7th Microscopy Characterisation of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces Conference
Jun 27, 2023 to Jun 28, 2023
9:00AM to 6:00PM
Date(s) - 27/06/2023 - 28/06/2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The 7th Microscopy Characterisation of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces (MCOII) meeting will return to an in-person format in 2023 and will be hosted for the first time in North America at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, home of the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy.
The transatlantic scientific organizing team of Nadja V. Tarakina (MPIKG, Germany) and Kathryn Grandfield (McMaster University, Canada) have put together an exciting two-day programme. As usual, the first day will be more general, covering a broad range of microscopy approaches (correlative microscopy solutions, in-situ liquid microscopy methods, low-voltage electron microscopy and many more) in the context of imaging hybrid and soft matter.
On the second day, a special Focus Lecture Series, entitled “Multi-dimensional and multiscale microscopy of organic-inorganic interface” will cover a more-detailed range of lectures on tomographic methods spanning light, X-ray and electron microscopy, as well as atom probe tomography and in situ electron microscopy/tomography.
This conference will bring together world-leading experts in microscopy, highlighting the latest achievements, new opportunities and outstanding challenges in probing beam-sensitive and hybrid materials and their interfaces.
Access the full program here.
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Lara Estroff, Cornell University
Paul Voyles, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Natalie Reznikov, McGill University
Robert Hovden, University of Michigan
Deborah F. Kelly, Pennsylvania State University
Derk Joester, Northwestern University
Jose Moran-Mirabal, McMaster University
Liza DiCecco, McMaster University
Aurélien Gourrier, Université Grenoble Alpes
Free pre-conference workshops and demos will be run on the afternoon of June 26th.
During registration you can select between:
1. Imaging Processing Workshop
2. Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Demo
3. X-ray Computed Tomography Acquisition Demo
4. Advanced Ion Beam Microscopes Demo (Plasma and Laser-FIBs)
More details on demos will be posted soon! Select during registration. Workshops will be free, but a $50 fee will be charged for no-shows.
Registration Deadline: June 12
Registration fees include access to the meeting (June 27-28), pre-conference workshop (June 26), conference materials, refreshments, lunch on June 27 & 28, dinner June 27, and a welcome mixer on the evening of June 26th.
Standard registration fee is $200 CAD + HST
Trainee registration fee (including students and postdocs less than 5 years) is $150 CAD +HST
After registration, you will receive a confirmation email and another email to pay your registration fees via invoice.
Please note that registration does not include accommodation.
Affordable on-campus housing is available to book through Hotel McMaster (https://hotel.mcmaster.ca/affordable/). Navigate to the button “Reserve your room today”.
A limited block of rooms at a reduced rate of $119+tax has been reserved at the Visitors Inn (https://visitorsinn.com). Please phone or email (1-800-387-4620, email@example.com) and quote Group name: MCOII or Group Code: #275356 to receive the reduced rate. Rooms must be reserved by May 15th.
If cancellation is done before the 15th of May, the full amount of the conference fee will be refunded. Cancellations received after this date will be liable to payment of the full applicable participation fee. If you cannot attend, you may nominate a substitute to attend on your behalf.
*An email confirmation will assign you to your workshops. No-shows to the workshops will be invoiced $50. Please cancel by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th if you cannot attend.
Abstract Submission CLOSED
On behalf of Scientific Co-organizers:
Dr. Nadezda Tarakina, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
Nadezda V. Tarakina leads the Electron Microscopy research group at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam (Germany). After completing her PhD in Chemistry at the Institute of Solid State Chemistry in Yekaterinburg (Russia), she performed research in Belgium, Germany, Russia, Sweden and the UK, combining different scattering techniques and transmission electron microscopy to study highly-disordered structures. She got her Habilitation in Experimental Physics from the University of Wuerzburg (Germany) in 2020. Her main research interest lies in developing approaches for characterising soft functional materials and their interfaces with hard matter at the nanoscale using electron microscopy techniques. She is the lead scientific organiser of the “Microscopy characterisation of organic-inorganic interfaces” conference, which has been running on an annual basis since 2016.
Dr. Kathryn Grandfield, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Canada
Kathryn Grandfield is an Associate Professor and Associate Graduate Chair in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at McMaster University. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Microscopy of Biomaterials and Biointerfaces. Dr. Grandfield received her PhD in Engineering Sciences from Uppsala University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco before joining McMaster University in 2013. Her research focuses on the development and application of multiscale and multidimensional imaging methods for the investigation of biomaterials, biomineralization and biological interfaces. She is currently the President of the Microscopy Society of Canada.