Prof. Kleebe studied mineralogy in Cologne and received his PhD in crystallography. At the TU Darmstadt he holds the chair geo-material science (formerly applied mineralogy) and teaches mineralogy and crystallography.
His scientific interest focuses on the characterization of various materials via transmission electron microscopy (TEM); he runs the TEM lab at the Department of Material- and Geosciences.
During recent years, the research group of Prof. Kleebe focused on topics such as polymer-derived ceramics, ferroelectrics and biomaterials. Future research activities will strengthen the research area of energy-related materials such as thin film solar cells or thermoelectrics.