Our research activities are in the following areas:
  • Application of electron microscopy to scientific questions in solid state physics, materials research,  nanotechnology and biology
  • Method development in electron microscopy
  • Electron optics
  • Nanostructuring


LEM at MC2023 in Darmstadt

We had a very inspiring electron microscopy conference in Darmstadt with many own contributions. We met friends and colleagues in person again and look forward to the next microscopy event. 

Master thesis to be awarded

There are new master theses to be awarded in the following areas.

1) In situ pyrolysis under SEM for architected carbon, 2) Microstructure analysis of metallic interconnectors, 3) In-situ heating and tensile straining of the eutectic Mo-Si-Ti alloy in transmission electron microscope

For questions and interest please contact the listed contact person.



Welcome Martin Peterlechner!

We welcome Dr. Martin Peterlechner as successor of Prof. Dr. Schneider! He will take over the task of leading our service department in the field of transmission electron microscopy and will also participate in new scientific projects. We are happy to welcome him in our team!

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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Wintersemester 2022/2023!

The lecture from Feb. 13 - Feb. 17, 2023 will be held in Building 30.22. Room F2/16 from 9.30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

ILIAS course "Electron Microscopy I" is online.registration now possible. In addition, the online registration form for the corresponding exercises for EM I is active under "Study and Teaching" > "Electron Microscopy I". In WS22/23 the lecture and the corresponding exercises will take place as a block course. The lecture in the week from 13.02. - 17.02.2023. The lecture will be held in English. The corresponding exercises from 20.02. - 24.02. 2023. Registration deadline for the exercises is the end of January 2023.

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Welcome Vijayshankar Asokan!

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Vijayshankar Asokan to the LEM team. Mr. Asokan started at LEM on January 1, 2023 and is dedicated to the project "WirLebenSOFC". We are very much looking forward to his support!

Completed master's degree from H. Wu

On November 15, Huichao Wu successfully completed his master's degree at KIT after presenting the results of his thesis: "Identification of the creep-induced deformation mechanism of a eutectic Mo-Si-Ti alloy using electron microscopy" to a scientific committee. The work was carried out by Y. M. Eggeler, D. Schliephake and H. Thota. After a well-deserved break, Huichao will start a PhD in Jülich and MNM wishes him all the best and hopes to see him again.

Welcome Alexander Zintler!

We are happy to welcome Mr. Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Zintler in our team from 01.09.22. He will support us in the project "KeraSolar"! We are looking forward to the cooperation.