zum Inhalt springen

Unique Instrumentation

The equipment and expertise is highly complementary in the two countries.

User Facilities

McGill Nanotools Microfab

The McGill Nanotools Microfab is a micro/nanomachining facility that enables world-leading multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in nanoscience, microtechnology and the life sciences. Its unique R&D ecosystem is available to local, national, and international researchers from academia or industry and is part of NanoQuebec’s core infrastructure. After a major upgrade in the summer of 2014 due to an 11.3M$ CFI ‘Nanotools II’ grant it will occupy 3000 sqft. in the Rutherford Physics Building at McGill. This includes a 677 sqft. class-100 photolithography clean room, a 550 sqft. class-1000 deposition/etch clean room, a 165 sqft rapid prototyping class 10,000 room and several distinct sample preparation areas.


Established more than 25 years ago, the GCM lab regroups expert personnel and state of the art equipment from Ecole Polytechnique and the University of Montreal to offer services to the industry and the academic field. GCM is specialized in unique or complex projects in the following fields:

·       Analysis of materials (chemistry, corrosion, microscopy, thermal and mechanical properties)

·       Thin film deposition (PVD, CVD, MOCVD)

·       Microfabrication (MEMS, sensors, photolithography)

·       Specialized training in the previous fields