Raman Spectroscopy: An Introduction (online)
Duration 4 hours (2 hours 45 minutes pre-recorded content, 1 hour live session for Q&A)
Training Points 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is run by the Researcher Academy 

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February. 

Target Audience: PGRs and ECRs in the faculties of Engineering, M&HS and Science. 


This course provides an overview of the principles of Raman spectroscopy and imagingtheir application in nanoscale and microscale materials characterisation and is intended to complement the practical training received by users of the Raman spectroscopy laboratories (B14 and B15) at the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC). 

Aims/ Objectives: 

At the end of this course, you should be able to: 

  • Describe the main differences between infrared and Raman spectroscopies.  
  • Define the Raman effect and describe how it can be used to study vibrational states. 
  • Describe the information that can be obtained from a Raman spectrum. 
  • Describe the information that can be obtained from a Raman image. 
  • Define the main components of the confocal Raman microscope. 
  • Define spectral and spatial resolution and describe how they can be controlled. 

This course will be delivered through a blended approach, including asynchronous and synchronous delivery. 

The scheduled timings for this course are for the synchronous delivery only and the asynchronous delivery must be completed in advance. The overall length of course is approx. 180 minutes.  

  • Asynchronous: Watch and Read. To be completed at own pace in advance of joining the webchat. Completion time: approx. 165 minutes 
  • Synchronous: Join webchat for tutor Q&A after completing asynchronous part of course. Completion time: approx. 60 minutes 

All materials will be available on Moodle course page. The Moodle course page will close to first time enrolments 24 hr prior to the start of the webchat. 

How the register will be take: To receive an attendance mark for this training, students must complete both the asynchronous and synchronous content and in the correct order. The register will be collated from both Moodle usage and the webchat Teams participant listing. 

Booking Conditions 

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.   

Pre-Requisites Pre-requisites: Background in Engineering, Physical or Life Sciences.  
LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course28 April 202128 April 202110:00am - 11:00am4