11-12 February 2016
RMIT University, City Campus, Melbourne
Australia/Melbourne timezone

This workshop will introduce researchers to a range of scattering techniques, with emphasis on their application to research in soft matter.

The workshop is suitable for experience researchers, ECRs and post-docs and PhD/Honours students.

There will be opportunities for students to present posters of their research, even if they are not related to scattering - this will allow people to get feedback from experts on how the techniques discussed in the workshop may benefit their research.

The themes of the workshop are:

  • Introduction to scattering formalism (applied to pulsed field gradient NMR, neutron, X-ray and light scattering techniques).
  • Research seminars highlighting how these techniques have been applied to soft matter research.
  • Data reduction, analysis and interpretation.
  • The practicalities of accessing instrumentation, both laboratory based and at major facilities.

The workshop is free.  Some travel and accomodation support will be available for students from Australia and New Zealand.

Support for the meeting has been given by the Australasian Colloid and Interface Society. Please let the organisers know if you are a member. If you wish to join ACIS follow this link.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Prof. Gary Bryant, RMIT University - "Advanced light scattering techniques in soft matter"
  • Prof. Bill Price, University of Western Sydney - Pulsed field gradient NMR
  • Dr Stephen Holt, Bragg Institute, ANSTO - "Introduction to reflectivity".
  • Dr. Vikram Raghuwanshi, Monash University - "Quantitative analysis of nano-structures by ASAXS"
  • Dr. Yashveer Singh, Anton Paar - Author of Anton Paar SAXS Guide
  • Dr Chris McNeil, Monash University - X-ray scattering from thin polymer films
  • Dr Eliot Gann, Monash University - Grazing incidence X-ray scattering
  • Dr Tamar Greaves, RMIT University,"Liquid nanostructure of ionic liquids from small angle X-ray scattering”
  • Dr Charlotte Conn, RMIT University, "High-throughput SAXS characterisation and data analysis of lipid self-assembly materials"
  • Dr Daniele Pelliccia, RMIT University, "X-ray scattering imaging and tomography of soft tissue"
  • Dr Ludovic Dumee, Deakin University, "SAXS analysis of nanopores collapse across polystyrene membranes during water evaporation"
  • Dr. Christopher J. Garvey, Bragg Institute, ANSTO, "Introduction to scattering"
  • Ashish Kumar, Rheology Product Specialist, MEP Instruments, "Combined Rheological Methods - Rheo-SANS and Rheo-SALS."
  • Dr Nicholas Reynolds, Swinburne University of Technology, "Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering as a Complimentary Technique for the Determination of Amyloid Fibril Morphology"
  • Professor Howard Hanley, “Time of Flight and Maxwell’s Demon.”   Australian National University, Research School of Physics and Engineering.
  • Prof. Raffaele Mezzenga ETH-Zürich, TBA.

RMIT University, City Campus, Melbourne
124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000
There are no registration fees for this workshop. The Workshop Dinner on Thursday (Venue TBC) will be self paid. AINSE is generously providing (limited) funding for reimbursement of travel costs for students from AINSE affiliated institutions from outside of Melbourne. This funding will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact Prof. Gary Bryant for further details.
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