#Yolita Eggeler

TT.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Yolita Eggeler

Curriculum Vitae

since 10.2020

W1 (tt) Professor for Electron Microscopy 

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) / Faculty of Physics

Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (LEM)

Supported by the cluster of excellence: 3D Matter Made to order (3DMM2O)

Advisor of the research group: Microscopy of Nanoscale Structures & Mechanism (MNM)



10.2018 - 10.2020

Postdoctoral fellow

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) ― Materials Department

Research groups: Prof. D.S. Gianola & Prof. T.M. Pollock

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Magnetic Heusler Compounds, High Temperature Materials 

Santa Barbara,


01.2014 - 10.2018


Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg / Materials Science Department  

Institute for Micro- und Nanostructure Research (IMN)

Thesis: Nano-and Microstructural Evolution in Ni-and Co-based Single Crystal Superalloys

Advisor: Prof. E. Spiecker, defense: 25.07.2018

Bavarian State Ministry of Science Award for outstanding thesis



10.2011 - 12.2013

Master of Science

Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg / Materials Science Department  

Material sciences and materials engineering




You can follow up Yolita's publications via her Google Scholar account.

New Research Group MNM @ LEM

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Yolita Maria Eggeler

The new research group MNM (Microscopy of Nanoscale Structures & Mechanism (MNM)) belongs to the central laboratory for electron microscopy (LEM) at KIT. MNM uses analytical high resolution scanning and transmission electron microscopy methods, to identify the structures of new functional and structural materials. The objectives are to reveal unknown processes which govern the evolution and deformation of micro- and nanostructures and to discover relations between nano- and microstructures and functional properties. Within the excellence cluster 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O) MNM works on new materials, which are engineered and printed from the nano and micro scales. MNM collaborates close with material researchers from KIT and with universities and research institutes from all over the world.

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Yolita Eggeler and her research at LEM

In this interview, Yolita talks about her research of the nano cosmos of materials utilizing electron microscopy to gain a better understanding of the materials. This increased understanding allows researchers to design new materials for topics like energy, environment, mobility or health. In addition, she talks about how she benefits from being part of the Cluster of Excellence 3DMM2O and what her work means for young women who also want to go in the scientific direction.

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Mechanical response of pesting-resistant Mo-Si-Ti alloys for high temperature applications
Kauffmann, A.; Schliephake, D.; Obert, S.; Tirunilai, A. S.; Hinrichs, F.; Winkens, G.; Wu, H.; Thota, H.; Eggeler, Y.; Mücklich, F.; Engstler, M.; Gorr, B.; Heilmaier, M.
2023, January 6. International Conference on Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture (ICPDF 2023), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, January 3–9, 2023
Electrospun carbon nanofibre-assisted patterning of metal oxide nanostructures
Islam, M.; Dolle, C.; Sadaf, A.; Weidler, P. G.; Sharma, B.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Mager, D.; Korvink, J. G.
2022. Microsystems & Nanoengineering, 8 (1), Art.Nr. 71. doi:10.1038/s41378-022-00409-8Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Improved work hardening capability and ductility of an additively manufactured and deformed Al-Mn-Mg-Sc-Zr alloy
Schliephake, D.; Lopes, C.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Chen, H.; Freudenberger, J.; Bayoumy, D.; Huang, A. J.; Kauffmann, A.
2022. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 924, Artkl.Nr.: 166499. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2022.166499
A novel nitridation- and pesting-resistant Cr-Si-Mo alloy
Hinrichs, F.; Kauffmann, A.; Tirunilai, A. S.; Schliephake, D.; Beichert, B.; Winkens, G.; Beck, K.; Ulrich, A. S.; Galetz, M. C.; Long, Z.; Thota, H.; Eggeler, Y.; Pundt, A.; Heilmaier, M.
2022. Corrosion Science, 207, Art.-Nr.: 110566. doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2022.110566
Solid and Hollow Poly(p-xylylene) Particles Synthesis via Metal–Organic Framework-Templated Chemical Vapor Polymerization
Begum, S.; Behboodi-Sadabad, F.; Pramudya, Y.; Dolle, C.; Kozlowska, M.; Hassan, Z.; Mattern, C.; Gorji, S.; Heißler, S.; Welle, A.; Koenig, M.; Wenzel, W.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Bräse, S.; Lahann, J.; Tsotsalas, M.
2022. Chemistry of Materials, 34 (14), 6268–6278. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c00111
Metal–Metal Bonding as an Electrode Design Principle in the Low-Strain Cluster Compound LiScMo 3 O 8
Wyckoff, K. E.; Kaufman, J. L.; Baek, S. W.; Dolle, C.; Zak, J. J.; Bienz, J.; Kautzsch, L.; Vincent, R. C.; Zohar, A.; See, K. A.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Pilon, L.; Van der Ven, A.; Seshadri, R.
2022. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144 (13), 5841–5854. doi:10.1021/jacs.1c12070
Photonic Curing Enables Ultrarapid Processing of Highly Conducting β-Cu2−δSe Printed Thermoelectric Films in Less Than 10 ms [in press]
Mallick, M. M.; Franke, L.; Rösch, A. G.; Geßwein, H.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Lemmer, U.
2022. ACS Omega, 7 (12), 10695–10700. doi:10.1021/acsomega.2c00412
Ultra-flexible β-Cu2-δSe-based p-type printed thermoelectric films
Mallick, M. M.; Sarbajna, A.; Rösch, A. G.; Franke, L.; Geßwein, H.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Lemmer, U.
2022. Applied materials today, 26, Art.Nr. 101269. doi:10.1016/j.apmt.2021.101269
A novel pesting and nitridation resistant Mo-Si-Cr alloy
Hinrichs, F.; Kauffmann, A.; Tirunilai, A. S.; Schliephake, D.; Beichert, B.; Winkens, G.; Beck, K.; Ulrich, S. A.; Galetz, M. C.; Long, Z.; Thota, H.; Eggeler, Y.; Pundt, A.; Heilmaier, M.
2022. Materials Science and Engineering Congress (MSE 2022), Darmstadt, Germany, September 27–29, 2022
Formation and thermal stability of two-phase microstructures in Al-containing refractory compositionally complex alloys
Laube, S.; Kauffmann, A.; Schellert, S.; Seils, S.; Tirunilai, A. S.; Greiner, C.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Gorr, B.; Christ, H.-J.; Heilmaier, M.
2022. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 23 (1), 692–706. doi:10.1080/14686996.2022.2132118Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Realizing High Thermoelectric Performance of Bi-Sb-Te-Based Printed Films through Grain Interface Modification by an In Situ-Grown β-Cu2-δSe Phase
Mallick, M. M.; Franke, L.; Rösch, A. G.; Ahmad, S.; Geßwein, H.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Rohde, M.; Lemmer, U.
2021. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 13 (51), 61386–61395. doi:10.1021/acsami.1c13526Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Disordered interfaces enable high temperature thermal stability and strength in a nanocrystalline aluminum alloy
Balbus, G. H.; Kappacher, J.; Sprouster, D. J.; Wang, F.; Shin, J.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Rupert, T. J.; Trelewicz, J. R.; Kiener, D.; Maier-Kiener, V.; Gianola, D. S.
2021. Acta materialia, 215, Art.-Nr.: 116973. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2021.116973
Precipitate Shearing, Fault Energies, and Solute Segregation to Planar Faults in Ni-, CoNi-, and Co-Base Superalloys
Eggeler, Y. M.; Vamsi, K. V.; Pollock, T. M.
2021. Annual review of materials research, 51 (1), 209–240. doi:10.1146/annurev-matsci-102419-011433
Influence of plastic deformation on the magnetic properties of Heusler MnAuAl
Levin, E. E.; Kitchaev, D. A.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Mayer, J. A.; Behera, P.; Gianola, D. S.; Van der Ven, A.; Pollock, T. M.; Seshadri, R.
2021. Physical review materials, 5 (1), Art.-Nr.: 014408. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.014408
Design of Nickel-Cobalt-Ruthenium multi-principal element alloys
Charpagne, M. A.; Vamsi, K. V.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Murray, S. P.; Frey, C.; Kolli, S. K.; Pollock, T. M.
2020. Acta materialia, 194, 224–235. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2020.05.003
Interfacial structure and strain accommodation in two-phase Nb Co Sn Heusler intermetallics
Eggeler, Y. M.; Levin, E. E.; Wang, F.; Kitchaev, D. A.; Van der Ven, A.; Seshadri, R.; Pollock, T. M.; Gianola, D. S.
2020. Physical review materials, 4 (9), Art.-Nr.: 093601. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.093601
The Effect of Alloying on the Thermophysical and Mechanical Properties of Co–Ti–Cr-Based Superalloys
Zenk, C. H.; Volz, N.; Bezold, A.; Huber, L.-K.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Spiecker, E.; Göken, M.; Neumeier, S.
2020. Superalloys 2020: Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Superalloys. Ed.: S. Tin, 909–919, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-51834-9_89
Using Rapid Thermal Annealing for Studying Early Stages of High-Temperature Oxidation of Superalloys
Kubacka, D.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Volz, N.; Neumeier, S.; Spiecker, E.
2020. Superalloys 2020: Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Superalloys. Ed.: S. Tin, 763–770, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-51834-9_74
Tension/Compression asymmetry of a creep deformed single crystal Co-base superalloy
Lenz, M.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Müller, J.; Zenk, C. H.; Volz, N.; Wollgramm, P.; Eggeler, G.; Neumeier, S.; Göken, M.; Spiecker, E.
2019. Acta materialia, 166, 597–610. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2018.12.053
Nano- and Microstructural Evolution in Ni- and Co-based Single Crystal Superalloys. PhD dissertation
Eggeler, Y. M.
2019. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Characterisation of Misfit Dislocations at Semicoherent Interfaces in Biphasic Functional Heusler Intermetallics
Eggeler, Y.; Levin, E. E.; Wang, F.; Seshadri, R.; Pollock, T. M.; Gianola, D. S.
2019. Microscopy and microanalysis, 25 (S2), 1916–1917. doi:10.1017/S1431927619010316
On the nucleation of planar faults during low temperature and high stress creep of single crystal Ni-base superalloys
Wu, X.; Dlouhy, A.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Spiecker, E.; Kostka, A.; Somsen, C.; Eggeler, G.
2018. Acta materialia, 144, 642–655. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.09.063
Identification of a ternary -phase in the Co-Ti-W system – An advanced correlative thin-film and bulk combinatorial materials investigation
Naujoks, D.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Hallensleben, P.; Frenzel, J.; Fries, S. G.; Palumbo, M.; Koßmann, J.; Hammerschmidt, T.; Pfetzing-Micklich, J.; Eggeler, G.; Spiecker, E.; Drautz, R.; Ludwig, A.
2017. Acta materialia, 138, 100–110. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.07.037
Combining advanced TEM techniques for full characterization of extended defects in creep-deformed single crystal superalloys
Spiecker, E.; Müller, J.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Lenz, M.
2016. European Microscopy Congress 2016: Proceedings, 780–781, Wiley-VCH Verlag. doi:10.1002/9783527808465.EMC2016.8697
Analysing the tension/compression asymmetry in creep deformed Co-base superalloys using electron microscopy
Lenz, M.; Eggeler, Y.; Schweizer, P.; Zenk, C.; Neumeier, S.; Göken, M.; Wollgramm, P.; Eggeler, G.; Spiecker, E.
2016. European Microscopy Congress 2016: Proceedings, 221–222, Wiley-VCH Verlag. doi:10.1002/9783527808465.EMC2016.6787
Planar defect formation in the ′ phase during high temperature creep in single crystal CoNi-base superalloys
Eggeler, Y. M.; Müller, J.; Titus, M. S.; Suzuki, A.; Pollock, T. M.; Spiecker, E.
2016. Acta materialia, 113, 335–349. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2016.03.077
Creep-induced planar defects in L12-containing Co- and CoNi-base single-crystal superalloys
Titus, M. S.; Eggeler, Y. M.; Suzuki, A.; Pollock, T. M.
2015. Acta materialia, 82, 530–539. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2014.08.033
Creep deformation-induced antiphase boundaries in L12-containing single-crystal cobalt-base superalloys
Eggeler, Y. M.; Titus, M. S.; Suzuki, A.; Pollock, T. M.
2014. Acta materialia, 77, 352–359. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2014.04.037

Awards, Prizes and Fellowships

10.2019 Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Humboldt Foundation
• Host: Prof. Daniel Gianola, (UCSB)
05.2019 Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art
• Engineering prize for outstanding doctoral thesis 2019
07.2018 Gender und Diversity (FAU)
• Prize at student photo contest „Diversity“
09.2015 Microscopy Congress 2015, Göttingen
• Best poster award
05.2014 EUROSUPERALLOY2014, St.Giron, France
• Best poster award
10.2008 - 10.2011 International Center for Materials Research (ICMR)
• Research Grant, Santa Barbara, USA
08.2005 - 06.2006 Rotary International
• Scholarship for a student exchange year in Gurnee, Illinois, USA