Tennessee Valley - Symposia

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Date: February 22-23, 2018 | Conference Registration | Hotel Reservations

Meeting Location:
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials
2641 Osprey Vista Way, Knoxville, TN 37996

Petro Maksymovych (maksymovychp@ornl.gov)
Harry Meyer (meyerhmiii@ornl.gov)

Abstract submission:
Please submit abstract to maksymovychp@ornl.gov with TVA-AVS anywhere in the title. 
indicate your name, affiliation, and title of the poster/talk, and a brief description of research

Hampton Inn
618 West Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Online Reservations
(please call hotel and reserve under AVS TVA-chapter to get the meeting rate of $125 + tax and fees).

Registration:  February 5, 2018
Poster abstract: February 5, 2018
Hotel reservation: February 5, 2018

Flyer: Annual Meeting of American Vacuum Society, TVA Chapter

TVA-AVS chapter brings together researchers in physical and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces, nanomaterials, measurement and microscopy from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky. It is a great opportunity to meet your colleagues and like-minded researchers from neighbor universities, establish collaborations within a reasonable driving distance, and explore new outreach activities.

For this year’s meeting we add a new feature: debate style presentation of frontier problems in materials and nanoscience. We want to not only highlight the topics, but critically assess their potential and perspective to engage new audiences.

The topics for debate are:

  • Can computers teach us something new? Speaker: Nouamane Lannait (Computational Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • 2D materials: future prospects, current challenges and the path to economy of scale. Speaker: TBD
The workshop will also include a student poster session with a poster award competition, presentation on collaborative user facilities of the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (UT Knoxville) and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), and discussion of TVA-AVS activities.