10-13 December 2019
Lund University
Europe/Stockholm timezone

FULL PROGRAM is available to download at the bottom of this page (below MAX IV logo)


The APXPS-2019 workshop is hosted by MAX IV Laboratory and brings together scientists from different fields including catalysis, electrochemistry, and environmental science in Lund, Sweden, to focus on the latest developments in the application of Ambient Pressure XPS.

The workshop features plenary and invited speakers by experts in various fields, contributed oral presentations, and sponsored commercial talks. The talks on Tuesday (10th of December) afternoon focus on recent developments of the APXPS technique, while the program on Wednesday and Thursday focuses on scientific applications of APXPS. Wednesday afternoon there is also a poster session at Skissernas museum, and the conference dinner takes place at Grand Hotel Lund, where you will have a chance to enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas Dinner. Friday morning you will get a chance to experience Swedish Lucia and visit MAX IV Laboratory. The 2019 edition of the workshop is organised jointly by the beamline team of the SPECIES and HIPPIE beamlines and hosted by MAX IV Laboratory.

We are looking for Postdocs at MAX IV Laboratory in APXPS:



 Invited Speakers


  • Bernd Winter, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin and BESSY II (Plenary)
    Photoelectron Spectroscopy from Liquid Microjets: New Developments and Opportunities

  • William Chueh, Stanford University (Plenary)
    Mechanistic understanding of redox reactions on cerium oxide: CO2, H2O and O2 reduction 

  • Enrique Ortega, Universidad del País Vasco (Invited)
    Ignition of the catalytic CO oxidation at Pd and Pt surfaces curved around the (111) direction

  • Kees-Jan Weststrate, Syngaschem BV (Invited)
    Using high resolution XPS at low and near-ambient pressures to resolve mechanistic issues in cobalt-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

  • Fredrik Lindgren, Uppsala University (Invited)
    The road towards operandi measurements of Li-ion battery electrodes

  • Peter Amann, Stockholm University (Invited)
    High-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for studies of catalytic materials above atmospheric pressure

  • Qiang Fu, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics  (Invited)
    Catalysis and energy processes confined under 2D layers explored by near ambient pressure photoemission electron microscopy and spectroscopy (NAP-PEEM/PES)

  • Andrei Kolmakov, NIST (Invited)
    From Spectromicroscopy to Nanofabrication In liquids with Soft X-rays

  • Matthias Minjauw, Ghent University (Invited)
    In situ X-ray based characterization of atomic layer deposition


Best Poster Price

The prize for the best poster is sponsored by SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH and is 500 EUR for the first place, 300 EUR - second, and 200 EUR - third place.





Lund University
Palaestra et Odeum
Paradisgatan 4, 223 50 Lund

Important Information


Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline for oral contributions is closed
  • Abstract acceptance decision before: 2019-11-20
  • Registration and payment deadline: 2019-12-01 23:59


Conference Fee

The conference fee is 3200 SEK + 800 SEK VAT = 4000 SEK. This price includes participation in the full program, poster session (11th of December), lunches for two days (11th and 12th of December), and a conference dinner (12th of December). If you wish to bring your family members or friends to the dinner or Lucia / MAX IV tour, please write to the conference email and we'll able to help with the payment.


Payment information

Pay by card (preferred option):

Go to the following address: https://luccp.adm.lu.se/

At the top right corner, you can change to English. Fill out all information and choose APXPS19 in the drop-down menu "Händelse / Event". As "Betalningsinformation / Remittance Informatio" you should put the reference number your received with the registration email (in the top right corner).


Bank Giro (only within Sweden):

Pay via Bank Giro 5051-4728, Lunds Universitet
Important: cite "MAX IV-APXPS19" plus your name and affiliation as a message when making the payment.


Bank transfer:
Outside of Sweden: Pay via bank transfer:


IBAN: SE86 1200 0000 0128 1011 9309

Account number: 12810119309

Bank adress: Danske Bank Norrmalmstorg 1 Box 7523, 103 92 Stockholm

Account holder: Lund University

Important: cite "MAX IV-APXPS19" plus you name and affiliation as a message when making the payment.



Please send information to aleksandra.zawierucha@maxiv.lu.se:

  • Your name and surname
  • Company (name, address, VAT number)
  • Reference - person who receives invoice


Internal invoice (only Lund University):

Please send information to aleksandra.zawierucha@maxiv.lu.se:

  • Your name and surname
  • Cost center
  • Reference – person who receives invoice


You cannot pay in cash at the registration desk or be invoiced after the meeting!

Registration for this event is currently open.