The posters presented by EMAT-members at different international conferences are collected within a Flickr account, so they are also on exhibit after the conferences are finished.  If you would like to browse through the posters, follow the link below.

PhD Defences 2023

Chu-Ping Yu

Novel Imaging Methods of Transmission Electron Microscopy Based on Electron Beam Scattering and Modulation

Promotor: Prof. dr. Johan Verbeeck / Prof. Dr. Sandra Van Aert

Romy Poppe

Refining short-range order parameters from diffuse electron scattering

Promotor: Prof. Dr.  Joke Hadermann

Thomas Friedrich

Quantifying atomic structures using neural networks from 4D scanning transmission electron microscopy datasets

Promotor: Prof. Dr.  Sandra Van Aert


Ece Arslan Irmak

"Modelling three-dimensional nanoparticle transformations based on quantitative transmission electron microscopy "
October 2021

Promotor: Prof. dr. Sara Bals, Prof. dr. Sandra Van Aert

Aäron Penders

Microstructural investigation of irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking mechanism based on focused ion beam analysis

Promotor: Prof. dr. Schryvers Nick, Milan Konstantinović, Rik-Wouter Bosch

Lien Pacquets

Towards stable Cu-Ag bimetallic nanoparticles to boost the electrocatalytic CO2 reduction

Promotor: Prof. dr. Sara Bals,  Prof. dr. Breugelmans Tom

Hao Yansong

A joint experimental-modeling study of the structure and properties of functional molecular monolayers for the control of organic crystal growth

Promotor: Prof. dr. Sandra Van Aert, Prof. dr. Roberto Lazzaroni


Daen Jannis

"Novel Detection Schemes for Transmission Electron Microscopy"
November 2021

Promotor: Prof. dr. Johan Verbeeck

Viveksharma Prabhakara

"Strain measurement for semiconductor applications with Raman spectroscopy and Transmission electron microscopy"
October 2021

Promotor: Prof. dr. Sara Bals, Prof. dr. Johan Verbeeck & Prof. dr. Wilfried Vandervorst

Abner Velazco

"Alternative scan strategies for high resolution STEM imaging"
October 2021

Promotor: Prof. dr. Johan Verbeeck

Adrián Pedrazo-Tardajos

"Advanced graphene supports for 3D in situ transmission electron microscopy"
September 2021

Promotor: Prof. dr. Sara Bals

Kai Du

"In Situ TEM Study on the Manipulation of Ferroelectrics"
June 2021

Promotor: Prof. dr. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Prof. dr. He Tian, Prof. dr. Sara Bals                          

Alexander Skorikov

"Fast approaches for investigating 3D elemental distribution in nanomaterials"
June 2021

Promotor: Prof. dr. Sara Bals



"Study of the effect of cation substitution on the local structure and the properties of perovskites and Li-ion battery cathode materials"

October 2020

Promotor: Prof. dr. Joke Hadermann


"Three-dimensional characterisation of nanomaterials: from model-like systems to real nanostructures"
June 2020
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Sara Bals


"Toward Fast And Dose Efficient Electron Tomography"
June 2020
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Sara Bals

Marnik BERCX

"Automated in silico design of materials for energy and plasma applications"
March 2020
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Dirk Lamoen, Prof. Dr. Bart Partoens


"Influence of nano– and microstructural features and defects in fine–grained Ni–Ti on the thermal and mechanical reversibility of the martensitic transformation"
February 2020
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Dominique Schryvers, Prof. Dr. Bert Verlinden


"Characterization of defects, modulations and surface layers in topological insulators and structurally related compounds"
January 2020
Promotors: Prof. dr. Joke Hadermann, Prof. dr. Dirk Lamoen



"Mechanisms of nano-plasticity in as-deposited and hydrided nanocrystalline Pd and Ni thin films"
December 2019
Promotor: Prof. dr. D. Schryvers, Prof. dr. Hosni Idrissi

Xiayang YAO

"An advanced TEM study on quantification of Ni4 Ti3 precipitates in low temperature aged Ni-Ti shape memory alloy"
December 2019
Promotor: Prof. dr. D. Schryvers, Prof. dr. Xin-Ping Zhang


"Nanoscale study of ageing and irradiation induced precipitates in the DIN 1.4970 alloy"
September 2019
Promotor: Prof. dr. D. Schryvers, dr. R. Delville


"Quantitative atom detection from atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy images"
September 2019
Promotor: Prof. dr. S. Van Aert, Dr. ir. A.J. den Dekker



"In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopic Nanomechanical Investigations of Ni"
December 2018
Promotor: Prof. dr. D. Schryvers, Prof. dr. H. Idrissi


"Local Study Of The Band Gap And Structure Of Diamond-Based Nanomaterials By Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy"
October 2018
Promotor: Prof. dr. Jo Verbeeck


"Advanced Electron Tomography to investigate the growth of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Nanoparticles"
October 2018
Promotor: Prof. dr. Sara Bals

Nathalie CLAES

"3D characterization of coated nanoparticles and soft-hard nanocomposites"
September 2018
Promotor: Prof. dr. Sara Bals


"Quantitative electron diffraction tomography for structure characterization of cathode materials for Li-ion batteries"
July 2018
Promotor: Prof. dr. Joke Hadermann, Prof. dr. Artem M. Abakumov


"2D and 3D Characterization of Plasmonic and Porous Nanoparticles using Transmission Electron Microscopy"
February 2018
Promotor: Prof. dr. Sara Bals


Karel Hendrik Wouter van den Bos

"Quantitative atomic resolution electron microscopy for heterogeneous nanomaterials"
December 2017
Promotor: Prof. dr. Sandra Van Aert

Daniele Zanaga 

"Advanced Algorithms for Quantitative Electron Tomography"
November 2017
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Sara Bals 

Clara García Sánchez

"Quantifying inflow uncertainties for CFD simulations of dispersion in the atmospheric boundary layer"
September 2017
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Gustaaf van Tendeloo & Prof. Dr. Catherine Gorlé (Stanford University, CA, USA)

Eva Bladt

"Two- and three-dimensional transmission electron microscopy of colloidal nanoparticles: from structure to composition"
September 2017
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Sara Bals

Marcos Alania

"Quantification of 3D atomic positions for nanoparticles using scanning transmission electron microscopy: statistical parameter estimation, dose-limited precision and optimal experimental design"
June 27, 2017
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Sandra Van Aert

Alexander Meledin

"Nanostructure of Superconducting Tapes: a study by electron microscopy"
February 27, 2017
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

Robert Paria Sena 

"Structure characterization of triple perovskites and related systems by transmission electron microscopy"
February 22, 2017
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Joke Hadermann & Prof. Dr. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

Julie Gonnissen 

"Optimal statistical experiment design for detecting and locating light atoms using quantitative high resolution (scanning) transmission electron microscopy"
February 13, 2017
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Sandra Van Aert and Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers


Zhi-Yi HU 

"Electron Microscopy of Hierarchically Structured Nanomaterials: Linking Structure to Properties and Synthesis"
November 29, 2016
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo and Prof. Dr. Xiaoxing Ke 

Laura Clark

"The creation and quantification of electron vortex beams, towards their application"
September 27, 2016
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Johan Verbeeck 

Roeland Juchtmans

"Novel applications of vortex beams and spiral phase plates in transmission electron microscopy"
 September 23, 2016 
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Johan Verbeeck 

Eva Grieten

"Modifications to the nano-texture of old photographs and daguerreotypes by degradation and atmospheric plasma treatment"
August 26, 2016
Promotors:  Prof. Dr. Dominique Schryvers and Joost Caen 

Maria Meledina

"Advanced electron microscopy characterization of catalysts"
May 24, 2016
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo and Dr. Stuart Turner 

Ruben Van Boxem

"Electron vortex beams: an in-depth theoretical study"
March 24, 2016
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Jo Verbeeck and Prof. Dr. Bart Partoens

Kristof Van Havenbergh

"Influence of silicon nanoparticle coating on the electrolyte decomposition in Li-ion batteries"
February 2, 2016
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo and Dr. Ir. Stijn Put



Thomas Altantzis

"Three-Dimensional Characterization of Atomic Clusters, Nanoparticles and their Assemblies by Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy"
December 15, 2015
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Sara Bals

Mert Kurttepeli

"Carbon Based Materials and Hybrid Nanostructures Investigated by Advance Transmission Electron Microscopy"
December 14, 2015
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Sara Bals

Giulio Guzzinati

"Exploring electron beam shaping in transmission electron microscopy"
November 27, 2015
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jo Verbeeck

Kirsten Govaerts

"First-principles study of homologous series of layered Bi-Sb-Te-Se and Sn-O structures"
June 11, 2015
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Dirk Lamoen and Prof. Dr. Bart Partoens

Annick De Backer

"Quantitative atomic resolution electron microscopy using advanced statistical techniques"
May 12, 2015
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Sandra Van Aert

Behnam Amin-Ahmadi

"Advanced TEM investigation of the elementary plasticity mechanisms in palladium thin films at the nano scale"
April 22, 2015
Promotors: Prof. Dr. D. Schryvers and Dr. H. Idrissi

Dimitri Roose

"Magnetic resonance imaging and electron microscopy of iron oxide particles in the brain"
March 11, 2015
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Sara Bals, Prof. Dr. Annemie Van der Linden and Prof. Dr. Peter Ponsaerts

Ricardo Juan Egoavil Escobar

"STEM investigation of complex oxides at the atomic scale"
​January 19, 2015
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Jo Verbeeck and Prof. Dr. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

Gerardo Tadeo Martinez Alanis 

"Quantitative model-based High Angle annular Dark Field Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy"
January 6, 2015
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Sandra Van Aert and Prof. Dr. Jo Verbeeck



Kira Khaletskaya

“Functional Metal-Organic Frameworks: From Bulk to Surface Engineered Properties”
December 2014
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Roland Fischer and Prof.Dr. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

Christian Wiktor

“Characterization of Metal-Organic Frameworks and other Porous Materials via Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy”
December 2014
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Roland Fischer and Prof. Dr. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

Ivan Pedro Lobato Hoyos

"Accurate modeling of high angle electron scattering"
September 2014
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Van Dyck

Bart Goris

"Advanced electron tomography: 3 dimensional structural characterization  of nanomaterials down to the atomic scale"
May 2014
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Sara Bals

Dmitry Batuk

"Modular Structures with Lone Electron Pair Cations"
May 2014
Promotors: Dr. Artem M. Abakumov, Prof. Dr. Joke Hadermann

Hui Shi

"From functional properties to micro/nano-structures : a TEM study of NiTiNb shape memory alloys (SMAs)"
January 2014
Promotor : prof. Dr. Dominique Schryvers

Kai Li

"Quantitative characterization of microstructural evolution during solidification and ageing of Al-Mg-Si alloys with Cu additions"
Januari 2014
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Dominique Schryvers ,  Prof. Dr. Yong Du , Prof. Dr. Min Song


Maria Filippousi

"Study and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles and zeolites as carriers of metals"
November 2013
Promotors: Prof. Dr. G. Van Tendeloo, Assistant Prof. Dr. Demetris Zamboulis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Supervisor: Associate Prof. Dr. Eleni Pavlidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Yinggang Lu

"Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) Characterization of Diamond and Related Materials"
October 2013
Promotors: Prof. Dr. J. Verbeeck, Prof. Dr. G. Van Tendeloo

Maria Batuk

"New perovskite-based homologous series: AnBnO3n-2 and An+1BnO3n-1Cl"
July 2013
Promotors: Prof. Dr. J. Hadermann,  Prof. Dr. A. Abakumov


Walid Dachraoui

"Studying local order and octahedral tilting in perovskite-based compounds by TEM"
July 2012
Promotors: J. Hadermann,  G. Van Tendeloo

Hamed Heidari

"Quantitative electron tomography of nanoparticles
July 2012
Promotor: S. Bals

Frederic Leroux

"Characterization of Soft-Hard Matter Composite Materials by Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy
June 2012
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo,  S. Bals

Demid Kirilenko

Characterization of graphene by electron diffraction
June 2012
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Haiyan Tan

From EELS to oxidation state mapping : An investigation into oxidation state mapping of transition metals with electron energy-loss spectroscopy
January 2012
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo,  J. Verbeeck

Ellen Biermans

Elektronen tomografie: van kwalitatief naar kwantitatief
January 2012
Promotors: S. Bals,  G. Van Tendeloo


Amy (Wei-Chun) Wang

"Quantitative analysis of electron exit waves with single atom sensitivity"
December 2011
Promotors: D. Van Dyck,  S. Van Aert

Binjie Wang

"TEM study of plasticity mechanisms in metals: nanocrystalline Al & Pd thin films and bulk bcc Nb"
December 2011
Promotors: D. Schryvers,  H. Idrissi

Neerushana Jehanathan

"Structural characterisation of complex oxide and rare earth manganite Thin films by electron microscopy"
November 2011
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Hans D'Hondt

"Characterization of anion deficient perovskites"
March 2011
Promotors: J. Hadermann,  G. Van Tendelo



Shanshan Cao

"Quantitative 3D analysis of Ni4Ti3 precipitate morphology and distribution in Ni-Ti by FIB/SEM slice-and-view"
December 2010
Promotor: D. Schryvers

Xiaoxing Ke

"From top-down to bottom-up, from carbon nanotubes to nanodevices"
June 2010
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo, S. Bals

Remi Delville

"From functional properties to micro/nano-structures : a TEM study of TiNi(X) shape memory alloys"
June 2010
Promotor: D. Schryvers

Liang Zhang

"Electron energy loss spectroscopy: fundamental aspects and its application to diamond"
 June 2010
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo, J.  Verbeeck

Stuart Turner

"Transmission electron microscopy: characterization of 0-D nanomaterials"
April 2010
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Catherine Gorlé

"Dispersion of fine and ultrafine particules in urban environment Contribution towards an improved modeling methodology for Computational Fluid Dynamics"
Februari 2010
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo, J. Van Beeck


Dirk Vander Eecken

"De kunst van het onzichtbare"
September 2008


Eduardo Montoya Rossi

"Focused ion beam: a way to prepare high quality TEM specimens "
December 2007
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Wouter Van den Broek

"Advanced Focus Methods in the TEM: Tomographic Reconstruction of the EELS Data Cube / Autofocus of HAADF-STEM Images"
December 2007
Promotors: D. Schryvers, P. Scheunders

Kevin Jorissen

"Ab initio calculation of relativistic electron energy loss spectra "
December 2007
 Promotors: D. Van Dyck, D. Lamoen

Duoduo Liang

"Transmission Electron Microscopy Characterization of Micro- & Meso Porous Materials "
November 2007
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Wim Tirry

"Strains on the Nano- and Microscale in NITI: an advanced TEM study "
July 2007
Promotor: D. Schryvers


Bert Willems

"Structural defects and colour treated diamond: a transmission electron microscopy study "
July 2006
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Radenka Krsmanovic

"Structural Characterisation of Advanced Optical Materials"
June 2006
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Marta Docil Rossell Abrodos

"Structure and local structure of perovskite based materials"
May 2006
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo


Benny Van Daele

"Transmission electron microscopy: a guide to improved semiconductor structures, GaN-based in particular"
March 2005
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo


Peggy Fredrickx

"Transmissie-Elektronenmicroscopie voor Archeo-materiaalonderzoek: Nanodeeltjes in glazuur en rood / geel glas en anorganische pigmenten in schilderingen"
December 2004
Promotors: D. Schryvers, J. Wouters


Emmanuela Piscopiello

"Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Semiconductor Quantum Structures for Optoelectronic Devices"
June 2003

Philippe Geuens

"Quantitative structure determination in transmission electron microscopy by means of the S-state model"
May 2003
Promotors: D. Van Dyck,  G. Van Tendeloo

Sandra Van Aert

"Statistical experimental design for quantitative atomic resolution transmissin electron microscopy"
May 2003
Promotors: A. Van den Bos,  D. Van Dyck

Sara Bals

"Optimisation of superconducting thin films and tapes by transmission electron microscopy"
May 2003
promotor: G. Van Tendeloo


Steven Hens

"Chemical and Structural analysis of semiconductor structures using transmission electron microscopy techniques"
July 2002
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt,  H. Bender

Johan Verbeeck
"Electron energy loss spectroscopy of nanoscale materials"
June 2002
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo,  D. Van Dyck

Mohammed Yandouzi

"Electron Microscopy Study of nanocrystalline Ni-Al Alloys: thin films and pressed pellets"
January 2002
Promotor: Prof. D. Schryvers


Wouter Van Renterghem

"Defecten in anisotrope zilverhalogenide microkristallen onderzocht met transmissie-elektronenmicroscopie"
December 2001
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt,  D. Schryvers

Changhui Lei

"Structure and local structure of bulk Ba(Mg1/3Ta2/3)O3 and epitaxial BaTiO3  films"
December 2001
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Cindy Stuer

"Characterization of local mechanical stress in sub-0.25 µm micro-electronical technologies"
October 2001
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt,  H. Bender

Wim Schuddinck

"Structural aspects and charge ordering in perovskite based materials studied by transmission electron microscopy"
October 2001
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo

Bart Pauwels

"Transmission electron microscopy study of clusters and nanostructured mesoporous materials"
June 2001
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo

Herman Lemmens

"Phase transitions and microstructure in perovskite- and tridymite-type materials: a study by transmission electron microscopy"
June 2001
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Joke Hadermann

"Structural characterisation of fluorinated cuprates"
June 2001
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo


J. H. Chen

"Accurate Elastic Electron Scattering in Transmission Electron Microscopy"
June 1997
Promotor: D. Van Dyck

Dirk Bernaerts

"Structural Aspects of Fullerenes and Related Materials"
June 1997
Promotors: D. Van Dyck,  G. Van Tendeloo


Karen Verbist

"Microstructure of High-Tc superconducting thin films and junctions"
December 1996
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo


Paul De Meulenaere

"Order - disorder transitions in FCC-based A4B intermetallic compounds"
March 1995
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo,  J. Van Landuyt

Claus Goessens

"Structural defects in silver halide microscopy"
March 1995
Promotors: Prof. D. Schryvers, Prof. J. Van Landuyt


Zhang Xiao Bin

"Electron microscopy of ill-defined structures and textures"
September 1994
Promotors: G. Van Tendeloo,  J. Van Landuyt, H. Geise

Wout Luyten

"Growth defects in diamond related structures"
Juni 1994
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt,  G. Van Tendeloo

Zhang Xiao Feng

"Stability and local structure of the Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d"
April 1994
Promotor: G. Van Tendeloo

Marc Op de Beeck

"Direct structure reconstruction in high transmission electron microscopy"
February 1994
Promotor: D. Van Dyck


Thomas Krekels

"Local Structure of compositional Modifications of YBa2Cu3O7"
November 1993
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt,  G. Van Tendeloo


Christos Fanidis

"Inelastic scattering of high energy electrons"
May 1992
Promotors: D. Van Dyck,  J. Van Landuyt


Stefan Kuypers

"Quasiperiodicity in mixed layer structures"
June 1991
Promotor: J. Van Landuyt

Marc Verwerft

"Modulated phases in ceramics"
May 1991
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt,  G. Van Tendeloo


Frank De Jong

"Image interpretation for transmission electron microscopy of thin semiconductor layers and interfaces"
June 1990
Promotors: K. Van der Mast,  D. Van Dyck

Ann De Veirman

"Transmission electron microscopy study of the formation of compound layers by high-dose ion implantation in silicon"
April 1990
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt,  H. Maes

Jan Vanhellemont

"Theoretical and experimental study of processing induced lattice defects in silicon"
March 1990
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt


Dirk Broddin

"Long period modulated structures in Cu- and Au-based alloys"
December 1988
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt,  G. Van Tendeloo


Jan Mahy

"Incommensurate crystals described as defect modulated structures : a study by electron imaging and diffraction"
January 1987
Promotors: J. Van Landuyt


Dominique Schryvers

Order-disorder phenomena in the binary alloys PtxTi, PtxV (3 ≤ x ≤ 8) and Ni3Mo studied by high resolution electron microscopy
Promotors: S. Amelinckx, G. Van Tendeloo​