Tom Willhammar


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Works at Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 16 C
Room C 568
Postal address Institutionen för material- och miljökemi 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Tom Willhammar is a researcher the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) at Stockholm University. He received a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering with focus on Materials and Polymer Chemistry from Lund University in 2008. His PhD was earned from Stockholm University in 2013 in the field of Structural Chemistry. After a Postdoc with Prof. Sara Bals at EMAT, Belgium, he returned to Stockholm University as a researcher.



My research circles around electron microscopy, electron diffraction and its applications on structural characterization of materials.

Keys to an increased understanding of the properties of new materials are embedded in their structures, ranging from the mesoscale down to the atomic level. Electron microscopy provides important tools to reveal such information. My main research interest comprises methods such as 3D electron diffraction, scanning electron diffraction as well as imaging from the mesoscale down to the atomic scale. I work on a wide range of material systems with recent focus including cellulose-based materials, zeolites and MOFs.

My two main research project at the moment are:

  • "Unraveling the local structure of Cellulose Nanocrystals using scanning electron diffraction" funded by the Swedish Research Council (2020-2023)
  • "A multidimensional toolkit for modern electron microscopy" funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (2019-2021).



I am lecturing the following course at Advanced Level:

  • Introduction to Analytical Electron Microscopy (KZ8009)

Last updated: March 2, 2021

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