Engineering & Physical Sciences

The Engineering and Physical Sciences section is dedicated to serving the interests of the wide-ranging community of physical scientists and engineers who apply microscopic and focused beam techniques to the study of: atomic and nanoscale phenomena; matters and the properties of matter; physical and chemical processes; the fabrications of devices and products.

About

The Engineering & Physical Sciences Section is an interdisciplinary committee of the RMS which promotes the interests of the global community of scientists and engineers in different fields who apply microscopy, spectroscopy and focused beam techniques in their research or industrial tests. 

Our Mission:

The use of microscopy is now integral to many smart emerging engineering and technological advancements that already affect our daily lives, and will continue to positively impact our future, particularly as materials are already designed at the nano-levels nowadays. 

The continued expansion of smart technologies, as well as further rapid development of enabling nanotechnologies, demonstrates a real need in development of new high-end microscopy methodologies as well as redesign and adaptation of classic approaches in microscopy. 

The EPS Section:

The use of Modern Microscopy and Micro-spectroscopy from the fundamental research and development of nano-materials, to in-situ characterisation and testing in research lab and industrial fab environment.

Committee:

We are driven by the principle of truly interdisciplinary collaboration in the microscopy and micro spectroscopy studies for physical sciences, life sciences and engineering. Our committee members are from different disciplines of Physical Sciences and Engineering, career levels in academia and industry with experience using a host of analytical tools including light, electron and scanning microscopies. 

Events: 

Each year we organise meetings, workshops, courses and conferences in support of our mission. 

Scientists and engineers working in the multidisciplinary field of the EPS section are very welcome to contact the Chair or Deputy Chair with suggestions for future conferences or meetings that the section could organise or be involved in.  Please email Jade Sturdy in the first instance who will forward your request to the Chair and Deputy Chair.

Outreach Activities:

The EPS section is also active in the organisation of outreach activities for young people, and RMS members with an enthusiastic interest in microscopy for physical sciences or engineering are encouraged to contact the Committee and assist in our activities. 

The RMS is committed to being a welcoming, inclusive Society and encourages diversity across all activities and in the membership of our committees and groups.

If you are interested in joining any of the committees in the future, please contact Allison Winton.

RMS Section Awards

Launched in 2014, the Section Awards (formerly known as the Medal Series) recognise those who have made significant contributions to the field of microscopy. The RMS Section Awards celebrate outstanding scientific achievements across all areas of microscopy and flow cytometry with each RMS Science Section able to select a winner for their own award. 

Find out more

Award for Innovation in Applied Microscopy for Engineering and Physical Sciences

Committee 

Professor Roland Kröger

Professor Roland Kröger

Engineering & Physical Sciences Section Chair, University of York

Dr Anna Baldycheva

Dr Anna Baldycheva

Engineering & Physical Sciences Section Deputy Chair, University of Exeter

Dr Trevor Almeida

Dr Trevor Almeida

University of Glasgow

Mr Ian Belding

Mr Ian Belding

Carl Zeiss Ltd

Mr Paul Bennett-Hughes

Mr Paul Bennett-Hughes

Sandberg LLP

Mr Owen Green

Mr Owen Green

Outreach & Education Committee Representative, University of Oxford

Dr Dan Haspel

Dr Dan Haspel

University of Plymouth

Professor Beverley Inkson

Professor Beverley Inkson

University of Sheffield

Ms Nyree Manoukian

Ms Nyree Manoukian

Early Career Representative, University of Oxford

Professor Igor Meglinski

Professor Igor Meglinski

Aston University

Dr Duncan Muir

Dr Duncan Muir

Cardiff University

Dr Fabio Nudelman

Dr Fabio Nudelman

University of Edinburgh

Dr Julia Parker

Dr Julia Parker

Diamond Light Source

Ms Jane Woolrich

Ms Jane Woolrich

Rolls Royce

Ms Xiangli Zhong FRMS, MIMMM

Ms Xiangli Zhong FRMS, MIMMM

University of Manchester

AGM

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Section of the Royal Microscopical Society will take place on 29 September 2022, as part of Microscopy: Advances, Innovation, Impact 2022 - incorporating the RMS AGM & Section AGMs. 

All the Society’s AGMs are free to attend for both members and non-members.