Open Centre for the Characterization of Advanced Materials (OCCAM)

Organizational focus: The Open Centre for the Characterisation of Advanced Materials (OCCAM) provides research capabilities for the application of advanced materials.

Who they are: Based at the University of Toronto, OCCAM is a research and development centre built around its electron microscopy and surface characterisation tools. It partners with the Electron Microscopy Unit of the University of Toronto’s Materials Science and Engineering Department to support both academia and industry research.

What they offer: OCCAM provides researchers with access to electron microscopes, a surface analytical laboratory, sample preparation and characterization tools, and direct functional and operational training. Their materials research spans a variety of sectors including aerospace, automotive, and advanced manufacturing.


Open Centre for the Characterization of Advanced Materials
University of Toronto
200 College St
Toronto, ON
M5T 3E5

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Published: June 5, 2024

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