Online Surface Analysis Short Courses – 2021

12-13 April 2021, 2-day AES course

7-11 June 2021, 3-day XPS and 2-day CasaXPS

Online registration for my 2-day course on AES and Data Processing (course description) is now open. This course will be held 12-13 April 2021. Purchase orders can be emailed to me.

Online registration for my 3-day XPS course and my 2-day hands-on CasaXPS courses, 7-11 June 2021, is also open. Purchase orders can be emailed to me.

The cost for the AES course is $1,000. The cost is US$1,500 for the XPS course and US$1,000 for the CasaXPS course or US$2,250 for both XPS courses. I offer a 20% discount if two or more participants attend 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 courses, you will receive a pdf copy of all the slides I will use in the course. Payments can be made by bank transfer, check, purchase order, or credit card. Payments by credit card can be made using a secure site using PayPal, using the links above. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card. There is no additional fee to pay by PayPal.


Registration for the AES, XPS and CasaXPS courses is now open. Click here for the link to register for the AES course online, or here to register for the XPS and/or CasaXPS courses online.


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

The 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.

Short Course Tuition
Tuition covers all instruction, a pdf file (in color) of the AES and/or XPS course presentation material. CasaXPS is hands-on.

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”
 “Dr. Grant is awesome! Wonderful lectures! He made the concepts very simple.”
“This is most likely the best class I have ever attended.”

Questions? Please email  John Grant

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