ZOYC Online | Mineralogy

ZEISS On Your Campus (ZOYC) Online is comprised of free live online webinars with your local account team.

ZOYC Online has three main goals:
1. Provide education focused on better utilisation of your current microscopy equipment, which can lead to:

  • Higher quality imaging and faster time to results
  • A better understanding of the data that are collected
  • Improved experimental design

2. Bring awareness of new and emerging microscopy trends and technologies.

3. Connect live with your local ZEISS account team.

These live events are presented by your local ZEISS team

Meet Samuel Ko, Product Application Sales Specialist

Samuel Ko, BSc (Hons.), MPhil., PhD
Head of Product and Application Sales Specialist

Dr Samuel Ko studied Biochemistry in Hong Kong with a particular focus on the cellular response of tumour necrosis factor-alpha-induced apoptosis in mouse fibroblast cell line L929 during his MPhil and PhD research, by using fluorescent imaging techniques such as Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM). He received his PhD from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, where he investigated carcinogenesis of gastric adenocarcinoma. Since August 2005, Samuel joins Carl Zeiss Singapore as a regional application specialist. He is mainly in charge of the products of CLSM, SuperResolution Microscopy, Lightsheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) and PALM MicroBeam LCM (Laser Capture Microdissection).

Learn about the full program & descriptions of live webinars to be delivered over the next few months.

An Innovative Approach to Operational Applications of Process Mineralogy

June 11, 2020 | 2:30 pm SGT

Innovative approaches to process mineralogy are leading to necessary real-time improvements in mine processing. The application of automated mineralogy to mining operations improves in-house knowledge and expertise. While offering invaluable benefits for process and performance experienced by mining operations.

ZEISS Mineralogic Mining, deployed at the mine site, provides fast, detailed, and precise information on the processing characteristics and behaviour of your ore. Changing the time-frame for actionable information from weeks, for samples sent out of mine, to hours for the on-site analysis.


Automated Petrography: High throughput mineral classification using machine learning

June 12, 2020 | 2:30 pm SGT

Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) is a powerful tool in providing the metals researcher with crystallographic information of the grains and precipitates in metal alloys, so critical in determining the performance and durability of a metal in service. The focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) allows three-dimensional imaging of the tiniest features, and ion milling is a fine operation capable of generating surfaces able to be analyzed by EBSD. The ZEISS Crossbeam Laser can rapidly ablate material from samples to access deeply buried features, and this webinar explains how recent research has determined how surfaces can now be prepared through laser ablation alone and analyzed by EBSD without the need for time-consuming fine polishing. This technique enables rapid analysis of deeply buried features in streamlined workflows.


Bursting the Bubble on Kerogen-based Digital Rock Physics

June 29, 2020 | 2:30 pm SGT

The last five years have seen a revolution in the nature and genesis of the petroleum systems driving the worldwide hydrocarbon market, increasing emphasis on unconventional resources, particularly artificially stimulated shale reservoirs. In a low hydrocarbon price environment, technology must be made more efficient and reservoir management more targeted for such petroleum systems to remain competitive relative to mature conventional resources. One such technology is the ability to characterize shale pore and mineral structures using high-resolution 3D Focused Ion Beam – Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM).



July 8, 2020 | 2:30 pm SGT

ZEISS Mineralogic is a high-performance geological investigation tool, answering a wide range of questions about the sample. From dedicated high throughput mineral liberation workflows to in-depth fundamental geoscientific investigations, the combination of image processing, standards-based quantitative EDS, image analysis, and reporting toolkits can be configured to interrogate even the most challenging samples. This webinar will give a general overview of the Mineralogic software.


  • Mineralogic provides EDS based full quantified chemical analysis for mining, geoscience and metals
  • Fully automated analysis with industry-specific results available immediately at the end of the analysis
  • Incorporates cutting edge image processing, image analysis and EDS analysis