Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Nanomaterials in Liquids
This one-day workshop will focus on one of the most challenging areas of microscopy - the quantitative examination of the dynamics of nanomaterials in liquids.
Internationally known academic and industrial experts in the field of optical and electron microscopy and spectroscopy of liquids and opto-fluidics will join this exciting workshop to discuss the most critical technological insights, discoveries and new practical applications. The workshop will cover the fundamental techniques such as optical microscopy, TEM, SEM, AFM, Raman and FTIR for a wide range of possible applications, from microbiology and chemistry to materials and optical engineering. The workshop will also include hands-on demonstrations and will offer the opportunity to test participants’ samples on-site.
Registration is now closed.
- 09:00 Registration, Welcome and Coffee
Session 1: Electron Microscopy of Liquids
Atmospheric SEM and liquid cell STEM for dynamic studies in liquids - Roland Kroeger, University of York
- 10:00 New developments for in situ liquid cell electron microscopy - Madeline Duke, Protochips Inc
- 10:30 in-situ TEM imaging of ceramic nanoparticles in aqueous environment - Guenter Moebus, University of Sheffield
- 11:00 Coffee Break
Session 2: Optofluidic Microscopy, Imaging and in-situ Microfluidic Spectroscopy
Ultra-sensitive label-free in-situ detection of fluid nanocomposite materials on chip - Anna Baldycheva, University of Exeter
- 11:45 Waveguide confined Raman spectroscopy for microfluidic interrogation - Kishan Dholakia, St Andrews
- 12:15 Advanced Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy in Liquid Environment - Stanislav I. Leesment, NT-MDT
- 12:45 Preliminary experiments studying collagen mineralisation driven by 45S5 bioactive glass using an in situ TEM liquid cell - Richard Langford, University of Cambridge
- 12:55 Elevator Pitch
- 13:15 Lunch Break and Poster Session
ASEM, Liquid Cell STEM/TEM, Raman microfluidics
- 17:15 Workshop Ends
Dr Anna Baldycheva
Engineering & Physical Sciences Deputy Chair
University of Exeter
Dr Anna Baldycheva is an Assistant Professor in 2D Optoelectronic materials in Engineering at the University of Exeter. Dr. Baldycheva’s research group works in the areas of 2D Materials, Si Photonics and Microfluidics. The research interests span from the development of new 2D material based layered and liquid crystal nanocomposites to the engineering of integrated 2D material-Si hybrid electronic-photonic devices for application in communications, energy harvesting, and bio-chemical sensing. Since 2010, Dr. Baldycheva authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers and conference proceedings.
University of St Andrews
Prof Roland Kröger
Engineering & Physical Sciences Section Chair
University of York
Roland is a Reader at the Department of Physics in York with a strong focus on Nano- and Biomaterials using electron microscopy and other materials characterisation tools. Roland obtained his PhD at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Science and Technology in Braunschweig/Germany and has since built a large expertise in Materials Physics and Materials Science covering diamond thin films, metal/semiconductor nanostructures, nitride based light-emitting devices, metal nanoparticles for biomedical applications and biominerals. In the past years he has increasingly become interested in novel in situ techniques studying processes in liquid environments using aberration corrected electron microscopy.
"There is a lot of scope in bringing together 'traditional' Materials Science and the Life Sciences which is a key aspiration for me as Secretary of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Committee"
Stanislav I. Leesment
University of Sheffield
The workshop is being held at the York Plasma Institute. The full address is as follows:
York Plasma Institute
York Science Park
Genesis 1 & 2 buildings
University of York
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