Council

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Marek Malac
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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Kathryn Grandfield
First Vice-President
Kathryn Grandfield

Kathryn Grandfield is Assistant 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
2nd 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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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 is the sales and services representative for Western Canada at Soquelec Limited.

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Pierre-Mathieu Charest
Treasurer
Pierre-Mathieu Charest

Pierre-Mathieu Charest is retired professor of Botany at Université Laval. His field of expertise are Vascular Plant anatomy, morphology and cell biology.

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Joaquin Ortega
Past President
Joaquin Ortega

Joaquin Ortega is a Full Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University. He is also the Research Director of the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research at McGill.  His laboratory aims to understand the structure and function of new antimicrobial targets, developing them into tangible enzymes for intervention with new antibiotics.

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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

Zygmunt J. Jakubek
Zygmunt J. Jakubek

Zygmunt J. Jakubek is a Research Council Officer in the Emerging Technologies division at the National Research Council Canada. He studies novel nanoarchitectures and nanomaterials by photophysical and microscopic methods; develops nanoscale measurement, characterization, and optical imaging techniques; and supports development of national and international standards and reference materials for nanotechnologies.
 

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Jose Moran-Mirabal
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.

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Nabil Bassim
Nabil Bassim

Nabil Bassim is an associate professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University.

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Aycan Yurtsever
Aycan Yurtsever

Aycan Yurtsever is an Associate Professor at Université du Québec's Institut National de Recherche Scientifique. His group studies dynamic phenomena in nanoscale materials using advanced electron microscopy techniques.

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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.  Prior to her new position at UofT, Jane worked as a Senior Applications Scientist with Hitachi High-Technologies group in US and Canada for the past five years. 

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Chloe van Oostende
Chloe van Oostende

Chloe van Oostende is the operations manager and microscope specialist of the Cell Biology and Image Acquisition Core Facility at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

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Sara Makaremi
Bulletin Editor
Sara Makaremi

Sara Makaremi is a PhD Candidate in the Biomedical Engineering program at McMaster University. Her research is focused on measuring diffusion of membrane proteins in live cells using Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy (RICS) and Single Particle Tracking (SPT).

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Zhengyu (Brian) Li
Webmaster
Zhengyu (Brian) Li

Zhengyu Li is a second year undergraduate at University of Toronto. He studies Mathematical Science specialist, Statistics major, and Computer Science Minor. He is responsible for maintaining the MSC website. He is interested in developing new algorithms that help solve real world problems, then implementing them using computer programming skills.

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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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Mouhanad Babi
Student Representative
Mouhanad Babi

Mouhanad Babi is a Chemical Biology Ph.D. Candidate at McMaster University. My research is focused on the study of the nanostructure of fibrillar systems, particularly DNA and cellulose, using stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM).

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Craig Bennett
Regional Chairperson Atlantic
Craig Bennett

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

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