Announcing the 2010 User Meeting

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

as part of ORNL Users Week

September 13-17, 2010
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is pleased to announce plans for the 2010 CNMS User Meeting, to be held on September 14 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The CNMS User Meeting will be part of ORNL Users Week, a 5-day event organized by several user facilities at ORNL that are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, including:

  • Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)
  • High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)
  • Shared Research Equipment user facility (SHaRE)
  • Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
  • High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML)
  • National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS)

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the full five days in order to become better acquainted with the scientific resources that these facilities together are able to offer their users. Day 1 of Users Week (9/13) will focus on Solar Energy & Energy Storage: Scientific Basis, while Day 2 (9/14) will feature parallel tracks on Solar Energy & Energy Storage: Answering the Energy Challenge and the CNMS User Meeting.  Days 3-5 will consist of workshops.  If your time is limited and your primary interest is in nanoscience and the CNMS, you should plan to attend at least on 9/14.

The 2010 CNMS User Meeting will feature:

  • Invited plenary talks by international leaders presenting their vision of nanoscience research challenges and opportunities:
    -David LaVan (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    -John Robertson (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
    -Maciej Radosz (University of Wyoming)
  • Invited user presentations by users of CNMS facilities:
    -Rosa Di Felice (National Research Council, Modena, Italy)
    -Michael Hickner (Pennsylvania State University)
    -Xiaoting Jia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    -Vivek Prabhu (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    -Susan Trolier-McKinstry (Pennsylvania State University)
    -Sharon Weiss (Vanderbilt University)
  • User Research Posters: Current facility users and prospective users will present results of their research and share their experiences at the user facilities. The User Poster Session on Tuesday evening will provide a great opportunity for grad students and postdocs to present and discuss their research with colleagues.  .
  • Workshops:
  • The RidgeDance NanoScience Film Festival will be back by popular demand on Tuesday evening as well. Attendees are invited to submit video clips or still images of their work. Contact Chris Rouleau or Peter Cummings for additional information.
  • 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 business meeting will provide opportunities for the user community at-large to provide input on planning and future facility developments.

Advance Registration is required to attend this user meeting because of access control at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy facility (Deadline: August 31, 2010). On-site registration will not be available. All attendees are required to register and provide their name, affiliation, and contact information. Those without an ORNL badge will also be asked for your date and place of birth and citizenship.

Access to ORNL is for the purpose of attending this user meeting only and does not enable access to other ORNL facilities or laboratories. Access to ORNL requires photo identification; foreign nationals will need to bring their valid passport and visa.

The CNMS user facility is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences 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.

We hope to see you here in September!