The 11th International Conference on Microscopy of Oxidation will be held at Cranfield University, which is a specialist postgraduate university and global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

A wide range of oxidation phenomena will be discussed at the conference, from oxide nucleation and thin film growth, through to scale failure and protective coatings. Materials of interest will include intermetallics and composites as well as metals and ceramics in both monolithic and coated forms. Several topical areas will be highlighted during the meeting, including:

  • 3D imaging/tomography,
  • In-situ electron microscopy,
  • Link between high temperature degradation and additive manufacturing,
  • Complex environments,
  • Compound effects of stress and corrosion/oxidation.

Other sessions during the conference will also cover the full range of oxidation investigations in a variety of atmospheres. The underlying common factor in all presentations will be the critical role played by microscopy, interpreted in its widest sense to include SIMS, Auger, EPMA etc, as well as light and electron microscopy.

Co-chairs of the conference are Gordon J Tatlock from the University of Liverpool and Rebecca L Higginson from Loughborough University.

For more information, please visit the event web page on the University of Liverpool's website or get in touch by email. 

Event programme

Please see the event programme for each day in the table below.

Oral presentation slots are 20 minutes long, with an additional 5 minutes for questions and answers. Presenters will be asked to load their talk in the break prior to their session.

Poster presentations should fit an A0 poster board. A portrait format is recommended.


9:30am Registration and welcome refreshments. Opening by G.Tatlock
10:00am Session 1: Analysis Techniques. Chair: T Fry
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Session 2a: Oxidation and Corrosion of Superalloys. Chair: J Nicholls
3:30pm Refreshment break
4:00pm Session 3: Advanced Manufacturing. Chair: K Voisey
5:00pm Session 4: Ceramics or Microscopy facility tour. Chair: K Voisey
7:00pm Conference evening buffet at Mitchell Hall, Cranfield

Location and travel details

Vincent Building
Cranfield University
MK43 0AL

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford.
Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles).

For further travel details please visit our location page.



If you would like to book accommodation whilst visiting then we are pleased to offer en suite accommodation on campus, which is within easy walking distance of lecture rooms and other facilities. There are two on-campus hotels available; both Mitchell Hall and the Cranfield Management Development Centre can be booked through Venue Cranfield. Accommodation on campus is limited so we advise early booking. A block of rooms are currently being held for this event until Friday 12 August, so we advise you to book before then if a room is required. Please quote the Microscopy of Oxidation Conference when booking so the team can allocate your room accordingly.

Rates for accommodation can be found here.

Download the Cranfield map to see the campus layout, parking and distance from the venue.


Delegate rate £650 Student rate £500

How to register

Please complete the online registration form.