Laboratory of Materials Morphology and Structure Investigations has been established recently and focuses on the study of materials structure, morphology and composition using modern experimental and theoretical methods. This is a method-based laboratory providing services to other research laboratories.

Scientific degree Name Surname Position Contact information
Dr.phys. Krišjānis Šmits Head of the laboratory and Leading researcher Krisjanis.Smits
  Reinis Ignatāns Leading researcher  
Dr.habil.phys. Jānis Maniks Leading researcher Janis.Maniks
Dr.phys. Ilze Manika Leading researcher Ilze.Manika
  Kārlis Vilks Researcher Karlis.Vilks
Mg. Līga Bikše Research Assistant Liga.Bikse
  Annamarija Trausa Research Assistant Annamarija.Trausa
  Edgars Vanags Research Assistant edgars.vanags
Bc. Miļena Dile Engineer Milena.Dile

The laboratory has four main research pillars:

  • electron microscopy methods (I),
  • X-ray and electron diffraction methods (II),
  • microhardness and nanoindention methods (III),
  • atomic force microscopy (IV).