Celebrate our tenth birthday with us on 30-31st August
Ten years of BlueScientific
We can hardly believe that it has already been ten years since BlueScientific was created. Since our first day as a registered business on Aug 20th 2013, we have experienced so much that has made us the organisation we are today. We are honoured to be serving customers across the UK, Ireland and Nordic countries with innovative scientific instruments from world-leading manufacturers. To celebrate, we will be hosting an invitation-only scientific conference starting at midday Aug 30 and running to midday Aug 31, at Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge. We would love for you to join us!
What should you expect?
We think the best way to celebrate the occasion is to focus on scientific instruments, acknowledging the profound impact they have on our lives. Some of our key customers will be delivering insightful talks on a variety of advanced analytical techniques and application areas. Discover how leading scientists and engineers employ the very latest instrumentation to aid discovery in academic research and improve products and processes in industry.
Professor of Geomaterials & Applied Mineralogy, GTK, Finland
Alan R Butcher is both a generalist and a specialist geologist, with a keen interest in rocks of commercial importance. His lack of a single-track specialism has enabled him over the years to develop topical trends in Geoscience. He is currently leading research into the geology, geometallurgy and new uses of minerals for the modern world.
Professor, iNANO, Aarhus University, Denmark
Mingdong Dong specialises in the development and application of advanced scanning probe methods (SPM) for the characterisation of micro- and nanoscale materials. Many projects involve collaborations with international leading companies such as Lundbeck A/S, Novo Nordisk A/S, DuPont Danisco Danish Technological Institute, Carlsberg A/S and Bruker USA.
Associate Professor – Promotion Programme, Section for Geobiology, University of Copenhagen
Tue Hassenkam has a demonstrated history in developing new experimental methods. He has experience in analysing a range of geochemical and biological systems at a molecular scale, using a variety of techniques including AFM, AFM-IR and Raman.
Geologist/Mineralogist, Geological Survey of Norway
Jasmin Schönenberger is a geologist and mineralogist responsible for XRF and XRD analyses at the Geological Survey of Norway, including Rietveld refinement, clay mineralogy, microdiffraction, capillary XRD, geochemistry, ICP-OES and laboratory safety.
Professor of Conservation, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Aviva Burnstock’s research interests include the investigation of the materials and techniques used for painting, characterisation of visual and material changes, and the application of new methods for technical study, among others.
Professor, Department of Physics, Surface Physics and Catalysis, DTU Copenhagen
Stig Helveg conducts research into catalysis with an emphasis on energy-using techniques, including electron microscopy. He led in situ transmission electron microscopy at Haldor Topsoe A/S, working with ground-breaking nanoreactor technology.
CEO, Surface Generation Ltd
Ben Halford is the founder of Surface Generation and has over 25 years of experience. He has extensive knowledge of the use of advanced manufacturing, 3D printing and composites in the motorsport, aerospace, and automotive sectors.
Principal Scientist and Head of Surface Analysis, Smith & Nephew
Paul Gunning is responsible for running the Surface Science Department within Smith & Nephew’s global corporate Research Centre. He specialises in SEM, EDX, micro-XRF, LM, AFM, Micro-CT, and Confocal.
Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway
David Wragg is a researcher who specialises in time and space resolved operando and in situ studies on batteries and catalysts, powder and single crystal diffraction, spatially resolved X-ray diffraction and imaging, and more.
AkzoNobel Professor of Corrosion Control, University of Manchester
Stuart Lyon is an expert in corrosion control using organic coatings and inhibitors. His research interests include 3D and 4D visualisation of corrosion damage, localised and stress corrosion cracking, and protection of metallic cultural heritage artifacts.