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RTP 10 year celebration seminar: Composition of Materials

Monday 20th May 2024, 9.30am-12pm - In-person event

Location: Lecture Theatre 4, Science Concourse

The Research Technology Platform (RTP) Department is hosting a seminar series to celebrate 10 years of the RTP programme.

This seminar brings together technical specialists from multiple RTPs to talk about their facilities and how they can help with your research, with a focus on the composition of materials. The RTPs offer a breadth of cutting-edge techniques and instrumentation for analysing the composition of materials across a wide range of sample types, from polymers and nanoparticles to geological materials and biomolecules.

The seminar is open to all members of the University who are interested in finding out more about how the RTPs can support their research in this area. You will also have an opportunity to hear from academics who have benefited from the RTP equipment, expertise and services.


Coffee from 9:30am

10:00 - 10:05 Welcome and Introduction, Dr Ian Hancox, Director of Research Technology and Technical Strategy

10:05 - 10:55 Talks from the RTPs:

  • Professor Peter O'Connor, Director of the Advanced Mass Spectrometry RTP
  • Dr Yisong Han, Scientific Officer, Electron Microscopy RTP
  • Dr James Town, Senior Technician, Polymer Characterisation RTP
  • Dr Ben Breeze, Spectroscopy RTP Facility Manager
  • Dr Marc Walker, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy RTP Facility Manager
  • Dr Chris Waldron, Technical Support Specialist - X-ray Fluorescence

11:05-11:40 How the RTPs have supported research on the composition of materials at Warwick:

  • Dr Galo Paez, Assistant Professor, WMG
  • Manpreet Kaur, PhD student, Department of Chemistry
  • Daniel Houghton, PhD student, Warwick Electrochemistry and Interfaces Group

11:50 Close

About the RTPs

Warwick’s RTPs provide an integrated network of world-class facilities and expertise that enable researchers to perform outstanding science. In 2024 we are celebrating 10 years of the RTP programme, which has grown from 5 RTPs when it first started in 2014, to 13 RTPs and 70 dedicated staff members today.

The RTPs are open to access for researchers across the University as well as external clients from industry and academia, supporting innovation at regional, national and international scales. Each RTP is operated by a dedicated technical team who are experts in their fields and provide bespoke advice, analysis and training. Visit the RTP website.

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