Professor Klaus van Benthem

Professor Klaus van Benthem

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
2007 Kemper Hall
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

email: benthem at
Phone: (530) 752-5117


Klaus van Benthem is interested in the evolution of materials defects under externally applied stimuli such as high temperatures, electric fields and currents, and oxidizing or reducing environments. His research projects focus on the evolution of ceramic microstructures, including grain growth, grain boundary transformations, wetting-dewetting transitions at metal/ceramic interfaces, and reliability physics of multilayer semiconductor device structures.  His research group uses a wide variety of electron microscopy tools, including aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), in-situ TEM, and environmental scanning electron microscopy.

The overall vision for research projects is to accomplish a fundamental understanding of atomic-scale mechanisms that give rise to materials behavior.

Visit the Imaging Nanofunctionality Group webpage here.

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