The Executive Committees for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) and SNS/HFIR User Groups are pleased to announce the 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting to be held August 1-2, 2017, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), with topical Workshops and Tutorials held July 31 and August 3-4. This meeting will highlight the research achievements and interests of CNMS, SNS, and HFIR users, staff and the broader nanoscience and neutron scattering communities. Registration will open May 3 and is required by July 17.
Plenary addresses will be given by:
- Martha Greenblatt, Distinguished Professor and Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
- Sanat Kumar, Bykhovsky Professor of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
- Andrew Minor, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and Director, National Center for Electron Microscopy, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Karen Winey, Professor and TowerBrook Foundation Faculty Fellow of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
- Hans Christen, Director, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL
- Alan Tennant, Chief Scientist, Neutron Sciences Directorate, ORNL, and Director UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences
Contributed oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Abstract submission will open May 3. Please see the Call for Abstracts for details and submission information.
The 2017 Joint User Meeting will also feature:
- Complete information on how to become a user.
- User Proposal Planning – Ample opportunity to meet with facility staff and other researchers to discuss and plan for submission of user proposals.
- User Group Town-Hall Meetings with the CNMS UEC and SHUG will provide opportunities for the user community at-large to provide additional input on facility operations that affect users.
- Panel Discussions: To provide a forum for facilitating feedback between the user community and staff in research support areas such as sample environment and data analysis/visualization.
- User Research Posters and Best Student Poster Competition: Current facility users and prospective users will have an opportunity to present results of their research and share their experiences at the user facilities. The Poster Session on Tuesday August 1 will provide a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to present and discuss their research with colleagues. Graduate students will also be eligible to compete for Best Student Poster Presentation.
- Topical Workshops – Providing deep dives into a range of topics:
The CNMS, SNS, and HFIR are user facilities supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science to provide specialized instrumentation and expertise to researchers from universities, national laboratories, and industry that enables them to conduct forefront research that would otherwise not be possible with resources at their home institutions.