Prof. Dr ir A.T.J. (Ton) van Helvoort

Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

I'm a professor at the Department of Physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and one of the main people in TEM Gemini Centre in Trondheim, Norway and the large national TEM infrastructure project NORTEM. I have a MSc from Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and a PhD from University of Cambridge (UK). Before my current job I was postdoc at NTNU and researcher at SINTEF.

The main focus of my work is to apply, develop and transfer competence on (advanced) transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. This includes a broad range of materials and methods on conventional as well as state-of-the-art TEMs. I supervise master students, PhDs and postdoc and teach at all levels within my Department.
Should you be interested in a master project, student exchange, PhD / postdoc or cooperation with me in relation to transmission electron microscopy, please contact me.


At the moment I'm working on quantitative HAADF STEM & quantitative energy dispersive spectroscopy and the development of optoelectronic devices based on III-V nanowires. I'm particularly interest in using the TEM as more than just a big expensive camera. For example, Id like to use new diffraction-based techniques and recent developments in electron energy loss spectroscopy equipment to understand the functional properties of novel materials. More information can be found in my CV and list of publications.