About the TEM Gemini Centre

The TEM Gemini Centre research group. Photo


The transmission electron microscopy activity in Trondheim is centered around the TEM Gemini Centre. Our research extends through various fields of solid state physics and materials technology, from cooperation with industry on aluminum to third generation solar cells and nanomaterials.

The overall objective of the TEM Gemini Centre is to build and secure a robust scientific TEM environment with high international profile as basis for growth for the Centre itself, for NTNU, SINTEF as well as the academic and industrial partners.

TEM Gemini Centre was established in 2006 and has its 10th anniversary in 2016. The centre consists of professors, engineers, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral candidates and students at the Department of Physics (IFY) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (IMT) together with research scientist on TEM at SINTEF Materials and Chemistry. In 2017 we are 3.4 professors, 3 engineers, 5 SINTEF researchers, 1 postdoctoral fellow, 10 PhD candidates and several master students with TEM as their main activity.

We have in total five TEM instruments, ranging from a double-corrected JEOL ARM installed 2013 to conventional LaB6 all-round instruments.


Join us?

Are you looking for a master or project assignment for 2018?

We are happy to offer a varied selection of topics for project and master students. All assignments are in close collaboration with industry and/or research groups with top level research infrastructure in a large and well functioning group. See Master or project in TEM 2018 [pdf] for possibilities, or ask us for details or more information. Also note that we offer an interesting project involving a stay in Japan!

Vacancies at TEM Gemini Centre

Please contact the principal investigators at the TEM Gemini Centre to express your interest in a position within the centre.

The Gemini centres at NTNU

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), SINTEF and the University of Oslo (UiO) have established the Gemini Centres.

The objective of the Gemini Centres is to develop large scientific groups of higher quality than either of the partners could manage to build up on their own. There is an international demand for first-class scientific groups from both project sponsors and students. For this reason, the Gemini Centres have adopted the following vision: Together for International Excellence.


The TEM Gemini Centre is a part of the Norwegian Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (NORTEM)a nationally coordinated initiative by the two leading Norwegian TEM groups within the physical sciences. The NORTEM consortium offers access to Norwegian and international researchers seeking to apply state-of-the-art TEM techniques to answer the materials challenges of today and the future.