Senior Facility Microscopist

Portrait of Nicolette ShawNicki is a Senior Facility Microscopist at the Quantum-Nano Fabrication and Characterization Facility (QNFCF). Her main responsibilities include the operation and management of electron microscopy tools. 

Her responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of the TEM and FIB/SEM
  • Lab member guidance, training, and qualification on the TEM and FIB/SEM
  • Advice and support for optimal sample preparation techniques
  • Supporting lab members in all aspects of electron microscope operation

She is available to assist users in producing high-resolution images, obtaining spectroscopic data, data processing and analysis.

Nicki joined the Quantum Nano Fabrication and Characterization Facility in September 2023. She obtained her BSc degree in Biochemistry in 2022, and MSc degree in Physical Chemistry in 2023, both at the University of Waterloo. Her research focused on the fabrication of nanofluidic cells for liquid phase electron microscopy with a focus on nanoparticle and biomolecule imaging.


Office: QNC 1611

Office Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 42022

University of Waterloo

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