SESAME-Africa Online Workshop



This will be an online meeting: Password: SESAME

An online event to promote cooperation between Africa, SESAME and European labs and to enhance the access of the African user communities to the SESAME synchrotron radiation facility.

This event is organized by SESAME, the AfLS and the HESEB & BEATS consortia - it is virtually hosted at DESY.

The event starts at 2pm (Central European Summer Time, Central Africa Time) / 3pm (Eastern European Summer Time, Amman) / 8am (Eastern Daylight Time, US)

It will use zoom - please click on "zoom" above to get the link.
Frank Lehner
    • 2:00 PM 2:15 PM
      Convener: Frank Lehner (DESY)
      • 2:00 PM
        Opening and Goals 5m
        Speaker: Prof. Rolf-Dieter Heuer (President of SESAME Council)
      • 2:10 PM
        Opening and Goals 5m
        Speaker: Prof. Simon Connell (Chair of the Executive Committee of AfLS)
    • 2:15 PM 2:45 PM
      Highlight Key Talk
      Convener: Sekazi Mtingwa
      • 2:15 PM
        Inspiring the next generation of African scientists 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe (Director of the Office of Science, US Dept. of Energy)
    • 2:45 PM 3:35 PM
      Overview Talks: SESAME and AfLS
      Convener: Axel Kaprolat (ESRF)
    • 3:35 PM 3:45 PM
      Virtual Coffee Break 10m
    • 3:45 PM 5:10 PM
      Addressing regional and global challenges and concerns

      Five selected research highlights (each 15')

      Convener: Gihan Kamel (SESAME)
      • 3:45 PM
        Synchrotron Light and the African Earth Sciences 15m
        Speaker: Bjorn von der Heyden (Stellenbosch University )
      • 4:00 PM
        African fossils studies at synchrotrons 15m
        Speaker: Kudakwashe Jakata (Univeristy of Witswatersrand)
      • 4:15 PM
        ABIC: A new initiative towards establishing an African bioimaging community 15m
        Speaker: Menattallah Gamal Elserafy (Zewail City of Science, Technology and Innovation)
      • 4:30 PM
        Unravelling the Structure of Energy Materials using Synchrotron Science 15m
        Speaker: Sikhumbuzo Masina (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 4:45 PM
        In Situ WAXS Investigation of Ferroelectric Nanoparticles Thin Films for Dielectric and Optical Applications 15m
        Speaker: Diouma Kobor (University Assane Seck of Ziguinchor, Senegal)
      • 5:00 PM
        Questions / Discussions 10m
    • 5:10 PM 5:15 PM
      Virtual Coffee Break 5m
    • 5:15 PM 6:15 PM
      Research opportunities at the SESAME Beamlines

      Ovrview of analytical techniques and experimental capabilities

      Convener: Kirsi Lorentz (The Cyprus Institute)
      • 5:15 PM
        Materials Science Beamline 10m
        Speaker: Dr Mahmoud Abdellatief (SESAME)
      • 5:25 PM
        XAFS/XRF 10m
        Speaker: Dr Messaoud Harfouche (SESAME)
      • 5:35 PM
        Soft X-ray HESEB 10m
        Speaker: Dr Mustafa Genisel (SESAME)
      • 5:45 PM
        IR 10m
        Speaker: Dr Gihan Kamel (SESAME)
      • 5:55 PM
        Micro-Tomography BEATS 10m
        Speaker: Dr Gianluca Iori (SESAME)
      • 6:05 PM
        How to prepare / write a proposal 10m
        Speaker: Andrea Lausi (SESAME)
    • 6:15 PM 6:55 PM
      Discussions and wrap-up (chaired by Lawrence Norris & Andrea Lausi)

      Discussions on how to improve access to SESAME and promote cooperation projects between African user community and SESAME