Our alliance is further strengthened by the principal investigator specialized on in-situ techniques, Prof. Dr. Marc-Georg Willinger.
Electron Microscopy (EM) is widely used across different disciplines in research and engineering. Since its early days, EM has advanced amazingly. Nowadays, the users are not limited by imaging and related analysis but can add more techniques, such as AFM, electrical probing, sample manipulation and force sensing. As providers of tools used in-situ in combination with electron microscopy, we decided to form an alliance, bringing our technologies under one umbrella.
G. Moldovan, T. Kostovčík, N. Randall, M.-G. Willinger, J. Neuman, G. Boetsch, C. Sichting
Why the In-situ Microscopy Alliance?
The In-situ Microscopy Alliance (IMA) was founded to share know-how and technology for the in-situ microscopy and testing, to accelerate innovation and adoption of new techniques, and to foster new applications across disciplines.
Our mission is to connect industry and academia in advancing the in-situ microscopy characterization tools, solutions, and services.
As an alliance, we will:
- Create an ecosystem for leading industrial and academic players to explore, develop and promote in-situ characterization techniques, tools, and applications.
- Educate the research and engineering community about the capabilities of in-situ characterization techniques.
- Offer integrations of advanced analytical tools and applications for comprehensive in-situ characterization.
A Word from Our Advisor
We are very proud to have a leading in-situ microscopy researcher on board. Together, we aim to address the most relevant needs of microscopy users. Here is a brief interview with Prof. Dr. Marc-Georg Willinger.
Prof. Dr. Marc-Georg Willinger
Chair of Electron Microscopy
Technische Universität München
“Because we want to observe while it happens”
Why did you join the In-situ Microscopy Alliance?
Capturing the whole picture and combining different aspects from the nm to mm scale is a challenging and complex task.
The In-Situ Microscopy Alliance was founded by innovative technology-driven companies that understand the relevance of in-situ microscopy and are keen to develop tools for our needs. I wanted to be a part of this development right from the start.
Why is in-situ testing important for your research?
We need to study functional materials under relevant working conditions. This is especially true for the development of materials with enhanced performance and of devices required for a sustainable future, such as catalysts and battery materials, for example. So in-situ analysis is critical for progress in these particular fields.
Join the Alliance!
Work with us to shape the future of in-situ microscopy and analysis! Contact us or meet our members at the following microscopy related conferences:
26 Feb. - 3 Mar. / MC 2023 in Darmstadt, Germany
4-6 Jul. / MMC 2023 in Manchester, UK
23-27 Jul. / M&M 2023 in Minneapolis, MN, USA
10-15 Sep. / IMC20 in Busan, Korea