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Gianluigi Botton PhD Science Director

Gianluigi has been the CLS Science Director since May 2019. He has trained nearly 50 HQP, and he places considerable importance on the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, which he has formally implemented in multiple aspects of CLS operations and management.

Gianluigi is also Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University where he holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electron Microscopy of Nanoscale Materials. In 2003, Gianluigi established the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy (CCEM), a national facility for ultrahigh-resolution microscopy, and served as the Scientific Director from the start of operations in 2008 until 2019. He has an impressive research record, having secured more than $50M in funding as Principal Investigator and $90M as a co-investigator, and has more than 350 peer-reviewed publications (H-index 68). 

Over the course of his illustrious career, Gianluigi has been awarded the Microbeam Analysis Society’s Presidential Award (2020); Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2018); and Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (2014).