Klaus van Benthem


Associate Professor

Contact Information
(530) 752-5117
2007 Kemper Hall
Educational Background:
M.Sc. 1998 Westfaelishche Wilhelms Universitaet Muenster
Ph.D. 2002 Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research
Postdoctoral Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
R&D Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Honors & Awards:

  • Young Scientist Award of the German Microscopy Society (2003)
  • Feodor Lynen Scholarship from Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (2003)
  • NCEM Fellowship form Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (2009)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Award (2010)

Research Interest:
Materials under extreme conditions; determination of Structure-property relationships in functional nanomaterials through atomic-scale investigation of defect structure evolution under applied external stress; equilibrium conditions of heterophase interfaces and grain boundaries