CNIE hosts SAXSLAB Workshops at UCL on 26-27 April

01 March 2017

We are pleased to announce CNIE will host SAXSLAB workshops on 26 and 27 April.

The EPSRC “Frontier Engineering” Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering, CNIE, contains a wide range of equipment including state-of-the-art SAXS/WAXS, Mercury Porosimeter, Gas Sorption Analyser (BET), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and thermal gravimetric analysis with mass spectrometry (TGA-MS). It is located on the second floor and the upper basement of the Roberts Building, Chemical Engineering Department, UCL, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE.

Our facilities include indispensable tools for new materials synthesis and design, characterisation, process development and manufacturing. These facilities have been supported by EPSRC, the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences, and collaborations with equipment manufacturers, including Quantachrome, SAXSLAB, Perkin Elmer, and Lesker.

The CNIE collaborates widely with research groups within and outside of UCL and we always welcome new ideas and collaborations from industrial users.

CNIE & SAXSLAB workshop 1 on small angle x-ray scattering and diffraction

Day 1: Introduction to SAXS/WAXS (26th April 2017)

9:45 - 10:15: Tea and Biscuits

10:15 - 10:30: Welcome and introduction of speakers (Prof. Marc-Olivier Coppens, HoD, UCL Chem. Eng.)

10:30 - 11:30: Keynote - Molecular engineering of drug delivery systems (Prof. Giuseppe Battaglia, UCL Chemistry)

11:30 - 12:15: Basics of SAXS and X-ray diffraction (Dr. Han Wu, UCL Chem. Eng.)

12:15 - 13:30: Pizza lunch

13:30 - 14:30: What can you do with Ganesha SAXS instrument? (Dr. Isja de Feijter, SAXSLAB)

14:30 - 15:30: Basics of SAXS and case studies (Dr. Isja de Feijter, SAXSLAB)

15:30 - 16:00: Tea break

16:00 - 17:30: Data analysis and model fitting (Dr. Isja de Feijter, SAXSLAB)

A printable version of the programme is available here.

CNIE & SAXSLAB workshop 2 on small angle x-ray scattering and diffraction

This is a high-level hands on course. Students are expected to have a lot of prior knowledge and experience to understand the content.

Day 2: Introduction to GISAXS (27th April 2017)

9:30 - 12:30: GISAXS Practical (Lab UB9)

12:30 - 14:30: Lunch and Discussion (Room 226)

14:30 - 16:30: GISAXS data treatment (Room 310)

16:30 - 17:30: Questions and Discussions (Room 310)


·          CNIE/SAXSLAB Workshop on SAXS – Day 1: 26 April, 9:45am – 5:30pm

·          CNIE/SAXSLAB Workshop on GISAXS - Day 2: 27 April, 9:30am – 5:30pm

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CNIE hosts SAXSLAB Workshops at UCL on 26-27 April