27 October 2021
1400 - 1700 BST

The UK FIB&Prep User Group is organized to provide an open forum for FIB users and all users of specimen preparation equipment for microscopes to share advances in the technique, discuss best practices, present experimental and theoretical findings/discoveries, exchange tips for preparation of difficult materials, 2D and 3D analysis of challenging data sets and learn about new developments in both instrumentation and techniques, as well meet new colleagues and old friends. 

This meeting has been held annually in Manchester since 2013. For the second year running it will be held online, due to the COVID-19 situation. FIB&Prep has been proven to be a popular meeting with large number of attendees. With increasingly fast development of FIB systems and sample preparation equipment in line with an increasing number of such equipment available worldwide, we believe many of our talks on the cutting edge of current technology development and its wide range of applications from  experts and researchers will bring you fresh insights. 


Scientific Organiser

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    Ms Xiangli Zhong, FRMS, MIMMM

    University of Manchester
    Xiangli is a Senior Experimental Officer in the School of Materials, University of Manchester. Xiangli obtained her BEng in Metrology Instrumentation and MEng in Materials Science and Engineering. She has registered her PhD since 2006 in National University of Singapore. Xiangli has extensive experience and rich knowledge on electron microscopies, ion microscopies and sample preparation techniques. Her current research interest is on minimising focused ion beam (FIB) induced damages and FIB technical development on various types of materials.