JHI physicist Dr Karen Syres has chaired an international Summer School on nanoScience@Surfaces which was held in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, 1-4th August 2016. JHI Physics PhD student Zoe Henderson was awarded third place in the poster competition at the event.
JHI physicist Dr Karen Syres has chaired an international summer school on surface science. The Summer School on nanoScience@Surfaces was held in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, 1-4th August 2016. The summer school was organised and sponsored by the Institute of Physics Thin Films and Surfaces Group, of which Karen is a committee member. The meeting was co-sponsored by the Institute of Physics Vacuum Group, the Royal Society of Chemistry Solid Surfaces Group, Scienta Omicron and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Characterisation of Materials at University College London and Imperial College London.
The School was primarily aimed at PhD students carrying out research involving the study of surfaces and interfaces at the atomic and molecular scale, including Condensed Matter Physics, Material Science and Physical Chemistry. In total there were 85 delegates from 13 different countries. The School included a combination of lectures, research talks and hands-on workshops which covered the basics of experimental and computational techniques which may be applied to surface science and engineering. It also included a poster competition, a careers session and several social activities including a conference meal at The Old Courts main hall at Gonville and Caius College.
The invited speakers speakers included 2 international speakers, Professor Fulvio Parmigiani (University of Trieste) and Professor Anders Nilsson (Stockholm University), as well as many high profile UK speakers including Professor Martin Castell (University of Oxford) who was awarded the British Vacuum Council Senior Prize and John Yarwood Memorial Medal at the beginning of his talk at the summer school. JHI physicist Dr Joe Smerdon delivered an STM image analysis workshop at the summer school which received fantastic reviews from delegates.
JHI also delivered in the poster competition, with third place poster prize being won by JHI Physics PhD student Zoe Henderson for her poster “Water-cation interactions in ionic liquid multilayers: a near-ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study”. Zoe was awarded her certificate at the conference meal by Chair of the Institute of Physics Thin Films and Surfaces Group, Dr Neil Curson from University College London.
Featured Image: Zoe claiming her third place prize.