Argonne National Laboratory

The Center for Nanoscale Materials 10th Anniversary Symposium will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017. Registration for the event is now closed.

The CNM—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility—is located at Argonne National Laboratory. We provide free access to expertise, instrumentation and infrastructure for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research by the general scientific community.

Featured activities

  • Networking and poster presentation session
  • Symposium luncheon
  • Tours of CNM facilities
  • Workshop: “How to Prepare Successful CNM User Proposals”

The symposium agenda is available online.

Call for user proposals

The CNM issues three calls for user proposals each year in March, July and October. The next set of these brief applications are due October 27, 2017.  

Located in Chicagoland

The CNM, located 35 minutes southwest of Chicago, was constructed under a joint partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of Illinois as part of DOE's Nanoscale Science Research Center program under the National Nanotechnology Initiative.

Academic, industrial and international researchers can access the center through its user program for both nonproprietary and proprietary research.

Lodging information for out-of-town symposium guests is available online.

Symposium Agenda

Lodging information

  • Registration deadline for U.S. citizens: Oct. 19
  • Registration deadline for non-U.S. citizens (advance paperwork is required for site access): Oct. 18

Call for user proposals now open