24th Annual J. A. Woollam Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Workshop 🗓 🗺

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September 24, 2024

We are celebrating 24 years of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry workshops with our partners, J. A. Woollam.

This free of charge workshop is aimed at both experienced ellipsometry users as well as people new to ellipsometry.  The format of the workshop includes an introduction, fundamentals of ellipsometric data analysis, and an overview of ellipsometric applications in both research and production. New emerging applications are highlighted.

Application engineers from J. A. Woollam will give talks on the following topics:

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Meet the Speakers

Jeremy Vanderslice, Application Engineer, J. A. Woollam Company

Jeremy received his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska. He is working towards his Ph.D. in Engineering where he is studying pulsed-laser deposited films using spectroscopic ellipsometry and is currently building a chamber for in-situ ellipsometric characterisation of PLD-grown films.

Andrew Martin, Application Engineer, J. A. Woollam Company

Andrew Martin joined J.A. Woollam as an Applications Engineer after completing his master’s degree in Electrical engineering in 2009. As an applications engineer, Martin provides support to customers through multiple communication media, including email, phone, and on-site short courses.


  1. Introduction to CompleteEASE – Andrew
  2. Transparent Thin Films – Jeremy
  3. Absorbing and Semi-Absorbing Films (B-Spline) – Jeremy
  4. Semi-Absorbing Films (Gen-Osc) – Andrew
  5. Thin Absorbing Films Analysis – Andrew
  6. Mapping & Dynamic Data Analysis – Jeremy
  7. Optional: Individual Questions

You might also be interested in attending our CompleteEase Software Training Course.


Both the J. A. Woollam Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Workshop and the J. A. Woollam CompleteEASE Software Training Course, as a whole, was a very interesting and informative event, engaging its attendees to participate in the discussion of the various seminars and training sessions. From the workshop you had an introduction to spectroscopic ellipsometry and its applications, as well as exposure to the latest research in the field, showcasing real-world use cases in advanced characterisation. This definitely provided the necessary background and context for newly acquainted users, as well as serving as a “refresher” for more experienced users.

Steven. R Carneiro, Technical Specialist, Plessey Semiconductors

Sample Measurement

We encourage delegates to bring samples for measurement on the day.  Please get in touch to get a sample submission form (any we can’t do on the day we will take away to do at the US factory).

“Excellent introduction to SE”

Chris Morgans, Swansea University

“We’re really proud to be in our third decade of the J. A. Woollam/QDUKI hosted ellipsometry events here in the UK. It’s a privilege to meet existing and new users each year. They really shape how the workshop and short course works, so it’s never the same. Over the last 20+ years we’ve been able to present new developments and capabilities as well as introduce new products to ellipsometer users.”

Jeremy Vanderslice, Applications Engineer, J. A. Woollam Company

Any questions ahead of the event?

Get in touch with our Technical Director, Dr. Shayz Ikram by email or call (01372) 378822.

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