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 is finished for the Autumn Semester 2022. Further details of the next series will be advertised when available. 

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

Run in conjunction with Graduate School

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

- Prof. Paul D. Brown

Run in conjunction with Graduate School

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

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

Run in conjunction with Graduate School 

 Raman Spectroscopy: Introduction

- Dr. Graham Rance

Run in conjunction with Graduate School

 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