Symposium in Manchester, November 2017

Symposium: Perspectives of Raman Imaging in Materials Research

November 17, 2017, The University of Manchester, National Graphene Institute, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9PL


This symposium will give a detailed introduction to the operational principles and instrumental configurations relevant to confocal Raman imaging along with correlative techniques (e. g. AFM, SNOM, and SEM). Our speakers from academic and industrial institutions will cover various aspects of Raman imaging and their fields of application while a hands-on session will provide a practical overview of confocal Raman microscopy. Speakers from WITec will demonstrate the latest advances in hardware and software development.

During the one-day event the participants will have sufficient time for in-depth discussions and close interaction with leading scientists and users of WITec microscope systems.

Scientists interested in chemically identifying and imaging the compounds of a sample at the highest spatial resolution are invited to participate.


Please register for participation.  Attendance is free of charge. For registration please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.


If you have further questions, please contact Lena Welter:

National Graphene Institute

Symposium Location: National Graphene Institute, Manchester, UK

Preliminary Program

Friday, November 17, 2017, WITec Symposium: Perspectives of Raman Imaging in Materials Research

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 - 09:05

Welcome Note by WITec

09:05 - 09:20

Welcome & Research Overview Nanofunctional Materials
Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, University of Manchester, NGI

09:20 – 10:00

Correlative 3D Raman Imaging for the optimization of new materials
Dr. Jan Englert, WITec GmbH, Ulm, Germany

10:00 – 10:30

Raman Imaging applied to low-dimensional materials

Dr. Niall McEvoy, Trinity College Dublin

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Micro-Raman imaging of sedimentary mineral assemblages to elucidate biosignatures since the Eoarchean
Dr. Dominic Papineau, London Centre for Nanotechnology

11:30- 12:00

The Use of Confocal Raman in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry
Dr. Paul Pudney, Unilever Discover, Sharnbrook Bedford, UK

12:00- 12:30

speaker invited, t. b. c.

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch break with lunch snack

13:15 - 13:30

Advantages of a modular microscope series for materials research

Harald Fischer, WITec GmbH, Ulm, Germany

13:30 - 15:30

Hands-on instrument session and round table applications discussion

Location and Travel Info

The symposium will take place at:

The University of Manchester
National Graphene Institute
Booth Street East,
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom