Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) is hosting a series of free, research-focused seminars.
These monthly Imaging Matters
events will show how different forms of microscopy can be used across a broad range of research. Each month an invited speaker will come and give a talk specific to their area of research and how they’ve utilised microscopy to achieve their goal. This will include optical microscopy, electron microscopy, x-ray microscopy, atomic force microscopy, ion beam microscopy and in some cases utilising multiple techniques.
We warmly invite researchers, academics and students to join us for one or more of these events, not only to learn more about their field but also to broaden their knowledge about other fields and how the same techniques can be used in across multiple research areas. These talks will not only be informative but also cutting edge, with speakers showcasing their recent advances. Each presentation will be followed by questions, where the audience can get involved.
Our next Imaging Matters event on Wednesday 14 September is presented by
Dr Jen Mitchell
, Technical specialist at PEMC. Jen will be sharing how she uses electron microscopy, utilising both imaging and analytical techniques, in her research on meteorites and asteroid evolution. Jen received her MGeol degree in geology at the University of Plymouth before moving to Australia to complete a PhD in planetary geology. Jen specialises in igneous asteroids and is part of the team investigating the Winchcombe meteorite which fell in the UK in 2021. In her role at PEMC, Jen primarily handles all things rock-related or whatever weird and wonderful thing our researchers, students, and companies bring.
12:00 – Welcome and introduction to Dr Jen Mitchell
12:05 – The Birth of Planets: Unravelling 4.5 billion years of history through electron microscopy
12:40 – Questions
12:55 – Closing
The session is primarily aimed at researchers, academics and students with no restrictions on attendance.
The event is free to attend but booking is essential via the above link.
Contact Alex Strachan for further information.