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


Master thesis to assign

In the field of "Transmission electron microscopic (TEM) investigations of nanoscale, ternary multilayer coatings in the Ru/Al/Hf system" in cooperation with IAM-AWP and LEM (from 01.01.2022)

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Master thesis to assign

In the field of "Analytical Electron Microscopy on High Temperature Materials (Single-Crisalline Superalloys) for Aerospace Engines" in the new research group MNM at LEM. (as of now)

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Welcome Hemanth Thota!

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Hemanth Thota to the LEM team. He started his PhD on January 1, 2022 and will be working in the area of "High Temperature Materials" in the project GRK 2561. We wish him much success!

Prof. Dr. Feldmann takes over as acting director

Prof. Dr. Claus Feldmann will take over the provisional management of the LEM from 01.07.2021. The institute is looking forward to the cooperation and thanks him for his willingness and the interest shown.

Welcome Dr. rer. nat. T. Lehnert!

We are pleased to welcome Dr. rer. nat. Tibor Lehnert. He will join us on 01.07. in the area of "High Temperature Electrolysis". We are looking forward to the cooperation.

Welcome M.Sc. F. Wankmüller!

We are happy to welcome Mr. M.Sc. Florian Wankmüller in our team. He will support us in our research activities in the project "WirLebenSOFC"! We are looking forward to the cooperation.

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Prof. Dr. D. Gerthsen - Appointment as KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow

We congratulate Prof. Dr. Gerthsen to her new tilte as "KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow". Thus, Ms. Gerthsen will continue to be present at KIT as well as to pursue her scientific topics and will be reachable under her previous contact data.


Retirement Prof. Dr. Dagmar Gerthsen

After more than 27 years! as head of the institute, Prof. Dr. D. Gerthsen will go into well-deserved retirement on 01.04. We thank her sincerely for the many good and successful years of leading the institute. She has played a major role in advancing the LEM and making it what it is today.

Front cover "Particle-Journal" 11/2020

The title page of the Journal Particle and Particle Systems Characterization refers to Milena Hugenschmidt´s work on ZIF-8 particles directed deposited on TEM grids published in DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.202000209 (M. Hugenschmidt et al., Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2020, 2000209) 

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Front cover "Ultramicroscopy" 11/2020

An image from Martin Obermair´s paper (Obermaier et al., Ultramicroscopy 218, 113086 (2020)) appeared on the title page of Ultramicroscopy. The topic of the paper is "Analyzing contrast in cryo-transmission electron microscopy: Comparison of electrostatic Zach phase plates and hole-free phase plates"

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Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Yolita Eggeler

is Junior Professor and Group leader of Microscopy of Nanoscale Structures & Mechanisms (MNM) at LEM since 01.10.2020

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Felix Jung was awarded the poster price

Felix Jung was awarded the poster price of the electron microscopy symposium at the European Materials Research Society (EMRS) spring meeting 2019 in Nizza.

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Dr. Yonghe Li was awarded a scholarship

was awarded a postdoc scholarship by the Humboldt Foundation.

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Martin Obermair won price for talk

Martin Obermair won a prize for his talk at the 19. International Microscopy Congress (IMC19) in Sydney.

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Doktorarbeit zu vergeben
Open PHD - master and bachelor topics

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