New dimensions in QNM for surface engineering and IR nanospectroscopy  for bio-molecules

April 15th  2021 | 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Workshop postponed due to COVID restrictions.

New dates will be announced as soon as possible.

New dimensions in QNM for surface engineering  and IR nanospectroscopy  for bio-molecules program

In this free of charge Bruker Workshop,  we offer a day long intensive sessions consisting of lectures and practical meetings addressing new capabilities in the field of atomic force microscopy. Distinguished guest were invited to give talks, among others, Prof. Dr. G. Julius Vancso (University of Twente) and Dr. Simone Ruggeri (University of Wageningen). Four practical sessions (in shifts, due to Covid19 restriction) are planed for participants to test and measure their soft matter samples – first come, first served (after reservation at

Those who cannot attend please watch the lectures via the Microsoft Teams link: Click here to join the meeting (or

Program and locations

New dimensions in QNM for surface engineering  and IR nanospectroscopy  for bio-molecules

Please contact Sergey Lemeshko if you would like to make a test on your own QNM, nano-DMA   during hands on trainings.  New dimensions in QNM for surface engineering  and IR nanospectroscopy  for bio-molecules footer

In April, 10-13, 2018, the group of Materials Science and Technology of Polymers at the University of Twente, led by Prof. Dr. G. Julius Vancso, has been organizing the Polymer Microscopy Hands-On Course, with limited to moderate experience in polymer microscopy. The morphology and microstructure of heterogeneous polymers and composites were in the focus of our interest.

During this Course, we offered 4 days long intensive sessions of AFM, SEM, TEM, FTIR and optical microscopy (OM) hands-on, combined with excellent lectures, in the polymer field. Eleven participants ... read more >>

Morphology and Microstructure of Heterogeneous Polymers and Composites

Hands-on Microscopy Course


10 - 13 April 2018

University of Twente, The Netherlands


Design, Benefits and Course Topics

The course is aimed at researchers, engineers and technicians, both in industry and academia, with limited to moderate experience in polymer microscopy. We would like to share our passion for polymers by offering you up to 17 hours of pure hands-on laboratory sessions. These sessions will cover the fundamentals of scanning electron (SEM), transmission electron (TEM), atomic force (AFM), optical (OM) and infrared (FTIR) microscopy. In addition, distinguished speakers and experts will give informative lectures. The course includes sample preparation (microtoming, etching, cryo-fracturing), surface analysis,  data interpretation, environmental control, artefacts and pitfalls in polymer microscopy. There will also be an opportunity to study your own samples, where we will be happy to share our knowledge and expertise with you.



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Invited Speakers and Experts

Dr. Heiner Friedrich 

Dr. Heiner Friedrich

Remco Seitzinger

Remco Seitzinger

Dr. Florian Johann

Dr. Florian Johann

Dr. Rico Keim

Dr. Rico Keim

The course fee is 2850 EUR (netto). This includes tuition, course handouts, group training on instruments (2-3 participants per instrument), lunch and coffee breaks. The course fee does not include accommodation; however rooms will be available at Conference Hotel Drienerburght on the campus of the University of Twente ( Please mention “Polymer Microscopy” when booking a room. Reservation is required before 28 February 2018.


After registration we will send you a personal invoice with payment instructions.

Terms of cancellation

Cancellations received up to 14 days before the first day of the course will be fully refunded. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded. Substitutions may be made at any time. Should the course be cancelled for any reason, the liability of the organizers is limited to the reimbursement of the course fee. Enrolment is restricted.