Current Meeting

VAT receipts cannot be provided as there is NO VAT content in the costs of the Meeting.

Until 17th June 2017: delegate rate £70; student/unemployed/retired rate £40

For students wishing to present at the Young Researchers Day and/or the Young Surface Analyst competition there is no meeting fee. Please e-mail with your name, presentation title and brief abstract.(< 300 words) Payment should be in GBP Sterling in advance. There is a deadline of 26th June 2017 for receipt of the reduced meeting fee of £70. From 18th – 25th June 2017 the fee will be increased to £80 and the fee for delegates paying on 26th June 2017 or later will be £90. The meeting fee for students who are not presenting is £40 Delegates who are not existing members of UKSAF will be charged an additional one-off joining fee of £10, which should be added to the meeting fees specified above.

Hotel and guest house accommodation is available in Teignmouth but be aware that the UKSAF meeting is during peak holiday period so we advise booking early. Nearby Newton Abbot, Dawlish, Exeter and Torquay can also provide accommodation within car, bus or train journey of the meeting venue (all are accessible by bus or train – see for links to accommodation and maps).

The Passage House Hotel (Best Western) in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot is holding some rooms at a special B&B rate for UKSAF meeting, please contact them directly and quote ‘TSTC’ to get the rate. Tel: 0844 3876314. (Do not go through their main booking website or

By Rail:
The south coast is well linked by rail, with frequent services running to Teignmouth and the surrounding areas

By Air:
The nearest airport for Teignmouth is Exeter which is about 20 miles away. Bristol airport is approximately 70 miles

Tuesday 4th January 2017

There are plans to have an informal get together in the evening at the Ship Inn in Teignmouth starting from about 7pm

Young Surface Analyst competition deadline extended to 31st May 2017. Please submit abstracts for consideration to the UKSAF secretary

If you have already submitted an abstract but not received a confirmation reply can you resend it as we are aware that some have not arrived.

Tuesday 4th July 2017, 9 am to 4pm at Bitton House, Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, TQ14 9DF (Announcement)

An informal day of talks and workshops prior to the main UKSAF meeting. All young researchers will be given a certificate of attendance and the person giving the best talk for the day will receive a prize. For those entering the UKSAF ‘Young Surface Analyst’ competition this may be used as an opportunity to practice and refine your talk for the main meeting.

View the Programme Here

Programme (Provisional; Speakers Confirmed)

 Time  Title Speaker   Institution
9:00 - 9:45 Registration
     Professor Olivier Renault  Universitie Grenoble-Alpes, France
     Professor Sven Tougaard  University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
     Professor Peter Weightman  University of Liverpool
  Coffee/Tea & Posters
      Dr Billy Murdoch  Dr Billy Murdoch
     Dr John Walton TSTC
     Gustavo Ferraz Trinidade  University of Surrey

Presentations for the ‘Young Surface Analysts award’ competition & Lunch

      Stacy Moore   University of Bristol
     Dr Alex Summerfield   University of Nottingham
16:45 Close of Meeting