UKSAF Summer Meeting 2016: 08/07/16, Dublin

Visit us at the UKSAF Summer Meeting 2016, at University College Dublin on Friday 8th July. This time the theme of the meeting is “Surfaces of Novel Materials with Industrial Applications”, organised by the UK Surface Analysis Forum.

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UKSAF Summer Meeting 2016

Surfaces and interfaces define materials, by providing the connection between the material and its surroundings. The nature and behaviour of this connection is of increasing significance in the nanotechnology revolution, influencing research in virtually every area of industry, from semi-conductors to medical devices and pharmaceuticals. To address this growing importance, the theme of UKSAF 2016 is: “Novel Materials with Industrial Applications”.

The meeting will provide a platform for interaction and sharing knowledge between scientists from industry, academia and suppliers of equipment for surface analysis.

The conference will run from 9:00am to 4:30pm on Friday 8th July, in the William Jefferson Auditorim at University College Dublin.


  • Dr Brian Rodriguez, University College Dublin
    The many interfaces of LiNbO3
  • Prof Greg Hughes, Dublin City University
    The growth and characterisation of self-forming copper diffusion barrier layers for future interconnect applications
  • Dr Melissa Passarelli, NPL
    Title TBC
  • Dr Cormac McGuinness, Trinity College Dublin
    Adventures on vicinal surfaces – capped magnetic nanowires at step
  • Dr Tony Cafolla, Dublin City University
    Growth and characterisation of graphene nanoribbons
  • Prof Davide Mariotti, University of Ulster
    Nanomaterials for III-generation photovoltaics: measurements in aid of band alignment
  • Prof Michael Morris, University College Cork / CRANN
    The surface and interface chemistry for development of self-assembled block copolymer films on substrates.

Characterising graphene 

Social Evening

There will be an informal get together before the meeting on Thursday 7th July at J W Sweetman craft brewery, giving you the chance to try a selection of Irish craft beers.


There will be a workshop preceding the meeting on Thursday 7th July 2016: “Utilising Multivariate Data Analysis”. There is no charge to attend the workshop – simply select the ticket option when you register for the meeting.

Workshop Speakers

  • Alan Race, NPL
  • Alex Henderson, University of Manchester
  • Andrew Hook, University of Nottingham


Registration has now closed. If you would like more information about our surface analysis instruments, please get in touch on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

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Element mapping with micro-XRF

Element mapping with micro-XRF