Skip to main content

About us

The Austrian Centre for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis is one of the leading microscopy facilities in the physical and biological sciences; interdisciplinary research, teaching and industry services are the key to our success. We house some of the world’s best microscopes. Our broad field of activity – ranging from fundamental to applied research – sets us apart. With a continuing tradition of excellence, we are trying to bridge the gap between academic research and practical problem solving as well as industrial needs; for 65 years we work in close cooperation with universities and enterprises throughout Europe.

We forge closer links between basic research and practical problem solving

The centre consists of two institutions working together:

  • Institute of Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis (FELMI)
    Graz University of Technology

FELMI is an institute of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and Geodesy of the TU Graz. Since 1951, the institute has been addressing challenges in the field of advanced microscopy. FELMI plays a prominent role supporting interdisciplinary and interfaculty research at TU Graz and offers training for bachelor, master and PhD programmes.
Check our website at the TU Graz.

  • Graz Centre for Electron Microscopy (ZFE)
    Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR)

The Graz Centre for Electron Microscopy (ZFE; German: Zentrum für Elektronenmikroskopie) provides collaborating partners and customers access to the latest technologies for advanced materials characterisation, quality control and failure analysis. As a member of the Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR), ZFE works mainly with small and medium-sized enterprises. ZFE is operated by the non-profit Association for the Development of Electron Microscopy and Fine Structure ResearchMore information about the Association

The institute at the Steyrergasse (Graz, Austria) housing a variety of different microscopes (light and atomic force as well as transmission or scanning electron microscopes)