Grain Boundary Problem in Steels and Alloys Workshop

Mehdi, Betty and Nabil were delighted to take part in the Workshop: Grain Boundary Problems in Steels at IREQ Headquarters at HydroQuebec in August. Great work was presented by Mehdi and Betty! Looking forward to new and great results!

14th Annual FIB SEM Meeting Group Presentations

Group members Alyssa Williams and Joachim de Fourestier both presented their research at the FIB-SEM meeting on May 4-5, 2022, with Alyssa presenting her work titled "Investigating Early HCoV-229E Virus Mediated Endocytosis Nanoscale Interactions with Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy" and Joachim presenting "Build Your Own Open-Source Web Viewer for 3D FIB-SEM Data."

14th Annual FIB SEM Meeting, May 4-5 2022

Group members Joachim de Fourestier, Caleb Whittier, and Alyssa Williams travelled to Laurel, MD with Dr. Bassim to attend the annual FIB SEM meeting at the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

Congratulations to Hesham El-Sherif for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis

Group member Hesham El-Sherif (pictured above alongside the committee members) successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, titled "Multiscale Electron Microscopy Imaging and Spectroscopy of Atomically Thin Layers at Heteroepitaxial Interfaces", on August 9, 2021.

Congratulations to Connor Wong for successfully defending his M.A.Sc. thesis

Group member Connor Wong (pictured above alongside committee members Drs. Nabil Bassim, Andy Knights, and Jonathan Bradley) successfully defended his M.A.Sc. thesis on August 27, 2020.

Congratulations to Hesham El-Sherif for winning the best virtual presentation in the MSC 2020 Mat session

Group member Hesham El-Sherif won best virtual presentation in the Mat session of MSC 2020 for his presentation "Plan-view HRTEM @80 KeV for 2D WSe2 - Revealing the locations of Re atoms doped two-dimensional WSe2 in HRTEM images".

MSC 2019 Annual Meeting

Group member Khatereh Maleki (seen above presenting her poster) travelled to Vancouver this spring with Dr. Bassim to attend the MSC 2019 Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Sam Norris on placing first in the Materials Graduate Seminar Contest

Group member Sam Norris places first in the Materials Graduate Seminar Contest presenting his work on ion beam nanofabrication of integrated optical devices.

Bassim Group Graduates

Bassim group congratulates members Yasamin Sartipi and Weiwei Zhang on successfully completing their M.A.Sc. defenses. We wish them all the best with their future endeavors.

Dr. Nabil Bassim


Nabil Bassim is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University and the Scientific Director of the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM -

  1. 1997 - 2002

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Materials Science

    University of Florida
  2. 1993-1997

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering

    University of South Florida

Selected Publications

Low-loss TeO2-coated Si3N4 waveguides for application in photonic integrated circuits

Henry C. Frankis, Khadijeh Miarabbas Kiani, Dawson B. Bonneville, Chenglin Zhang, Samuel Norris, Richard Mateman, Arne Leinse, Nabil D. Bassim, Andrew P. Knights, and Jonathan D. B. Bradley

Removing Stripes, Scratches, and Curtaining with Nonrecoverable Compressed Sensing

Jonathan Schwartz, Yi Jiang, Yongjie Wang, Anthony Aiello, Pallab Bhattacharya,Hui Yuan, Zetian Mi, Nabil Bassim, Robert Hovden

Green template-free synthesis and characterization of mesoporous alumina as a high value-added product in aluminum black dross recycling strategy

Mostafa Mahinroosta, Ali Allahverdi, Peng Dong, Nabil Bassim

Electron beam damage of epoxy resin films studied by scanning transmission X-ray spectromicroscopy

Weiwei Zhang, Lis Melo, Adam P Hitchcock, Nabil Bassim

Meet our team

Image Processing
2D Materials
Focused Ion Beam Microscopy
Metallic Micro Structures

Chen Gu

Ph.D. in Microscopy of Metallic Microstructures: Characterizing microstructure of steels by advanced electron microscopy

Nasim Khoonkari

Ph.D. in Image Processing: working on optimization in image processing with a focus on SEM Images.

Caleb Whittier

Ph.D. in Microscopy of Ion-Implanted Materials: applying advanced electron microscopy to assessing plasmonic behavior modified via focused ion beam

Alyssa Williams

Ph.D. in Microscopy of Biological Materials: Imaging biological and biomaterial interactions using focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy