University of Sheffield Materials Characterisation Workshop

Advanced Materials Charaterisation Workshop: From Macro to Nanoscale

31 July, 2019 | The University of Sheffield, UK


The Henry Royce Institute, University of Sheffield and Bruker invite you to an Advanced Materials Characterisation Workshop. Network with leading scientists from industry and academia who will highlight with case studies how Tribology, Mechanical Testing and Metrology methods quantify the performance and critical properties of advanced and smart materials. Join practical workshops and bring your parts and samples.

The event will benefit scientists and engineers interested in the performance of Advanced/Smart Materials and the devices and systems that use these:

  • Materials Scientists, Metallurgists and Engineers 
  • Nano/Micro/Macro Mechanical testing labs
  • R&D, Product Development and Failure Analysis Engineers
  • Thin Films, Coatings, Ceramics and battery research scientists

Why You should Attend

  • Gain hands-on experience with the most recent innovations in Surface Metrology Inspection and Characterisation using the latest Instrumentation.
  • Discover state-of-the-art Characterisation techniques in Tribology, NanoIndentation, 3D Optical Metrology and Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Learn tips and tricks on how to get the best result from your system and samples
  • Help shape the future of instrumentation development Network and share experiences and collaborative opportunities
  • Discuss your own research challenges with Advanced Materials Experts and research peers working in similar fields.




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Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Prof Mark Rainforth – The University of Sheffield 
  • Prof David Armstrong – University of Oxford
  • Dr Michael Bryant – University of Leeds
  • Prof Roger Lewis – The University of Sheffield
  • Dr Steve Schaffer – Bruker Nano Surfaces – San Jose (USA)
  • Dr Jaroslav Lukes – Bruker Nano Surfaces - Europe
  • Dr Doris Khaemba – The Manufacturing Technology Centre MTC, Coventry

Practical Workshops

  • Nanoindentation and Scratch Testing
  • Lubricant Testing
  • Automotive Component Testing
  • Set-up and Analysis of High Temperature Testing
  • Materials Characterisation using 3D Optical Metrology including Bruker Alicona