Spectroscopy Group User Meeting 2024

Jun 11. till Jun 12.

Spectroscopy Group User Meeting 2024

Spectroscopy Group User Meeting 2024

11/06/20242024-06-11 - 12/06/20242024-06-12
Diamond Light Source
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The Spectroscopy Group

The Diamond Light Source Spectroscopy Group is dedicated to hard and tender X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Experiments are performed in a range of beamlines that are complementary in many aspects, such as the energy range they cover, the size of the focussed beam spot delivered to the sample, and the time resolution they are able to reach:

The Spectroscopy Group User Meeting 2024

The Spectroscopy Group will be hosting its User Meeting at Diamond Light Source on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th of June 2024.

The event will:

  • Feature both invited and contributed speakers as well as a poster session
  • Showcase the recent scientific results and the latest developments across the Spectroscopy Group beamlines (B18, I18 and I20), including an update on the Diamond-II flagship beamlines, SWIFT and BERRIES
  • Provide the Diamond Spectroscopy community the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas
  • Cover the major scientific themes relevant for the User Community, including:
    • Energy Materials
    • Earth and Environment
    • Chemistry
    • Catalysis
    • Bioscience

Celebrating Prof. Fred Mosselmans

The Spectroscopy Group User Meeting 2024 will include a special celebration. Following the recent retirement of our colleague Prof. Fred Mosselmans, we would like to dedicate the meeting to celebrate Fred’s career. We therefore have selected a number of speakers that have collaborated with Fred over the years and we would like to invite you to join us in celebrating his scientific achievements.

Invited Speakers

  • Owen Addison, King's College London
  • Andy Beale, University College London
  • Sven Schroeder, University of Leeds
  • Katherine Morris, University of Manchester
  • Eleanor Schofield, Imperial College London
  • Rhodri Jervis, University College London
  • Rosa Arrigo, University of Salford
  • Silvia Ramos, University of Kent
  • Carlo Meneghini, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Christopher Hardacre, University of Manchester
  • John Evans, University of Southampton

Abstract submission

The event welcomes submissions for both oral and posters presentations.

Application for abstract submission is now open, until 10:00 (BST) on Tuesday 14th May 2024.


Steps-by-step abstract submission

  • Create your abstract 
  • Save the abstract as a pdf and with file name as: PresentingAuthorSurname_Firstname
  • Click on the link above to submit your abstract
  • Fill in the form and attach your abstact
  • You will receive an on-screen confirmation immediately after the successful submission of the abstract. An email will follow shortly after (to the email provided during submission) summarising the submission



  • Access to this event is upon registration only.
  • Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
  • The registration to the event is free and includes access to a 2 day scientific programme, lunches, refreshments, a drinks reception and a conference dinner.
  • Registration is open until 17:00 (BST) on Friday 31st May 2024.

Attendees are required to arrange and cover the cost of their own accommodation and transport to and from Diamond Light Source

DRAFT Agenda

Tuesday 11th June 2024
12:00 Registration and lunch
13:00 Welcome and Beamlines update
Session 1: Bioscience
15:00 Talks TBC
Session 2: Chemistry and Catalysis 
17:00 Talks TBC
18:00 Drinks and Poster Session
19:00 Conference Dinner
Wednesday 12th June 2024
Session 3: Chemistry and Catalysis 
09:00 Talks TBC
Session 4: Earth and Environment session
10:00 Talks TBC
12:00 Lunch break
Session 5: Energy Materials
13:00 Talks TBC
Session 2: Chemistry and Catalysis 
14:00 Talks TBC
15:00 Wrap up and closure

Organising Committee

  • Tina Geraki, Diamond Light Source
  • Monica Amboage, Diamond Light Source
  • Sofia Diaz-Moreno, Diamond Light Source
  • Stefania Mazzorana, Diamond Light Source 

This event is kindly sponsored by:

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Oxford Instruments


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Contact the organiser

If you have any queries relating to this workshop, please contact the Diamond Events Team who will be able to help.

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