Organised by the Institute of Physics's Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (EMAG), the 2019 EMAG Conference was part of mmc2019.

mmc2019 EMAG Keywords

- Detector Technologies and New Instrumentation
- Phase Sensitive Techniques
- Spectroscopy
- Automated Control, Advanced Data Processing and Modelling Techniques
- 3-D and Correlative Microscopy
- In situ Microscopy Techniques
- Dynamic EM
- Low Dose/Low Voltage Imaging and Analytical Microscopy
- Advances in SEM and FIB (CL, EBSD, Beam Deceleration, Monochromators, Ion Sources, STEM etc)
- Electron Crystallography and Diffraction

- Biological Materials, Biomaterials, Soft Matter and Polymers
- Geological Microscopy
- Catalytic Materials
- Nanomaterials and 2D Materials
- Energy and Energy Storage Materials
- Functional Semiconductor and Oxide Materials
- Structural Materials and Metallurgy
- Surface Imaging and Modification
- Microscopy of Interfaces and Heterostructures
- High Resolution Chemical and Structural Analysis

For more information on our Invited Speakers please click on their name.

EMAG Invited Speakers
  • Richard Beanland (University of Warwick, UK) - Digital Diffraction
    • Talk title: Structure refinement from ‘Digital’ Large Angle Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction Patterns

      Richard Beanland After a first degree in Physics I obtained my PhD in interfacial crystallography from the Department of Materials Science at Liverpool in 1991.  After several years of Postdoctoral work, first at Ohio State University and then at Liverpool once more, I moved to industry, using TEM to study functional ceramics and semiconductors before returning to academia in 2007 in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials at Cambridge.  I moved to Warwick Physics in 2008 and have been developing my research interest in electron diffraction since then.

  • Grace Burke (University of Manchester, UK) - Corrosion in-situ
    • Talk Title: Exploring Initial Stages of Environmental Reactions with Structural Alloys using In Situ Analytical Electron Microscopy

      Grace Burke Prof. M. Grace Burke is the Director of the Materials Performance Centre at the University of Manchester, where she leads investigations into the behavior of materials in nuclear power systems, with particular emphasis on the role of microstructure in controlling properties.  From 2012 through 2016, she was concurrently the Director of the Electron Microscopy Centre.   Prior to joining Manchester in late 2011, she had already implemented advanced applications of microscopy to analyzing, assessing and developing materials for power generation in a 30+ year career that spanned her tenures at the US Steel Research Laboratory, Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, and the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.  Her research has advanced the understanding of the behavior ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, particularly those employed in nuclear power plants.  Her research has provided significant insight in the modern understanding of irradiation damage, SCC, and hydrogen embrittlement of structural alloys.  She applies advanced microscopy/microanalysis techniques to developing improved understanding of the environment-sensitive behavior of materials in nuclear and power generation systems, and to the characterisation of complex alloys.  Her current research activities also involve the development and application of advanced analytical TEM and in situ ATEM in liquids and gases to study the nanoscale phenomena that lead to and control the environment-sensitive degradation of structural alloys.  Grace is a Fellow of ASM International, TMS, IOMMM, MSA, RMS, and the Legends Class of MAS Fellows.  She has authored or co-authored approximately 200 publications.  Grace is a past President of the Microscopy Society of America and presently Vice-President of the Royal Microscopical Society. 

  • Elizabeth Dickey (North Carolina State University, USA) - FUNCTIONAL OXIDES
    • Talk Title: Lattice Disorder and Relation to Functional Properties in Complex Oxides

      Elizabeth Dickey Elizabeth Dickey is a Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. Her research aims to develop processing-structure-property relationships for materials in which the macroscopic physical properties are governed by point defects, grain boundaries or internal interfaces.   Her work has been cited over twelve-thousand citations and has an ISI H-index of 46. Early in her career she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for her work on metal-ceramic interfaces. She is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, has served on its Board of Directors, and was awarded the Fulrath Award by the Society. She is currently an Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and serves as a Physical Sciences Director for the Microscopy Society of America.

  • Caterina Ducati (University of Cambridge, UK) - Nanomaterials
    • Talk Title: Transmission electron microscopy studies of photoactive nanomaterials

      Caterina Ducati

      Caterina Ducati is a Reader in Nanomaterials and Director of the Wolfson Electron Microscopy Suite at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy in Cambridge. She graduated in Physics in Milan in 1999, and received her PhD in Engineering from Cambridge in 2003. After a postdoc under the supervision of Prof Paul Midgley, she was awarded a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in 2004, and a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2007. She was appointed to a Lectureship in Materials Science in 2009. She is interested in energy materials and devices, and in particular photoactive nanostructured compounds for applications in photovoltaics and photocatalysis, but also in novel nanomaterials for electrochemical cells.

      Caterina is the recipient of the 2019 RMS Medal for Innovation in Applied Microscopy for Materials Science, this will be presented at mmc2019.

  • Rafal Dunin-Borkowski (Ernst Ruska-Centre, Germany) - Quant TE/Phase Imaging
    • Talk Title: Model-based characterization of magnetic moments and charge densities in the transmission electron microscope

      Rafal Dunin-Borkowski Rafal Dunin-Borkowski is Director of the Institute for Microstructure Research and the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons in Forschungszentrum Jülich. Between 2007 and 2010, he was Director of the Center for Electron Nanoscopy in the Technical University of Denmark. From 2000 to 2006 he held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in the University of Cambridge. He specializes in the characterization of magnetic and electronic materials at the highest spatial resolution using advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques, including aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy of interfaces, surfaces and defects in materials, quantitative image analysis in electron microscopy for determining local compositions and site occupancies, electron tomography for determining three-dimensional morphologies and defect distributions and off-axis electron holography for characterizing magnetic and electric fields in materials with nm spatial resolution. In 2009 he was awarded the Ernst Ruska Prize of the German Society for Electron Microscopy. In 2012 he was awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council.

  • Raynald Gauvin (McGill University, Canada) – SEM microanalysis
    • Talk title: Analytical STEM at 30 keV; EDS, EELS and CBED

      Raynald Gauvin Professor Raynald Gauvin received his Ph.D. in 1990 at École Polytechnique de Montréal in Metallurgical Engineering. He was then appointed as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at Université de Sherbrooke where he became associate Professor in 1995 and full Professor in 1998. In 2001, he joined the department of Mining and Materials Engineering of McGill University, Montréal, Canada, as a full Professor. Pr. Gauvin’s research interest are related in developing new methods to characterize the microstructure of materials using high resolution scanning electron microscopy with x-ray microanalysis and Monte Carlo simulations. He is the creator of the CASINO program that is used by more than 10 000 users in the world. He has more than 300 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He was Invited Speaker in more than 100 international scientific conferences. He won several scientific prices, most notably the 31st Canadian Materials Physics Medal in 2007 by the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, the Heinrich Award in 1997 from the Microbeam Analysis Society of America and the Prix d'excellence du président de l’École for the best Doctorate Thesis defended in 1990 at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Pr. Gauvin was the President of the Inter American Societies of Electron Microscopy (CIASEM) from 2009 to 2011, the President of the Microbeam Analysis Society of America (MAS) from 2005 to 2006, the President of the Microscopical Society of Canada (SMC) from 2001 to 2003 and the President of the International Union of the Microbeam Analysis Societies (IUMAS) from 2000 to 2005. He is currently the holder of the Birks Chair in Metallurgy. He was appointed in 2017 Honorary Member of the European Microbeam Analysis Society (EMAS).

  • Randi Holmestad (NTNU, Norway) – Metallurgy
    • Talk Title: Precipitates in aluminium alloys – studied by advanced (S)TEM techniques

      Randi Holmestad Randi Holmestad (born in 1967) is (since 99) a professor at Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.   She has a PhD (Dr. ing.) in materials physics from NTH in Trondheim in 1994 and a MSc (Siv. Ing.) in physics, from the same university in 1991. Holmestad’s present research interests are focussed on materials physics; transmission electron diffraction, microscopy and spectroscopy (TEM, HREM, EDS, EELS, STEM), materials microstructure and the relation to macroscopic properties, modelling and simulations in materials physics, in particularly used on aluminium alloys. Ongoing projects are on aluminium alloys, solar cell materials, electron diffraction and new functional materials. She has educated 14 PhD students and 60 MSc students, she has at present 6 PhD students. Holmestad has had several sabbaticals abroad, latest 6 months in 2005 and 2012, both at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. Web of Science (Nov 2018): Cited documents = 202, Citations = 2500, h-index = 27.

  • Arnaud Arbouet (CEMES-CNRS, France) – DTEM/pulsed sources
    • Talk Title: Development of a high brightness ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscope based on a laser-driven cold field emission source

      Arnaud Arbouet Arnaud Arbouet is a research director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) currently working in CEMES-CNRS (Toulouse, France). His main research interests are related to the ultrafast dynamics and optical response of nanoscale systems. Arnaud Arbouet tackles these subjects with a combination of instrumental developments in both optics and electron microscopy and theory. Together with F. Houdellier he recently developed a femtosecond time-resolved TEM based on a laser-driven cold field emission source to investigate and control the ultrafast dynamics of (nano)materials. This instrumental development has led to the creation of a joint laboratory between Hitachi High-Technologies and CNRS to push further these developments. Arnaud Arbouet is currently leading the "nano-optics and nanomaterials for optics" group in CEMES.

  • Ute Kaiser (Ulm University, Germany) - 2D materials/low kV
    • Talk title: Functionalising low-dimensional materials by low-voltage high-resolution transmission electron microscopy

      Ute Kaiser Born in Berlin, Ute Kaiser studied Crystallography and Physics at the Humboldt University Berlin, received her Diploma in Crystallography (Physics) in 1976, worked at the Academy of Sciences in Jena and received her doctor degree in 1993. From 1993 until 2004, she worked as scientific assistant at the Jena University in the field of transmission electron microscopy applied to semiconductors, mainly SiC, and finished with her habilitation in 2003. She had extended research stays at Cambridge (UK), Sendai (Japan) and Bell Labs (US). Since 2004 she is a full professor at Ulm University and head of the central facility of materials science electron microscopy. Her field of TEM applications is wide from battery over semiconductors and catalysts. She is the scientific director of the SALVE project and finalised recently the development of the unique chromatic and spherical aberration-corrected TEM to unravel the crystallographic and electronic properties of low-dimensional materials on the level of the single atoms, which is her main interest at present.

  • Mathieu Kociak (Universite Paris Sud, France) – STEM CL/EELS plasmons
    • Talk title: Ultra-high resolution STEM-EELS and cathodoluminescence

      Mathieu Kociak Mathieu Kociak is researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), with a research director position in the STEM group at the Laboratory for Solid States Physics (LPS) in Orsay, France. His main research interests include the study of the correlations between the structure, and the optical and electronic properties of individual nanoobjects, that he tackles through a combination of instrumental developments in electron microscopy, experiments on the STEM and theory of the electron/matter/photon interaction. He is currently working especially on nanooptics with fast electrons using EELS and nanocathodoluminescence (STEM-CL). He has transferred his STEM-CL technology to the Attolight compagny. He is the scientific leader of CHROMATEM, a ultra-high energy resolution electron microscopy project, and the director of the french electron microscopy network METSA. Mathieu's awards include the Guinier Prize of the french Physical Society (2002), the quadrennial FEI-EM award (2012) of the European Microscopy Society, the Innovation Prize of the university Paris-Sud (2014) and the Agar Medal of the Royal Society of Microscopy (2015).

  • Carol Trager-Cowan (University of Strathclyde, UK) – EBSD
    • Talk title: Electron backscatter Diffraction - Exploring the Structural Properties of Materials in the Scanning Electron Microscope

      Carol Trager-Cowan Carol Trager-Cowan is a Reader in the Department of Physics in the University of Strathclyde. Together with her research team and with collaborators from across the world, she works on new developments and novel applications of the scanning electron microscopy techniques of electron backscatter diffraction, electron channelling contrast imaging and cathodoluminescence imaging. In particular, she and her team combine these techniques to, rapidly and non-destructively, analyse defects and their effect on light emission from nitride semiconductors.

  • Laurence Marks (Northwestern University, USA)
    • Talk title: Nonequilibrium Solute Capture in Corrosion and Oxidation

      Laurence Marks Laurence Marks is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. While over the years he has published extensively in electron microscopy, he has also worked in many other areas including nanoparticles, oxide surface science, heterogeneous catalysis, nanotribology, density functional theory algorithms and more recently flexoelectric phenomena and corrosion/oxidation. He has supervised 49 PhD students and 26 postdoctoral students, with more than 380 published, refereed papers. He was the recipient of the Burton Medal of the Electron Microscopy Society of America in 1989, the 2015 Warren Award of the American Crystallographic Association and the 2017 International Surface Structure Prize. He always tells his students to follow the science, not the electron.


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