Enabling Science and Technology through European Electron Microscopy (ESTEEM3)
Research Project , 2019 – 2022

ESTEEM3 is an integrating activity for electron microscopy providing access to the leading European state-of-the-art electron microscopy research infrastructures, facilitating and extending transnational access services of the most powerful atomic scale characterization techniques in advanced electron microscopy research to a wide range of academic and industrial research communities for the analysis and engineering of novel materials in physical, chemical and biological sciences. ESTEEM3 objective is to deliver more access to more users coming from a wider range of disciplines. Transnational Access to ESTEEM3 centres is obtained through a transparent, simple peer review process based on merit and scientific priorities. Optimum service to users is supported by networking and joint research activities, which address key issues such as specimen preparation, data interpretation, treatment and automation through theory and simulation, and standardization of protocols and methodologies. Innovative activities dedicated to the dissemination of expertise, education and training in cutting-edge quantitative transmission electron microscopy techniques, such as schools, advanced workshops and webinars, are offered to the European electron microscopy users from academia, research institutes and industry. Directed research programmes involving the academic and industrial partners of the consortium focus on the further methodology development in imaging and diffraction, spectroscopy, in-situ techniques and metrology, and on advancing applied research of materials related to ICT, energy, health, and transport for the benefit of European scientists and industry. Moreover, the definition of strategic roadmaps and open access data policies aims to ensure the long-term sustainability of the consortium. In all, ESTEEM3 establishes a strategic leadership in electron microscopy to guide future developments and promote electron microscopy to the widest research community at large.


Eva Olsson (contact)

Chalmers, Physics, Nano and Biophysics


AGH University of Science and Technology

Krakow, Poland


Ecublens, Switzerland

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Paris, France

Corrected Electron Optical Systems (CEOS)

Heidelberg, Germany


Delft, Netherlands


Paris, France

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Juelich, Germany

Jozef Stefan Institute

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Max Planck Society

München, Germany


Bruxelles, Belgium

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Bari, Italy

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Trondheim, Norway

Quantum Detectors

Chilton, United Kingdom

Technische Universität Graz

Graz, Austria

University of Antwerp

Antwerpen, Belgium

University of Cádiz

Cadiz, Spain

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Zaragoza

Zaragoza, Spain


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/H2020/823717
Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2022


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