Universiteit Antwerpen - Belgium

The electron microscopy group (EMAT) is the core group of the NANO Centre of Excellence within the University of Antwerp. NANO consists of about 100 researchers, working in both theory and experiment, focusing on the understanding and the characterisation of nano-materials and nano properties. EMAT (electron microscopy for materials science) is involved in different aspects of electron microscopy, particularly on advanced techniques in high resolution, diffraction, EELS, electron tomography or soft matter research. The group is led by Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, the coordinator of the former project ESTEEM.
EMAT is among the largest electron microscopy groups in the world. It consists of more than 40 researchers working experimental as well as theoretical. The materials cover alloys as well as ceramic materials, bulk materials as well as thin films, nanowires or nanoparticles. Recently there is a significant interest in soft matter-hard matter interactions. Focus points are electron tomography, EELS and ultra-high resolution. The group also has a strong collaboration with industry. The expertise of the microscopy group is highlighted by several Nature/Science publications and the more than 25 000 citations on work of the group. 

The ground-breaking research conducted at the University of Antwerp was the subject of a National Geographic documentary. Take a look inside the atomic structure of materials with the episode in between atoms.

Local contact:

Gustaaf Van Tendeloo - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.