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Q2XAFS 2023 | International Workshop on Improving Data Quality and Quantity in XAFS Spectroscopy

Thu 17 Aug at 9.00am - Fri 18 Aug at 5.00pm
AU$150 (full), AU$100 (students)
Australian Synchrotron
800 Blackburn Road, Clayton VIC 3168
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Q2XAFS is a symposium series bringing together experts in the field of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy to discuss aspects of the technique that affect data quality in XAFS experiments.

The next meeting will run at the Australian Synchrotron, ANSTO, as a satellite of the IUCr Congress 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. Q2XAFS 2023 will provide a forum for discussions with the goal of reviewing international standards and protocols and developing revised recommendations for best practices when performing XAFS experiments. The workshop will be attended by scientists working at international facilities as well as academics.

Q2XAFS 2023 will be held as an in-person only event.

Following the workshop, a roundtable discussion will be held at the University of Melbourne to progress and consolidate discussions from the workshop (by invitation).

Registration and abstracts

The workshop will include a poster session. Please click here to submit a poster abstract. Submission deadline is 19 June 2023.

Please click here to register for Q2XAFS 2023.


Q2XAFS 2023 will be held at the award-winning National Centre for Synchrotron Science at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne, Australia.

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We would like to thank the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe University for their generous support of this event.

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Early Career Poster Award

Q2XAFS2023 will include a poster session with a focus on early career scientists, including students and post-docs. Please present your achievements and your own problems concerning XAFS data quality including, experimental and theoretical efforts. To promote your participation, the IXAS has created poster awards based on the kind donation from Dr. Matthew Newville and Dr. Bruce Ravel, who received the Edward Stern Prize in XAFS2022 in Sydney.  We need all young powers to blow in a new wind.  Please join Q2XAFS and get the prize!!

Topics & Program

Workshop topics will include

  • Portability of XAFS data and scientific content between beamlines and facilities (e.g., data formats, traceability and data provenance)
  • Data repositories and access to data
  • Precision and reproducibility of data and data treatment
  • XAFS data and analyses for industry (e.g., standards, quality control)
  • New analytical methods
  • Discipline-specific data standardisation
  • Fluorescence XAFS data
  • Theory development underscoring data quality and quantity.


A program will be available shortly.

Invited Speakers (confirmed)

  • A/Prof Hitoshi Abe                         High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation, KEK (Japan)
  • Dr Giuliana Aquilanti                     Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy)
  • Dr Simon Bare                                SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (USA)
  • Dr Valérie Briois                              SOLEIL (France)
  • Prof Christopher Chantler            University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • Dr Giannantonio Cibin                  Diamond Light Source (United Kingdom)
  • Dr Martin de Jonge                        Australian Synchrotron - ANSTO (Australia)
  • Dr Sofia Diaz-Moreno                    Diamond Light Source (United Kingdom)
  • Dr Ruwini Ekanayake                     University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • Dr Abhijeet Gaur                             Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
  • Dr Wantana Klysubun                   Synchrotron Light Research Institute (Thailand)
  • Dr Matthew Newville                      Advanced Photon Source (USA)
  • Dr Ritimukta Sarangi                     SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (USA)
  • Prof Gerald Seidler                         University of Washington (USA)
  • Dr Janis Timoshenko                     Fritz Haber Institute Berlin (Germany)
  • Dr Chanh Tran                                 La Trobe University (Australia)
  • Dr Edmund Welter                          DESY (Germany)


International Program Committee
  • Sofia Diaz-Moreno (Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom) [Chair]
  • Christopher Chantler (University of Melbourne, Australia) [Chair]
  • Matthew Newville (Advanced Photon Source, USA) [Chair]
  • Edmund Welter (DESY, Germany)
  • Simon Bare (SLAC, USA)
  • Giuliana Aquilanti (Elettra, Italy)
  • Wantana Klysubun (SLRI, Thailand)
  • Kiyotaka Asakura (Japan)
  • Ritimukta Sarangi (SLAC, USA)
Local Organising Committee
  • Chanh Tran (La Trobe University) [Chair]
  • Peter Kappen (ANSTO) [Chair]
  • Claire Weekley (University of Melbourne)
  • Valerie Mitchell (ANSTO)
  • Rosalie Hocking (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Richard Garrett (ANSTO)
  • Jessica Hamilton (ANSTO)
  • Christopher Chantler (University of Melbourne)


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