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International Symposium SYLINDA

The SYLINDA International Symposium will be held in hybrid mode from 7th to 8th of March 2024. The speakers of the Symposium will be hosted by the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, while the participants will attend via Zoom. The objective of the Symposium is to gather internationally renowned specialists in X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) who will share their experience in using this analytical method for academic and industrial research. 

The SYLINDA symposium will feature presentations from leaders of scientific groups from world top universities and beamline scientists from synchrotron light sources around the globe using X-ray absorption spectroscopy in their everyday research. The state of the art, new experimental developments in applied research, current trends in data analysis, challenges and rewards as well as combined experience from academic and industrial research and successful collaborations are main topics to be covered at this event. 

Furthermore, posters from various groups performing experiments at SOLARIS’s new XAS beamline ASTRA will be presented online. 

For everybody interested in using X-ray absorption spectroscopy for applied research, no matter whether from academia or industry, the SYLINDA Symposium will be the perfect event to learn how to use it on the top level. 

We look forward to seeing you via the Zoom platform!

Alexey Maximenko
Chair of the Symposium/ ASTRA beamline Manager at SOLARIS 

  • Thursday, March 7
    • 9:00 AM 9:20 AM
      Session 1: Polish synchrotron SOLARIS: A new member of the synchrotron family
      Convener: Jakub Szlachetko (SOLARIS)
    • 9:20 AM 10:00 AM
      Session 1: ASTRA – a new XAS beamline in Central Europe: Highlights
      Convener: Henning Lichtenberg (Niederrhein University)
    • 10:00 AM 10:45 AM
      Session 1: Academic and industrial application of XAS at SLRI
      Convener: Wantana Klysubun (SLRI)
    • 10:45 AM 11:30 AM
      Session 1: Automation and remote access as catalyst for industrial applications at synchrotron radiation experiments
      Convener: Edmund Welter (DESY)
    • 11:30 AM 11:45 AM
      Break 15m
    • 11:45 AM 12:30 PM
      Session 2: Technical developments and scientific activity at ESRF XAS beamlines BM23 and ID24: a chemist's perspective
      Convener: Kirill Lomachenko (ESRF)
    • 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
      Session 2: Time and space resolved operando XAS at the ROCK beamline at SOLEIL
      Convener: Valérie Briois (SOLEIL)
    • 1:15 PM 2:15 PM
      Break 1h
    • 2:15 PM 3:00 PM
      Session 3: The art of in-situ experiments at CLAESS beamline (ALBA synchrotron)
      Convener: Laura Simonelli (ALBA)
    • 3:00 PM 3:45 PM
      Session 3: Challenges of in-situ and Operando experiments for low-Z elements
      Convener: Giuliana Aquilanti (ELLETRA)
    • 3:45 PM 4:00 PM
      Break 15m
    • 4:00 PM 4:50 PM
      Session 4: Combining experience from academic and industrial research for successful collaborative research using X-ray absorption spectroscopy
      Convener: Simon Bare
    • 4:50 PM 5:30 PM
      Convener: Jakub Szlachetko (SOLARIS)
    • 9:00 AM 9:10 AM
      Convener: Alexey Maximenko (SOLARIS)
    • 9:10 AM 10:00 AM
      Session 1: Specific challenges of XAS in industrial biocatalysis and medicine in the tender and hard X-ray range
      Convener: Ritimukta Sarangi (SSRL/SLAC)
    • 10:00 AM 10:50 AM
      Session 2: XAS studies of functional materials – how to combine the operando, multimodal characterization with advances in data science?
      Convener: Anatoly Frenkel (BNL)
    • 10:50 AM 11:35 AM
      Session 2: Operando XAS: shining synchrotron light on chemical reactors
      Convener: Dmitry Doronkin (KIT)
    • 11:35 AM 11:50 AM
      Break 15m
    • 11:50 AM 12:35 PM
      Session 2: FDMNES ab initio calculations of XANES spectra at the K- absorption edges of 3d metals and L2,3-edges of heavier elements and application to spectra in the tender energy range
      Convener: Yves Joly (CNRS)
    • 12:35 PM 1:20 PM
      Session 2: Structural modelling, mechanistic studies and structure performance relationships from operando data using advanced data analysis methodologies including machine learning
      Convener: Janis Timoshenko (Fritz Haber Institute)
    • 1:20 PM 2:20 PM
      Break 1h
    • 2:20 PM 3:50 PM
      Session 3: FEFF, Corvus and beyond
      Convener: Joshua Kas (online), Fernando Vila (University of Washington)
    • 3:50 PM 4:35 PM
      Session 3: Collaboration with industry: frustrations, challenges and rewards
      Convener: Josef Hormes (University of Bonn/LSU)
    • 4:35 PM 4:50 PM
      Break 15m
    • 4:50 PM 6:00 PM
      Pannel session
      Convener: Josef Hormes