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 AshbyFaster and gentler: new scan algorithms and probes for AFM
Paul Ashby
Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Nina BalkeIn situ and Operando Force-based Atomic Force Microscopy For Probing Local Functionality in Energy Storage Materials
Nina Balke
Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Alex Cartagena-RiveraMultiplexed nanoscale viscoelastic mapping of melanoma cells as a biomarker of tumor progression and metastasis
Alex Cartagena-Rivera
Investigator, National Institutes of Health

Peter GrutterSingle electron spectroscopy and ultrafast time resolution by AFM
Peter Grutter
Professor, McGill University

Ryan WagnerThe effects of beam dynamics on Atomic Force Microscopy measurements
Ryan Wagner
Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Laurene TetardExploiting infrared light-matter interactions to explore complex systems at the nanoscale
Laurene Tetard
Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

Filippo MangoliniIn Situ Study of the Pressure-Dependent Lubrication Mechanism of Phosphonium Phosphate Ionic Liquid in Nanoscale Single-Asperity Sliding Contacts
Filippo Mangolini
Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin

Josh AgarReal-Time Physics-Constrained Machine Learning in Multidimensional Atomic Force Microscopy
Josh Agar
Assistant Professor, Drexel University

Bahram RajabifarA deep learning content-based image retrieval tool for AFM topography maps
Bahram Rajabifar
Senior Research Scientist, 3M

Ryan TungContact Resonance AFM using Long, Massive, Flexible Tips
Ryan Tung
Associate Professor, University of Nevada Reno

Carl ReinhardtDevelopment of an automated sample preparation process for polymer blend morphology by AFM
Carl Reinhardt
Senior Technologist, The Dow Chemical Company

Rama VasudevanRama Vasudevan
Group Leader
Oak Ridge National Labs

Simona PatangeEvaluation of FluidFM for genome editing in single cells
Simona Patange
Biologist, NIST

Special Session: SPM Shared User Facilities

Alan SchwartzmanManaging an SPM Shared User Facility at MIT
Alan 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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