Chalmers Microscopy School

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Chalmers Microscopy School is an almost annual event taking place at Chalmers during the fall, in cooperation with many electron microscope and attachment vendors.

About the school

Chalmers Microscopy School was founded in 1998. The school is a course programme given by the Division of Materials Microstructure at the Department of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology. The courses combine theory with laboratory work, and are given in close collaboration between scientists and manufacturers of electron microscopes and equipment for microanalysis and specimen preparation. Both university scientists and application specialists from the manufacturers are engaged as lecturers and instructors at the laboratory sessions. More than 800 engineers, technicians and scientists, coming from nine countries, have taken our courses.

The aim of Chalmers Microscopy School is to bring together electron microscopists from industry and university, and to provide a meeting place where new developments are discussed with colleagues and application specialists. The course participants are encouraged to bring their own specimens to the Open Lab evening sessions.

Top-of-the-line instruments and software from the following manufacturers have been brought to the courses:

  • Baltec: Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions
  • Bruker: Oxford Instruments
  • EDAX: Phenom World
  • FEI: Quorum Technologies
  • Fischione: Struers
  • Gatan: Tescan
  • Hitachi: Thermo Fischer Scientific
  • Leica: Zeiss

SEM School 2022

25-27 October, 2022


The three-day course SEM 2022 will focus on advanced techniques in imaging and microanalysis in focused ion beam and scanning electron microscopes.


SEM 2022 will combine theory and practical experience. The lectures in the morning sessions will give a background to the afternoon laboratory sessions. The course participants are encouraged to bring their own specimens to open lab evening sessions.


The laboratory sessions will be carried out on SEMs and FIB/SEMs with surrounding interactive equipment for chemical and structural analysis. Top-of-the-line instrumentation and software from Bruker, EDAX, Thermo Fischer, Jeol, Hitachi, Oxford Instruments, TESCAN and Zeiss will be shown by participating companies.


The registration fee (SEK 8.800) includes lecture notes, lunches, refreshments and a course dinner. Use separate link for registration.
Register below.


Mats Halvarsson

Registration for SEM 2022 

Registration closed.

The SEM 2022 course fee is 8.800 SEK + VAT (moms).

The fee includes:

  • attendance to all lectures
  • attendance to all laboratory sessions
  • lecture notes
  • morning and afternoon coffee/tea, snack
  • lunches
  • course dinner on Tuesday evening
  • evening sandwich on Wednesday