Joint Workshop on Nano-Characterisation
On Monday 28 October 2019, the 4TU.Research Centre High-Tech Materials (4TU.HTM) and the Materials Innovation Institute (M2i) will be organizing a joint workshop on Nano-Characterisation in Utrecht (De Witte Vosch).
To be able to develop novel, high-tech materials for sustainable applications, a thorough understanding of materials on the nanoscale is crucial.
This workshop aims to bring together scientists and industrial partners with interest and expertise on nano-characterisation throughout the different types of materials, techniques and processes for an exchange of ideas and observations.
Prof.dr. Holger Schönherr
Full professor in Physical Chemistry, Universität Siegen (Germany)
Title: Probing hidden interfaces and nanoenvironments in polymeric nanostructures and nanobubbles by combined optical-force microscopy methods
Short biography of Holger Schönherr (Pdf file)
Prof. Schönherr's research interests comprise the modification and characterization of organic and polymeric surfaces and (bio)interfaces, micro- and nanostructured materials, and analysis nanobubbles with atomic force microscopy (AFM) and combined AFM-optical methods.
Prof. Johan Verbeeck (University of Antwerp)
Department of Pysics, University of Antwerp
Preliminary title: Using modern TEM technics for Materials Characterisation
Dr. Sissi de Beer (UTwente)
Materials Science and Technology of Polymers Group, University of Twente
Preliminary title: Nanoscale Subsurface Morphologies in Block Copolymer Thin Films Revealed by Combined Near-Field Infrared Microscopy and Mechanical Mapping
Hanne van der Kooij, MSc (WUR)
Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter, Wageningen UR
Preliminary title: Nano-strain imaging van self-healing materials
Dr. Roderick Tas (TU/e)
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Macro-Organic Chemistry, Self-Organizing Soft Matter, Eindhoven University of Technology
Preliminary title: Nanoscopy for nanomaterials
Invitation and registration
More information will follow in September.
We invite you to participate in this workshop. Please, use the registration form to let us know if you are interested in giving a short presentation or bringing a poster.
For questions, please contact Reina Boerrigter (secretary 4TU.HTM).
(Header picture: Bio-inspired immiscible polymer brush systems as efficient lubricants. Provided by Sissi de Beer in 2015.)