Brno Ph.D. Talent

Marek Zalesak

Applications of shaped electron beams

Lector: Andrea Konečná

Institution: Brno University of Technology, CEITEC VUT

Field: Electromagnetism, plasmonics


About the project

Electron microscopy is an excellent technique not only utilized for the analysis of novel nanotechnologies but also for the study of biological specimens. However, it continually requires development. My objective is to enhance the understanding of the interaction between the specimen and electron beams, which, in contrast to conventional electron microscopes, are specially shaped. Finding applications for these shaped beams will enable even more detailed analysis of a wide range of samples.


Why science?

I am drawn to science by the prospect of pushing things forward. It's also about being in an environment where talented and interesting individuals converge. Many times, as people, we overlook the fact that numerous technologies we use daily exist because of science and research, which often involves lengthy and challenging efforts. Being part of the exploration of the forefront of knowledge is both fascinating and engaging work.


What do I like most about Brno

I was born in Brno, so I have a very personal connection to it. On one hand, Brno is open to the world, with the influence of many universities and the presence of high-tech companies. Yet, it still retains its local character, making it a very pleasant place to live.