Virtual EBSD 2022

This event will be taking place between
Tuesday 12 - Wednesday 13 April 2022

The EBSD 2022 meeting will be held in a virtual format. The meeting and workshops will be live, with the main meeting on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April 2022 at 13:00 BST/08:00 EDT/14:00 CEST/05:00 PDT. 

We have selected this format to encourage participation from the global electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) community and to support engagement from a wide range of participants, as well as reflecting on the on-going challenges related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our two “half-day” meeting will encourage sharing the latest developments and applications of EBSD-related microscopy methods. In this virtual format, we will also encourage clusters of researchers to independently register for the meeting, but where reasonable to host cluster-viewing at their host institution (more details about this format will be provided during registration).

The Annual UK-based EBSD meeting is an opportunity for the EBSD community to meet and share new developments and applications of EBSD, as well as related techniques that are commonly used to explore samples and materials within the geoscience, materials science & engineering, physics, and emerging applications from the biological communities. Talks will likely include state-of-the-art developments in instrumentation, new software developments, new techniques, as well as applications and use of EBSD, transmission Kikuchi diffraction (TKD), electron channelling contrast imaging (ECCI), and related microscopy modalities. 

As part of this series, we continue to be excited to hear from those who use these techniques to further the understanding of applied science and engineering challenges, as well as industrial challenges (including the use of EBSD data in Industry 4.0).

The meeting will be preceded by optional training workshops appropriate for both advanced and novice users on Monday 11 April at 14:00 BST/09:00 EDT/15:00 CEST/06:00 PDT.

Scientfic Organisers

  • Dr Ben Britton

    University of British Columbia, Canada/Imperial College London, UK
    Dr Ben Britton is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and a Visiting Reader at Imperial College London (London, UK). He has worked with EBSD for the past 13 years, with work spanning metals, ceramics and geological materials. Together with colleagues, he has led technique developments including correlative microscopy, strain analysis, pattern matching and the release of open source software tools such as AstroEBSD.

  • Professor João Quinta da Fonseca

    University of Manchester
    Professor João Fonseca did his PhD on the mechanical behaviour of high volume fraction MMCs at the University of Leeds, before moving to the University of Manchester, where he worked on developing algorithms for digital image correlation and on using crystal plasticity modelling to simulate in-situ diffraction deformation experiments. He is now Professor of Mechanical Metallurgy, with special interest on the forming of light-weighting alloys and also does research on nuclear materials like Zr alloys and stainless steel, and on Ni superalloys for aeroengine applications. This research ranges over topics such as (micro-)experimental mechanics, computational crystal plasticity, crystallographic texture, recrystallisation and phase transformations.

  • Dr Katharina Marquardt

    Imperial College London
    Katharina Marquardt is a Lecturer in Ceramics at Imperial College London (London, UK). Katharina previously worked at the BGI, Bayreuth, Germany, and the GFZ, Potsdam, Germany and was a visiting scientist at NCEM Berkeley, USA, at the SuperSTEM in Daresbury, UK and at the Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh, USA. 
    Her research is marked by a strong cross-disciplinary character and focuses on the structural and chemical characterization of defects in ceramics/minerals and their relation to their materials macroscopic properties, such as element transport, storage and mechanics, which is equally relevant to Earth and Materials sciences.