Thorsten Meiners wins Travel Award

September 21, 2018

Thorsten Meiners, doctoral student in the group “Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy“ in the department “Structure and Nano-/Micromechanics of Materials”, won a Travel Award of the German Society for Electron Microscopy. This award supported Meiners to attend and present his research at the 19th International Microscopy Congress, which took place from 9 – 14 September in Sydney, Australia.

Meiners’ doctoral thesis focusses on the atomic structure of grain boundaries, grain boundary phase transformations and segregation effects at copper grain boundaries. He uses advanced transmission electron microscopy to directly correlate the grain boundary structure to its properties and its influence on the materials’ performance.

The German Society for Electron Microscopy supports students at universities and doctoral students at universities and research institutes with travel awards of up to 2.500 euros to attend a conference on electron microscopy of their choice. To apply for these awards, the students have to present their work at the conference, they and their supervisors have to be member of the society and they have to hand in a support letter and their CV.

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