Division of Materials Microstructure



Improved materials for a sustainable future.


To reveal the detailed microstructure of key materials for a sustainable future, to understand the development of microstructure during fabrication and service, and to engineer materials microstructure to improve/for improved properties, by using advanced methods of microscopy, microanalysis and modelling, in world-wide collaboration with universities, research institutes, industry and society.

Left: Turbine in a power generation steam turbine (photo Siemens). Center: SEM image of a surface oxide on a Ni-base superalloy used in gas turbine and aero engine applications. Right: Bright field TEM images of a 9%-Cr steel from a steam turbine, and corresponding energy filtered image allowing distinction between different families of nano-sized precipitates.


Published: Thu 04 Oct 2012. Modified: Wed 04 Jul 2018