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21 September 2017

Mohammad MoradiPhD Defense Mohammad Moradi, Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry.
Title: Functional Nanomaterials and nanocapsules - application of semi-quantitative imaging on multi-component nanosystems

Promotor: prof.dr. Alex van Herk
Location: TU/e Auditorium 16:00 - 17:30 hrs.

18-20 September 2017

Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy Conference 2017. Location: TU/e Ceres 0.31.
Fom more information about this conference check out their website

4 August 2017

Soft Matter poster prize at Association in Solution IV

Hanglong WuHanglong Wu won a Soft Matter poster prize with his poster about low dose LP-EM for multiscale imaging at the Association in Solution IV, ECI Conference at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada from July 31-August 4, 2017.

3-5 July 2017

MultiMat EM Workshop for MultiMat PhD's, location: TU/e CMEM lab

6-10 March 2017

5th International Soft Matter CryoTEM Workshop. Location: TU/e CMEM lab

2 March 2017

Personal Marie Curie grant for SMG / CMEM researcher.

Forming magnetite on video
Joe PattersonDr. Joe Patterson (supervisor: prof.dr. Nico Sommerdijk) – CE Magnetite – the most magnetic material that occurs naturally on Earth – is formed by certain bacteria in a process known as biomineralization. Joe Patterson will be simulating this process and recording it with a state-of-the-art microscopy technique, Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy. This will enable the formation of magnetite to be precisely monitored at nanoscale in real-time using video. The project could help improving the production processes of artificial magnetite, which is used for various applications like water purification, biomedicines and data storage.

13 January 2017

Professor Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard USA) appointed TU/e distinghuised professor.


2 November 2016

CryoTEM Workshop 2017: Grant for 4TU members

The CryoTEM workshop in March 2017 will be open for graduation students and employees of the four TU’s in the Netherlands. A grant of 1000 euro will be assigned to the first 7 participants of the 4TU who apply. Don’t miss this great opportunity to follow this unique workshop.

27 September 2016

Oana BarsanPhD Defense Oana Barsan, Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry.
Title: Towards polymer composites with ultimate conductivity

Promotor: prof.dr. G. de With
Location: TU/e Auditorium 16:00 - 17:30 hrs.

June 2016

Calcium Carbonate nucleationWeb of Science announced Calcium carbonate nucleation driven by ion binding in a biomimetic matrix revealed by in situ electron microscopy, by Paul J.M. Smeets Nature Materials 14 (2015) 394-399 as Highly Cited Paper! [WOS: As of January / February 2016, this highly cited paper received anough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.]

17 May 2016

Karthikeyan GnanasekaranPhD Defense Karthikeyan Gnanasekaran, Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry.
Title: Quantitative Nanoscopy of Conductive Hierarchical Structures.
Location: TU/e Auditorium 16:00 - 17:30 hrs.

22 April 2016

Mini Symposium: Bioinspired Materials
Location: TU/e Auditorium Room 4, 9:00 - 13:00 hrs.

22 April 2016

Professor Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard USA) recieves TU/e honorary doctorate during TU/e DIES.

13 April 2016

Kirill ArapovPhD Defense Kirill Arapov, Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry.
Title: Graphene dispersions for conductive thin film self-assembly and printing.
Location: TU/e Auditorium Room 5, 16:00 - 17:30 hrs.

9 March 2016

Paul SmeetsPhD Defense Paul Smeets, Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry.
Title: Toward understanding pathway complexity in calcium carbonate mineralization.
Location: TU/e Auditorium Room 4, 16:00 - 17:30 hrs.

9 March 2016

Mini Symposium: Advances in Crystal Nucleation and Growth
Location: TU/e Ceres Building room 0.31, 9:00 - 14:45 hrs.



7 October 2015

Jim de YoreoTU/e CMEM colloquium, 12:45 - 13:45 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Dr Jim de Yoreo, PNNL, Richland & University of Washington, USA.
Title: Liquid-phase TEM investigations of mineral nucleation and growth by nanoparticle assembly.

31 July 2015

ScienceScience Vol 349 no.6247 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa6760: Crystallization by particle attachment in synthetic, biogenic, and geologic environments , J.J. de Yoreo, P.U.P.A. Gilbert, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, R. Lee Penn, S. Whitelam, D. Joester, H. Zhang, J.D. Rimer, A. Navratsky, J.F. Banfield, A.F. Wallace, F. Marc Michel, F.C. Meldrum, H. Cölfen, P.M. Dove.

May 2015

Name change TU/e Soft Matter CryoTEM Research Unit is from May 1st TU/e Center of Multiscale Electron Microscopy.

5 May 2015

Royal Society of Chemistry
Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award 2015 Winner
professor Nico Sommerdijk (TU/e)

Awarded for his seminal contributions towards a mechanistic molecular-scale understanding of macromolecular assembly and biomineral formation

April 13th – April 17th 2015

On April 13th – April 17th 2015 FEI and TU/e are organizing the third workshop "Soft Matter CryoTEM Workshop", Please click here for more additional information. Registration will occur on a first-come-first-serve basis.

24 March 2015

Nature Materials - News & Views - Biomineralization - Ion binding and nucleation - - Nature Materials | VOL 14 | APRIL 2015| by Roland Kröer.

25 February 2015

De Volkskrant - Wetenschap 27 - Groeien van schelp live te volgen op computerscherm - woensdag 25 februari 2015 door Cor Speksnijder.

19 February 2015

Large charged molecules (red) lure in calcium ions (blue), which position carbonate ions (yellow and red) and form amorphous calcium carbonate (white ball).Materials 360 Online - NEWS - Ion bonding in organic scaffolding promotes biomineralization - 19 February 2015 by Laurel Hamers - Materials Research Society / MRS Bulletin.

19 February 2015

TU/e - Cursor 57 [12] 19 Februari 2015 - Gelinkt 4-5, We willen een extra dimensie toevoegen aan elektronenmicroscopie, 19 februari 2015 door Tom Jeltes.

16 February 2015

COVER MRS Bulletin: SEM imageBack Coverstory Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. February 2015: Beulah McKenzie, Heiner Friedrich, Maarten J.M. Wirix, Joël F. de Visser, Oliva R. Monaghan, Paul H.H. Bomans, Fabio Nudelman, Simon J. Holder and Nico A.J.M. Sommerdijk, Controlling internal pore size in bicontinuous polymeric nanospheres, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 54 [8] (2015) 2457-2461 |DOI: 10.1002/anie.201408811.

4 February 2015

COVER MRS Bulletin: SEM image Coverstory Soft Matter February 2015: Marcel W.P. van de Put, Joseph P. Patterson, Paul.H.H. Bomans, Neil R. Wilson, Heiner Friedrich, Rolf A.T.M. van Benthem, G. de With, Rachel K. O'Reilly and Nico A.J.M. Sommerdijk, Graphene oxide single sheets as substrates for high resolution cryoTEM, Soft Matter 11 (2015) 1266-1270, DOI | 10.1039/C4SM02587C.

26 January 2015

calcium carbonate nucleation In the news Nature Materials: Paul J.M. Smeets, Kang Rae Cho, Ralph G.E. Kempen, Nico A.J.M. Sommerdijk and James J. de Yoreo, Calcium carbonate nucleation driven by ion binding in a biomimetic matrix revealed by in-situ electron microscopy, Nature Materials | Letter (2015) doi: 10.1038/nmat4193 published online 26 January 2015.

6 January 2015

Soft Matter cover Soft Matter Blog - HOT article for January! -
Graphene oxide single sheets as substrates for high resolution cryoTEM by Marcel W. P. van de Put,


1 December 2014

Announcement: Soft Matter CryoTEM Workshop
TU/e together with FEI will organize the 3rd International CryoTEM Workshop 2015
from April 13th - April 17th

14 November 2014

ST colloquium, 12:30 - 13:30 hrs, STC 0.02
Speaker: prof.dr. Nico A.J.M. Sommerdijk, Eindhoven University of Technology
Title: Bio-inspired and Multiscale Materials

26 September 2014

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 11:00 - 12:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Kristian Mølhave, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Micro and Nanotechnolgy.
Title: Microchip-systems for in-situ EM of processes in gases and liquids

April 7th – April 11th 2014

On April 7th – April 11th 2014 FEI and TU/e are organizing the second workshop "cryoTEM for Materials Science", Please find here the flyer for more information. Registration will occur on a first come-first serve basis.


20 August 2012

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 151:00 - 17:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Niels de Jonge, INM- Liebniz-Institut fur Neue Materialien GmbH, Germany.
Title: Scanning transmission electron microscopy of eukaryotic cells in liquid

20 March 2012

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 11:00 - 12:00 hrs, STO 2.91
Speaker: Dr. Marc Stuart, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Title: Combining self-aggregation and functionality

February 2012

Top Ten Most Read Soft Matter Article in January 2012

Soft Matter cover In top ten most read Soft Matter articles: Article "Cryo-electron tomography: 3-dimensional imaging of soft matter" by Fabio Nudelman, Gijsbertus de With and Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 17-24 DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00441C

20 February 2012

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 14:00 - 15:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Ute Kolb, Institute for Physical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz.
Title: Automated electron diffraction tomography solving structures from nanocrystals


7 October 2011

TU/e ST cryoTEM colloquium, 11:45 - 12:45 hrs, STC 0.01
Speaker: Joanna Aizenberg, , Harvard University, USA
Title: New Bio-Inspired Microstructured Surfaces: Applications in anti-icing and self-cleaning oleophobic materials

28 February 2011

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 14:00 - 15:00 hrs, STO 2.91
Speaker: Boris Rybtchinski, Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizman Institute of Science, Israel
Title: Aqueous organic nanstructures: Cryo-EM makes a difference

27 January 2011

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 16:00 - 17:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Sharon Wolf, Electron Microscopy Unit, Weizman Institute of Science, Israel
Title: Visualizing collagen of degradation by matrix-metalloproteinases


8 September 2010

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 16:00 - 17:00 hrs, STW 3.91
Speaker: Johan Hazekamp, Advanced Measurement & Data Modelling at Unilever Research, the Netherlands
Title: Microstructure of food and detergent products

February 2010

COVER MRS Bulletin: SEM image Coverstory MRS Bulletin February 2010:: N. Sommerdijk, H. Gölfen, Lessons from Nature - Biomimetic Approaches to Minerals with Complex Structures, MRS Bulletin 35 [2] (2010) 116-119.

February 2010

Cover CSR feb 2010Coverstory Chemical Society Reviews: A. Dey, G. de With, N. Sommerdijk, In situ techniques n biomimetic mineralization studies of calcium carbonate, Chemical Society Reviews 39 [2] (2009) 397-409.


30 October 2009

Symposium on the occassion of the 65th birthday of Dr. Peter M. Frederik

"A warm heart for cold microscopy"

Date: Friday 30 October 2009
Place: Filmzaal "the Black Box" TU/e campus, Eindhoven
For more information about the symposium visit the Symposium webpage. To see the invitation (PDF) click here.

29 September 2009

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 9:45 - 11:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Dr. Roland Kröger, Department of Physics, University of York, UK
Title: Needles and bridges - structure formation in corallites and nacre
For more information about Dr. Roland Kröger please visit his webpage

14 July 2009

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 11:00 - 12:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Dr. Elia Beniash,, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburg, USA
Title: "CryoTEM studies of carbonated apatite formation in the prescence of recombinant murine amelogenin"
For more information about Dr. Elia Beniash please visit his webpage

17 June 2009

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 10:45 - 11:45 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Heiner Friedrich, Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Utrecht University
Title: Electron tomography for nanostructured materials
For more information about Heiner Friedrich please visit his webpage

18 March 2009

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 16:00 - 17:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Jom Luiten, Department of Applied Physicse, Eindhoven University of Technology
Title: Single-shot ultrafast electron diffraction: freezing atomic motion in time
For more information about O.J. Luiten please visit his webpage

13 March 2009

COVER False-color scanning electron micrograph of oriented vaterite, a crystalline
	polymorph of calcium carbonate, formed through template-controlled nucleation.
	Formation starts with the aggregation of prenucleation clusters forming an amorphous
	phase from which the crystals develop at the template surface. This experimental process
	may be analogous to the natural formation of seashells and other marine skeletons. 
	Image: W. J. E. M. Habraken and C. J. van den Hoogen/Eindhoven University of Technology Coverstory Science 323 (2009) 13 March:: E.M. Pouget, P.H.H. Bomans, J.A.C.M. Goos, P.M. Frederik, G. de With, N. Sommerdijk, The Initial Stages of Template-Controlled CaCO3 Formation Revealed by CryoTEM, Science 323 [5920](2009) 1455-1458.

18 February 2009

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 16:00 - 17:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Professor Henny Zandbergen, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
Title: In-situ electron microscopy
For more information about Professor Zandbergen please visit his webpage

11 February 2009

The cover image depicts the three-dimensional network of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) nanorods formed in a photoactive layer made of P3HT and a methanofullerene derivative PCBM. This network structure was reconstructed with nanometer resolution in all three dimensions by applying the technique of electron tomography. A great deal of new structural information that can never be obtained from conventional microscopy or scattering methods can be evaluated directly from the 3D volume data provided by electron tomography. The genuine three-dimensionality of the P3HT network, high crystalline order of P3HT, and favorable distribution of both P3HT and PCBM through the thickness of the photoactive layer account for high power conversion efficiency in the corresponding solar cell device. Svetlana S. van Bavel, Erwan Sourty, Gijsbertus de With, and Joachim Loos, p 507 Cover Story Nanoletters 9 (2009) 11 February: S. van Bavel, E.D. Sourty, G. de With, J. Loos, Three-dimensional nanoscale organisation of bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells, Nano Let. 9 [2](2009) 507-513.


3 November 2008

Cover Angewante Chem. Nov. 2008 Hot Paper: A.L. Parry, P.H.H. Bomans, S.J. Holder, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, S.C.G. Biagini, Cryo-Electron Tomography reveals Confined Complex Morphologies from Tripeptide-containing Amphiphilic Double Comb Diblock Copolymers, Angew Chem. Int Ed. 47, 8859-8862 (2008).

27 October 2008

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 14:00 - 15:00 hrs, STW 4.91
Speaker: Sara Bals & Joost Batenburg, EMAT - NANO Center of Excellencelectron, University of Antwerp
Title: Discrete Electron Tomography: Less is More?

25 September 2008

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 16:00 - 17:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: dr. Dganit Danino, Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Title: Sneak Peek of our Cryo-TEM of Soft Matter: Self-Assembly, Dynamics, and Nanostructure
For more information about dr. Danino please visit her webpage

8 September 2008

Microsocopy Symposium
Advanced Electron Microscopy:
Novel Perspective for Soft Matter Sciences

Date: Monday 8 September 2008
Time: 9:30 - 17:00 hrs including buffet lunch
Venue: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Organizers: Dr. Joachim Loos, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, TU/e and Dutch Polymer Institute: in cooperation with FEI Company

9 June 2008

TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 16:00 - 17:00 hrs, STO 2.91
Speaker: dr. Paul Verkade, Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK
Title: Correlative Light Electron Microscopy (CLEM): Combining the powers of Light and Electron Microscopy
For more information about dr. Verkade please visit his webpage.
After the lecture everyone is invited for a get-together with some drinks in STO 2.30.

15-22 april 2008

Visit of Mariuz Grzelakowski and dr. Ozana Onaca from the group of Professor W. Meier University of Basel, Department of Chemistry, Basel, Switserland, to TU/e.

Most-Accessed Article in Macromolecules 2007

Joachim Loos behind the TitanThe review article titled: " Toward High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells: The Importance of Morphology Control" from dr. Joachim Loos and dr. Xianiu Yang, published in July 2007 was found to be the most-accessed article in Macromolecules (ACS Journal) for 2007.
The most-accessed articles index is based on article web view data collected following COUNTER-compliant ACS Usage Reports.

25 February 2008

FEI-TU/e Science Meeting
Location: Lecture Hall STW 1.91
13:30 - 14:00 Welcome and Coffee
14:00 - 14:45 Wim Busing (FEI): The Titan Krios.
14:45 - 15:30 "Joachim Loos (TU/e): The application of STEM on Soft Matter.
15:30 - 16:00 Break and refreshments
16:00 - 17:00 TU/e cryoTEM Colloquium: Jurgen Plizko (MPI Marinsied):
The Hitchhiker's guide to cyro-electron tomography
17:00 - 18:00 Drinks (STO 2.30)

1 February 2008

The lecture of Dr. Nico Sommerdijk: Cryo-TEM in the study of biomimetic materials at the RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Group 3rd Annual Meeting in Manchester Januari 15th 2008 was highlighted in Chemistry World of Februari 1st.  In his lecture he discussed the use of 2D and 3D cryoTEM for the study of the biomimetic mineralization of calcium carbonate. Please see: chemistry world website.

25 January 2008

The fourth TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 16:00 - 17:00 hrs, STW 1,91
Speaker: dr. Jürgen Plitzko, Max Planck Institute of Biochemstry, Martinsried
Title: The Hitchhiker's guide to cryo-electron tomography
After the lecture everyone is invited for a get-together with some drinks in STO 2.30.

16 January 2008

The third TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 16:00 - 17:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: dr. Bruno M. Humbel, Electron Microscopy Group, Utrecht University (EMU).
Title: Correlative Microscopy: Finding the Place of Interest by Light Microscopy and FIB-SEM. For more information about dr Humbel please visit his Electron Microscopy Group webpage.


12 December 2007

The second TU/e cryoTEM colloquium, 16:00 - 17:00 hrs, STW 2.91
Speaker: Prof. Peter Peters, Th Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Amsterdam
Title: Bridging the gap between X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron tomography of molecular machines in vitreous-sections
For more information about professor Peter Peters please visit his NKI webpage. After the lecture everyone is invited for a get-together with some drinks in STO 2.30.

22 November 2007

Operating a TEM from your hotel room. Chinese students in Beijing were able to view live images from a TEM stationed at the TU/e through remote control by internet. Read the full article (Dutch: Cursor 11).

21 November 2007

The First TU/e cryoTEM colloquium 11:00 - 12:00 hrs, STC 0.01
Speaker: Prof. Wah Chiu, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA
Title: CryoEM of nanomachines
For more information visit his Website.
After the lecture a simple lunch will be served from 12:30 - 14:00 hrs in the pantry of the Helix building.

14-17 November 2007

The first China-Netherlands Bilateral Symposium on Electron Microscopy of Polymer Systems (EM'2007 Bejijng). was held from 14-17 November 2007 in Beijing, China. For more information visit the website: EM 2007.

22 October 2007

TU/e FEI Science meeting Monday 22 October 14:00 - 18:00 hrs at FEO Nanoport, Achteweg Noord 5 Eindhoven
13:30 - 14:00 Welcome and Coffee
14:00 - 14:30 CryoSectioning for cryoTEM sample preparation by Jason Pierson (NKI)
14:30 - 15:00 EELS/EFTEM in the TEM by Christoph Mitterbauer (FEI)
15:00 - 15:30 coffee
15:30 - 16:00 DualBeam applications in Life Sciences by Ben Lich (FEI)
16:00 - 16:45 Correlative microscopy and cryoTEM by Bram Koster (Leiden)
16:45 - ?? Informal discussion about the future of Nano-Technology

28 September 2007

The Units First cryo-electron tomography paper is now published, it shows the 3D organization of DNA under a Langmuir mononolayer:Insights in the Organization of DNA-Surfactant Monolayers Using Cryo-Electron Tomography, Matthijn R.J. Vos, Paul H.H. Bomans, Felix de Haas, Peter M. Frederik, John, A. Jansen, Roeland J.M. Nolte and Nico A.J.M. Sommerdijk, J. Am. Chem. Soc 129 (2009) 11894-11895/

3 August 2007

Guest Lecture, Friday August 3rd, 11:00 hrs, STO 4.91.
Speaker: Professor Wolfgang Meier, University of Basel, Department of Chemistry, Basel, Switserland.
Title: Biomimetic Block Copolymer Membranes

25 June 2007

TEM Science Meeting, Monday June 25th, 12:30 hrs, STW 2.91.
Speaker: Dr. Kangbo-Lu,
Title: Characterisation of Conductive Carbon Nanotube - Polypropylene Nanocomposites Prepared by Latex Technology


2 November 2006

Article in Bits&Chips about our Unit: " FEI plaatst elektronenmicroscopen voor zachte materialen bij TU/e" Bits&Chips R&D, 2 November 2006 page 6.

25 October 2006

Article in TU/e Cursor about our Unit: " Wandelen tussen de moleculen met nieuwe electronenmicroscoop" Cursor 49 [6] 2006 page 6.

14 October 2006

Article in C2W about our Unit :" Kijken naar ronddraaiende nanodeeltjes" C2W17 14 October 2006, page 11.

13 October 2006

The Laboratory of the Soft Matter CryoTEM Research Unit was officially opened by the Rectoris Magnificus of the Eindhoven University of Technology and of the University of Maastricht by simultaneously opening the column valves of the Titan and showing the first pictures.
View report

6 October 2006

Announcement opening CryoTEM.