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Home to cutting-edge research instruments to support a wide spectrum of materials characterization activities.

The Concordia Materials Characterization Platform (CMCP) is a comprehensive research platform for studying the structural and chemical characteristics of materials.

The combination of highly specialized characterization tools centralized in the platform enables students, researchers and industry partners to answer complex materials structure questions, on all length scales and concentration levels: from bulk to surface samples and from the macroscopic to the nanoscopic range.

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Why the CMCP matters

More than 25 Concordia professors from the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Faculty of Arts and Science, as well as their graduate students and postdoctoral fellows utilize the platform’s equipment on a regular basis.

This university-wide materials characterization platform aligns with two of Concordia’s fastest developing research areas: advanced materials and nanotechnology, and environmental sustainability.

Housed under the university’s strategic research cluster, Technology, Industry, and the Environment, the CMCP provides numerous benefits, including:

  • POTENTIAL: The platform enables the study of the structural and chemical characteristics of materials with the goal of improving mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of resources such as polymer, metal, ceramic, semiconductors, composites and others.
  • ACCESS: The CMCP facilitates access to state-of-the-art equipment that is not widely available, supported by full-time, highly qualified platform staff that provide materials characterization expertise, training and supervision, and can help obtain the best results from the equipment.
  • LOCATION: The platform instruments complement each other, and administering these in one consolidated infrastructure platform helps maximize their usage, promote student training, leverage existing knowledge across Concordia, and empower the scientific community and industrial users with access to resources and expertise.
  • TRAINING: The CMCP provides the necessary environment for the training of graduate students and other highly qualified personnel on materials characterization research tools.


General inquiries

Mamoun Medraj
CMCP Director
514-848-2424, ext. 3146

Technical details

Dmytro Kevorkov
Materials Characterization Specialist
514-848-2424, ext. 7241 or 7100


Mazen Samara
Platform Manager
514-848-2424, ext. 7100

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