JUNE 17-19, 2024
WASHINGTON, DC    


SPMCOnnect

SPMConnect


Symposium Co-Chairs

Liam CollinsLiam Collins
Staff Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jason KillgoreJason Killgore
Project Leader
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Peter GrutterPeter Grutter
Professor
McGill University

Christina NewcombChristina Newcomb
SPM Lab Manager
Stanford University

Simona PatangeSimona Patange
Biologist
National Institute of Standards and Technology


Key Speakers

Mehmet BaykaraAtomic-Resolution Surface Imaging under Ambient Conditions via Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy
Mehmet Baykara
Associate Professor, University of California, Merced

James De YoreoAn in situ look at interfacial structure and dynamics during nucleation and self-assembly
James De Yoreo
Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mihir PendharkarTorsional Force Microscopy of Van der Waals Moires and Atomic Lattices
Mihir Pendharkar
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Daniël MeltersSingle molecule analysis of nucleosomes by high-speed atomic force microscopy
Daniël Melters
Staff Scientist, National Cancer Institute

Angelo GaitasAdvancements in BioAFM: Fluid Micro Cantilevers and Novel Thermocouple Devices for Cellular Analysis
Angelo Gaitas
Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Gang-yu LiuScanning Probe Microscopy Based Investigations at Single Cell Level
Gang-yu Liu
Professor, University of California, Davis

Ozgur SahinDiscovery of a fundamental class of solid matter with the atomic force microscope
Ozgur Sahin
Professor, Columbia University

Orane Josiane Guillaume-GentilFluidFM in Live Cell Biology: From Biomechanics to Single-Cell Omics
Orane Josiane Guillaume-Gentil
Scientist, EPFL

Amy GelmiCapturing Transient Responses – Combining BioAFM with External Stimulation
Amy Gelmi
Senior Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Georg FantnerAFM cantilever structure revisited – improving AFM imaging speed through unconventional cantilever design
Georg Fantner
Associate Professor, EPFL, Switzerland

Ilka HermesResolving the impact of microstructure on optoelectronic properties via correlative atomic force microscopy
Ilka Hermes
Group Leader, Liebniz Institute, Germany

Alex EskandarianRevealing a « New Microbiology » using Long-Term Time-Lapse Atomic Force Microscopy
Alex Eskandarian
Researcher, Harvard Medical School


About SPMConnect

SPMConnect is 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 SPMConnect listed below.

 
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2024 Symposium Sessions

Monday June 17

10:30SPMConnect: Novel uses of Cantilever Dynamics
1:30SPMConnect: Electrical Modes I (Electrostatics & Conductive)
3:45SPMConnect: Panel Discussion - SPM for Semiconductors

Tuesday June 18

9:15SPMConnect: Advances FluidFM
11:00SPMConnect: Dynamic Processes at Solid-Liquid Interfaces
1:30SPM Nanomechanics
3:30Panel Discussion - SPM Cantilevers

Wednesday June 19

9:00SPMConnect: Chemical Spectroscopy
10:00Scanning Probe Microscopy of 2D Materials
1:30SPMConnect: SPM of Cells, Biomolecules & Biomaterials
3:00SPMConnect: Electrical modes II (Electromechanics)

2024 Symposium Program

Monday June 17

10:30SPMConnect: Novel uses of Cantilever DynamicsNational Harbor 5
Session chair: James De Yoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
AFM cantilever structure revisited – improving AFM imaging speed through unconventional cantilever design
G.E. Fantner, N. Hosseini, M. Neuenschwander, P. Swain, M. Penedo, EPFL, CH
Harnessing torsional resonances for enhanced atomic force microscopy
B. Pittenger, M. Ye, S. Hu, J. Thornton, P. De Wolf, Bruker Corporation, US
AFM cantilever, contact mechanics, and electrostatics calibration in the off-resonant dynamic regime
S. Raghuraman, N. Domingo, S. Jesse, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
1:30SPMConnect: Electrical Modes I (Electrostatics & Conductive)National Harbor 5
Session chair: Mihir Pendharkar, Stanford University, US
Atomic-Resolution Surface Imaging under Ambient Conditions via Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy
M.Z. Baykara, University of California, Merced, US
TBA
S. Hollen, University of New Hampshire, US
Tracking charge dynamics by high speed and time resolved Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy
L. Collins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Measuring Microsecond Dynamics in Photovoltaics with Time-Resolved Electrostatic Force Microscopy
R. Giridharagopal, M.D. Breshears, J. Pothoof, D.S. Ginger, University of Washington, US
Spatially resolved random telegraph noise
P. Grutter, McGill University, CA
Optimized Cantilevers for Highly Sensitive and Spatially Resolved Measurements of Magnetic, Electric, and Dielectric Properties in Lift-Mode operated AFM Techniques
P. De Wolf, R. Poddar, K. Kaja, B. Pittenger, S. Hu, Bruker, US
3:45SPMConnect: Panel Discussion - SPM for SemiconductorsNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Jason Killgore, NIST, US

Tuesday June 18

9:15SPMConnect: Advances FluidFMNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Simona Patange, NIST, US
FluidFM: Cytosurge's journey from hollow AFM probes to precision genome engineering
P. Behr, Cytosurge AG, CH
FluidFM in Live Cell Biology: From Biomechanics to Single-Cell Omics
O. Guillaume-Gentil, EPFL, CH
Advancements in BioAFM: Fluid Micro Cantilevers and Novel Thermocouple Devices for Cellular Analysis
A. Gaitas, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, US
Scanning Probe Microscopy Based Investigations at Single Cell Level
G-Y. Liu, University of California, Davis, US
Capturing Transient Responses – Combining BioAFM with External Stimulation
A. Gelmi, RMIT University, AU
11:00SPMConnect: Dynamic Processes at Solid-Liquid InterfacesNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Christina Newcomb, Stanford University, US
An in situ look at interfacial structure and dynamics during nucleation and self-assembly
J.J. De Yoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
Scanning Probe Microscopy Investigations of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion on Naval Assets
T.T. Brown, J.S. Lee, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, US
The role of additives on the thermodynamics and kinetics of nucleation, crystal growth and dissolution
J. Tao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
1:30SPM NanomechanicsNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Jason Killgore, NIST, US
Nanomechanical analysis of materials using photothermal off-resonance actuation
E. Nelson, J.D. Adams, H. Gunstheimer, G. Fläschner, B. Hoogenboom, Nanosurf AG, CH
Broadband, High Frequency Viscoelastic Property Characterization of Polymers with Atomic Force Microscopy
A. Deolia, S.P. Carter, R.B. Wagner, Purdue University, US
Mechano-Spectroscopy of Soft Materials with Atomic Force Microscopy: Comparison with Raman Confocal Microscopy
N. Kulachenkov, M. Petrov, I. Sokolov, Tufts University, US
Pushing AFM to the boundaries — Validating mechanical property measurement near a rigid substrate
R.J. Sheridan, I. Saito, L.C. Brinson, Duke University, US
Advancing Nanobiomechanical Research: Large Tissue Area Mapping and Nano Scale Rheology via AFM
M. Ye, A. Koernig, Bruker Nano Surface, US
Exploring Biomechanical Properties of Microporous Annealed Particle Hydrogel (MAP Gel) in Comparison with MAP-treated Natural Tissues
M. Motezaker, J.J. Daniero, P.E. Hopkins, University of Virginia, US
3:30Panel Discussion - SPM CantileversNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Christina Newcomb, Stanford University, US
Panelist
O. Krause, NanoWorld AG, CH
Panelist
S. Jesse, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Panelist
A. Eskandarian, Harvard Medical School, US

Wednesday June 19

9:00SPMConnect: Chemical SpectroscopyNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Liam Collins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
AFM-IR technique development in applications to industrial research
G. Haugstad, B. Luo, B. Curtin, K. Wormuth, University of Minnesota, US
Cross-correlated SPM and TERS/TEPL imaging: unique tool for nanoscale structural characterization of 2D semiconductors and the vertical / lateral heterostructures thereof.
A. Krayev, HORIBA Scientific, US
Optimized Spatial Resolution, Sensitivity, Measurement Speed and Artifact Reduction in Photothermal AFM-IR
C. Phillips, M. Wagner, Q. Hu, C. Li, P. Dewolf, Bruker Nano, US
10:00Scanning Probe Microscopy of 2D MaterialsNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Mehmet Baykara, University of California, Merced, US
Torsional Force Microscopy of Van der Waals Moires and Atomic Lattices
M. Pendharkar, Stanford University, US
Scanning probe microscopy as a tool to uncover new phenomena in twisted 2D materials
A. Luican-Mayer, University of Ottawa, CA
The challenge of automating and summarizing analysis of particles in multiple AFM datasets
M. Cognard, Digital Surf, FR
Exfoliation of Nanoribbons from Bulk van der Waals Crystals for Optical and Electronic Characterization
A.P. Saunders, A. Krayev, V. Chen, A.C. Johnson, A.S. McKeown-Green, H.J. Zeng, E. Pop, F. Liu, Stanford University, US
Mechanical, electrical and KPFM investigations of ultrathin membranes of MoSSe alloy
J. Serafińczuk, A. Piejko, M. Tamulewicz-Szwajkowska, K. Król , R. Kudrawiec, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, PL
1:30SPMConnect: SPM of Cells, Biomolecules & BiomaterialsNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Gang-yu Liu, University of California, Davis, US
Revealing a « New Microbiology » using Long-Term Time-Lapse Atomic Force Microscopy
H.A. Eskandarian, Harvard Medical School, US
Discovery of a fundamental class of solid matter with the atomic force microscope
O. Sahin, Columbia University, US
Single molecule analysis of nucleosomes by high-speed atomic force microscopy
D.P. Melters, K.C. Neuman, Y. Dalal, National Institutes of Health, US
Program biopolymer-van der Waals interfaces
S. Zhang, W. Zhou, J. Chen, B. Harris, M. Baer, C.L. Chen, J. DeYoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
3:00SPMConnect: Electrical modes II (Electromechanics)National Harbor 5
Session chair: Peter Grutter, McGill University, CA
Resolving the impact of microstructure on optoelectronic properties via correlative atomic force microscopy
I. Hermes, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, DE
Improved AFM Measurement Accuracy and Precision Using Quadrature Phase Differential Interferometry for Tip Displacement Sensing
R. Proksch, A. Labuda, J. Lefever, J. Li, F.T. Limpoco, B. Ohler, Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Inc., US
Numerical modeling for piezo force microscopy measurements
G. Stan, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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
  • FluidFM
  • Other
 

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