“The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.”
Our mission at INE is to understand on a fundamental level the nanoscale properties of functional materials using in situ transmission electron microscopy techniques. We focus on nucleation and growth, phase transformations, surface reconstructions, and degradation mechanisms of nanostructures and we probe how the nanomaterials properties are affected by changes in temperature, electric field, and gaseous and/or liquid environment. We develop the techniques in order to dynamically observe the changes as they happen during real-time operation of their bulk counterparts. Such measurements have important implications on the design and development of modern technologies including electrochemical storage systems and computing devices.
Our Account of Chemical Research provides a mini review on the insights into electrocatalyst transformations probed in real time. You can read it here.
If you have a background in materials science and experience with electron microscopy, and want to apply or require more information, please send your CV and transcripts to Prof. Tileli. Please note that the candidates should also apply to the Doctoral School in Materials Science and Engineering.
Tzu-Hsien’s, Robin’s, and Jan’s article entitled “Considerations of liquid-phase transmission electron microscopy applied to heterogeneous electrocatalysis” is published online by The Journal of the Electrochemical Society. To view the manuscript please follow this link.