Prof. Dr. Jo Verbeeck received his PhD. From the EMAT laboratory at the University of Antwerp in 2002. He specializes in transmission electron microscopy both in terms of state of the art experiments as well as in depth theoretical research involving coherence aspects and inelastic electron scattering. He authored over 100 papers in international peer reviewed journals and received the Ernst Ruska award for electron microscopy in 2011 for his work on the quantification of EELS spectra and electron vortex beams. He successfully produced electron vortices in the electron microscope and used their peculiar properties to detect magnetic information in EELS. He is currently leading an ERC starting grant project to further explore the potential and properties of such electron vortex beams.