International workshop on laboratory-based spectroscopies 2022

24.-25.11.2022, Kumpula Campus, University of Helsinki, Finland

This workshop is well suited for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students who wish to learn more of x-ray spectroscopies applied in materials research and nanosciences. Fields of study that benefit from the methods are for example inorganic chemistry, catalysis, electrochemistry, materials physics, radiochemistry, geosciences, biochemistry and biophysics, and cultural heritage.

The programme will start 9:00 am on Thursday 24th and ends at lunchtime on Friday the 25th November.

Registration is now closed. We have over 80 registered participants! Thank you for your interest!

The programme will include oral presentations, lab tours, poster session with refreshments, and presentation of our commercial partners.

Thursday 24.11.

09.00-09.15 Welcome and opening remarks

09.15-09.45 S. Huotari, R. Bes and A.-J. Kallio (U. Helsinki, Department of Physics): Rowland-circle based XAS spectroscopy at the University of Helsinki

09.45-10.15 Zoltán Németh (Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary): Dispersive lab-based X-ray spectrometers: use cases and outlook

10.15-10.45 Serena DeBeer (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany): In-house X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy as probes of chemical catalysis

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-11.45 Matjaž Kavčič (Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia): Tender X-ray Emission Spectroscopy at the J. Stefan Institute in Ljubljana

11.45-12.15 Ursula Fittschen, J. Hiller and J. Kolny-Olesiak (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany): Pellet sample preparation and data processing for EXAFS analysis with a "Quantum leap" instrument

12.15-13.00 Words from our sponsors (QuantumDesign, EasyXAFS, and HP Spectroscopy)


14.00-16.00 Lab tours and discussions

16.00-18.00 Poster session + refreshments

Friday 25.11.

09.00-09.30 Christopher Schlesiger (Technical University of Berlin, Germany): Laboratory-based XAFS at TU Berlin

09.30-10.00 Sebastian Praetz (Technical University of Berlin, Germany): From ex situ to in situ with laboratory based XAFS at the TU Berlin

10.00-10.30 Nina Genz (Utrecht University, Netherlands): Unraveling Synergistic Effects in Multi-metal Catalysts by Operando Lab-XAS

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.30 Rafał Fanselow (Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences): Laboratory-based x-ray spectroscopy as a tool for probing nanomaterials

11.30-12.00 Morten Johanssen (Aarhus University, Denmark): Operando and ex-situ XAS on cathode materials for rechargeable batteries

12.00-12.30 Tom Jilbert (U. Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography): Application of laboratory-based and synchrotron XANES to study precipitates in a pilot water treatment system for restoration of eutrophic lakes

12.30 Closing remarks


End of meeting

We are kindly supported by:

Study credits can be obtained (upon agreement with your degree programme) by participating.

For more information, please contact:

  • Program committee: Simo Huotari, Serena DeBeer, René Bes