Online Surface Analysis Short Courses – 2021

Please email me if you are interested in attending my next online short course, which will be my 2-day course on AES and Data Processing (course description). It is planned to hold this course in March or April 2021.

Thanks to all who attended my online XPS courses in September 2020:

A Comprehensive Set of Courses on XPS/ESCA/Data Processing/CasaXPS (5-days),

XPS/ESCA and Data Processing (3-days)

 and CasaXPS Hands-on Training (2-days)

21 - 25 September 2020

Tuition fees are listed below. 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. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card. There is no additional fee to pay by PayPal.

Note: There is a 20% discount if two or more participants attend from the same organization. Please email me to receive the discount.

This five-day set of short courses will be devoted to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS/ESCA) and the processing of XPS spectra.

The first 3 days will be on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS/ESCA) including Data Processing. It will cover in detail the principles of XPS, instrumentation, imaging, qualitative and quantitative analysis, artifacts in spectra, and depth profiling (see the course description for more details). Examples of Data Processing will be given throughout the course and will illustrate results of processing with many different software programs, including PHI Multipak, Service Physics ESCA 2007, QUASES Tougaard, and CasaXPS. This 3-day course is not designed to teach users how to use these software programs, but to illustrate their applications to various aspects of processing XPS/ESCA data. See the next paragraph for the 2-day CasaXPS training course.

The last 2 days will be hands-on training with the powerful CasaXPS software for the processing of XPS/ESCA data from practically any XPS instrument (see the course description). A complete trial copy of CasaXPS and appropriate XPS/ESCA data will be provided to attendees so they can follow the examples on their own laptops. Attendees will need to install the software on a PC before the course.

These courses are designed for scientists, engineers, technicians, and students, who would like a detailed understanding of the principles and uses of XPS/ESCA and Data Processing for surface analysis and depth profiling. The two courses can be taken as a 5-day package or individually.

21 - 25 September 2020
A Comprehensive Set of Short Courses on XPS/ESCA and Data Processing, including CasaXPS Training, 5-days

21 - 23 September 2020
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS/ESCA) including Data Processing, 3-days course description

24 - 25 September 2020
Hands-on CasaXPS Training (2-days) course description


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 (Daylight Savings Time, Eastern 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 all the XPS course presentation material.

5-day set of courses    XPS/ESCA/Data Processing/CasaXPS  $2,250.00                     

3-day course                XPS/ESCA and Data Processing            $1,500.00                              

2-day course                Hands-on CasaXPS Training                   $1,000.00           

There is a 20% discount if two or more participants attend from the same organization. Please email me to receive the discount.               

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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