Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

The nmRC runs a training series in the Cripps South Building. It is open to University of Nottingham researchers to attend and aims to introduce our users to the theory behind the instrumentation and processes they use.


The nmRC Seminar Series will be re-starting on Tuesday 9th May 2023. Further details of the series are available here.

The seminars that have been delivered previously or will be delivered include:

nmRC Training Seminar Series

 Electron Microscopy: Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and SEM Sample Preparation

- Prof. Paul D. Brown

 Electron Microscopy: Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and TEM Sample Preparation

- Prof. Paul D. Brown

 Surface Analysis with Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)

- Dr David Scurr, Dr Anna Kotowska, Dr Nichola Starr

 Raman Spectroscopy: Introduction

- Dr. Graham Rance

 X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (Not currently running)

- Dr. Emily Smith

 Electron Microscopy: Introduction to Image Processing and Simulation

- Dr. Mike Fay 

 Electron Microscopy: Spectroscopy

- Dr. Mike Fay

Electron Beam Lithography

- Dr. Richard Cousins

 Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM)

- Nikki Weston 

 Electron Microscopy: Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (WDS) & Mineral Liberation Analysis (MLA)

- Lorelei Robertson

 Electron Microscopy: in situ techniques

- Prof. Paul D. Brown


- Dr. Richard Cousins

 Electron Microscopy: Biological Sample Preparation and Introduction to Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM)

- Dr. Julie Watts

 Electron Microscopy: Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM)

- Dr. Chris Parmenter

Raman Spectroscopy: Advanced

- Dr. Graham Rance

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

- Dr Long Jiang

Presenting nmRC Images and Plots

- Dr. Michael Fay

Introduction to SEM and TEM In-Situ Mechanical Testing

- Dr Oriol Gavalda Diaz

Correlating Super-Resolution Confocal Microscopy with Scanning Electron Microscopy

- Dr Jacqueline Hicks


Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

Cripps South building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 6340
email: nmrcenquiries@nottingham.ac.uk