NOTE: In-house or on-site short courses or training on XPS/ESCA, AES, and CasaXPS can be scheduled at your facility at any time. Contact me for details.




24 – 25 September 2017

Two day XPS course held in conjunction with ECASIA’17, Montpellier, France. Click here for details.


28 February – 2 March 2018, Tampa, Florida


Surface Analysis 2018

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). 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 are encouraged to bring their laptops to the course for a hands-on experience. The software runs in a Microsoft Windows™ environment.


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.


26 February – 2 March 2018, Tampa, Florida

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

26-28 February 2018, Tampa, Florida

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


1-2 March 2018, Tampa, Florida

CasaXPS Training (2-days, hands-on training) 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.


Please click here for detailed information about the short course program in Tampa, Florida.


Note: These courses can also be held in-house at your facility at any time.





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