Dr. Stefan Hieke

Former member
Nanoanalytics and Interfaces

Main Focus

  • Solid state dewetting phenomena of thin films
  • Formation processes and analysis of nanostructures
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) methods: CS corrected high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), CS corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM; BF/DF/HAADF), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS)
  • Focused ion beam (FIB) methods for site-specific TEM lamella preparation (in situ lift-out technique) and site-specific cross-section preparation
  • Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) for epitaxial thin film growth
  • Further methods for sample characterization: Atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray diffraction (XRD)  and different secondary electron microscopy (SEM) methods: i.a. electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) or energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)
  • (Ultra-) High Vacuum technology, setup and design (computer-aided engineering and design: Solid Edge)

Curriculum Vitae

12/2017 - present: Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH (MPIE)
Postdoc at research group Nanoanalytics and Interfaces (Prof. Christina Scheu)

08/2013 - 12/2017: Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH (MPIE)
PhD student at research group Nanoanalytics and Interfaces (Prof. Christina Scheu)

09/2012 - 06/2013: EADS Innovation Works (now Airbus Group Innovations)
Master thesis at Research Team Power Generation, TCC Energy & Propulsion (field of research: fuel cells)

10/2010 - 06/2013: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Master of Science in Chemistry (major field of study on physical and inorganic chemistry)

06/2010 - 10/2010: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Bachelor thesis at research group Energetic Materials (Prof. Thomas Klapötke)

10/2007 - 10/2010: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry

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