2021 CCMX Characterization of Materials Summer School

30 August – 2 September, EPFL

Featuring lectures by experienced researchers, and, this year, hands-on experience in the lab, this course will give an overview of some different techniques and applications of materials characterization available to scientists and engineers. It is open to participants with a basic background in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, microtechnology or physics, from both industry and academia.

Program

  Monday, 30.09.2021 EPFL Lecturer
09:30 – 09:45  Welcome + introduction  
09:45 – 10:45 Analytical SEM: EDX and FIB (+ESEM)  Marco Cantoni
10:45 – 11:15 COFFEE BREAK  
11:15 – 12:15 Transmission Electron Microscopy & Microanalysis  Emad Oveisi
12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH  
14:00 – 15:00 X-ray and Neutron Diffraction  Pascal Schouwink
15:15 – 16:15 Lab Visit 1  
16:15 – 17:15 Lab Visit 2  
17:15 – 18:15 Lab Visit 3  
18:30 Barbecue (if possible)  
     
  Tuesday, 31.08.2021  
09:30 – 10:30 AFM Georg Fantner
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK  
11:00 – 12:00 Raman spectroscopy Mira Dimitrievska
12:15 – 14:00 LUNCH  
14:00 – 15:00 Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Harald Brune
15:15 – 16:15 Lab Visit 1  
16:15 – 17:15 Lab Visit 2  
17:15 – 18:15 Lab Visit 3  
     
  Wednesday, 01.09.2021  
09:30 – 10:30 Characterisation of Visco-Elastic Materials  Veronique Michaud
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK  
11:00 – 12:00 Fracture Mechanics John Botsis
12:15 – 14:00 LUNCH  
14:00 – 15:00 First-principles materials simulations and predictions Nicola Marzari
15:15 – 16:15 Lab Visit 1  
16:15 – 17:15 Lab Visit 2  
17:15  – 18:15 Lab Visit 3  
     
  Thursday, 02.09.2021  
9:30 – 10:30 Tribology testing of surfaces  Anna Igual
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK  
11:00 – 12:00 Corrosion Anna Igual
12:15 – 14:00 LUNCH  
14:15 – 15:15 Lab Visit 1  
15:15 – 16:15 Lab Visit 2  
16:15 – 17:15 Written exam for students seeking ECTS credits  

Location

EPFL, Lausanne — Room TBC

Registration / Cost of participation

Registration is possible through the form found here. Please note too that payment is now required upon registration using the PayOnLine platform, which accepts major credit cards, PayPal and Twint. Course fees being paid directly by an EPFL laboratory may be paid by account transfer.

Tuition, lunches and coffee breaks are included in the fees.

PhD students from EPFL, ETHZ, PSI and Empa: CHF460

All other participants from academia: CHF560

Participants from industry: CHF1500

VAT may also apply. Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the cost of participation.

ECTS Credits

To be eligible for 1 ECTS credit, participating PhD students must complete a written exam at the end of the course. Full attendance is also mandatory.

Accommodation

CCMX does not organise any accommodation for course participants. For students, two attractive options are:

Additional hotels can be found on the web site of Lausanne Tourism.

Contact

Please contact Carey Sargent with any questions.