Marc Willinger studied physics at the Technical University in Vienna and obtained his PhD from the Technical University in Berlin for the investigation of the electronic structure of vanadium phosphorous oxides.
After a Post Doc at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, he moved to the University of Aveiro in Portugal, where he had a position as an independent researcher for 4 years.
In 2010, he was offered a group-leader position at the Fritz Haber Institute, where he started to develop and implement tools for multi-scale in-situ and operando electron microscopy. In 2015, he took over the lead of a second electron microscopy group at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.
In 2018, he accepted a new position at the Scientific Center of Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM) at the ETH in Zürich, where he is responsible for TEM in material science and the development and implementation of in situ techniques.
Marc Willinger is interested in the relation between structure/composition and the resulting physical/chemical properties of materials, especially the emergence of synergistic effects, non-linear dynamics, pattern formation and catalytic activity.