Workshop on ePDF

Registration is now open



September 1st-2nd, 2021 online


The workshop will comprise two and a half days of lectures by renown international researchers complemented by ample opportunities for discussions. The topical focus is devoted to electron scattering phenomena beyond Bragg diffraction, calculation of pair distribution function from electron diffraction data (ePDF), interpretation of the data and the strength and limitation of the method. The broad range of topics and lecturers aims to open up new perspectives and will help participants to identify synergies in existing research and give rise to new ideas and initiatives.


The program will include sessions devoted to

  • the methodology of PDF and its applications
  • the specialities of electron total scattering data collection, processing and interpretation
  • present modern software for ePDF calculation
  • refinement of ePDF data
  • applications of Debye scattering techniques for electrons
  • ePDF calculation from textured diffraction data

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Confirmed speakers:


  • Martin U. Schmidt, Frankfurt am Main University, Germany
  • Xiaoke Mu, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Tim Petersen, Monash University, Australia
  • Tatiana Gorelik, Ulm University, Germany
  • Janos Labar, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science Center for Energy Research, Hungary
  • Cheuk-Wai Tai, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Reinhard Neder, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Paul Voyles, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Antonietta Guagliardi, Institute of Crystallography, Como, Italy
  • Ruggero Frison, EMPA, Center for X-ray Analytics, Switzerland
  • Kirsten Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Partha Das, NANOMEGAs
  • Janaki Shanmugam, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Emil Bozin, Brookhaven National Lab, USA
  • Ana-Suncana Smith, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Matthew Cliffe, University of Oxford, GB
  • Matt Tucker, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA

Scientific advisory board:

  • Reinhard Neder, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Antonietta Guagliardi, Institute of Crystallography, Como, Italy
  • Tim Petersen, Monash University, Australia

Organisational issues

  • The workshop is organized as a satellite event to IUCr congress [] in Prague, Czech Republic on August 14th-22nd, 2021.
  • The workshop will be held online.
  • There will be no registration fee for the participation.
  • The registration for the workshop will be available on this page soon.
  • A Zoom link for the workshop will be send to you as soon as your registration will be approved.


Statement on gender balance: the organizers encourage female researches, students and early career scientists to participate and contribute to the discussion. The organizes follow the gender related recommendations and rules of IUCr.


Tatiana Gorelik          



Radomír Kuzel