Online Surface Analysis Short Courses

11-12, 18-20 and 21-22 March 2024

Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), 2-days, 11-12 March 2024


XPS/ESCA and Data Processing, 3-days, 18-20 March 2024.


CasaXPS (hands-on), 2-days, 21-22 March 2024.


Registration by credit card for the online courses is open. Purchase orders can be emailed to me, and you can then pay by bank transfer (preferred) instead of by credit card. You can also request a quotation, especially if more than one person from the same company or organization is taking the same courses. Discounts are available for taking both XPS courses or for taking all three courses, and also for more than one person from the same company or organization taking the same courses. Discounts can be combined.

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The cost for the 3-day XPS/ESCA course is US$1,800, and the cost for the 2-day AES or CasaXPS course is $1,300. A reduced price of $2,700 applies when taking both XPS courses, and a reduced price of $3,700 applies when taking all three courses. I also offer a 10% discount if two or more participants attend the same courses from the same organization. Please pass on this information to your colleagues. I provide a 30-day license for CasaXPS should you not have the program, as well as the data we will process during the hands-on CasaXPS training. For the AES and XPS/ESCA courses, you will receive a pdf copy (in color) of all the slides I will use in the courses.

Payments can be made by bank transfer (preferred) or by credit card. You can also email me a purchase order, and I will then send you an invoice for payment by bank transfer. Payments by credit card can be made using a secure site using PayPal, using the link above. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card. There is no additional fee to pay by PayPal.


The courses are being taught by John T. Grant, who has over 40 years experience in surface analysis, and who has been teaching such courses for many years. He had been a Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of Dayton for over 30 years. He is now a consultant in surface analysis. He is co-editor of the book: Surface Analysis by Auger and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.

Daily Schedule

These online courses will run from 9.00am until 5.00pm each day (Eastern time US), with a 10 min break every hour and an hour break at lunchtime. This is to accommodate participants from the US mainland and from Europe as best I can.

Note: I have received a request to hold the courses at suitable hours (on different dates) for those in Australasia. If you are interested in this, please email me.

Some comments from previous students:

“The material is extremely valuable, the instructor is without peer, and the course can be made better only by making it longer.”
“No better five-day course could be offered anywhere or anytime.”
“Dr. Grant stands alone in the world in his expertise and teaching ability, and reputation for this course.”
“The program I attended is excellent. I wanted to completely understand AES and XPS and use these techniques for my work.”
“The course paid for itself on the first day!”
“The cost to value ratio for this class is very attractive.”
“I can recommend to my management that they send any and every ESCA user to this class without reservation.”
“Instructor addressed topics at all understanding levels! I would strongly encourage attendance.”
“I have benefited greatly from taking John's courses!”
 “Dr. Grant is awesome! Wonderful lectures! He made the concepts very simple.”
“This is most likely the best class I have ever attended.”
“Best course I know of in this field.”

Questions? Please email  John Grant

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