Dr. Birgit Schröppel

Areas of interest   

  • FIB/SEM Crossbeam
  • cryomicroscopy
  • preparation methods
  • Analytics of biological-technical interfaces
  • electron microscopy

Stages of career

Since 2009 research associate in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Group at the NMI

2011 PhD in Applied Physics on the development of an ion optical transfer system for a mass spectrometer

2004-2009 Research Assistant at the Institute of Applied Physics, Working Group Electron and Ion Optics

1997-2004 Study of physics at the Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen



Dr. Birgit Schröppel

Scientist Applied materials science and electron microscopy
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  • Josephson junctions and SQUIDs created by focused helium-ion-beam irradiation of YBa2Cu3O7
    Müller B, Karrer M, Limberger F, Becker M, Schröppel B, Burkhardt CJ, Kleiner R, Goldobin E, Koelle D
    Phys. Rev. Applied accepted
  • 3D-electron microscopic characterization of interstitial cells in the human bladder upper lamina propria
    Neuhaus J, Schroppel B, Dass M, Zimmermann H, Wolburg H, Fallier-Becker P, Gevaert T, Burkhardt CJ, Do HM, Stolzenburg JU
    Neurourol Urodyn. 2018 Jan;37(1):89-98. doi: 10.1002/nau.23270. Epub 2017 Mar 31.
  • Multi-scale analysis of porosity in diagenetically altered reservoir sandstone from the Permian Rotliegend (Germany)
    Desbois G, Urai JL, Hemes S, Schröppel B, Schwarz JO, Mac M, Weiel D
    Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2016 April; 140: 128-148.
  • Multi-scale characterization of porosity in Boom Clay (HADES-level, Mol, Belgium) using a combination of X-ray μ-CT, 2D BIB-SEM and FIB-SEM tomography
    Hemes S, Desbois G, Urai JL, Schröppel B, Schwarz JO
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 2015 May 15; 208: 1-20.
  • 3-D analysis of bacterial cell-(iron)mineral aggregates formed during Fe(II) oxidation by the nitrate-reducing Acidovorax sp. strain BoFeN1 using complementary microscopy tomography approaches
    Schmid G, Zeitvogel F, Hao L, Ingino P, Floetenmeyer M, Stierhof YD, Schroeppel B, Burkhardt CJ, Kappler A, Obst M
    Geobiology. 2014 July; 12(4): 340-361. doi: 10.1111/gbi.12088.
  • Microstructure of bentonite in iron ore green pellets
    Bhuiyan IU, Mouzon J, Schroppel B, Kaech A, Dobryden I, Forsmo SP, Hedlund J
    Microsc Microanal. 2014 Feb;20(1):33-41. doi: 10.1017/S1431927613013950. Epub 2014 Jan 7.
  • Analytische Elektronenmikroskopie an Implantatoberflächen und biologisch-technischen Grenzflächen
    Schroeppel B, Nisch W, Stett A, Burkhardt C
    WOMag. 2013 Mai; 17-21.
  • Transmigration of polymorphnuclear neutrophils and monocytes through the human blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier after bacterial infection in vitro
    Steinmann U, Borkowski J, Wolburg H, Schroppel B, Findeisen P, Weiss C, Ishikawa H, Schwerk C, Schroten H, Tenenbaum T
    J Neuroinflammation. 2013 Feb 28;10:31. doi: 10.1186/1742-2094-10-31.
  • PEDOT–CNT composite microelectrodes for recording and electrostimulation applications: fabrication, morphology, and electrical properties
    Gerwig R, Fuchsberger K, Schroeppel B, Link GS, Heusel G, Kraushaar U, Schuhmann W, Stett A, Stelzle M
    Front Neuroeng. 2012; 5: 8. Published online 2012 May 4. doi: 10.3389/fneng.2012.00008
  • Impact of polyelectrolytes and their corresponding multilayers to human primary endothelial cells
    Nolte A, Hossfeld S, Schroeppel B, Mueller A, Stoll D, Walker T, Wendel HP, Krastev R
    J Biomater Appl. 2013; 28 (1): 84-99. doi: 10.1177/0885328212437610