Upcoming CNMS Events



September 19-20, 2011 – Workshops September 21-23, 2011. Advance registration is required.


The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is pleased to announce plans for the 2011 CNMS User Meeting, to be held on September 19-20 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


The annual user meeting combines oral presentations, poster sessions, workshops and tutorials into a compact program designed to illuminate the frontiers of nanoscience research and acquaint researchers with the scientific resources for nanoscience that this user facility offers.


The 2011 User Meeting will feature plenary talks, user presentations, an Early Career Award showcase, and RidgeDance, our NanoScience Film Festival.


Following the User Meeting, in-depth workshops are offered September 21-23, in “Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopies at the CNMS: Materials Structure and Function from Atomic to Micron Scales,” “Materials by Design,” and “Sustainable Energy Future: Nanomaterials Enabled Photovoltaics.”


One registration fee covers all events. Complete registration information is available on our website:



2012 User Executive Committee Elections


The User Executive Committee (UEC) consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and 7 at-large User Representatives, elected to rotating two year terms by the User Community. This year, nominations for Vice Chair (one year as Vice Chair, one year as Chair), Secretary (two year term), and 3 at-large members (two year terms) will be accepted.


To make a nomination, send an email to cnms-uec@ornl.gov identifying the nominee(s) and the office(s) for which you are nominating them (Vice-Chair, Secretary, or At-Large). To expedite your nomination, it is strongly suggested that you identify another CNMS user who is willing to second the nomination, CC that member on your nominating email, and ask them to confirm their support by a reply to cnms-uec@ornl.gov. Nominations will be accepted through the end of the CNMS User Meeting on September 20, 2011.

NUFO News:

The National User Facility Organization (NUFO) was founded in 1990 and currently represents the interests of all users who conduct research at U.S. national scientific user facilities, as well as scientists from U.S. universities, laboratories, and industry who use facilities outside the United States. The organization’s latest newsletter, NUFO News, is now available here .