The third SPERO Meeting will be held at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday 8 May, 2019. The meeting will be preceded by a one day atom probe tomography workshop, also at the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 7 May, 2019.

The program for the SPERO meeting can be downloaded here.

The program for the APT workshop can be downloaded here.

All attendees are encouraged to present a talk, either conference style (~15 mins) or lightning style (~3 mins). There will be no poster presentations. If you wish to present, please submit a short abstract using the template in the registration form and send to  We look forward to participation from researchers of all levels from undergraduate students to senior academics.

Six travel bursaries are available for students to cover travel costs for attendance. To apply send a short statement including your name, why attending the 3rd SPERO meeting would be beneficial to you and confirming your student status to

Note: registration is now closed.

Preliminary program:

7 May    

9 am – 5 pm                Atom probe tomography workshop (Gregory Building, University of Glasgow)

5 pm – late                  Networking event (local pub, TBD)

8 May   

9 am – 6 pm                3rd SPERO Meeting (Gregory Building, University of Glasgow)

7 pm – late                  Ceilidh (TBC)

Guest speakers include:

  • Professor Julie Cairney, University of Sydney (atom probe workshop)
  • Dr Paul Bagot, Oxford University (atom probe workshop)
  • Dr Ingrid McCarrol, University of Sydney (atom probe workshop)
  • Dr John Halpin, University of Glasgow (atom probe workshop)
  • Dr Lee White, Royal Ontario Museum (atom probe workshop)
  • Dr Caroline Smith, Natural History Museum, Mars sample return and curation (SPERO meeting)
  • Dr Claudia Antolini, University of Edinburgh, public engagement in astronomy and space science (SPERO meeting)
  • Oxford Instruments Nanoanalysis and Asylum Research

Date: 7th-8th May 2019

Location: The Gregory Building, Lilybank Gardens, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Information on how to get to the University and campus maps are available at

Parking is available on campus but charges apply.

Meeting begins: