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Workshop Hosted by LAWR

Probing the Atomic Scale: Lessons Learned from X-ray Applications to Environmental Science
Date: September 3, 2009
Time: 12:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: Plant and Environmental Science 3001
RSVP : http://www.lawr.ucdavis.edu/rsvp.htm?id=5

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The Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at UC Davis will be hosting a workshop to highlight important discoveries in the environmental sciences achieved through use of X-ray based research applications. Presentation at the workshop will include research talks which present data collected using a range of X-ray techniques (e.g., EXAFS, u-XRD, X-Ray tomography, X-ray fluorescence, etc). It is hoped that presentations on cutting-edge research and explanation of various different X-ray based techniques will expose participants to important breakthroughs in various disciplines of environmental science (e.g., soil science, environmental chemistry, hydrology) and experimental techniques which can be applied to their own research programs.

Dr. Donald L. Sparks will be the keynote speaker at the workshop and will present some of the synchrotron-based X-ray research from his Environmental Soil Chemistry Group from The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at University of Delaware.
Shining Light on Biogeochemical Processes in the Earth's Critical Zone

In addition to Dr. Sparks the following people will be presenting at the workshop:

Dr. Matthew Marcus, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
Trace Element Partitioning and Redox States in a Marine Ferromanganese Nodule

Dr. Stephen P. Cramer
, Department of Applied Science, UC Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Synchrotron Radiation Speciation of Gadolinium in Human Tissue - Probing the Inner Environment

Dr. Klaus van Benthem
, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, UC Davis
Advanced Electron Microscopy at UC Davis: Characterization Techniques Spanning Multiple Length, Time and Environmental Scales

Dr. Yayoi Takamura, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, UC Davis
An overview of lab-based x-ray diffraction capabilities at UC Davis

Dr. Jan Hopmans, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis
X-ray and Neutron Tomography of Soil-Water-Root Processes

Attention Students/Postdocs: There will be a informal lunch meeting on Friday September 4, 2009 with Dr. Donald L. Sparks in PES 2004 (Stout Conference Room) from 11:30am to 1:00 pm. If you would like to stop by to chat with Dr. Sparks please email Sanjai J. Parikh at sjparikh@ucdavis.edu. Pizza will be provided.

Register for Course Credit: If you attend the workshop you may receive 1 unit of course credit for your participation. Use the following Course information to register - instructor: Sanjai J. Parikh, Fall 2009, SSC 298-028, CRN 41299.

If you plan to attend this workshop please RSVP (http://www.lawr.ucdavis.edu/rsvp.htm?id=5). If you have any questions regarding the workshop please feel free to contact Sanjai J. Parikh at sjparikh@ucdavis.edu.

Please note, this is a free workshop and is open to all.