MCM 2019

14th Multinational Congress on Microscopy

September 15-20, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia



KEYNOTE: Prof. Dr. Velimir R. Radmilovic
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Professor Radmilovic obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Metallurgy from University of Belgrade in 1985. In 1986 he joined the Department of materials science, University of California at Berkeley, as a postdoctoral research associate before taking faculty position at University of Belgrade in 1987. In 1987, he was invited to be a visiting assistant professor at University of California, Berkeley where he taught courses on transmission electron microscopy and microanalysis. In 1992 he was a visiting professor at the Department for Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From 2000 to 2010 he was a staff scientist and principal investigator at the National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a member of the team in charge of the development and implementation of the next generation of transmission electron aberration-corrected microscopes (TEAM Project). In 2011, he returned to the University of Belgrade. His research interest focuses on solid state phase transformations and interfaces, structure-property relationships in engineering materials, application of high resolution electron microscopy and spectroscopy, supported by computer modeling and simulation, in study of nanomaterials, including nanowires, thin films for MEMS and NEMS, graphene and carbon nanotube based nanocomposites and devices, thermoelectrics, catalysts, solar cells, etc. He has more than 400 publications in refereed journals and proceedings of international conferences, over 100 invited talks and has organized numerous symposia, workshops and international meetings. His work has been cited more than 10000 times with an H index of 49. Professor Radmilović is a recepient of many awards including: Fulbright Scholar, Outstanding performance award from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, the Belgrade City Award for Natural and Technical Sciences, The European Microscopy Society Outstanding Paper Award, the Outstanding scientist award given by the Ministry of Science and Education of Government of Serbia, Honorary Member of Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia, and Corresponding member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

PLENARY: Dr. Vincenzo Grillo
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Dr. Grillo graduated in Physics from the University of Genova (110/110 cum laude). He received his PhD in electron microscopy at the University of Parma, while performing collaborative work with Erlangen University (Germany). In 2001 he served as a visiting scientist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, working on cathodoluminescence in TEM. Since 2003 he has been working in the INFM (now absorbed by CNR), currently as a Senior Fellow Researcher in electron microscopy. He has developed innovative TEM-STEM methodology and published the first quantitative use of STEM with a HAADF detector for chemical analyses. He is now working on Vortex beams and holographic beam generation. He and his group are now among the world’s leading groups in this sector for their work on phase holograms, large vortex beams and the theory of spin-orbit coupling with vortex. In 2015 he was a visiting researcher at the University of Oregon. In 2016 he received the Humboldt Foundation’s BESSEL research award for his work on Beam shaping. Since 2017 he has been the Scientific Coordinator of the project Q-SORT, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 766970 (H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017). Dr. Grillo is co-author of at least 100 articles and 5 book chapters. The H-factor of his publications is 32.

PLENARY: Prof. Dr. Saverio Cinti
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SC graduated in Medicine&Surgery (MD) at Padua University (1974). Since 1977 works at the Marche Polytechnic University where he is Full Professor of Anatomy since 1986. His research focused mainly on obesity and diabetes, and on these topics he published more than 290 scientific papers in the international literature (PubMed). He also published a book and several chapters (13) of internationally distributed books. His scientific work has been awarded by more than 30,000 citations (Google Scholar, Scopus: 21,000), H index = 76 (Google Scholar, Scopus: 66). He has given more than 60 invited lectures in the most prestigious universities around the world. He was invited visiting professor at Harvard University in Boston (2011) and at the University of Copenhagen (2013). In the last decade he received public funding (mainly European) to over two million Euros. He holds three patents. He received: The medal Blaise Pascal in biology from the European Academy of Sciences (Brussels 2008) and the Wasserman Award from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) (Liverpool 2013). In 2014 he was chosen by the European Federation Experimental Morphology for a lectio magistralis at the World Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (Peking). One of the most important scientific achievement is the invitation to lecture in the 134th Nobel Symposium “The Adipocyte a Multifunctional Cell” at Gothenburg in 2006. Since 1st April 2018 he is affiliated Professor of Anatomy and Physiology of The Adipose Organ at University of Copenhagen.

PLENARY: Prof. Dr. Igor Weber
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Igor Weber obtained his BSc in physics at the University of Zagreb and PhD at the Technical University Munich (1995). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried until joining the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) in Zagreb (2002). The focus of his research over the past 25 years has been the study of eukaryotic cell motility using Dictyostelium amoeba as a model system. In conjunction with the tools of molecular biology and biochemistry, he has been applying diverse imaging modalities to investigate dynamics and regulation of the actin cytoskeleton, recently focusing on the role of small Rho and Ras GTPases. Igor Weber is currently head of the Laboratory of cell biophysics at RBI and elected professor at the Universities of Zagreb and Split, where he teaches Microscopy, Cell biophysics and Function and regulation of the cytoskeleton. He also coordinates the user facility for confocal microscopy at RBI. Igor Weber co-chaired the ELMI and MCM conferences in 2017, presided over the Croatian microscopy society (2012-2016), and presently is a member of the European Microscopy Society Executive Board. More details are available at

PLENARY: Dr. András Kovács
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Dr. András Kovács received the PhD degree in Physics at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2005 studying thin film growth and nanocrystals with transmission electron microscopy. His scientific career started in the Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Budapest (Hungary). He was a post-doctoral scientist at Osaka University (Japan), University of Oxford (U.K.) and Technical University of Denmark (Denmark) working on structural and magnetic characterization of magnetic materials using advanced electron microscopy techniques. From 2011, he works in the Ernst Ruska-Centre, where he became a staff scientist in 2015. Dr Kovács has an interest in studying magnetism and magnetic materials using off-axis electron holography in the transmission electron microscope. His current research focuses on quantitative magnetic imaging of magnetic skyrmions and nanostructures, in situ electron microscopy studies of magnetic meteorites, soft and hard magnetic alloys. He is author or co-author of more than 120 publications and has given more than 50 invited talks and seminars.

PLENARY: Prof. Dr. Goran Dražić
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Goran Dražić is a senior scientist and head of the microscopy group at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia and professor at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School where he is teaching courses on transmission electron microscopy and supervises post-graduate students. His scientific interests include the development and characterization of different catalyst materials used for photocatalysis and fuel-cells. Beside that he is devoted to the development and the implementation of transmission and scanning-transmission electron microscopy for the study of various advanced materials. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of relaxor materials in 1990 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and was a visiting scientist at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany in 1990 and 1991. He was a project leader of four national projects and was chair or co-chair of five EU projects as well as several projects with industrial partners. His professional bibliography contains more than 250 papers published in international journals and 20 invited lectures at international conferences and meetings. In year 2000 he was awarded with the Zois Recognition of the Republic of Slovenia for "outstanding scientific achievements in the field of electron microscopy".