News & Events



  • Inter-laboratory study on measurement of surface chemistry of nanoparticles
    January 2015
    NPL is organising an inter-laboratory study on the measurement of nanoparticles' interface by techniques such as XPS, LEIS and MEIS. The study won't just be limited to an analysis of the measurement outcomes, but will also evaluate the issues related to the preparation of the samples and the variability introduced by it. The systems, that NPL will be providing, are likely to be gold nanoparticles coated with a SAM of short peptides. NPL is aiming at running the study under VAMAS and samples will be distributed to the participants in January 2015.

    If you are interested in this study, or want to suggest other laboratories that may be interested, please contact Caterina Minelli (

  • HLT04 BioSurf 36 Month Consortium Meeting
    20 April 2015, Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK

  • Workshop: Nanoparticle concentration, chemistry and interfaces
    20 - 24 April 2015, Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK
    This four-day workshop will engage international experts in a lively scientific debate around the measurement of concentration of nanoparticle in media, their chemistry and the nature of critical interfaces.
    Conference website



  • 13-18 October: ECASIA '13
    15th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis
    Forte Village Resort, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
  • Proposed 18 Month Meeting and next Advisory Board Meeting to coincide with ECASIA 13 in Sardinia on 15 October 2013.
  • NPL hosted a special session on Biosurfaces at ECASIA on 15-16 October 2013.
  • 12 Month Meeting was held at PTB, Berlin, Germany, on 11-12 April 2013.


  • 6 Month Meeting held at NPL, Teddington, UK, on 19 October 2012.
  • Kick-off Meeting held at Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK, on 15 May 2012.


For more information: Helen Shamdasani