The SURFCAT Summer School 2022

29 november 2022

Titled "Advanced ex and in situ TEM characterization of atomic cluster electrocatalysts", Deema Balalta won the second posterprize at The SURFCAT Summer School: The Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals. Congratulations!

Science communication award 2022

Congratulations to Nick Schryvers, Steve Vanlanduit, Yannick Engelmann, Lennart Fernandes, Domien Van der Elst en Maja Verstraeten. They won the Annual science communication prize 2022, with their fusion show: Plasma's. Fusie! Energie?

FWO grant for Nadine Schrenker

Congratulations to Nadine Schrenker! She obtained a Junior Post-Doc Fellowship. The grant, entitled “Low dose in situ electron microscopy studyon metal halide perovskites: Unravelling the role of defects and degradationmechanisms under bias, oxygen and moisture”, will start in October 2021 and will run for 3 years.


19 november 2020

Titled "Thermal stability and three-dimensional structural evolution of Pt coated Au Nanorods", Ece Arslan Irmak & Adrian Pedrazo Tardajos won the second posterprize at the virtual conference of Eusmi 2020. Congratulations!

2020 JEOL-EM Award

The jury decided to offer the Physical/Materials Sciences and Optics Award to Prof. Dr. Sara BALS  from EMAT-University of Antwerp, Belgium, for her outstanding achievements in the field of 3D electron tomography.

"By combining state-of-the-art electron microscopy with advanced reconstruction algorithms, Sara Bals has significantly contributed to development and implementation of this method which today enables determination of the positions and chemical nature of atoms in individual nanoparticles. The research of Sara Bals is highly innovative and widely recognized by the EM scientific community."

Best Paper Honorable Mention

Congratulations to Dr. PourbabakDr. OrekhovDr. Samaee, Prof. Verlinden, Prof. Van Humbeeck and Prof. Schryvers! Their manuscript In-Situ TEM Stress Induced Martensitic Transformation in Ni50.8Ti49.2 Microwires is recognized as the Best Paper Honorable Mention in Volume 5 of Shape Memory and Superelasticity.

Their wonderful accomplishment will be formally recognized at SMST 2021, which will be taking place May 17-21, 2021, at The Westin Carlsbad Resort in Carlsbad, California, USA.The designation was chosen by the Associate Editors of Shape Memory and Superelasticity with the results compiled by the journals publication staff at ASM International. 

Editor's Choice Article

Congratulations to Dr. PourbabakDr. OrekhovDr. Samaee, Prof. Verlinden, Prof. Van Humbeeck and Prof. Schryvers! Their manuscript “In-Situ TEM Stress Induced Martensitic Transformation in Ni50.8Ti49.2 Microwires” has been chosen as a 2019 Editor’s Choice article by the Editor of Shape Memory and Superelasticity.

Prijs van de Onderzoeksraad Frans VERBEURE

On 13 November 2019 the University of Antwerp’s Academic Awards in the domains of education, research and services to society have been presented. Annick De Backer won the prize in the category Research. She explains her work in the movie below.

RBSM Meeting 2019

At the Royal Belgian Society for Microscopy 2 EMAT members won a prize.

Congratulations to Alexander Skorikov: "Best oral presentation in the materials science session" and to Jarmo Fatermans: "Best Poster Award"

FWO PhD Fellowship renewal for Annelies De wael!

Congratulations to Annelies De wael! She receives a prolongation of her FWO PhD Fellowship. The grant, entitled “Retrieving maximum structural information of beam-sensitive materials using low dose scanning transmission electron microscopy​”, will run for 2 more years.