Joint Meeting

5 - 9 August 2019

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL, USA

25th International Congress on X-Ray Optics and Microanalysis

68th Annual Denver X-ray Conference


25th International Congress on X-ray Optics and Microanalysis

5 - 9 August 2019 at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard IL, USA

Join us to exchange latest research on novel groundbreaking synchrotron and laboratory X-ray spectrometry developments! The ICXOM-25, dedicated to developments in Synchrotron instrumentation and micro- and nano-analysis will be held together with the DXC specialized on newest developments and innovation in laboratory XRD and XRF in Lombard, Illinois.

Joint DXC-IXCOM edition. The 25th edition of ICXOM is being organized together and in the same venue as the 68th Edition of the Denver X-ray Conference (DXC), i.e. the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Chicago, IL. A salient feature of DXC is that it includes the largest and most diverse exhibition of X-ray instrumentation, not only of standalone systems but also of components such as X-ray detectors, optics and sources for performing X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction and other forms of X-ray analysis and X-ray imaging.

Throughout the week, ICXOM delegates will be able to attend all ICXOM and DXC sessions and activities, including the DXC tutorial and scientific sessions, the DXC vendor exhibition and the joint DXC-ICXOM poster sessions.

Together and apart. DXC is a 5-day (Mon-Fri) conference, but its scientific sessions only start on Wednesday, while Monday and Tuesday are traditionally devoted to tutorial lectures on various X-ray related topics. Parallel to the DXC activities, and equally traditional, the ICXOM scientific sessions will start on Monday morning with an opening session on X-ray optics and a session on Detector developments in the afternoon.

APS Visit. Since the conference venue in Lombard, IL is in the immediate vicinity of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), ICXOM-25 comprises a full-day visit of the APS/ANL on Tuesday 6 August, including a scientific session on new developments of X-ray nanoprobes (morning), lunch (APS canteen) and a visit to selected APS beamlines (after lunch). Bus transfer is foreseen between the Westin Lombard and APS.

Joint plenary session. On Wednesday 7 August, ICXOM and DXC will have a joint session focused on New Approaches in Imaging, which will also serve as the plenary opening session of DXC. The more specialized ICXOM sessions on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday will blend in seamlessly with other specialized DXC sessions.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Ursula Fittschen, (Clausthal University of Technology, DE)
  • Gerald Falkenberg (ICXOM22, 2013 Hamburg) (DESY, Hamburg, D)
  • Koen Janssens, (ICXOM15, 1998, Antwerp) (University of Antwerp, B)
  • Stefan Vogt, (Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, US)
  • Christian Stoltenberg, (Clausthal University of Technology, DE)
  • Denise Zulli, (International Centre for Diffraction Data, US)

International Scientific and Advisory Committee

  • Koen Janssens, chair (ICXOM15, 1998, Antwerp) (University of Antwerp, B)
  • Peter Wobrauschek (ICXOM16, 2001, Vienna) (TUWien, A)
  • Alexandre Simionovici (ICXOM17, 2003, Chamonix) (U. Grenoble, F)
  • Sultan Dabagov (ICXOM18, 2005, Frascati) (LNFN, Frascati, I)
  • Shinjiro Hayakawa (ICXOM19, 2007, Kyoto) (University of Hiroshima, J)
  • Melissa Denecke (ICXOM20, 2009, Karlsruhe, D) (UMIST, Manchester, UK)
  • Carlos A. Pérez (ICXOM21, 2011 Campinas) (LNLS, Campinas, Br)
  • Gerald Falkenberg (ICXOM22, 2013 Hamburg) (DESY, Hamburg, D)
  • Juergen Thieme (ICXOM23, 2015 Brookhaven) (BNL, NY, USA)
  • Alessandra Gianoncelli (ICXOM24, 2017, Trieste) (ELETTRA, Trieste, I)

Previous Conferences

  • Sept. 2017, Trieste,Italy | ICXOM24
  • Sept. 2015, Brookhaven, NY, USA | ICXOM23
  • Sept. 2013, Hamburg, Germany | ICXOM22
  • Sept. 2011, Campinas, Brazil | ICXOM21

Preliminary Program:

ICXOM25 Mon, August 5th Tue, August 6th Wed, August 7th Thu, August 8th
Morning X-ray Optics Advanced XRF and SR Nanoprobes New Approaches in Imaging Data Analysis
Afternoon New Detectors and Instrumentation Visit APS Beamlines Biological Applications/ Cultural Heritage Functional Materials/ Earth & Environmental
Evening Poster Session Social Event Bruker
Monday, August 5th AM

X-ray Optics

U. Fittschen Clausthal University of Technology
S. Vogt APS-Argonne National Laboratory
  • Frank Seiboth Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg
    Aberration-Corrected Optics for Diffraction-Limited Nanofocusing
  • Arthur Woll Cornell
    Quantitative, Total Metal Imaging Using 3D Confocal X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy at the Micron Scale
  • Adam Kubec Paul Scherrer Institut; Frauenhofer IWS Dresden
    Multilayer Laue Lenses for High Resolution X-ray Applications
Monday, August 5th PM

New Detectors and Instrumentation

P. Siddons Brookhaven National Laboratory
J. Thieme Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Gemma Tinti Paul Scherrer Institute
    Detector Developments for Photon Science at PSI
  • Wah-Keat Lee Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Hard X-ray Full-field Transmission X-ray Microscopy at NSLS-II
  • David Shapiro Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    (topic to be announced)
Tuesday, August 6th AM

Advanced XRF and SR Nanoprobes

A. Lanzirotti The University of Chicago – CARS
Chengjun Sun X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Yong Chu Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Nanoscale Multimodal X-Ray Imaging at NSLS-II
  • Peter Cloetens European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
    Cryo X-ray Nanotomography Correlating Structure and Elemental Composition
Tuesday, August 6th PM

Visit APS Beamlines

S. Vogt APS-Argonne National Laboratory
  • Program to be announced. Registration required for APS visit.
Wednesday, August 7th AM

Plenary Session: New Approaches in Imaging

U. Fittschen Clausthal University of Technology
  • Florian Meirer University of Utrecht
    Spatial and Temporal Exploration of Heterogeneous Catalysts with Synchrotron Radiation
  • Benjamin Hornberger Lyncean technologies
    Multimodal Imaging Using Lyncean’s Compact Synchrotron Source
  • Gayle Woloschack Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
    X-ray Imaging from Tissues to Cells to Subcellular Structures
Wednesday, August 7th PM

Biological Applications

G. Falkenberg Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg
K. Spiers Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg
  • Björn de Samber Uni Ghent
    Imaging Metals in Single Cells at the Nanoscale and the Accompanying Quest for Quantification
  • Hendrik Küpper Czech Academy of Sciences
    Investigation of Metal Distribution and Speciation in Plants by Cryogenic μXRF and μXANES Tomography
  • Simon James The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    Adventures in Iron Biochemistry: X-ray Spectroscopy as a Tool for Studying Biological Iron Coordination Chemistry
Wednesday, August 7th PM

Cultural Heritage

K. Janssens University of Antwerp
Martina Schmeling Loyola University Chicago
  • Emeline S. Pouyet NU-ACCESS and NorthWestern University, Chicago
    Lab X-ray and SR studies of Cultural Artefacts
  • Matthias Alfeld Delft University of Technology
    Combining X-ray and Visual Hyperspectral Imaging for the Investigation of Painted Cultural Heritage Objects
Thursday, August 8th AM

Data Analysis

F. De Carlo Argonne National Laboratory
W. Di Argonne National Laboratory
  • Daniel Pelt Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam
    Improving X-ray Tomography Reconstruction and Analysis Using Deep Learning
  • Stefano Marchesini Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Advanced Ptychography Data Analysis
  • Doga Gursoy Argonne National Laboratory
    Computed Tomography at High-speeds
Thursday, August 8th PM

Functional Materials

F. Meirer Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Ultrecht University
G. Pepponi Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Micro Nano Facility
  • Simon R. Bare Stanford SSRL
    The Function of Heterogeneous Catalysts as Revealed by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Christina Streli Vienna University of Technologie
    Trace Element Imaging of Bone using micro- and nano-XRF
  • Michael Stuckelberger Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg
    Multimodal Imaging of Solar Cells during In-Situ and Operando Experiments
Thursday, August 8th PM

Earth & Environmental

D. Eichert Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste
U. Fittschen Clausthal University of Technology
  • Jürgen Thieme Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Samples from Mars and How to Study Them
  • Ken Kemner Argonne National Laboratory
    X-ray Tomographic Investigations of the Distribution of Bacteria within Soil Aggregates
  • María Elena Montero-Cabrera Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV)
    Do the Naica Giant Crystals Deteriorate due to Human Activities?


Since this ICXOM conference will be held together with Denver X-ray conference, please use the DXC webpage to register.

Dates to Remember

Abstract Submission Deadline 15 March 2019
Pre-registration Discount Deadline 1 July 2019
Submission of Manuscripts Deadline 20 September 2019
Student Room Application Deadline 20 June 2019
Westin Group Reate Deadline 10 July 2019


The proceedings will be published in Powder Diffraction Journal in a special issue.

Call for Papers NOW OPEN