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FFF Workshop 2017

From 28th-29th September 2017, the University of Vienna is organizing together with the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) a workshop on Field-Flow Fractionation & Mass Spectrometry (FFF-MS) focussing on the analysis of nanoparticles in environmental- & life-sciences as well as in consumer products. It is designed for PhD students and scientist who are working the field of colloid and nanomaterial analysis. Deadline for Abstract Submission is August 15th 2017.


Part I (first day – free of charge) will start with two survey lectures given by experts in the field: Dr. Ralf Kaegi (EAWAG aquatic research, Zurich, Switzerland) and Dr. Julien Gigault (University of Rennes, Department of Geoscience, Rennes, France). Scientific presentations and posters will complete the morning session - attendees giving an oral presentation will receive a financial travel subsidy. During the afternoon session, attendees will solve problems regarding data processing and analytical method development.

Part II of the workshop (optional second day, fee: 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: 10 participants, application required). Further information on registration and the program will be available soon on.


  • More information on this workshop can be found in the programme flyer (PDF, 250 KB) or online via http://umweltgeologie.univie.ac.at/hofmann-group/workshops/


WHEN: September 28th & 29th 2017

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

Important Deadlines:

  • Abstract Submission: 15.08.2017
  • Registration: 31.08.2017


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