Electron Microscopy Characterisation of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces
Scientific Organisers: Dr. Nadezda V. Tarakina (QMUL), Dr. Roland Fleck (KCL), Dr. Andy Bushby (QMUL)
This brand-new meeting plans to combine the knowledge of life science and materials science microscopists in order to stimulate new interdisciplinary approaches for solving complex materials problems using the knowledge and expertise of both communities. The main focus of this meeting is hybrid materials that have organic and inorganic components (hybrid solar cells, bio-inspired composites, mineralized tissues, colloidal nanoparticles, etc.), where such an interdisciplinary approach is absolutely necessary to obtain a deep understanding of their functions and properties.
The workshop will consist of lectures from experts in both life science and material science electron microscopy and from technological/industrial partners covering a broad range of microscopy techniques (aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy, cryo-EM, FIB-SEM and TEM tomography, EELS, holography, etc.).
A trade exhibition and a poster session will provide great opportunities for discussions. We believe that this format will foster creative thinking and inspire new ideas and collaborations.
Online registration for this event has now closed.
- 09:00Registration and Coffee
- 10:00Welcome and Introduction
- 10:05Structure of Aquatic Flocs using Correlative Volumetric Microscopy - Mr J Wheatland
- 10:30Lasers, electrons, X-rays and biominerals : a correlative approach to the investigation of biomineralised samples - Dr A Ball
- 11:00Techno Bite: Analysis of hard/soft and organic/inorganic material combinations; possibilities with EDS - Dr M Falke, Bruker
- 11:10Break and Exhibition
- 11:30Ultra-high resolution analysis of nanostructures with SEM and SEM-EDX at lower beam voltages - Prof E Boyes
- 12:003D Analytical Electron Microscopy of organic-inorganic materials interfaces - Dr A Porter
- 12:30Structural Studies of Defects and Defect Dynamics in Graphene - Prof A Kirkland
- 13:00Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing
- 14:00Imaging blends in organic solar cells and markers in biological tissues by low energy-loss spectroscopy - Dr M Pfannmoeller
- 14:30Structure formation in solution - Dr H Friedrich
- 15:00Techno Bite: Correlative microscopy update - Dean Edwards, Carl Zeiss Ltd
- 15:10Techno Bite: Making Connections with Leica Nanotechnology - Gareth Jackson, Leica MIcrosystems
- 15:20Break & Exhibition
- 15:40The influence of defects in individual biogenic magnetite nanocrystals on their magnetic properties - Prof R E Dunin-Borkowski
- 16:10Visualisation and analysis of chemical reactions at the atomic level - Prof P Gai
- 16:40Techno Bite: Bespoke in-situ TEM: opportunities for truly unique instruments and solutions - Michael Dixon, Hitachi High Technologies
- 16:50Techno Bite: Energy: Phases and Filters and Guns! Oh my! - Calum Dickinson, JEOL
- 17:00Wine Reception, Poster Viewing and Exhibition
- 18:00Conference Dinner
Dr Nadezda Tarakina
Dr Andy Bushby
Dr Roland Fleck
King's College London
Roland is Reader and Director of the King's Centre for Ultra Structural Imaging
Dr Alex Ball
Natural History Museum
Alex is the Head of Imaging and Analysis in the Core Research Laboratories at the Natural History Museum. He has over 25 years' experience in light and electron microscopy and has published research involving transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy and micro-CT. His PhD research involved the use of LM, SEM and SEM combined with computer-aided 3D reconstruction. Now his interests focus on non-destructive imaging and analysis of natural and cultural heritage samples. Over the course of his career Alex has had the good fortune to be tasked with setting up the NHM's micro-CT laboratory and more recently the 3D surface scanning facilities where our first job was to 3D scan an entire blue whale skeleton! He has a keen interest in outreach and education and has led the NHM's imaging activities at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival for over ten years and routinely participates in the NHM's public outreach events.
Prof Rafal E Dunin-Borkowski
Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy
Prof Ed Boyes
University of York
Dr Heiner Friedrich
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Prof Pratibha Gai
University of York
Currently Professor of Electron Microscopy at the University of York and Director of the York JEOL Nanocentre, Professor Gai is widely known for co-inventing the atomic resolution environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM) and later the atomic resolution in-situ aberration corrected ESEM. These instruments have allowed the dynamics of chemical reactions between gases and solids to be studied at the atomic scale and at semi-realistic pressures and temperatures. This means that structural changes can be seen by researchers in real time. This is key in understanding the underpinning mechanisms of chemical reactions such as catalysis, used in the vast majority of industrial chemical synthesis processes.
University of Oxford
Emanuela completed her PhD in Materials at Imperial College London. During her PhD, she worked on the characterisation of oxide photocatalyst nanostructures using aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy (TEM) including exit wavefunction restoration, as well as a combination of scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS).
In 2013, Emanuela joined the Department of Materials in Oxford as a Post Doctoral researcher under the ESTEEM EU fp7 program. Her research involved the development of methods for the quantification and interpretation of aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy images, using techniques such as focal and tilts series recovery of the specimen exit wave function, and imaging simulations for applications in environmental catalysis.
In 2017, Emanuela joined the electron Physical Imaging Centre (ePSIC) team as an electron microscopy scientist and Post Doctoral Research Fellow of the Oxford Materials group. Her role includes supporting users research and data analysis, as well as conducting her own research on quantitative TEM of catalytic systems and energy materials.
Dr Martin Pfannmoeller
Prof Alexandra Porter
Imperial College London
Mr Jonathan Wheatland
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