MIM Summer Research Program

Interested in Materials Research?


Looking to get some research experience in an interdisciplinary lab over the summer? The Manitoba Institute for Materials (MIM) is looking for one to two undergraduate students for summer research projects in the field of materials science. Students will also participate in MIM’s annual research conference, the Manitoba Materials Conference, on May 12th.


The Manitoba Institute for Materials is a multidisciplinary research institute with members from 12 departments across 6 faculties. MIM supports materials research at the university emphasizing the strengths of collaborative endeavours between disciplines.


This summer MIM will be opening a new research facility on campus, housing three new electron microscopes and an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer. MIM is looking for a student to assist with the setup and testing of the new instruments. The student will get hands on experience with sample preparation techniques and electron microscopy including the new FEI Talos TEM.


MIM is also looking for a student to work on a project with our Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) instrument. The student will work primarily with the SAXS to develop methodologies for analyzing and grading fibre samples however, they will also gain experience with other instrumental techniques. The project will also involve exposure to other instrumental techniques.


For more information contact Kevin McEleney


To apply please send a one page CV, a summary of your academic history and a half page about your interest in materials research to Kevin McEleney