Events

Webinar: The University of Manchester’s Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility (HMXIF)

Offline scanning, capabilities, research examples of how different HMXIF equipment was used and why

Speaker – Dr Tim Burnett, 22nd April 2021, 11am

The next online seminar in the imaging series hosted by The University of Manchester at Harwell is on Thursday 22nd April, at 11:00, on the subject ‘The University of Manchester Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility (HMXIF) offline scanning capabilities, research examples of how different HMXIF equipment was used and why.’   

Dr Tim Burnett, Director of The University of Manchester’s Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging facility (HMXIF) and the National Research Facility for Lab X-ray CT (NXCT.ac.uk) will talk about the capabilities of lab-based X-ray computed tomography (CT). He will introduce X-ray CT as a technique and talk about multiscale and in situ imaging from the nanoscale to the macroscale. He will describe some of the basic requirements for doing nanoscale and microscale imaging and how the different scales can be used correlatively and also connected to other techniques such as focussed ion beam (FIB) serial sectioning. Also he will discuss the considerations for setting up in situ experiments using lab CT. He will cover examples from biomaterials, composites, aerospace and nuclear alloys and geology. Lastly he will talk about the data analysis challenges that you often have to face when dealing with multiscale and in situ experiment data.

Registration is necessary for this event via this Eventbrite page (registration closes at 10am on Wednesday 21 April).

If you missed the last seminar in this series, on 17th March given by Dr Dave Clarke, on the activities of the Central Laser Facility’s microscopy cluster, Octopus that you can now watch the video recording here.

Webinar: PhD students on Catalysis

26th April 2021 15:00-16:00

A joint webinar from 3 PhD students on catalysis. Alex Hawkins (Glasgow), Gareth Davies (Sheffield) and Gregory Sulley (Oxford) will talk about their PhD projects. Registration is free.

Gareth Davies (Sheffield) – Operando studies of aerosol-assisted sol-gel (AASG) catalyst synthesis via combined optical trapping and Raman spectroscopy

Alex Hawkins (Glasgow) – Propene as an intermediate species in methanol-to-hydrocarbon catalysis over ZSM-5

Gregory Sulley (Oxford) – Switchable Catalysis for the Preparation of CO2-Derived Polymers: The Case of a Heterodinuclear Zn(II)/Mg(II) Organometallic Catalyst

Please book via this Eventbrite page.

Webinar: Project management methodologies and tools

12th May 2021 14:00-15:00

Dr. Josie Goodall is giving a webinar on the above subject which will provide an overview of project management, some methodologies and tools and how it applies to research. The talk will cover what a project is, some methodologies and tools and how it applies to research.  The talk will cover what a project is, how they are defined, executed and closed, as well as some of the pitfalls of project management. Please register here at the Eventbrite page.