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About C2MCI

The Carbon to Metal Coating Institute (C2MCI) at Queen’s University is an international research, innovation, and education institute focused on developing cutting edge solutions to prevent the corrosion of metals and enable their manipulation and stabilization on nanometer scales. Our innovations improve the stability of metal-based transportation, construction and green energy infrastructure. On the micrometer and nanometer scale, they enable new manufacturing methods for microelectronics and improve the precision, safety, & effectiveness of nanomedicines in oncology.

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To be a global research leader in the development of metal carbon coatings. 

To produce cutting-edge solutions leading to improved: a) stability of metal infrastructure, b) microelectronics manufacturing processes, & c) precision radiotherapies.

To work with academia, industry, government, the healthcare sector, and not-for-profit agencies expediting knowledge mobilization & training the next generation of scientists

To embed Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Indigeneity (EDII) into our activities, enriching our research & providing opportunities.

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Global leadership in interdisciplinary research, innovation, & education, focused on benefiting society through novel carbon to metal coatings at the nano, micro and macro scale. 

Global Reach

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Our network of partners include global academic research leaders from the disciplines of chemistry, physics, engineering, and medicine.

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  • 7 Canada Research Chairs

  • 7 International Team Members

  • 7 Government Partners / National Labs

  • 5 Oncologists & Clinicians

  • 10 Early Career Researchers

  • 10 Industry Partners

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