The PhD defence of Mr. Thomas Przybilla took place on 10. Dec. 2018. With his systematic work of “Studying the structure and mechanical properties of nanoporous materials by advanced tomography and in situ mechanical testing”, he has been awarded the title Dr.-Ing. His thesis work has been focuse...

The annual “CENEM Workshop on Advanced Electron and X-ray Microscopy Techniques” took place in Bad Rodach during 5-7. Nov. this year. Extended presentations by our motivated colleagues provided very good overview of our on-going research. Intense discussions have stimulated sparks in new research id...

Nadine Buchinger won the best poster award during the Materials Science and Engineering Congress (MSE) held between 26 and 28. Sep. 2018 at the Darmstadt University of Technology, with her outstanding contributions to the work of "investigating the 3D-structures of oxide layers of Co-base superalloy...

Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Apeleo Zubiri from the Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN, Prof. Erdmann Spiecker) and the Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) was awarded the “Best Oral Presentation Award” at the ”International Microscopy Congress (IMC19)” which took place in ...

In the 1940s, scientists first explained how Materials can deform plastically by atomic-scale line defects called dislocations. These defects can be understood as tiny carpet folds that can move one part of a material relative to the other without spending a lot of energy. Many technical application...

Our team is working on advanced microscopic and spectroscopic methods for the analysis of micro- and nanostructural properties of materials at the dimensions bridging macro down to atomic scale. The goal of our work is to facilitate a quantitative understanding of the relationship between fabrication (engineering), structure and properties of materials. Our research topics spanning over functional materials, nano-structures, interfaces and thin film systems.  

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Erdmann Spiecker

  • Organization: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Working group: Chair of Micro- and Nanostructure Research
  • Address:
    Cauerstraße 6
    Room 1.211
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28603
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