Symposium on Application of Computed Tomography in Earth, Material & Engine

30 May 2017

Glasgow & Clyde Valley

Venue: University of Strathclyde, James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow

Time: 13:00 to 18:00

Coming from medical sciences, the X-ray and synchrotron computed microtomography techniques (CT) are becoming recognised techniques in geosciences, engineering and material sciences, thanks to the numerous application of these high resolution, non-destructive 3D and 4D imaging techniques. Funded by the Scottish Oil and Gas Innovative Centre, Universities of Strathclyde Glasgow and Aberdeen acquired a Nikon X-CT LC 225/320 with a dual x-ray source transmission and reflection, reaching a resolution of 1 micron, coupled with a custom built in situ Deben 10kN Torsion/compression test cell with heating/cooling and liquid flow capability, that we named COMPμTε (COMPuted μ-focus Tomography for deformation (ε) of materials). COMPμTε is focused on research in earth and material sciences, and is open for collaboration and/or service from any industrial or scientific background. We would like to celebrate the one year anniversary COMPμTε by holding a mini-symposium focusing on the most recent developments and applications of X-CT in earth sciences, engineering and material sciences, on the afternoon of the 30th of May 2017, at the University of Strathclyde.

We are pleased to announce that the symposium include 3 talks of invited expert researchers which will share their experience of using X-CT techniques: Prof. Peter Lee (University of Mancherster), Dr. Ian Butler (University of Edinburgh) and Dr. Kate Dobson (Durham University). Following these talks, an open-poster and discussion session with refreshments will be held. This event is aimed at reinforcing the UK scientific community around top-end imaging techniques, and to offer a clear and up-to-date vision of what can be potentially achieved using CT.

It is our pleasure to open the free registration for this event, that will take place on May the 30th, 1PM-6PM, University of Strathclyde James Weir Building, Room JW 606 (level 6). You are welcome to present your current research on a poster at that time. Please book in advance as attendance is limited to 80 people.