Friday, 13 December 2019, 11h00 - 16h00 (seminar at 11h00 followed by demonstrations) MSG-024/25 Bernal Institute

The audience will be introduced to the general area of optical spectroscopy, then specifically Raman, its theoretical underpinning and positioning in respect to other forms of optical spectroscopy, highlighting Raman’s advantages that have led to its ever-expanding utilisation in a multitude of fields. Associated Data Science techniques will also be touched upon. This will be followed by an introduction to Advanced Nano Technologies small volume-drop Raman Flipper Spectrometer, outlining the benefits that have been achieved by coupling surface science with Raman, its versatile sample handling that enables a quick switch over between samples and different sample formats, its portability, easy and quick to use features, including the bundled ANTicipation software. A review of our internal application study will be followed by one-on-one demonstrations of the Flipper, in which attendees can use the Flipper to capture a spectrum of their own sample.


John has a degree in Optoelectronics from the University of Essex and a PhD in Physics, specialising in Nanotechnology, from the University of Nottingham. He has worked both as post-doctoral researcher and researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research Democritus, Athens, Greece. John was Research Associate & Lecturer in Nanotechnology and Advanced Characterisation Techniques at the Eastern Macedonia & Thrace Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece, where he is a founding member of the Hephaestus Advanced Characterisation Laboratory. He is expert in the characterisation of materials using advanced techniques such as Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy and Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy, and software engineering for scientific applications such as spectroscopic data analysis. John is working in Advanced Nano Technologies as Applications, Software and Digital Media specialist.