Current Meeting

Registration can be made online - Click here

Payment should be in GBP Sterling in advance. There is a deadline of midnight, 16th June 2022 for receipt of the early bird meeting fee of £80 and 30th June 2022 for receipt of the standard meeting fee of £90, after which point it will raise to £100.

The meeting fee for students who are not presenting and unemployed/retired members is £40.  Delegates who are not existing members of UKSAF will be charged an additional one-off joining fee of £10, which can be selected from the appropriate option during on-line registration.

For this meeting there is a dinner on the evening of 13th June 2020, please ensure you purchase a ticket during registration.

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

A large number of hotels, covering a wide range of prices, can be found in the nearby surrouding area. Please check for some suggestions.

The event is hosted by the University of Manchester.  Details of how to get to Manchester University can be found here
Henry Royce Institute Hub Building
M13 9PL

Tuesday 12th

From 7pm onward, there will be an informal gathering at Tariff & Dale Bar, 2 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FN


Wednesday, 13th

7pm -  UKSAF Pre-drinks and dinner, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Manchester.  Booking is required with a deadline of Midnight 30th June!

Programme – Wednesday 13th July

Time Speaker & Title
9.30 – 10.00

Registration – Coffee/Tea

10.00 – 10.20

Welcome & Introduction
David Scurr, UKSAF Chair
David Knowles, CEO and Ania Jolly, Head of Research and Business Engagement, Henry Royce Institute

10.20 – 10.50 Thierry Conard, IMEC (Belgium).
Material characterisation in microelectronics: When technological developments allow answering new questions in the lab, the case of photoemission and TOFSIMS
10.50 – 11.20 Elizabeth Willneff (University of Leeds)
Surface analysis for engineering and product formulation: a NAP XPS perspective
11.20 – 11.45 Coffee/Tea
11.45 – 12.15 Maddison Coke (University of Manchester)
PNAME; Isotopic Implantation with a Pulsed Focused Ion Beam
12.15 – 12.45 Gustavo Ferraz Trindade (NPL)
Beyond the mass scale: towards separation of isomers using OrbiSIMS
12.45 – 13.00 AGM
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 YSA Competition presentations
15.00 – 15.30 Nick Lockyer (University of Manchester)
Advances in ToF-SIMS using massive gas cluster ion beams
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee/Tea
16.00 – 16.30 Paul Bagot (University of Oxford)
Atom Probe Tomography Investigations of Oxidised Ni-superalloy and Ti-alloy Surfaces for Aerospace Applications
16.30 – 17.00 Jessica Boland (University of Manchester)
Non-destructive 3D imaging and spectroscopy of surfaces via near-field optical microscopy
17.00 – 17.15 YSA Prize giving
17.15 – 18.30 Drinks/Posters
17.00 – Late Pre-drinks and Dinner, Hyatt Regency Hotel (Booking needed by 30th June)

Programme – Thursday 14th July

Time Speaker & Title
9.30 – 10.00 Registration – Coffee/Tea
10.00 – 10.30 Niculina Musat (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)
Isotope and molecular probing coupled to NanoSIMS in (micro)-biology (REMOTE)
10.30 – 11.00 Josh Gibson (University of Oxford)
Synchrotron based X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for the non-destructive probing of battery interfaces.
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee/Tea
11.30 – 12.00 Vendor Talks
12.00 – 12.30 Tom Wirtz (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Advanced multimodal nano-analytical capabilities on FIB instruments using SIMS: new developments, applications and prospects (remote presentation)
12.30 – 13.00 Wendy Flavell (University of Manchester)
Bringing the synchrotron into the lab – recent developments in XPS
13.00 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.00 Tours of surface analysis facilities or Henry Royce Hub
15.00 – 16.00

Optional talks on Atom Probe Tomography from the Oxford Atom Probe Group.

  1. 3D Atomic-scale characterisation of materials – An introduction to Atom Probe Tomography
  2. Nuclear materials characterisation by APT: examples and how to access the NNUF NuMAP