Events at the Henry Royce Institute

And from around the Materials Community

FIB & Prep 2021 User Group Meeting

27 October 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The UK FIB & Prep User Group is an open forum for FIB users and all users of specimen preparation equipment for microscopes. The group exists so that members can share technique advances, 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.

With increasingly fast development of FIB systems and sample preparation equipment in line and an increasing number of such equipment available worldwide, the Group’s talks on the cutting edge of current technology development and its wide range of applications from  experts and researchers will bring fresh insights to participants.

This Group Meeting has been held annually in Manchester since 2013 in workshop format where attendees have a chance to chat with manufacturers and experts in the ‘Round table’ discussion.

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Large area pFIB cross sections in half the time with gas assisted milling
Stuart Robertson, Loughborough University

Helios 5 Laser PFIB– extending nanometer characterization to millimeter scale
Min Wu,  ThermoFisher Scientific

Introduction to the fs-laser PFIB
Tim Burnett,  University of Manchester

Advanced TEM Lamella Preparation in FIB-SEM by Taking Advantage of Innovative Lift-out Methods
Martin Sláma, TESCAN

Using FIB and nanoindentation for micromechanical testing of coatings
Ying Chen, Henry Royce Institute, Manchester


Getting the best out from FIB: ion beam damages and optimization methods
Xiangli Zhong, University of Manchester

Broad ion beam milling for energy materials
Steve Murray/Robert Steffen, Hitachi

Advances in FIB Lift Out Methods and Accessories
Lucille A. Giannuzzi, EXpressLO

Material Sputtering with a Multi Ion Species Plasma FIB
Valerie Brogden; University of Oregon

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Lead Partner:University of Manchester

Surface Ventures: Tribology of protective coatings in aeronautics

28 October 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This webinar given by Karl Delbe from ENI Tarbes (National School of Engineering) will provide evidence of such an approach combining tribology test with optical profiling of surfaces in contact. Concrete examples will illustrate the power of crossing information in order to improve coating stability and lifetime.

Event Type: Webinar

Lead Partner:none

Higher Education Technicians Summit 2021

10 November 2021
All Day

HETS 2021 is being held at the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham and is sponsored by Midlands Innovation in partnership with the Science Council. The 2021 summit will be the largest event held specifically for UK and Ireland higher education and research technical staff.

Event Type: Conference

Lead Partner:none

UKRI The Net Zero series : Towards a sustainable future - Sustainable Energy

16 November 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

UKRI run a monthly webinar from April to November featuring ISCF challenges, UKRI councils, and project leads, as well as renowned external experts from academia, industry, and technology fields. This session focuses on energy

Event Type: Webinar

Lead Partner:none

Turing-Manchester: Sustainability Sandpit

17 November 2021 - 18 November 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The University of Manchester x Turing Institute Sandpit will brings together a range of academic and non-academic stakeholders to discuss and devise research projects where data science and AI can play a key role in delivering sustainable outcomes

Event Type: Virtual Sandpit

Lead Partner:University of Manchester

PhD Student Research Sandpit

29 November 2021 - 08 December 2021
All Day

The Student Research Sandpit Workshop offers doctoral students the chance to experience the “Research Sandpit” format often used by research councils and other funders to stimulate and support new lines of thinking for tackling complex research challenges. The event will run virtually, part-time over ten days, so it can be managed in parallel with a doctoral research workload.

Event Type: Research Sandpit

Lead Partner:none

Showcase: Biofabrication and 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications

30 November 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us to learn more about Royce national facilities in Biofabrication and 3D Printing, as well as to find out more about opportunities for access and collaboration.

Event Type: Virtual Showcase

Lead Partner:none

Turing-Manchester: Digital Twins Sandpit

01 December 2021 - 02 December 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Digital Twinning is a method of using real-world data to create a virtual representation to model a range of processes and systems and predict potential outcomes. The focus of this workshop will be around urban and environmental digital twins which are already transforming how cities are being planned, built, and managed, with examples appearing in cities across the world

Event Type: Virtual Sandpit

Lead Partner:University of Manchester

European Mechanics of Materials Conference

04 April 2022 - 06 April 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The European Mechanics of Materials Conferences (EMMC) is a series of biyearly meetings organised under the auspices of the European Mechanics Society, Euromech. The 18th edition, EMMC18, will be held in Oxford on 4 – 6 April 2022, organised by the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science.

Event Type: Conference

Lead Partner:none

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