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Graduate Student Opportunity


Byron Gates Research Seminar




Did you know MIM was the recipient of "The Team Award of Excellence" from the University of Manitoba in 2015? We're also featured on their promotional materials for the 2016 nominations. Check out a quick interview here.

Awards of Excellence 2016 promo




Peter Pickup Research Seminar Poster




Congratulations to  Jörg Stetefeld (Chemistry) and Arkady Major (ECE) who received NSERC Strategic Grants - and the only two at the University of Manitoba in this last funding cycle.

Upcoming seminars/webinars/conferences (in chronological order):

1- Weekly Webinars In Situ X-Ray Microscopy
To register for any of the 6 webinars click here

2-Nanomaterials for Aerospace at Nano2016, Quebec City 7-12 August. March 1st is the abstract deadline ( )

3- RH Betts Memorial Lectureship:
Prof. Emily A. Carter will be spending two days on campus as the Department of Chemistry’s 2016 RH Betts Memorial Lecturer.
Prof. Carter is the Founding Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy - - and the Environment and the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, as well as Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University - .
As part of her stay, Dr. Carter will give two lectures, and be available to meet with faculty and students. This information will be re-circulated when her schedule is being prepared, but if you could put these talks on your department’s radar, that would be most appreciated, as our hope is to draw as multi-disciplinary an audience as possible.

Betts Public Lecture:
Wednesday April 6th, 7 pm
“The Future of Energy”

Technical Lecture:
Tuesday April 5th, 4 pm (coffee @ 3:30 pm, lecture @ 4 pm)
“Understanding Photoelectrocatalysis From First Principles"






Come take a tour of MIM and see our new facilities at 25 Sifton Road.

MIM Exterior

You can find MIM on the current Fort Garry Map

 Collaborative Space Image



Funding Announcement


Market Wired Press Release
Metro Press Release


Summer Research Positions


MIM is looking for one to two undergraduate researchers this summer. For more details see here.


Manitoba Materials Conference 2015

MMC 2015 (May 12, 2015) is an annual event highlighting research in fields related to Materials Science and Technology. It is an important opportunity for members of the community to learn about current research. Please have your registration and abstract submissions complete by May 4th, 2015.

Canadian Materials Research


 A new website has been launched by the Institute for Research in Materials at Dalhousie University. The Canadian Materials Research website looks to be a promising resource for finding jobs, materials researcher listings, upcoming conferences/workshops, and research facilities.

If you're a researcher get yourself listed by e-mailing

The Materials Reserach Society Foundation Call for Proposals
Do you have an idea for exposing students, teachers or life-long learners to the excitement and significance of materials in their daily lives? For bringing research out of the laboratory and to the general public? Or for finding new and creative ways to develop, support or recognize the next generation of materials scientists? Don’t just think about it ... act on it. Submit your proposal for grassroots funding and help us broaden the impact of materials science worldwide.
More details here

 CFI Research Facilities Navigator On-Line 

If you're looking for instrumentation, check out CFI's online directory of labs and facilities entitled "Research Facilities Navigator". MIM was happy to be one of the first facilities set up on this new tool.

UMTODAY Takes a Close Look at MIM 

Take a look at some extreme close ups.

Webcast - Advanced Compositional Analysis of Metals and Materials using Analytical S/TEM

There will be a webcaset on Webcast on Advanced Compositional Analysis of Metals and Materials using Analytical S/TEM on Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 1:00pm. For more infomation, click here.

Upcoming Conferences/Workshops in Winnipeg


Have you registered for the Winter 2015 Materials Characterization Course?

It is available for undergrad (GEOL 4280; ECE 4680; CHEM 4802) and grad students (GEOL 7790) but you must act quickly as space is limited. Instructor permission required to register (Dr. Freund).

Congratulations to: Dr. Anton Chakhmouradian, Dr. Song Liu, Dr. Olanrewaju Ojo, and Dr. Georg Schreckenbach on their promotions in 2013. 

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Wiebe who was appointed Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Discovery (Tier 2) at The University of Winnipeg.

Well done MIM Members!

Manitoba Materials Conference 2015 planning is now underway.

The Manitoba Institute for Materials has released an informational booklet. Please review it here.

The Manitoba Institute for Materials would like to welcome Jennifer Low as the new Operations Co-ordinator for the Institute. Good luck in the new position Jennifer.