Scientific Organiser: Dr Natasha Stephen, University of Plymouth
The annual EBSD meeting has been a fixed event on the RMS calendar for over 20 years and we regularly welcome top academics from the UK, European & Global research community. The meeting will not only highlight recent technological advances in the field of EBSD and related instrumentation, but also showcase their applications to real-world problems in both the science & engineering disciplines.
EBSD is routinely used within Earth & Planetary Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science & Physics, with an emerging interest from the Biological community. The University of Plymouth also successfully engages with enterprise, with many local, national and international companies seeking EBSD expertise in the design/development of new materials & products. EBSD 2018 aims to bring together specialists from across this broad-reaching speciality; academics, business, technicians & students alike.
On Monday afternoon there is an optional workshop taking place, there are two streams to choose from. For further details please visit the Pre-Meeting Workshop tab.
Early bird registration is now open.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday 13 February 2018
You can now submit your abstract to this meeting. We are accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
- Please ensure you submit the abstract as a Microsoft Word document and not a PDF
- Please ensure that you indicate your preference for a submitted talk or poster presentation
- Abstracts should be approximately 300-500 words in length
- Please include the title, all authors and their affiliations and indicate the presenting author
- You may include images or diagrams where appropriate
- You may also include references or keywords
Abstracts should be emailed as an attachment to Kate Wooding. Please include in your email whether you would prefer to be considered for an Oral or Poster presentation.
- Ralf Hielscher - Analyzing Orientations and Misorientations in 3d Axis Angle Space
- Paul Midgely - Scanning Electron Diffraction in the TEM - a complementary method to EBSD
- Sandra Piazolo - Process understanding by linking quantitative orientation analysis with numerical modelling
- Mike Zolensky - Using EBSD to Elucidate the Early History of the Solar System
Dr Natasha Stephen
Director (Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project)
Natasha is a Lecturer in Advanced Analysis (Earth & Planetary Sciences) within the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences at Plymouth University, and assists with the management & development of Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre; the university’s flagship, multidisciplinary analytical suite. She completed her PhD at Imperial College London & the Natural History Museum London in 2014, focusing on the geology & surface mineralogy of Mars, and moved to Plymouth University straight afterwards. Natasha’s research focuses primarily on the use of meteorites to ground-truth spacecraft data at Mars (including Mars rovers and orbiters) as well as asteroids (Vesta, Itokawa etc.), by using various non-destructive analytical techniques. Natasha manages the Plymouth Planets research group, is an avid public speaker, heavily engaged in outreach activities, and an active member of the Meteoritical Society & Royal Astronomical Society.
Dr Ralf Hielscher
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Ralf Hielscher has studied Mathematics at the Technische Universität Dresden,Germany and the Lomonosov University in Moscow, Russia. He got introduced to crystallographic texture analysis by his supervisor Helmut Schaeben during his PhD at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. Working on pole figure to ODF inversion and fast Fourier methods on the sphere and the orientation space he accumulated his algorithms into the free and open source Matlab toolbox MTEX. The first public version MTEX 0.3 was released in 2007. Since then, Ralf Hielscher and his coworkers continuously added new functionalities, turning MTEX into one of the most comprehensive toolboxes for quantitative texture analysis. After two years at the Helmholtz Zentrum München Ralf Hielscher is now affiliated at the faculty of Mathematics at the Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany, and works on mathematical and computational problems in texture analysis.
Prof Paul Midgley
Paul Midgley is Professor of Materials Science and Director of the Electron Microscopy Facility. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Professorial Fellow at Peterhouse.
Before moving to Cambridge in 1997, he held two Research Fellowships in the H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory at the University of Bristol, the first funded by The Royal Commission for The Exhibition of 1851 and the second by The Royal Society. He has studied a wide variety of materials by electron microscopy and developed a number of novel electron microscopy techniques. His recent research has concentrated on electron tomography, electron holography, energy filtered TEM and precession electron diffraction.
Professor Sandra Piazolo
University of Leeds
Sandra Piazolo is Professor of Structural Geology and Tectonics at the University of Leeds. She was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship where she applied ‘Quantification of Microstructures applying EBSD and in-situ experiments on rocks and metals: Focus on deformation mechanisms and annealing microstructures’ at the University of Liverpool. In 2004 she moved to become Senior Lecturer to Professor Structural Geology and Tectonics, SU, in Sweden in the establishment of Microdynamic Laboratory – Experiments, Nature and Numerical modelling. In 2010 she moved to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia where she used EBSD, TKD, Atomprobe Tomography combined with numerical simulations to understand deformation and reaction processes at a fundamental level.
Dr Mike Zolensky
Mike Zolensky is a Space Scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. His planetary research over three decades has focused on the origin and evolution of water in the early solar system, the mineralogy of comets and primitive asteroids, and characterization of primitive astromaterials and their interactions with the terrestrial planets. Zolensky is an authority on characterization of particulate astromaterials, having invented and developed many of microparticle analytical techniques in use. Dr. Zolensky research resulted in the first report of hydrous minerals in Martian meteorites, the first verified report of hydrous phases in rocks returned from the Moon, the discovery and laboratory analysis of the first liquid water from a body other than the Earth, and the first mineralogical analysis of samples returned to earth from a comet (Wild 2) and an asteroid (Itokawa). He is or has served on the science teams of the LDEF, Stardust, Hayabusa and Hayabusa2 sample return Missions. Dr. Zolensky is a past President of The Meteoritical Society, and is the namesake of asteroid 6030/Zolensky.
The EBSD 2018 workshop aims to bring together all members of the EBSD community; academic, commercial, industry and students, to share best practice in both sample preparation and analytical work. There are two streams to choose from, one stream offers live demonstrations of Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) in action, and Getting more out of your EBSD data – including powerful problem solving in combination with EDS; the other stream offers discussions with companies and funders surrounding successful projects partnering academics with commercial enterprise. In order to attend the workshop you need to be registered to attend the two day meeting taking place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 April.
EBSD Workshop - Monday 9 April 2018
- 12:15Registration and Lunch
- 12:45Welcome and Introduction
- 13:00Good practice in EBSD: company introductions & discussions
- 13:25Sample Prep Considerations: sharing best practice across the disciplines
- 13:50Coffee Break
EBSD Stream 1 - Advanced EBSD Techniques
Run by Oxford Instruments. There is a maximum number of 16 people for this session.
- 14:15Getting more out of your EBSD data – including powerful problem solving in combination with EDS
- 15:30TKD Practical Demonstrations
- 16:30'Ask the Experts' - Panel Discussion
- 17:30Workshop Ends
EBSD Stream 2 - Beyond Blue Skies: Industrial-Academic Partnerships and Collaborations
Run by the University of Plymouth in collaboration with their commercial partners.
- 14:15Using EBSD as a manufacturing tool
- 15:30Funding opportunities for academic-industrial collaborations
- 16:30'Ask the Experts' - Panel Discussion
- 17:30Workshop Ends
RMS Member £250
RMS Member incl Workshop £290
Non-member incl Workshop £320
Student incl Workshop £195
After Monday 12 March there will be a late booking registration fee of £50 added to the above fees. Registration will close on Friday 23 March at 12:00.
On Wednesday 10 April there will be a conference dinner at the National Marine Aquarium. The dinner is included in the registration fee for the Meeting.
An email will be sent to you three weeks before the event with final details.
EBSD 2018 will take place at the Sherwell Centre, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA. Plymouth is located in the South West of the UK.
Rail and coach services connect Plymouth to the regional airports of Exeter, Newquay and Bristol. There are also transport links to Plymouth from London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airport.
Plymouth railway station is just a few minutes' walk from the campus. The regular train service from London Paddington to Plymouth takes around three to four hours. Other direct services head to Plymouth from across the South West, South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. For discounted rail travel please visit the GWR website. Please note that bookings cannot be made more than 12 weeks in advance.
There is a preferential rate for EBSD delegates at Jurys Inn Plymouth at £76.00 for a single room per night and £86.00 for a twin room per night including breakfast. Bookings must be made online using jurysinns.com using the code JIPLYM080418.
There will be an exhibition at this two day meeting. If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring this event please contact Dawn Hopkins.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.
Leica UK Ltd
Leica Microsystems is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high precision optical solutions based on microscopes and related instruments. The company manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of products used in a wide variety of areas requiring vision, measurement and analysis, including applications in the life sciences (such as bio-technology research and medicine) and the material sciences.
Oxford Instruments (UK) Ltd
1959-2009 Celebrating 50 years of scientific excellence and innovation.
Oxford Instruments celebrates over fifty years which have seen a number of “world’s firsts”, technology breakthroughs and innovative new products.
Innovation has always been at the heart of Oxford Instruments and is the driving force behind its growth and success. There is now a continuous flow of new ideas driven by the demands of the markets and the focus on developing commercially successful products.
These events may also be of interest