4-5 June 2019
US/Eastern timezone

The SNS/HFIR User Group (SHUG) is pleased to announce the 2019 Neutron Scattering User Meeting to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4–5, 2019, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), with topical workshops and tutorials held on Monday, June 3 and Thursday, June 6. The meeting theme is Neutron Sciences: Past, Present and Future. The meeting will highlight the research achievements of SNS and HFIR users, staff and the broader neutron scattering communities. In addition, the presentations and discussions will explore the future of neutron scattering in perspective of current and past developments.

Registration will open February 19 and is required by April 30.

Plenary addresses will be given by:

  • Dr. Harriet Kung, Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy
  • Dr. John Tranquada, Group Leader, Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Dr. Efrain Rodriquez, Associate Professor & Director of Chemistry Graduate Program, University of Maryland
  • Check back soon for the complete list.

Confirmed invited speakers and session leaders:

  • Clarina Dela Cruz, Neutron Scattering Scientist, Diffraction Powder Team, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Ken Herwig, Deputy Project Manager of the Spallation Neutron Source Second Target Station Project Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Christina Hoffmann, Neutron Scattering Scientist, Single Crystal Diffraction Team, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Valeria Lauter, Neutron Scattering Scientist, Reflectometry Team, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Hugh O'Neill, Bio-Labs Team Lead, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Check back soon for the complete list.

Contributed poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Abstract submission will open February 19, 2019, and close on April 5, 2019. Please see the Call for Posters for details and submission information.

The 2019 User Meeting will also feature:

  • User Proposal Planning – Meet with facility staff and other researchers to discuss and plan for submission of user proposals.
  • User Town-Hall Meetings with the SHUG – Provide input on facility operations that affect users.
  • Collaboration Talks  Learn what users and user facilities have done and can do to further science and technology.
  • Best Student Poster Competition – Graduate and undergraduate students will be eligible to compete for this award. Click here for details.
  • Discussion Groups  opportunity to network, learn about new techniques, and give feedback.    
  • User Research Posters – Current facility users and future collaborators will have an opportunity to present results of their research. The Poster Session on Tuesday June 4 will provide a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to present and discuss their research with colleagues.
  • Topical Workshops – Providing deep dives into a range of topics.
  • Early Career Discussion Panel Wednesday morning discussions on careers.


Other Workshops taking place at ORNL the week of June 3–7, 2019 (click on logo below for details):





Starts 4 Jun 2019 08:00
Ends 5 Jun 2019 19:30
Registration for this event is now open
Deadline: 30 Apr 2019