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Nuclear @ McMaster


Learn about our research themes and the groups that work alongside Nuclear Operations and Facilities.

Research Themes

Research conducted at these facilities can be divided into four themes:

Environment Learn More

Assessing our ever-changing environment using nuclear methods and techniques

Health Learn More

Diagnosing and treating patients worldwide using medical isotopes

Materials Learn More

Investigating and analyzing material composition at the atomic level

Nuclear Learn More

Using nuclear processes to study everything from the atom to ancient artifacts


Listed below are affiliated groups at McMaster University that work alongside Nuclear Operations and Facilities.

Health Physics Learn More

The Health Physics Department is responsible for implementing McMaster University’s Radiation Safety Program. They ensure the safety of those who work with ionizing radiation in the McMaster community through administrative controls, task-specific training, and continuous monitoring of facilities and personnel.

Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research Learn More

The BIMR plans for and operates sophisticated infrastructure for the production and advanced characterization of materials. It also disseminates and celebrates research achievement covering a wide range of scientific and engineering interests related to materials.

Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy Learn More

The Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy provides world-class electron microscopy capabilities and expertise to Canadian researchers and industry working in a broad range of fields.

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Learn More

McMaster University offers an undergraduate degree in Medical Physics.

Engineering Physics Learn More

The Department of Engineering Physics works closely with Nuclear Operations and Facilities for research and academic purposes.

Radiation Sciences Graduate Program Learn More

Radiation Sciences is broadly interdisciplinary, bridging the fields of medicine, biology, engineering and physical science. It provides scientific method and knowledge to certain industrial sectors, especially the healthcare and nuclear industries.

Medical Physics Learn More

McMaster University offers an undergraduate degree in medical physics.