Reporting: ESTEEM3's achievements after 18 months
ESTEEM3 has submitted its first Periodic Report to the European Commission, which reviews the activities and advancements achieved during the first 18 months of the project. Before it is officially validated by the EC, discover the key figures for Transnational Access, Research and Networking activities.
Transnational Access: 202 selected projects
Providing Transnational Access to the leading European state-of-the-art Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) research infrastructures is one of the core activities of ESTEEM3. Over the first 18 months, 202 projects have been been evaluated positively. Most of the TA projects stem from the academia/public sector, but some also involve the industry. More than 13% International projects (from non-EU Member or Associated countries) have been selected. Also, more that 100 publications (already published or under review) derive from Transnational Access. As a short conclusion, ESTEEM3 objectives regarding TA activities are heading on the right track!
Joint Research Activities: 101 publications
Joint Research Activities (JRA) focus on the development of the advanced TEM methods required for the solution of key problems in materials and nanoscience. Three JRAs are part of ESTEEM3:
- JRA1: Imaging, Diffraction and Metrology, Spectroscopy, and In-situ TEM
- JRA2: Materials for ICT, Energy, Health, and Transport
- JRA3: Data and Automation
In those 3 areas, 101 publications have already been produced (either already published or still under review). 6 public deliverables have also been issued.
Networking Activities: 5 schools/workshops and 1 webinar
Among the objectives of ESTEEM3: supporting education and training in advanced TEM through schools, advanced workshops and webinars. Since the beginning of the project, three ESTEEM3 schools/workshops and one webinar were organized, as follows:
- EMAT Workshop on Transmission Electron Microscopy (June 11 – 21, 2019) - EMAT laboratories, University of Antwerp
- Conventional and Counting EELS spectroscopy (July 22 – 25, 2019) - CNR-IMM c/o STMicroelectronics, Catania
- ESTEEM-Spectroscopy School (February 4 – 7, 2020) - FELMI Institute, Graz University of Technology
- Analyzing EELS data with HyperSpy (Webinar) - University of Antwerp
Two additional schools/workshops, contributing to the objectives of research activities, were also organized by the ESTEEM3 partners:
- Workshop on Electrochemistry in Liquid TEM and on Orientation/Phase Mapping in Liquid (May 27 – 29, 2019) - University of Picardy Jules Verne, Amiens
- Advanced Direct Detection EELS Workshop (September 25 – 26, 2019) - FELMI Institute, Graz University of Technology.
The next ESTEEM3 school, QEM2021 (Quantitative Electron Microscopy 2021 - School of TEM Quantitative Techniques), will take place from 9 to 21 May 2021. More information here.
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