User Meeting 2017 in Manchester

International WITec User Meeting: Raman Imaging Applied to Low-dimensional and Other Advanced Materials

November 16, 2017, The University of Manchester, National Graphene Institute, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9PL


We cordially invite you to attend our User Meeting focusing on Raman imaging for low-dimensional materials research. It will be held in Manchester, England at the world-renowned National Graphene Institute and will immediately precede our symposium>>> there, which we also invite you to attend.

The meeting will cover the latest advances in both instrumentation and technique before the Director of the NGI delivers a presentation on the current state of the art in the field of graphene research. This will be followed by presentations from the attendees themselves, to encourage the exchange of ideas and results throughout the Raman community. A hands-on session with an alpha300 microscope accompanied by practical advice for optimizing your results with WITec systems will conclude the day at the NGI.

There are a limited number of travel grants available to help with the cost of travel to the User Meeting. To apply for one, please send a short (approximately 300 words) summary of your research to by November 1st. Admission is free of charge for both the User Meeting and Symposium. To register, please fill out the form below.

We look forward to seeing you in Manchester.


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If you have further questions, please contact:

National Graphene Institute

Symposium Location: National Graphene Institute, Manchester, UK


Thursday, November 16, 2017, International WITec User Meeting: Raman Imaging Applied to Low-dimensional and Other Advanced Materials

13:30 – 14:00


14:00 - 14:05

Welcome Note by WITec

14:05 - 14:20

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

14:20 – 15:00

Raman Imaging with the alpha300 microscope series - New developments and technical advances
Dr. David Steinmetz, WITec GmbH, Ulm, Germany (t. b. c.)

15:00 – 15:30

The current status of Graphene Research - Where do we stand, where do we go?

Prof. Vladimir Falko, Director of the National Graphene Institute, Manchester

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

Impulse presentations given by the attendees (approx. 10 min each)
This should facilitate the scientific interaction between the researches/users.

17:00- 18:30

Hands-on session: Advice and Demonstrations

19:30- 22:00

Dinner & Get Together

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

09:00 – 15:30

For program and details please refer to the Symposium webpage here>>>

Location and Travel Info

The WITec User Meeting will take place at:

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