CFDM Awards

CFDM Awards

The Canadian Foundation for the Development of Microscopy (CFDM) is a charitable organization whose aim is to promote the development of microscopy and associated techniques. Part of its mandate is to provide funds for educational opportunities for young scientists. CFDM is offering awards to assist with the travel expenses of Canadian university students to participate in the national and international conferences and workshops. Each year, CFDM holds spring and fall competitions, with the spring competition giving priority to applicants attending the annual meeting of the Microscopical Society of Canada.

The Board of the CFDM reviews submissions by students and evaluates them according to the following criteria: scientific merit, significance of the research, creativity and a letter of reference.

The application deadline for the spring competition is March 31st except for a year when MSC meets jointly with MSA and MAS at the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference in which case an extended deadline of May 31st applies. For the fall competition, students should submit their applications by November 30th. Recipients are notified electronically and announced on the website.

Following is a document to help you in your application:

Guidelines


The spring 2018 competition winners are:

Sara Makaremi, a PhD student in Prof. Jose Moran-Mirabal's lab at McMaster University, who will attend the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference in Baltimore, USA, (August 2018) and give a talk entitled “Measuring Lateral Diffusion of Receptors On Plasma Membrane of Macrophages Using Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy.”

Isobel Bicket, a PhD student in Prof. Gianluigi Botton’s lab at McMaster University, who will attend the 19th International Microscopy Congress in Sydney, Australia, (September 2018) and give a talk and present a poster entitled “Hybridization of Surface Plasmon Resonance Modes in Sierpinski Fractal Triangles” and "Probing Magnetic and Toroidal Dipole Moments in Upright Split Ring Resonators using Correlative Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and Cathodoluminescence Spectroscopy," respectively.

Quentin Stoyel, a Master's student in Prof. Raynald Gauvin lab at McGill University, who will attend the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference in Baltimore, USA, (August 2018) and present his paper entitled "Methods for Simulation of Electron Energy Loss Spectra for Low Energy Edges in Battery Materials."

Alexandre Pofelski, a PhD student in Prof. Gianluigi Botton’s lab at McMaster University, who will attend the 19th International Microscopy Congress in Sydney, Australia, (September 2018) and give a talk and present a poster entitled "Optimizing the sampling parameter in STEM Moiré interferometry for 2D strain field characterization" and "An attempt to map the electromagnetic field from plasmonic nanostructures using differential phase contrast and electron holography," respectively.

Christopher W. Schankula, an undergraduate student at McMaster University working with Professors Christopher K. Anand and Nabil D. Bassim, who will attend the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference in Baltimore, USA, (August 2018) and present his paper entitled "Plasma Focused Ion Beam Curtaining Artifact Correction by Fourier-Based Linear Optimization Model."

Hesham El Sherif, a PhD student in Prof. Nabil D. Bassim's lab at McMaster University, who will attend the Electronic Materials Conference in Santa Barbara, USA, (June 2018), where he will present his paper entitled "Electron Microscopy Characterization of 2D Indium/Indium Nitride Layer Synthesized by Confinement Heteroepitaxy (CHet) Technique" and the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference in Baltimore, USA, (August 2018), where he will present his paper entitled "Electron Microscopy and Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) of Few-Layer Chemically-Exfoliated Phosphorene Flakes."

Congratulations to the winners!

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