Council

Council Status

Kathryn Grandfield
President
Kathryn Grandfield

Kathryn Grandfield is Canada Research Chair in Microscopy of Biomaterials and Biointerfaces and Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University. She investigates biomaterial interfaces and biomineralization using multiscale electron tomography and atom probe tomography techniques. 

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Nadi Braidy
1st Vice-President
Nadi Braidy

Nadi Braidy is 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.

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Jose Moran-Mirabal
2ND VICE-PRESIDENT
Jose Moran-Mirabal

Jose Moran-Mirabal is Professor and University Scholar 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.

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Marek Malac
Past President
Marek Malac

Marek Malac is a senior researcher at the NRC - Nanotechnology Research Centre and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta.

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Jeff Fraser
Secretary
Jeff Fraser

Jeff Fraser is retired from the NRC. He was a technical officer specializing in scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM) and focused ion beam (FIB) for 28 years.

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Stefano Rubino
Treasurer
Stefano Rubino

Stefano Rubino obtained a PhD in applied physics from the Vienna University of Technology developing a new EELS technique called EMCD. He then became assistant professor at the University of Uppala, Sweden and later spent one year in Oslo, Norway and one year at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. In 2016 he joined Soquelec Limited as the scientific expert in electron microscopy.

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David Polcari
Industry Representative
David Polcari

David Polcari is the business manager for Quebec and Atlantic Canada at Systems for Research. He completed a PhD in electrochemistry at McGill University before moving to a postdoctoral fellowship on battery materials at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).

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Councillors-At-Large

Natalie Reznikov
MSC representative - external societies
Natalie Reznikov

Natalie received her PhD in 2014 from the Weizmann Institute of Science. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, McGill University. 

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Jane Howe
Jane Howe

Jane Howe is an Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry.  Her research interest is in the development and applications of in situ and correlative electron microscopy techniques.

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Nhu Trieu
Nhu Trieu

Nhu Trieu is the electron and confocal microscopist for biological applications at the Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility at the University of New Brunswick. She completed her BSc in biology with a specialization in genetics at the University of Alberta. She is also completing her MSc in biology part time with Dr. Bryan Crawford.

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Maureen Joel Lagos
Maureen Joel Lagos

Maureen Lagos is Canada Research Chair in Imaging and Spectroscopy of Advanced Nanomaterials and Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University. He uses electron energy loss spectroscopy to investigate excitations (phonon, plasmons, excitons) in novel materials with potential for infrared photonics, heat transport and quantum material applications 

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Youssef Chebli
Youssef Chebli

Youssef Chebli obtained a PhD in biology from the Université de Montréal in 2012. He is currently a research associate and manager of the ECP3- MultiScale Imaging core Facility at McGill University.

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Misa Hayashida
Misa Hayashida

Misa Hayashida is a senior research officer at the NRC - Nanotechnology Research Centre. She investigates nanomaterials with transmission electron microscopy techniques such as electron tomography and electron energy loss spectroscopy.

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Ex-officio

Sara Makaremi
Bulletin Editor
Sara Makaremi

Sara Makaremi completed a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. Her research was focused on measuring diffusion of membrane proteins in live cells using Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy (RICS) and Single Particle Tracking (SPT). She joined MSC in 2016 as a student representative of the council, and since 2018 she has served as the bulletin editor. 

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Zhengyu (Brian) Li
Webmaster
Zhengyu (Brian) Li

Brian is a master student in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He currently works on the intersection of mathematics, automated reasoning, machine learning, and quantum algorithms. He is responsible for supporting and maintaining the MSC website.

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Liza-Anastasia DiCecco
Student Representative
Liza-Anastasia DiCecco

Liza-Anastasia is a PhD Candidate in Materials Engineering at McMaster University. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms behind biomineralization processes as well as using and developing advanced electron microscopy methods, such as exploring liquid phase microscopy techniques, to characterize bone structures and other biological materials.

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Zygmunt J. Jakubek
President - Canadian Foundation for the Development of Microscopy, MSC Auditor
Zygmunt J. Jakubek

Zygmunt is a Research Council Officer in the Emerging Technologies division at the NRC Canada. He studies nano- architectures and nanomaterials by photophysical and microscopic methods; develops nanoscale characterization and optical imaging techniques; and supports development of national and international standards and reference materials for nanotechnologies.
 

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Mouhanad Babi
Executive Secretary
Mouhanad Babi

Mouhanad obtained his PhD in Chemical Biology at McMaster University and is currently working as an imaging specialist at the Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy (CALM). His research specializes in cellulose and understanding its structure through super-resolution microscopy and correlative techniques. 

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