Ask an expert! series of webinars

Continue to get your questions answered

Want to increase the quality of your research in 2023? Our popular ‘Ask an Expert!’ webinar series can help you achieve your goal. Now in its third year, the ‘Ask an Expert!’ series connects students, researchers, and professors with expert speakers who will answer questions and share practical advice that can help take your research to the next level.
Over the course of the year, we will hear from both Malvern Panalytical experts and external speakers – including shortlisted candidates from the Malvern Panalytical Scientific Award 2022!

The free sessions are perfect for anyone who wants to sharpen their analytical methods, deepen their knowledge, or find out how to improve their data. We provide extensive materials analysis information and answer incoming questions on each topic. Each webinar builds on the foundation of presentations from the last two years, so if you haven’t already seen them (or need a refresher), please watch the previously last year’s recorded events

Each webinar covers an aspect of sample preparation, data collection, or analysis and reporting. These events are all free to join, and you can attend as many as you like to support your research or build your knowledge. The table below lists the topics we will discuss, with links to register for upcoming sessions. 

Why not sign up for Malvern Panalytical event notifications? You will be notified a month in advance of each event to make sure you don't miss out!

See you there!

Do you have a question for our experts?

If you have a question for our experts which you would like discussed in our upcoming events, please submit your question at any time by emailing or using the #MPexpert hashtag on Twitter. 

Questions and data can be submitted up to 10 days before the webinar and will be answered during the event - just let us know which event they are for and start asking!

2023 Ask an Expert! series events

DateTimeTopicWebinar title and link
23 Feb16:30-17:30 CETMastersizer
Laser diffraction

Analysis of particles size distributions in Mg(OH)2 precipitation from highly concentrated MgCl2 solutions by Giuseppe Battaglia

23 Mar11:00-12:00 CETEmpyrean
X-ray diffraction

Block copolymer-assisted synthesis of VO2 (B) microflowers for supercapacitor applications by Nitish Kumar

20 Apr14:00-15:00 CET
X-ray diffraction

Superconductivity in a quintuple-layer square-planar nickelate by Grace A. Pan

25 May16:30-17:30 CET
Dynamic light scattering

Biodegrable Microneedle Arrays for blood pressure control by Ramón Andrés Pineda-Álvarez

22 Jun16:30-17:30 CET
X'Pert3 MRD
X-ray diffraction

Thermally-driven morphogenesis of niobium nanoparticles as witnessed by in-situ x-ray scattering by Tereza Košutova

24 Aug10:00-11:00 CET
X-ray diffraction

Defect-free-induced Na+ disordering in electrode materials by Jian Peng

21 Sep16:30-17:30 CET
X-ray diffraction

Controlling Polymorphism and Orientation of NU-901/NU-1000 Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films by Prince K. Verma

23 Nov16:30-17:30 CETZetasizer
Dynamic light scattering

Advanced Dynamic Light Scattering: When can a polarizer give you extra insight?

15 Dec16:30-17:30 CET
Laser diffraction

Ambient-temperature porogen-free method for preparation of silica-based macroporous materials by Dan Trunov

Feel free to attend any of the classes, it is free of charge.

Re-visit the 2022 program on-demand

DateTimezoneAsk an Expert TopicWebinar title and link
20 JanUS am / EU pmIsothermal titration calorimetry

ITC for organic solvents: Tips for success with this trending application in Chemistry and Life Sciences

17 FebUS am / EU pmX-ray fluorescence

Getting the best out of Omnian using an ED spectrometer

17 MarUS am / EU pmDynamic light scattering 

How well can you present your DLS results?

21 AprUS am / EU pmX-ray diffraction

Getting the best out of non-ambient measurements

19 MayUS am / EU pmSEC/GPC

Dive deeper into multi-detection OMNISEC Software

23 JuneUS am / EU pmX-ray diffraction

How to save time with HighScore's powerful big-data features

21 JulUS am / EU pmLaser diffraction

Key takeaways for error-free analysis and reporting laser diffraction results

18 AugUS am / EU pmElectrophoretic light scattering

Ensuring sample integrity during zeta potential measurements

15 SepUS am / EU pmX-ray diffraction

Hints and tips for customizing your thin film analysis using XRD with AMASS 

20 OctUS am / EU pmMicrocalorimetry

Microcalorimetry: a versatile biophysical tool to understand biomolecular interactions

17 NovUS am / EU pmX-ray fluorescence

Omnian round table Q&A

15 DecUS am / EU pmParticle imaging

Adding Raman spectroscopy to static image analysis

Feel free to attend any of the classes, it is free of charge.

Re-visit the 2021 program on demand

See the full on-demand program below:

DateTimezoneAsk an Expert Topic
Webinar title

2nd Mar 

USA / Europe

X-ray fluorescence

Sample preparation for XRF analysis: the basics and some useful tips

30th Mar

USA / Europe

X-ray diffraction

Get the best from Rietveld refinement 

6th Apr


X-ray diffraction

Introduction to powder X-ray diffraction

8th Apr

USA / Europe


Top 5 tips for the Zetasizer

27th Apr

USA / Europe


Automated Image Analysis, best practice guide

28th Apr


X-ray diffraction

XRD phase quantification tutorial

4th May

USA / Europe

X-ray diffraction

Best practices for PDF analysis on a laboratory instrument

6th May


X-ray diffraction

Transmission vs reflection XRD measurements

3rd Jun

USA / Europe


Things I wish I knew about Laser Diffraction before writing my Thesis

13th Jul

USA / Europe

X-ray fluorescence

Getting the best out of Omnian WD XRF semiquantitative analysis

7th Sep

USA / Europe


Dive deeper into multi-detection OMNISEC samples analysis

21st Sep

USA / Europe

X-ray diffraction

In operando battery analysis

5th Oct

USA / Europe


Microcalorimetry: A versatile tool for the characterization of biomolecular interactions

27th Oct

USA / Europe


Zetasizer Frequently Asked Questions