Scanning Probe Microscopy Meeting
Scientific Organiser: Neil Wilson, University of Warwick
This meeting covers a wide range of topics associated with Scanning Probe Microscopy including main techniques such as atomic force microscopy and scanning tunnelling microscopy as well as more specialised versions.
The SPM Meeting is held annually and provides an excellent forum for the community to meet and discuss the latest advances in the field. With an exhibition alongside and social activities organised, it is one of the best events for 2016 for scanning probe microscopy users, for PhD students and well-seasoned microscopists alike!
Abstracts will be accepted to this meeting for oral and poster presentations.
Further information on invited speakers and proposed sessions can be seen below.
Scientific Organising Committee
Neil Wilson, University of Warwick
Gavin Bell, University of Warwick
Sonia Contera, University of Oxford
Giovanni Costantini, University of Warwick
Pat Unwin, University of Warwick
Leo Gross, IBM Zurich, Switzerland - Atomic Force Microscopy for Molecular Structure Elucidation
Giovanni Dietler, EPFL, Switzerland - DNA, the molecule of Life: how the Atomic Force Microscope has contributed to the investigation of this important biomolecule
Invited Speakers Presentations
Marin Alexe, University of Warwick, UK - Scanning probe-based tools for investigation of photoelectric effects in ferroelectrics
Peter Beton, University of Nottingham, UK - Adventures on hexagonal boron nitride: fluorescent supramolecular assemblies and the growth of strained graphene
Lorna Dougan, University of Leeds, UK - Title TBC
Laura Fumagalli, University of Manchester, UK - Probing capacitance and electric polarization of nanostructures and biomolecules by scanning probe microscopy
David Klenerman, University of Cambridge, UK - Using a nanopipette to probe the molecular basis of Alzheimer's disease
Christine Kranz, University of Ulm, Germany - Soft High-Aspect-Ratio Atomic Force Microscopy Probes for Peak Force Tapping Imaging
Marco Lazzarino, IOM-CNR Trieste, Italy - SPM-based force spectroscopy to investigate the mechanics of phototransduction and mechanotransduction processes
Charles Smith, University of Cambridge, UK - Low temperature scanned gate imaging of quantum phenomena in nano-devices
Plenary & Invited Speakers
IBM Zurich, Switzerland
Leo Gross works since 2005 at IBM Research – Zurich together with Dr. Gerhard Meyer on atomic and molecular manipulation by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), and on nanostencil lithography. Leo Gross received his PhD in Physics in 2005 in the group of Prof. Karl-Heinz Rieder at the Free University of Berlin. Before that he worked in the group of Prof. Harald Fuchs at the University of Münster and in the group of Prof. Ulrike Diebold at Tulane University, New Orleans.
Leo Gross’ main research interest is the investigation of atomic and molecular adsorbates using low temperature STM and AFM. In 2009 he and his coworkers pioneered atomic resolution on molecules by AFM using functionalized tips.
University of Warwick
University of Nottingham
Prof. Peter H. Beton has used scanning probes for over 20 years to study the adsorption and manipulation of organic molecules on surfaces, nanofabrication and organic devices. This work includes the demonstration of hydrogen-bonded templates, random molecular tilings, guest-induced supramolecular networks and the adsorption and supramolecular organisation of polymer nanorings. In recent work he has also investigated layered semiconductors and insulators which can be readily prepared by exfoliation and large area growth. This work includes the fabrication of III-VI light emitting devices and photoconductors formed from III- VI compounds combined with graphene and molecular adsorption on graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) and hBN/graphene heterostructures. He was awarded the 2013 Tabor Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics in recognition of his contribution to surface and interface physics.
University of Leeds
University of Manchester
Laura Fumagalli graduated in electronic engineering in 2002 and obtained her PhD in 2006 at Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) with a doctoral thesis on low-noise amplifiers. She then joined the Electronic Department of the University of Barcelona and the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain), where she developed novel instrumentation and techniques for scanning probe microscopy to probe electrical properties at the nanoscale, in particular capacitance and dielectric properties of nano-materials and biomolecules. From 2015, she is lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Manchester (UK) and researcher of the National Graphene Institute - University of Manchester.
University of Cambridge
University of Ulm
Dr. Christine Kranz received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich (1992) and Technical University of Munich (1996), Munich, Germany, respectively. After spending a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Analytical Chemistry (Austria), she accepted a position at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. In July 2008, she has accepted a permanent position at the University of Ulm, Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
(IABC), Ulm, Germany, where she is heading the surface sciences group and coordinates the biosensing research activities. In addition, she is the Scientific Coordinator of the Focused Ion Beam Center UUlm. In February 2014 she obtained the Venia Docendi (Assoc. Prof. for Analytical Chemistry). Her main research focus is in the field of scanning probe microscopy in particular scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), multifunctional scanning probes (e.g. combination AFM- SECM, IRSECM, IR-AFM), miniaturized amperometric biosensor technology and (FIB)-based micro-fabrication. She has authored several patents (2 national patents, Austria and 7 PCT Int. Appl.), more than 97 publications in internationally reviewed journals, and more than 100 lectures presented at international and national conferences. Since January 2012, Dr. Kranz is member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Renal and Epithelial Physiology.
IOM-CNR Trieste, Italy
University of Cambridge
Charles G. Smith has worked on nano-electrical and nano-mechanical devices since 1985. He pioneered electrical transport work on GaAs quantum dots and techniques for measuring single electron charge movement in those dots, initially at low frequencies and more recently high frequencies for quantum computing applications. He has developed a number of low temperature scanning probe techniques for measuring nano-devices. Recently he has been working on carbon based devices. He is also the founder of two spin out companies Cavendish-Kinetics Ltd which makes nano-mechanical RF tuneable capacitors for mobile phone and Cambridge Lab on Chip Ltd, and he has helped raise venture capital to develop new technologies.
In-situ and in-operando SPM - Session Chair Pat Unwin
This session will cover the use of SPMs to probe processes in action, spanning electrochemistry and electrocatalysis, catalysis and life sciences applications, such as cellular processes.
Forces and mechanics of biological systems with AFM - Session Chair Sonia Contera
Quantitative measurements with AFM in biology, with a special focus on single proteins.
Molecular systems - Session Chair Giovanni Costantini
This session will focus on analysis of molecular systems, including high resolution imaging of single molecules and molecular assemblies as well as the study of molecular interactions.
Functional property measurements by SPM - Session Chair Neil Wilson
This session will cover the use of SPM to study the functional properties of materials at the nanoscale, including electrical, optical and mechanical properties.
Technology and instrumentation development – Session Chair to be confirmed
Recent progress in SPM hardware development, imaging and/or spectroscopic modes, probes, and related topics will be covered.
The RMS would like to thank all of the below sponsors of the SPM event.
There will be an exhibtion during the meeting giving delegates a great opportuntity to network along side tea/coffee and lunch. Stand space is now full at this event. There are still many ways of getting involved through sponsorship opportunities, such as; advertising or promotonal items in the delegate bags. If this could be of interest to you please contact Chloe Goode for more information.
University of Warwick
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