Services and research cooperation in the field of micro- and nano-characterization of materials have always been the focus of FELMI-ZFE Graz. With a series of webinars, we would like to achieve an


Das Zentrum für Elektronenmikroskopie Graz gibt im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung Einblick in die facettenreiche Welt der mikroskopischen Materialcharakterisierung. Vorgestellt werden konkrete

Performance Report

Performance Reports from 1999 to 2020          2019-2020             2017-2018            2015-2016         2012-2013-2014      2009-20210-2011            2007-2008  

Trainingschool – Ultramicrotomy

The registration phase for “Training School Ultramicrotomy 2022” is closed now. We are happy to already announce the date  for “Training School Ultramicrotomy 2023”: Save the new date:


STUPM-Stelle am Institut für Elektronenmikroskopie und Nanoanalytik   1 Stelle eines studentischen Projektmitarbeiters bzw. einer studentischen Projektmitarbeiterin (STUPM) für 6 Monate, 10

(Fast) perfekt gefälscht?

Napoleons „Lettre de Reddition“ unter dem Mikroskop Anfang des Jahres 2021 wurde das FELMI-ZFE-Graz vom Steiermärkischen Landesarchiv mit der Bitte um unterstützende Untersuchungen an einem

One of the Winner is !

Das ZFE nutzt Elektronenmikroskopie für die Augenheilkunde, konkret zur Charakterisierung von Laser-Schäden an künstlichen Linsen. Diese Schäden treten gehäuft bei Nachfolgeoperationen beim

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Der ACR-Innovationspreis zeichnet Innovationen aus, die KMU in gemeinsamen Forschungsprojekten mit ACR-Institute entwickelt haben. Insgesamt werden drei Innovationspreise vergeben. Wer die Preise

Vitual FE-Summit

July 6-8, 2021 Dr. Armin Zankel gives a talk at the Zeiss Virtual FE-SEM Summit on Wednesday, 7th July 2021. He speaks about many examples of modern Correlative Microscopy (CM) using the system RISE

How might life on Mars look like?

Multiple lines of evidence indicate an active hydrogeological history of Mars and chemolithoautotrophy-suited environments within its Noachian terrains. As a result, one of the primary aims of

MitarbeiterIn (m/w/d) in der Administration

Der Verein zur Förderung der Elektronenmikroskopie Graz ist ein gemeinnütziger Verein, der sich zum Ziel gesetzt hat, Forschung und Lehre auf dem Gebiet der Elektronenmikroskopie zu fördern. Das

Prof. DI Dr. Harald Plank holt Houskapreis 2020

Der Houskapreis der B&C Privatstiftung wurde am 24. September 2020 verliehen. Mit einer Dotierung von 500.000 Euro ist er der größte private Preis für anwendungsnahe Forschung. Damit zeichnet

Open Positions

      Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship “Computational Microscopy”

Investigation of filters and membranes

Investigation of filters and membranes Recently one topic is dominating our life. The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Santner

Wir danken Herrn Kommerzialrat Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Santner für sein außerordentliches Engagement als langjähriger Vorstandsvorsitzender des Vereins.


Eine neue 3D-Direktdruck-Technik im Elektronenmikroskop bietet hinsichtlich Strukturauflösung, Materialauswahl und -güte völlig neue Möglichkeiten. Die Anwendungen reichen von Nanostrukturen mit

ACR Kooperationspreis

ACR Kooperationspreis: Neues Verfahren vernichtet Bettwanzen und deren Eier Die Firma Braincon entwickelte ein neues Verfahren zur Beseitigung von Bettwanzen. In einem gemeinsamen Forschungsprojekt

Electron Microscopy 4.0

Electron Microscopy 4.0 “Enabling Science and Technology through European Electron Microscopy” – ESTEEM3 for short – is the success story of the leading microscopy centers in

60 Jahre

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Full professor of Electron Microscopy

  The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy of Graz University of Technology is seeking to appoint a full professor of at the Institute of Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalytics, starting

9th ASEM Workshop

Announcement 9th ASEM Workshop: “Advanced Electron Microscopy” April 25th and April 26th 2019 The annually held ASEM workshop provides an open forum for discussion among young and experienced

Publication in Nature Materials

Researchers from the institute reveal atomic-scale diffusion processes using the ASTEM Diffusion-defining atomic-scale spinodal decomposition within nanoprecipitates Stoichiometric precipitates owe

Prof. Ray Egerton visits FELMI-ZFE

Last Friday we were very happy to welcome professor emeritus Raymond Egerton who gave an impressive talk about “Spatial Resolution of Low-Loss EELS”. Our institute is maintaining a very


Woodkstockenboi is a small but intriguing music and cultural festival organised every year in Carinthia close to the lake Weißensee. We are happy to participate at the festival with a small electron

New System

Yesterday the ELMINet Kick-off-Meeting took place. ELMINet is short for Electron Microscopy Network. It is a joint initiative of three universities to unite their expertise in the field of

Seeing with electrons

ForumAkademie 39: Seeing with electrons – Mit Elektronen sieht man besser Our head of the institute Prof. Ferdinand Hofer gave a lecture about electron microscopy in the assembly hall of Graz

ACR study trip to Finland

Once a year the Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR) organises a study trip in order to broaden one’s horizon, to discover new possibilities for innovation and to strengthen the international

Fritz-Grasenick-Award goes to Robert Winkler

The Austrian Society for Electron Microscopy (ASEM) awards the Fritz-Grasenick-Award to young scientists in the field of electron microscopy since 2007. This year Dr. Robert Winkler was awarded at

Peter Pölt Symposium

When one of your oldest collegues is near his well-deserved retirement it is reason enough to organise a surprise symposium to highlight his collaborations, research interests and professional

Large Area Mapping

In comparison to standard elemental maps the large area mapping function of our new high-end EDX-Detector Oxford X-Max (attached to our new Zeiss Sigma 300) enables the acquisition of large sample

Seeing the Invisible

“Seeing the Invisible” FastForward4You bei FELMI-ZFE 26. Februar 2019, 14:30 – 18:00 Uhr TU Graz, Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz (EG, TDK-Seminarraum)   Sehr geehrte Damen und

Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Tomography

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Plitzko Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany What? Physics Colloquium Where? Lecture Hall P2, Petersgasse 16, Technische Universität Graz When? Tuesday, 23


  Christian Doppler Laboratories (CDL) merges academic basic research with potential future applications with industrial partners by long term projects up to 7 years (

Guest Editor for Ultramicroscopy

Guest Editor for Ultramicroscopy Gerald Kothleitner is Guest Editor for Ultramicroscopy: Ondrej Krivanek – A research life in EELS and aberration corrected STEM Ondrej’s tremendous

Calendar 2018

Are you looking for a special Christmas gift? Scanning Electron Microscopy reveals secrets of pollen and shows us hidden beauties we haven’t seen so far: from the sunflower to the passion

Silicon Alps Spotlight 23.01.2018

Silicon Alps is an Austrian technology and innovation cluster for electronic based systems. The Silicon Alps Electronic Cluster is a public-private partnership that brings together Austrian players

ACR Woman Award 2017

Evelin Fisslthaler has been a team member since 2009. Born in Salzburg, she earned her PhD in physics at the Graz University of Technology. After graduating she worked for the NanoTechCenter Weiz

Three-Dimensional Nano-printing using FEBID

Dr. Jason Fowlkes Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA What? Physics Colloquium Where? Hörsaal P2, Petersgasse 16, Technische Universität Graz When? Tuesday, 31 October 17:15, 16:50 meet

Cryo Transmission Electron Microscopy

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 to: Jacques Dubochet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Joachim Frank, Columbia University, New York,

Fungi and Electron Microscopy

More than 1000 fungi are currently presented in the exhibition “Fungi: Food, Poison and Mythology” by the Museum Wiesbaden. But what does this have to do with electron microscopy?

1st EuFN Workshop in Graz

1st EuFN Workshop in Graz July 4th–5th 2017 Following 11 highly successful D-A-CH FIB workshops, the 1st EuFN Workshop was held from July 4th – July 5th 2017 in Graz, Austria. The workshop

Christian Joins TEM Team

Starting April 1st, Dr. Christian Rossner joins our work group around Prof. Gerald Kothleitner focusing on analytical high resolution TEM. In the course of his research project Christian concentrates

Workshop: the New World for in situ Applications

FELMI-ZFE is hosting a workshop dealing with new in situ applications organised by Gatan. The New World for In-situ Applications Workshop 26th April 2017 FELMI-ZFE Steyrergasse 17 8010 Graz 9:00 9:10

ACR study trip to Israel

Once a year the Austrian Cooperative Research organises a study trip in order to broaden one’s horizon, to discover new possibilities for innovation and to strengthen the internationl research

Cover Page Designed by Robert Winkler

The journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces chose Robert Winkler’s contribution to decorate the cover of the March 2017 volume 9 / issue 9 and 10.  ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces is

Fritz Grasenick Prize Goes to Georg Haberfehlner

The Austrian Society for Electron Microscopy (ASEM) awards the Fritz Grasenick Prize to young scientists in the field of electron microscopy since 2007. This year Dr. Georg Haberfehlner was awarded

Professor Helen Chan at FELMI-ZFE

Breaking News 16 January 2017 Novel Applications of Redox Reactions in Metal Ceramic Systems Helen M. Chan Fulbright Visiting Prof. (FELMI-TUG) and Dept. Materials Science & Engineering, Lehigh

Workshop 65 Years Electron Microscopy at Graz

The workshop presenting highlights and recent developments in electron microscopy was received with much interest and attention. Some 80 participants listened to seven different presentations. Prof.

65 Years Electron Microscopy at Graz

In 1949 an industrial donation of 100,000 Schilling was the financial basis of the first electron microscope at the former “Technische Hochschule”, today’s Graz University of Technology. Two

Innovation Agent

April 2016 SMEs usually have to face manifold challenges, be it: customer relations, production, marketing, resources etc. No wonder innovation is not amongst the first challenges to be addressed.

Congratulations to Jakob Schaller

April 2016   Jakob Schaller started his apprenticeship in our chemical lab at FELMI 3,5 years ago. He showed a lot of interest and passed his exams including the general qualification for

Wolf Prize Winner Harald Rose at FELMI-ZFE

March 2016 Rose (born 14th February 1935 in Bremen) received in 1964 his physics Diplom in theoretical electron optics under Otto Scherzer at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He spent several

FEBIP 2016 in Vienna

During the last decade, Focused Electron Beam Induced Processing (FEBIP) has developed from a flexible bottom-up and top-down nano-fabrication method into a versatile 3D nano-printing tool which