characterization group at the University of Alberta nanoFAB Fabrication and Characterization Facility. Peng is responsible for and oversees all scientific and engineering activities of the nanoFAB characterization facility.

Guy Parent

Guy Parent is a Technical Officer at the National Research Council of Canada involved in electron microscopy for material characterization, device fabrication and engineering for the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre.

Jose Moran-Mirabal

Jose Moran-Mirabal is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at McMaster University. Jose’s research combines the strengths of micro/nanofabrication, biomolecular patterning, and single molecule and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy to study biomolecular interactions in vitro.


Executive Secretary

Line Mongeon

Bulletin Editor

Nadi Braidy

Nadi Braidy is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biotechnological Engineering at Université de Sherbrooke. He develops catalytic nanomaterials and investigates advanced materials with transmission electron microscopy techniques.

Bulletin Editor Manager

Dianne Moyles


Marin Lagacé

Marin Lagacé is a research at the Hydro-Québec Research Institute. His main field of study is the quantitative microstructural characterization of the different components used in the fabrication of rechargeable lithium batteries used in storage and automotive applications.

Section Chairperson


Marek Malac

Marek Malac is a senior researcher at the National Institute for Nanotechnology and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Alberta.


Craig Bennett

Craig Bennett is Professor of Physics at Acadia University and uses transmission electron microscopy to study phase transformations in metals and alloys.


Jeff Fraser


Garnet Martens

Garnet Martens is the Research Manager of the UBC Bioimaging Facility located at the University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus.


Line Mongeon