The University of Texas X-ray CT Facility (UTCT), a NASA Planetary Science Enabling Facility, will host its annual short course on the acquisition, visualization, and analysis of X-ray CT (XCT) data June 28-30, 2023 in Austin, TX. This course presents an overview of the acquisition and interpretation of XCT data, followed by hands-on training in 3D visualization and quantitative analysis of discrete geological features (e.g., clasts, mineral grains, pores) and fabrics.

Funds are available to help cover the cost of lodging and meals and there is no charge to attend. Preference is given to applicants with a demonstrated need for immediate application of the skills learned. Participants are invited to bring their own XCT data or have samples scanned (at a discount) at UTCT prior to the course.

To apply email Dr. Romy Hanna ( by Friday, April 28, that outlines (limit ~300 words):

1. Relevant biographical information (academic affiliations and status as student or faculty/staff);
2. The type of sample(s) that you aim to analyze and your research objectives;
3. Whether you have sample(s) that you would like to have scanned at UTCT