Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research (BIMR)

Based at McMaster University, the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research (BIMR) is an interdisciplinary research organization with the mandate to develop, support and co-ordinate all materials research-related activities at McMaster. Over its five decades of existence, the BIMR has evolved through many different roles, and has spawned a number of major research facilities (CCEM, Crystal Growth, Cryogenics).

The BIMR’s facilities and its pool of expertise are available to industry and organizations that require assistance with materials research and development or material analysis. The structure of the BIMR is designed to provide exceptional service not only to materials experts but also to researchers from other fields that require materials-based information.


AN Bourns Science Building – Room 453
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4M1

Areas of Expertise

Materials engineering
– Biomaterials
– High-strength, light-weight composites
– Optoelectronic components
– Plastics


Materials R&D

Contact Information



Twitter: BIMR_McMaster

LinkedIn: Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research

Published: September 22, 2021

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