ERC Consolidator Grant 2017

Sandra Van Aert obtains ERC Consolidator Grant with PICOMETRICS: Picometer metrology for light-element nanostructures: making every electron count.
The complete list (alphabetical order) can be found on the ERC website.


Toyota Riken International Workshop

Olesia Karakulina
won the POSTER AWARD for an outstanding presentation at the
6th TOYOTA RIKEN International Workshop. Organized by Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, with this year's theme
"New Trends in Solid State Chemistry: from Oxides to Mixed Anion Compounds".

Nagoya, Japan, 10 - 12 November, 2017

Ernst Ruska Prize: official award ceremony

The Ernst-Ruska Prize has been awarded to Sandra Van Aert during an official ceremony Thursday 24th of August 2017, during the Microscopy Conference 2017 in Lausanne (Switzerland). Every 2 years the German company "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie" grands the award to a young scientist who achieved pioneering progress in the research of electron microscopy during the past 7 years.
The prize is named after Ernst Ruska, co-inventor of the electron microscope, and is the most prestigious one in this field.

MC Lausanne 2017

Naomi Winckelmans won the YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD as well as a POSTER PRIZE during the Microscopy Conference in Lausanne (Switzerland)
August 2017

ISSIA PhD Competition

10 August 2017
The International Society for Stereology and Image Analysis awarded Dr. Annick De Backer the first prize at the ISSIA PhD competition. The PhD thesis entitled "Quantitative atomic resolution microscopy using advanced statistical techniques".
A presentation of the results of her work will be shown at the European Congress for Stereology and Image Analysis, which will be held on September 11-14, 2017 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. 

RBSM - Outstanding PhD Award

7 July 2017
The RBSM board has decided to grant Annick De Backer the Outstanding PhD Award in the field of Instrumentation and methods for your work entitled “Quantitative atomic resolution electron microscopy using advanced statistical techniques“. 
The prize will be handed over at the RBSM symposium in Antwerp on September 7th, 2017. University of Antwerp - Campus Drie Eiken - Promotiezaal.

Microscience Microscopy Congress 2017

03 - 06 July 2017
Karel van den Bos & Nathalie Claes win PosterPrize at MMC in Manchester, UK.

Prestigious title for Sara Bals

June 2017
With this mandate she can dedicate 3 more years to her research "Discrete Electron Microscopy at a nanoscopic sale"
Congratulations, Sara!

Giulio Guzzinati obtains FWO Postdoctoral Fellowship

Annelies De wael receives FWO PhD Fellowship


Olesia Karakulina won the YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD during the E-MRS SPRING MEETING
Strasbourg (FR) 22 - 26 May, 2017

International Ernst-Ruska-Prize 2017 for Sandra Van Aert

The German Society for Electron Microscopy invites to propose candidates for the Ernst-Ruska-Prize. The prize is awarded for work carried out by younger scientists pioneering new capabilities of electron microscopy as a scientific technique through innovative instrumentation or novel methods of basic and general interest.

Congratulations Nick Schryvers!

"Dear Dr. Schryvers,
The editors of Materials Characterization are delighted to inform you that your paper, Microstructure of adiabatic shear bands in Ti6Al4V, published in 2013 is one of the most highly cited papers during 2014, 2015 and up until June 2016.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for publishing with us and to congratulate you."

Hans Vanrompay obtains an FWO-SB project

The FWO-SB is a 4-year project and is called  'Real-time electron tomography for efficient 3D characterization of functional nanomaterials' 
December 2016


Nathalie Claes wins Best Poster Presentation. November 2016.

'Laureate of the Academy'

Sara Bals is ‘Laureate of the Academy’ at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts.

New FWO-project

Jo Verbeeck
"Compressed sensing enabling low dose imaging in transmission electron microscopy”


Yang Zhang receives a [PEGASUS]² Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. This means that he will be able to continue his work at EMAT for 3 more years!

Royal Belgian Society for Microscopy 2016

Julie Gonnissen wins Best Poster Award

2016 FEI Image Contest August Winner

Mert Kurttepeli - Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube filled with Iron Nanowire

RBSM PhD award, 2016

Thomas Altantzis wins RBSM PhD award in the category Physics and Material Science

620th WE-Heraeus-Seminar 2016

Roeland Juchtmans wins Best Poster Prize


Thomas Altantzis obtains an FWO postdoctoral grant

The grant, entitled “Three-Dimensional Characterization of Atomic Clusters, Nanoparticles and their Assemblies by Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy”, will start in October 2016 and will run for 3 years.

Image Contest at EMC 2016

Eva Bladt won the category “Transmission Electron Microscopy based techniques”

FWO excellentieprijzen 2015

On November 30th 2015, Prof. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo (University of Antwerp, Belgium) was awarded with the prestigious FWO Excellence Prize. The prize was presented by the King of Belgium during an official ceremony at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. The FWO Excellence Prizes are awarded every five years in recognition of the scientific career of eminent Flemish researchers and are also referred to as the Flemish Nobel Prizes.

FWO Excellentieprijs 2015 for Gustaaf van Tendeloo

Electron Crystallography School Croatia - 2015

Olesia Karakulina wins Poster Prize

MC Göttingen - 2015

Maria Meledina received Best Poster Award in Germany

Microscience Microscopy Congress Manchester - 2015

1st Poster Prize MMC 2015: Laura Clark

2nd Poster Prize Emag 2015: Annick De Backer

Belgian Society for Microscopy - 2015

PhD Thesis Award for Bart Goris

IUCr Poster Prize Competition by Dmitry Batuk - 2014

IUCr Poster Prize Competition by Dmitry Batuk

Outstanding Paper Award by Dr. Xiaoxing Ke

Outstanding paper award - 2013 Chinese Electron Microscopy Conference 

Dr Xiaoxing Ke - 2013 Chinese Electron Microscopy Conference outstanding paper award


Dr Xiaoxing Ke, The work you have presented on the 2013 Chinese Electron Microscopy Conference has been selected for the outstanding paper award. Congratulations.


Best Poster Awards for Thomas Altantzis and Julie Gonnissen

Best Poster Award Julie Gonnissen

Young Scholar Award of Yinggang Lu - 2013

Young Scholar Award Yinggang Lu

Memorial Lecture Award

Bangalore, 2 July 2012
Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

EMS Outstanding Paper Award

"Three-dimensional atomic imaging of crystalline nanoparticles"

Van Aert, S., Batenburg, K.J., Rossell, M.D., Erni, R. &  Van Tendeloo, G.
Nature 470, 374- 377, (2011)

EMS Outstanding Paper Award 2011

Doctor Honoris Causa

Gustaaf Van Tendeloo


Lima, 28 Februari 2012

BSM Thesis Award in Microscopy for Material Sciences

Xiaoxing Ke

Thesis : “From Top-down to Bottom-up, From Carbon Nanotubes to Nanodevices”


Robert Oppenheimer Award

Stuart Turner receives award "Robert Oppenheimer" 2011

First Prize Young Stereologist Competition

Shanshan Cao

First prize for an oral presentation in the Young Stereologist Competition 2011


Ernst Ruska Prize 2011

Jo Verbeeck
from "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie"


ERC Started Grant 2011

Jo Verbeeck

'VORTEX' - ERC Started Grant 2011

"Exploring electron vortex beams"


ERC Advanced Grant 2009

Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

'COUNTATOMS' - ERC Advanced Grant 2009

"Counting Atoms"