Geo-technologists/Geo-materials Symposium Leeds University Sep 2019

The symposium was once again a great success, many thanks to Harri for organising and hosting the event and to both Ian and Sophie for all their hard work. We’re already looking forward to the next one, see you all there, watch this space.

Group photo inside
delegates at Leeds geo-technologists symposium 4th Sept 2019
delegates at Leeds geo-technologists symposium 4th Sept 2019

Register for the Geo-technologists symposium 4th September 2019.

To register for the symposium follow this link: https://store.leeds.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/environment/earth-and-environment/geo-materials-symposium-september-4th-2019. The closing date for registration is 16th August 2019.

Registration fee:
Attendee – £50.00
Exhibitors – £100.0

Venue:
The University of Leeds
School of Earth and Environment
Maths, Earth and Environment Building
Leeds
LS2 9JT
Meeting Room: 8.119/a/b
Foyer: For displays and demonstrations.

  • Speakers:
  • John Turner, T.Section – CONFIRMED
  • Owen Green, University of Oxford- The rock and the microscope: origins of sample preparation in the study of petrological specimens – CONFIRMED
  • Dan Doran and Matt Beverley-Smith, NOC Southampton – CONFIRMED
  • Evans Moguire, Buehler – CONFIRMED
  • Peter Laugesen, Pelcon – (TBC)
  • Callum Hatch, Natural History Museum – Long-term stability and preservation potential of resins used in thin section preparation methods – CONFIRMED
  • Matt Farrington and Ewan McDougall, Kemet – CONFIRMED
  • MetPrep – (TBC)
  • Grant Taggart, Logitech – Logitech LP70 Multi station precision lapping and polishing system – CONFIRMED

The theme of the workshop will be in a similar vein to the meeting at Durham University in 2017 including:

  • knowledge/skill transfer in the preparation of thin sections
  • preparation of high quality petrographic sections and surfaces for microscopy analysis,
  • sample cutting, resin impregnation and stabilisation,
  • grinding, lapping and polishing for EBSD, EMP, TEM and SEM.

The organisers envisage  the workshop will attract a diverse range of specialists with expertise in earth, environmental and civil engineering, materials and archaeology. It is planned that a number of specialist equipment and consumables suppliers will also attend. Along with invited speakers we hope this will contribute to making the day a success, advancing participants understanding of the diverse range of products and equipment available for preparation. It is also a great opportunity to meet friends and colleagues that you probably haven’t seen since the last event.

For any additional information please contact one of the following organisers:
Harri Williams – Host – University of Leeds
Ian Chaplin – University of Durham
Sophie Edwards – University of Durham
George MacLeod – University of Stirling

 

Geo-Technologists Symposium 4th Sept 2019

As a follow up to the very successful conference  at University of Durham in September 2017, we are organising another event at The University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment on Wed 4th September 2019 hosted by Harri Williams.

The theme of the symposium will be in a similar vein including, knowledge/skill transfer in the art of thin section preparation, the preparation of high quality petrographic sections and surfaces for microscopy analysis, including sample cutting, resin impregnation and stabilisation, grinding, lapping and polishing for EBSD, EMP, TEM and SEM / EDS.

We envisage  the symposium will attract a diverse range of specialists with expertise in earth, environmental and civil engineering, materials and archaeology.

We are also planning to invite a range of specialist equipment and consumables suppliers to attend.

Along with invited speakers we hope this will contribute to making the day a success, advancing participants understanding of the diverse range of products and equipment available for preparation. It is also a great opportunity to meet friends and colleagues that you probably haven’t seen since the last event.

If you wish to attend please complete the form below, or download the Geo materials symposium attendance form and send it to Sophie Edwards at Durham

If you would like to give a presentation please give a brief outline below

Sad news from Logitech

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our former Managing Director, David Humphries. As many of you who worked with him may know, David had been ill health for some time now and passed peacefully on the 21st of January 2018.

As a mark of respect for a great man who devoted over 40 years to Logitech we will be closed Wednesday the 7th of February, for staff and friends to pay their respects to David and his family.

We thank you for understanding.

New Logitech LP50

I have just installed my shiny new Logitech LP50 lapping machine.Not sure about the joystick control yet, I keep bumping into it when leaning across the machine, seems to me it sticks out too far and could be fairly easy to damage. I’m sure I’ll get used to it in time.

Group Meeting Photos

Group Meeting in Manchester

This was the group meeting in Manchester on 4th Sept 2002

Group Meeting in Oxford

This was the group meeting in Oxford on 11th Sept 2014

Group Meeting in Durham

This was the group meeting in Durham on 27th Sept 2017