Argonne National Laboratory

Users Meetings

May 8-11, 2017 Joint APS/CNM Users Meeting

The annual joint users meetings of the Center for Nanoscale Materials and the co-located Advanced Photon Source are held at Argonne National Laboratory. Anyone is welcome to register for these meetings, which attract more than 400 registrants and 50+ vendor booths for myriad activities including technical workshops that highlight, promote, and stimulate user science; plenary sessions; poster sessions; a vendor expo; social events; and CNM short courses. A Best Student Poster Award competition is held for students who benefit from accessing the CNM.

Main meeting website link

Morning APS/CNM Plenary

  • Eli Yablonovitch, University of California - Berkeley
    Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    "The Scientific Challenge of Replacing the Transistor with a Lower Voltage Device"

CNM Plenary Session

Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017, APS Conference Center, Room A1100

  • Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Paul A. Elfers Professor, and Chair, College of Engineering
    "Active and selective designer catalysts from first-principles
  • Anand Bhattacharya, Argonne National Laboratory
    Physicist, Materials Science Science Division
    "Spin Seebeck Effect in the Absence of Ferromagnetism"
  • TBD
  • Break
  • Yasuo Ito, Northern Illinois University; Chair, CNM Users Executive Committee
    Update from the CNM Users Executive Committee
  • Diana Berman, University of North Texas
    Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Yuan Zhang, Nanoscience & Technology Division, Argonne
    "STM Manipulation of Individual Molecules: From Oligomers to Molecular Machines"
  • Invited Graduate Student Talk
  • Adjourn
  • Banquet at Meson Sabika


CNM Workshops

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CNM Workshop:  Transient Spectroscopy and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of 2D Materials

  • Co-organizers:  Gary Wiederrecht (CNM) and Goran Karapetrov (Drexel University & ANL/MSD)

CNM Workshop:  Machine Learning and Data Science in Materials Modeling, Imaging and Applications

  • Co-organizers: Subramanian Sankaranarayanan (CNM); Mathew Cherukara (XSD); Badri Narayanan (MSD); Tom Peterka (MCS)

Poster Session


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CNM Workshop:  Materials with Unique Nano-architectures: Fabrication, Theory and Characterization

  • Co-organizers:  Xiao-Min Lin (CNM); Subramanian Sankaranarayanan (CNM); Zhang Jiang (XSD) 

Joint APS/CNM Workshop:  Nanodiffraction in Materials, Chemistry, and Physics: Scientific Opportunities

  • Co-organizers: Paul Evans (UW-Madison); Martin Holt (CNM); Zhonghou Cai (XSD)

Joint APS/CNM Workshop:  Multimodal, Operando Imaging Materials, Devices and Architectures for Neuromorphic Computing

  • Co-organizers: Hua Zhou (XSD); Yuzi Liu (CNM); Youssef Nashed (MCS); Subramanian Sankaranarayanan (CNM)


CNM Short Courses

Thursday, May 11, 2017

$40 fee in addition to meeting registration fee

  • Course A: Introduction to Confocal Raman Microscopy (Instructor: David Gosztola)
  • Course B: Introduction to Atomic Layer Deposition and Applications (Instructor: Liliana Stan)
  • Course C: Using the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe (Instructor: Martin Holt)


The links to the programs of previous meetings are available in the left navigation bar.