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2nd Terahertz and Materials Workshop Joint Event - University of Chester / IET


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Significant progress has been made in exploring intrinsic mechanisms between microstructure of materials and their Terahertz (THz) properties. (Sponsored by EPSRC Teranet seedcorn fund)

Date and Time

21 March 2018 - 09:00-16:00


Chester, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - NW:Merseyside &W.Cheshire local network.

About this event

Significant progress has been made in exploring intrinsic mechanisms between microstructure of materials and their Terahertz (THz) properties. 1st THz and Materials workshop, sponsored by EPSRC Teranet seedcorn fund, has been hold on April 2017 at Thornton Science Park, University of Chester. The 2nd of this workshop will continue to cover broad applications of THz technology in materials science and engineering, inspire new ideas and solutions for new functional THz materials or improve current materials research methods, and provide opportunities for academic-industrial collaboration.


09:00 - 09:20    Registration, tea/coffee reception
09:20 - 09:30    Welcome

Morning session

09:30 - 10:00     Professor Peter Weightman, University of Liverpool,
                       “Introduction of EPSRC FLUENCE Project”

10:00 - 10:30    Professor. Ben Murdin, University of Surrey,
                       “FELIX facilities for solid state physics and devices”

10:30 - 10:55    Dr. James Lloyd-Hughes, University of Warwick,
                       “Terahertz spectroscopy of magnetic order: Colossal terahertz magnetoresistance in nanocomposites and hysteretic phase transitions in an improper ferroelectric."

10:55 - 11:25    Coffee/Tea break

11:25 - 11:55     Dr. Euan Henry, University of Exeter,
                       “Single pixel, near field THz imaging”

11:55 - 12:20     Dr. Stephen Hanham, University of Birmingham,
                        “Single Biological Cell Detection using Terahertz and Microwave Radiation”

12:20 - 12:45    Dr Martin Mittendorff, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany,
                       “THz detection mechanisms in black phosphorus”

12:45 - 13:30    Lunch Break at VDR room
13:30 – 14:00   Tour of Thornton Science Park

Afternoon session

14:00 - 14:30    Professor Philip Withers, University of Manchester,
                      “Gaining inside information – Correlative tomography by X-rays and electron beams”

14:30 - 14:55    Dr. Graham Smith, University of St Andrews,
                       “MM-wave, sub-mm-wave Electron Spin Resonance and Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation”

14:55 - 15:20     Dr. Antonio Lombardo, University of Cambridge,
                        “Layered material heterostructures for integrated THz electronics”

15:20 - 15:45    Dr.Bin Yang, University of Chester,
                       “Materials Characterisation by Terahertz Technology”

15:45           Close

Reasons to attend

  • Meet potential partners and collaborators to develop new technologies.
  • The event gives attendees to network with members interested in this field.
  • Attendance to this event will contribute to build your Continued Professional Development Record.

Continuing Professional Development

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This is a free event to attend

Additional information


   Professor Peter Weightman, University of Liverpool
   Dr. Graham Smith, University of St Andrews
   Dr. James Lloyd-Hughes, University of Warwick
   Dr. Euan Henry, University of Exeter
   Professor Philip Withers, University of Manchester
   Dr.Bin Yang, University of Chester

Registration information

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