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Field-Flow Fractionation Workshop 2016

The University of Vienna  is organizing together with the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and The German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) a workshop on Field-Flow Fractionation & Mass Spectrometry (FFF-MS) of engineered nanoparticles in complex matrices. The workshop is set in the framework of the "EU COST Action ES1205" and the "WG4" of the "NORMAN network - engineered nanomaterials".


The 4th FFF-MS workshop in 2016 will focus on the analysis of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in com-plex matrices. It is organized as cooperation between the University of Vienna (Department of Environmental Geosciences), Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ (Department of Analytical Chemistry, Leipzig, Germany) and the Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG, Department G2 - Aquatic Chemistry, Koblenz, Germany). It is designed for PhD students and scientist who are working the field of colloid and nanomaterial analysis.


Part I (first day – free of charge) will start with 2-3 survey lectures given by experts in the field followed by scientific presentation of the attendees, discussions and a session with interactive elements. Attendees who contribute scientific presentations will have the possibility to get travel costs reimbursed. In order to guarantee optimal conditions during the workshop it is restricted to a maximum of 30 participants (application required).

Part II of the workshop (second day – 280 €) is optional and will contain practical lab work. The University of Vienna (Environmental Geosciences) has several FFF systems (flow and centrifugal) and on-line coupled detectors (e.g., SLS, DLS, ICP-MS) available where users can collect practical experience and further discuss existing problems (restricted to: 15 participants, application required). Further information on registration and the program will be available soon on.


  • Further information on the workshop & programme (PDF, 255 KB) can be accessed via https://umweltgeologie.univie.ac.at/hofmann-group/workshops/


WHEN: 29. – 30. September 2016

WHERE: Department of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna, Austria

Deadline for registration: 31.08.2016


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