Antonia Neels
Research interests

My interests are focused on new materials, their fascinating structures leading to new physical properties and applications. I’m experienced in the development and application of X-ray based analytical methods in the emerging fields of chemistry, biology, physics and microtechnology. My research is focalized on the study of strain and defect mobility in materials and / or systems such as thin films, coatings, interfaces and their dynamics and MEMS, especially for medical and space and applications.

  • Lecturer of the master course “XRD Basic Principles & Applications” (each spring semester, Master of Science in chemistry) University of Fribourg: Fribourg, CH.
  • CCMX “Advanced X-ray Diffraction Methods for Coatings”
Memberships in national and international organizations
  • President of the Swiss Crystallographic Society SGK
  • Steering committee member of the Swiss Space Center SSC
  • Board member of the EPDIC
  • Member of the Swiss Chemical Society SCS
  • Member of the German Crystallographic Society
  • Member of ESA Q-Lab Workgroup for reliability test equipment.
  • Reviewer of scientific journals such as IEEE, Acta Cryst., Polyhedron.

Full publication list in DORA , ResearchGate, Google Scholar and Scopus.


Prof. Dr. Antonia Neels

Prof. Dr. Antonia Neels
Head of the Center for X-ray Analytics

Phone: +41 58 765 4507