Synchrotron Applications in Materials Research

Date: June 27, 2023
Price: Free to attendees.

The invited lecture series from Canadian Light Source (CLS) covers an introduction to synchrotron radiation and its applications as powerful research tools, with particular focus on how synchrotron techniques in imaging, spectroscopy and diffraction/scattering will help in materials research.

What you will learn

Students will learn the cutting-edge experimental techniques, discuss the suitable equipment for their research with beamline scientists, and find the relevant information about proposal writing for facility access.


The invited beam-line scientists from CLS and their presentation topics are:

  • Dr. Al Rahemtulla, Introduction to x-ray diffraction and scattering at the CLS
  • Dr. Adam Webb, X-ray microCT imaging at Canadian Light Source
  • Dr. Mohsen Shakouri, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Studies of Catalytic and Energy Materials
  • Dr. Feizhou He, Synchrotron for Materials Research

Coffee and light refreshment will be provided.

Sponsored by Canadian Light Source

In-situ Nanoindentation: Fundamentals and Hands-on Demonstrations

Date: June 27, 2023
Price: $50
Limited space of 20 attendees

Nanoindentation is a non-destructive and versatile tool for precisely measuring the mechanical properties of materials at the nanoscale, providing valuable insights into the behavior of materials in a variety of applications.

What you will learn

In this short course, you will gain a thorough understanding of the theoretical principles and hand-on training of nanoindentation. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the latest techniques and state-of-the-art instrumentation, such as in-situ nanoindentation in scanning electron microscopes and transmission electron microscopes, along with practical tips for carrying out reliable experiments and advanced software for data analysis and interpretation.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for researchers, engineers, and students who want to expand their knowledge and skills in this critical area of materials science.


Bring your questions and specimens to discuss with our expert instructors!

  • Dr. Junkyu Lee, Bruker
  • Ms. Jasmine Johnson, Bruker
  • Dr. Yushun Liu, University of Manitoba

Coffee and light refreshment will be provided.