Wouter Van den Broek

Strukturforschung / Elektronenmikroskopie

Insitut für Physik, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Research Interests & short CV

Shure M 44-7 I am occupied with the development of reconstruction techniques in transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The aim is to retrieve the object structure from TEM measurements. The relation between measurements and object can often be rather complicated and highly non-linear, as for instance is the case with diffraction patterns or high resolution TEM images. On top of that, the electrons usually suffer multiple scattering, thereby complicating things further. It is our aim to undo all of these effects and retrieve the underlying object, preferably in three dimensions and at atomic resolution.

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. Mark Twain

I obtained my PhD at the Antwerp University in Belgium in 2007 and was a post-doc there until Feb. 2012. Then I moved to Ulm, Germany, to take a position in Prof. Christoph Koch's group. In Jan. 2016 I started working in Prof. Koch's new group, Strukturforschung / Elektronenmikroskopie at the Humboldt University in Berlin which focuses on the structural and chemical characterization of matter by electron beam based techniques.