Current Meeting

Registration can be made online - Click here

Payment should be in GBP Sterling in advance. There is a deadline of midnight, 10th October 2021 for receipt of the meeting fee of £80. Note due to the ever changing nature of this meeting, we have decided not to have multiple registration times.

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. 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 IoP at their London headquarters.

Institute of Physics
37 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9BU

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We hope to have an informal gathering the evening before, details will be confirmed to all registered.


Time Speaker & Title
9.00 – 9.50 Registration
9.50 – 10.00 Welcome & Introduction – David Scurr, UKSAF Chairperson
10.00 – 10.45 Memories of Prof. Martin Seah – Ian GIlmore, NPL
10.45 – 11.05 XPS/UPS depth profiling strategies with monatomic and argon cluster ions to maximise etch rate and minimise sample damage – Paul Mack, Thermo Scientific
11.05 – 11.25 ToF-SIMS studies of the chemical deterioration of cathode materials for Li ion batteries – Zonghao Shen, Imperial College London
11.25 – 12.00 Coffee & Tea
12.00 – 12.20 Results and challenges towards the measurement of therapeutic dose of nanomedicines – Caterina Minelli, NPL
12.20 – 12.40 Single-cell multi-omics approaches in the context of Drug discovery – Carla Newman, GSK
12.40 – 13.00 Standards in Surface Chemical Analysis – Alex Shard, NPL
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.00 Vendor Talks
14.30 – 15.00 Announcements
15.00 – 16.00

Net Zero Sustainability (Panel Discussion)

Chair: Andrew Pollard, NPL/IoP Materials and Characterisation Group

Speaker 1: Nick Rimmer, Henry Royce Institute, “The Importance of Surfaces to the Net-Zero Energy Transition”

Speaker 2: Krzysztof Koziol, Levidian Nanosystems/Cranfield University, Title TBC

Speaker 3: Sofia Marchesini, NPL, “Surface Analysis Measurement Challenges of Battery Electrodes”

16.00 Close of Day