Room 357, John Hodgins Building

Materials Science and Engineering
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7
Canada

Tel: 905 525 9140 x24767

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Professor, Associate Chair - Undergraduate

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Education

B. Eng. Physics, 1987 (Ecole Polytech. Montreal)

Ph.D. Materials Eng., 1992 (Ecole Polytech. Montreal)

Positions held

  • NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow, Cambridge Univ.

  • Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Univ.

  • Darwin College Research Fellow

  • Research Scientist, Natural Resources Canada

  • Associate Professor, McMaster University

  • Canada Research Chair in Microscopy of Nanoscale Materials

Expertise

  • Microscopy of nanostructured materials

  • Transmission electron microscopy

  • Electron energy-loss spectroscopy

  • Structure-properties in nanoscale materials

“I show my students that they can compete with researchers from some of the best universities in the world,” he says. “Going to international conferences is a way for them to measure how they stand up. They can see that they are just as good.”

Dr. Botton uses advanced microscopy techniques to examine materials at the atomic scale and to develop more energy-efficient products including batteries, fuel cells and lighting applications. “We want to create battery materials that use renewable energies and are better for the environment.”

Dr. Botton has earned several accomplishments that have helped his team compete on the world stage and generate new collaborations between researchers. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electron Microscopy of Nanoscale Materials; he was the recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement Award at McMaster and he was selected as the 2017 recipient of Canadian Materials Science Conference Metal Physics Award.

Dr. Botton also attributes diversity to his group’s success.

“I have a close-knit group of men and women from all over the world. They bring together different experiences and educational backgrounds that help make our research world-class.”

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Gianluigi Botton has earned several accomplishments that have helped his team compete on the world stage and generate new collaborations between researchers. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electron Microscopy of Nanoscale Materials; he was the recipient of the 2017 Faculty of Engineering Research Achievement Award at McMaster and he was selected as the 2017 recipient of Canadian Materials Science Conference Metal Physics Award.

About Gianluigi Botton