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Haldor Topsoe scientist, Stig Helveg, receives award

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Haldor Topsoe scientist, Stig Helveg, has been honoured with the 2019 Innovation in Materials Characterisation Award for his accomplishments in electron microscopy advances in catalysis.

Haldor Topsoe scientist, Stig Helveg, receives award

Topsoe scientist Stig Helveg has received the 2019 Innovation in Materials Characterisation Award for his pioneering work on atomic-scale transmission electron microscopy under reactive gas environments, leading to groundbreaking insights in catalysis, crystal growth, and corrosion.

“When we started this work 20 years ago, it was a daring experiment. We wanted to learn more about catalysts but it wasn’t a given that we would succeed and overcome major obstacles and develop brand new ways for operating electron microscopes. Now, it has become a whole research field in itself and people are building further on our knowledge,” commented Stig Helveg.


About Stig Helveg


Stig Helveg has a PhD in Physics from Aarhus University, Denmark. Following his PhD, he joined Topsoe as a postdoctoral researcher and later became a staff scientist in 2003. Today, he serves as a Fellow and leads the company’s activities on in situ electron microscopy in Catalysis R&D.


More about the Materials Characterisation Award


The Innovation in Materials Characterisation Award is awarded by the Materials Research Society (MRS). It honours experts whose outstanding advance in materials characterisation has increased knowledge of the structure, composition, in situ behaviour under outside stimulus, electronic behaviour, or other characterisation feature, of materials.

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