JUNE 19-21, 2023



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Symposium Co-Chairs

Liam CollinsLiam Collins
Staff Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jason KillgoreJason Killgore
Project Leader
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Greg HaugstadGreg Haugstad
Technical Staff Member & Director, Characterization Facility (CharFac)
University of Minnesota

Dalia YablonDalia Yablon
Technical Program Chair
TechConnect World Innovation Conference

Key Speakers

Paul AshbyPaul Ashby
Staff Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Nina BalkeNina Balke
Associate Professor
North Carolina State University

Alex Cartagena-RiveraAlex Cartagena-Rivera
National Institutes of Health

Peter GrutterPeter Grutter
McGill University

Ryan WagnerRyan Wagner
Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Laurene TetardLaurene Tetard
Associate Professor
University of Central Florida

Filippo MangoliniFilippo Mangolini
Assistant Professor
University of Texas, Austin

Josh AgarJosh Agar
Assistant Professor
Drexel University

Bahram RajabifarBahram Rajabifar
Senior Research Scientist

Ryan TungRyan Tung
Associate Professor
University of Nevada Reno

Carl ReinhardtCarl Reinhardt
Senior Technologist
The Dow Chemical Company

Rama VasudevanRama Vasudevan
Group Leader
Oak Ridge National Labs

Simona PatangeSimona Patange

Special Session: SPM Shared User Facilities

Alan SchwartzmanAlan Schwartzman
Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christina NewcombChristina Newcomb
SPM Lab Manager
Stanford University

Jason TresbackJason Tresback
Staff Scientist
Harvard University

About SPMConnect

SPMConnect is launching at TechConnect 2023 as an annual AFM-based conference to foster and support the AFM community in terms of idea exchange, best practices development, mentoring, and career development. In addition to research talks, in line with the industrial/innovation theme of the broader TCW meeting, SPMConnect will feature panel discussions and plenty of opportunities for AFM researchers and scientists to meet, network and exchange ideas.

This conference aims to bring together users from a wide variety of disciplines including polymer science, biology, energy, computing, materials science, and more who share an interest in SPM as an instrument to explore nanoscale phenomena and characterization. SPMConnect aims to include scientists and researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds including industry, instrumentation vendors, academia, and national labs. Technical abstracts for both oral and poster presentation are welcomed with topics for 2023 SPMConnect listed below.

Topics & Application Areas
  • Nanomechanical measurements on soft materials
  • SPM in biology and medicine
  • AI/ML methods for SPM measurement, acquisition, image processing
  • High speed/high resolution SPM
  • Multimodal SPM-based methods
  • Industrial / real world applications
  • SPM for Energy Applications
  • Other

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Sponsors & Partners
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