We warmly welcome you to the  

Annual Meeting of 

Finnish Synchrotron Radiation User Organisation (FSRUO) 

SyncLight 2019

9.-10.12.2019, lunch-to-lunch

University of Helsinki

Kumpula Campus


You may download the workshop flyer from here


Keynote speakers:

  • Kim Nygård (MAX-IV Laboratory, Sweden)
  • Søren Pape Møller (Aarhus University / ISA, Denmark)
  • Alexander Föhlisch (Helmholtz Berlin, Germany)
  • Andrea Latina (CERN, Switzerland)


Registration: Free registration for coffee breaks and abstract submission. Registration is now over.


Students can get a certificate of attendance for a possibility to earn study credits.


Venue: University of Helsinki, Kumpula campus, Exactum building (More details on how to get there)


Scientific program:


9.12. Monday Exactum B123
12:00-12:15 Opening words
12:15-13:00 Alexander Föhlisch (HZB Berlin):Compatibility of quantitative X-ray spectroscopy with continuous distribution models of water at ambient conditions
13:00-13:30 Nonne Prisle (University of Oulu): From synchrotron spectroscopy to climate models
13:30-14:00 Coffee break
14:00-14:45 Kim Nygård (MAX-IV Laboratory): MAX-IV and ForMAX - multiscale structural characterization of hierarchical materials
14:45-15:15 Paavo Penttilä (Aalto University): Nanoscale moisture behaviour of wood studied with X-ray scattering
15:15-15:30 Mikko Heikkilä (University of Helsinki): High temperature XRD and XRR studies of atomic layer deposited thin films
15:30-15:45 Heta Elisa Nieminen (University of Helsinki): Synchrotron-based methods for studying ALD chemistries
16:00-18:00 Poster session + snacks
17:00-18:00 FSRUO general assembly


10.12. Tuesday Exactum CK112
9:00-9:45 Soren Pape Moller: The ASTRID2 facility at Aarhus University - brief history, status and scientific use
9:45-10:15 Andrea Latina (CERN): The CompactLight Design Study - a concept for a Compact Free Electron Laser
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:00 Harishchandra Singh (University of Oulu): Development of advanced synchrotron X-ray absorption spectrocopic methodology: Investigation of relaxation processes
11:00-11:15 Ari-Pekka Honkanen (University of Helsinki): X-ray absorption spectroscopy at home laboratory
11:15-11:30 Jesse Saari (Tampere University): Title to be announced
11:30-11:45 Zarha Jahanshad Rad (University of Turku): Investigating silicon surface passivation by synchrotron radiation
11:45-12:00 Closing session


Financial support is acknowledged from:

  • Doc­toral Pro­gramme in Ma­ter­i­als Research and Nanos­ciences (MATRENA, Univ. Helsinki)
  • Dectris
  • Helsinki Institute of Life Sciences (HI-LIFE) and Helsinki In-vivo Animal Imaging Platform (HAIP)