Klaus van Benthem

Klaus van Bemthem

Position Title
Professor

Unit
Materials Science and Engineering

2007 Kemper
Bio

Dr. van Benthem is interested in developing a fundamental mechanistic understanding of structure-property relationships and related phenomena in functional nanomaterials, focusing on defect structure evolution under externally-applied stress fields. His research group uses a variety of atomic-resolution electron microscopy techniques to explore wetting-dewetting phenomena of thin films, microstructure evolution during ceramic processing and the 3D assembly of individual nanoparticles. Combined with experiments on materials under real-world operating conditions, van Benthem's work provides unique insights into materials’ reliability under extreme conditions and the development of new manufacturing techniques.