GCN Seminar: Soft Matter, Life Sciences and Scattering Methods

We are pleased to invite you to a seminar in the Greater Copenhagen Nanoscience (GCN) series with the aim to increase awareness about mutual capabilities of the three nanoscience hubs in the Copenhagen-Lund area and to inspire collaborations. The topic of this Greater-Copenhagen Nanoscience Seminar will be "Soft Matter, Life Sciences and Scattering Methods.". 
There will be three speakers, one from each hub (University of Copenhagen, DTU and NanoLund).

Date: 21 January 2022 from 15:15 to 16:30
Zoom: Please contact Gerda Rentschler gerda.rentschler@ftf.lth.se if you have not received a Zoom link on email

The format will be 15 + 5 for three speakers and then a general panel discussion.

Speakers and preliminary titles

• Jacob Kirkensgaard (KU): Probing nanostructure in food and soft matter using scattering methods
• Ann Terry  (MaxIV): Opportunities at CoSAXS
• Jens Wenzel Andreasen (DTU): 3D imaging of soft matter with nanoscale resolution
Meeting host: Tommy Nylander, NanoLund

About the speakers:
Jacob Kirkensgaard is a joint associate professor at University of Copenhagen shared between Dept. of Food Science and the Niels Bohr Institute. He heads the Structural Food Physics and Soft Matter Self-Assembly group associated with the Nanoscience Center. His work is focused between experimental work using primarily x-ray and neutron scattering methods and more theoretical excursions using coarse-grained molecular simulations on a broad range of soft matter and food-related systems. In his talk, he will give an overview of scattering methods in food and soft matter science and some examples from food science where the nanostructure is particularly relevant.

Dr. Ann Terry is a group manager for diffraction and scattering and beamline scientist at the CoSAXS Beamline. In her talk, she will give an overview of CoSAXS and the advanced sample environment capabilities  for soft matter and biological sciences. CoSAXS is a state-of-the-art SAXS/WAXS beamline at MAX IV which has just gone into general operation with an as-yet limited range of capabilities. Over the next 2 years, these will be expanded to include microfluidic devices for minimising the sample volumes and allowing in-situ mixing, as well as other environments which will allow additional spectroscopic techniques combined with the X-ray measurements.

Jens Wenzel Andreasen has been Professor at DTU Energy since 2016. He is an expert in X-ray scattering for materials research, in particular polymer systems and organic solar cells. With his expertise in materials research, he contributes to the DTU Imaging Center in collaboration with researchers from DTU Physics, DTU Compute, DTU Mechanical Engineering and the Niels Bohr Institute. The DTU Imaging Center is to ensure better Danish exploitation of the two major international research facilities MaxIV and ESS.