Bernal Institute scientist Dr Tofail Syed to give keynote lecture at leading Nanoanalysis Symposium

Dr. Tofail Syed, Bernal Institute scientist and an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Energy at the University of Limerick has been invited to give a keynote lecture at the 5th Dresden Nanoanalysis Symposium. The Symposium is jointly organised by the Dresden Fraunhofer Cluster Nanoanalysis (DFCNA) and the Dresden Center for Nanoanalysis (DCN) at TU Dresden and is supported by the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC). It will provide highlights in the field of materials characterisation, represented by invited talks and poster sessions.

The symposium is a prestigious event that aims to reinforce ongoing collaborations between industry and academia and to discuss ideas for new collaborations. As part of his lecture Dr. Syed will outline the use of infrared micro and nanoscopy in disease diagnosis, process engineering and manufacturing. He will also discuss “the opportunities and technical challenges posed by the instrumentation and development of in-situ infrared microscopy” for metrology in additive manufacturing.  “In-Situ Microscopy is the main theme of the Dresden Symposium this year. Additive manufacturing using 3d printers can hugely benefit from the use of in situ infra-red imaging for monitoring the printing process and quality control. I am really delighted to show the scientific community this huge opportunity for infrared structural and microstructural defect analysis in real time, which will be of critical importance in additive manufacturing”.

In addition to providing an overview on the use of infrared technology Dr. Syed will also have the opportunity to showcase the University of Limericks’ new infrared imaging infrastructure which is supported by the European Commissions’ Framework 7 (FP7) project LANIR (

The symposium will be held on September 1st 2017. More information is available here: