Symposium on the application of Computed Tomography in earth, material and engineering sciences

30th May 2017 – 13.00-18.00

University of Strathclyde, James Weir Building, Room JW 606 (level 6),

75 Montrose Street, Glasgow


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 Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), the 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 can be accessed by industry/research on a service or collaboration basis.

To celebrate the one year anniversary COMPμTε we invite you to an event focusing on the most recent developments and applications of X-CT in geosciences, engineering and material sciences.


We are pleased to announce that the symposium will include talks from invited expert researchers who will share their experience of using X-CT techniques:

Prof. Peter Lee – University of Manchester

Dr. Ian Butler – University of Edinburgh

Dr. Kate Dobson – Durham University


Following these talks, a poster and discussion session 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.


If you would like to present a research poster at the symposium please advise the title when you register.

To register: Please book in advance at Eventbrite as attendance is limited to 80 people.

For more information on the facility, please visit: X-Ray computed tomography facility


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