Featuring lectures by experienced researchers, this course gives an overview of the 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.
The course has been broadly designed to cover characterisation methods grouped into the three main categories of “Micro scale,” “Surfaces” and “Mechanics.” Topics covered will range from Analytical SEM, X-ray and Neutron Diffraction to XPS and Auger to Nanoindenation, HR-XRD methods to Digital Image Correlation Techniques. The detailed program below is subject to modification.
|Monday 2 Sept.
|09:30-09:45||Welcome + self-introduction by participants||Carey Sargent, CCMX|
|09:45-10:30||Analytical SEM: EDX and FIB (+ESEM)||Marco Cantoni, EPFL|
|11:00-11:45||Transmission Electron Microscopy & Microanalysis||Emad Oveisi, EPFL|
|11:45-12:30||X-ray Diffraction in Materials Science
||Thomas Weber, ETHZ|
|14:00-14:45||Raman spectroscopy||Anna Fontcuberta, EPFL|
|14:45-15:30||Atomic Force Microscopy||Georg Fantner, EPFL
|16:00-16:45||Surface analysis by XPS||Antonella Rossi, ETHZ
|16:45-17:30||Surface analysis by Auger||Antonella Rossi, ETHZ
|18:00 – 20:00
|Tuesday 3 Sept.|
|09:15-10:00||Atom Probe Tomography||Stephan Gerstl, ETHZ
|10:30-11:15||X-ray Fluorescence Techniques||Didier Bonvin, Thermo Fisher Sci.|
|11:15-12:00||Tribology testing of surfaces||Anna Igual, EPFL
|13:30-14:15||Corrosion||Anna Igual, EPFL|
|14:15-15:00||Instrumented nanoindentation||Nick Randall, Alemnis|
|15:30-16:15||Thin films and surface engineering for electronic devices||Claudiu Falub, Evatec
||Digital Image Correlation Techniques||John Kolinksi, EPFL|
|Weds. 4 Sept|
|09:15-10:00||Thin films||Alex Dommann, Empa
|10:30-11:15||HR-XRD Methods||Alex Dommann, Empa|
|11:15-12:00||Characterisation of Visco-Elastic Materials||Yves Leterrier, EPFL
|13:30-14:15||Mechanical Resonators for Characterization of Materials||Guillermo Villanueva, EPFL|
|14:15-15:00||Fracture Mechanics||John Botsis, EPFL|
|15:00-15:15||Concluding remarks and goodbye|
|15:30-16:30||Written exam for students seeking ECTS credits|
EPFL, Lausanne — MED2 1522.
You can register for the course using the form found here. The deadline for registration is Friday, 9 August 2019.
To be eligible for 1 ECTS credit, participating PhD students must complete a written exam at the end of the course. Full attendance and presentation of a poster are also mandatory.
The poster session is a means of encouraging constructive discussions and networking and participants are encouraged to take part.
Abstracts of poster (300 word maximum) are required and must be submitted to Carey Sargent no later than Friday, 9 August 2019.
A4 mini-posters in PDF format should also be submitted to Carey Sargent after the participant’s registration has been confirmed, and no later than Monday, 17 August 2019.
Cost of participation
PhD students from EPFL. ETHZ, PSI and Empa: CHF360
All other participants from academia: CHF460
Participants from industry: CHF1500
Participants will receive an invoice from CCMX after registration has been confirmed — VAT and bank transfer fees (CHF12) for payments coming from abroad may apply. Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the cost of participation.
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.
Please contact Carey Sargent with any questions.