Nov 6th, 2014 – EBSD Workshop

EBSD Workshop

Oxford Instruments will hold a EBSD workshop prior to the this year’s AMS/MRS/AVS local meeting. The workshop will be presented by Scott Sitzman. If you are interested in attending please contact Roberto Garcia at
Date Thursday, Nov 6th 2014
Time 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Location 463 Monteith Research Center, NCSU Centennial Campus



Nov. 7th, 2014 – MRS/ASM/AVS Joint Symposium at NCSU

November 7, 2014

Symposium Sign

AIF Is Pleased To Host A Joint Symposium:

Materials Research Society – North Carolina Section

ASM International – Carolinas Central Chapter

American Vacuum Society – Mid Atlantic Chapter



Meeting Overview

The meeting will be held on Friday November 7, 2014 at the Mckimmon Center of NC State University (1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh NC 27606). The meeting is expected to draw over 100 participants both locally and from the surrounding region. Topics ranging from materials synthesis, processing, characterization, biomaterials and modeling will be presented by both invited speakers and selected student contributions. The proceedings will be posted 2 days prior to the meeting for digital download. For more information consult the Meeting Flyer

Invited Speakers and Topics

Phil Barletta (RTI) – Thin-film thermoelectric cooling for high power electronics

LucillleGiannuzzi (LAG & Assoc.) – Transmission Electron Microscopy sample preparation

Augustine (High Point Univ) – Mechanism of halogenated solvent exposure to improve noble metal thin film adhesion to PMMA substraes


The meeting will be held at the NC State University Mckimmon Center. Parking is free. Please click here or on the map link above for location information and directions.

For those coming in from out of town and spending the night, please note that you are eligible to receive the NCSU rate when you reserve a room at either the Holiday Inn Express on Gorman Street or at the DoubleTree on Hillsborough Street. Be sure to request the NCSU rate at the time you make your reservation.

Workshops and Courses

This year we are glad that Oxford Instruments will hold a EBSD workshop prior to the meeting presented by Scott Sitzman. If you are interested in attending, please contact Roberto Garcia at

Please note that if  a minimum number of attendees have not registered by October 31th for a given Workshop or Short Course, then it may be cancelled and those who have registered will be notified.

Meeting Registration

If you would like to attend the symposium please fill out the registration form here.
Students will be asked to indicate whether they would like to submit a poster or paper after registering. Abstract submission and registration can be done using the same form.

The registration fee includes lunch and coffee service in the morning and afternoon. It may be paid at the time of the meeting or in advance by check only.

Meeting Registration Fees
Professional $20.00
Student $5.00

Please make checks payable to Materials Research Society and mail to:

NC State University
c/o Fred Stevie
Campus Box 7531 Room 318 MRC
2410 Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695

Note: If you submit a poster you are automatically registered for the meeting. However, if there will be more than one author attending, each person will have to register separately.

Student Poster and Presentation Sessions

A student poster session will be held and 3 student contributed papers will be selected for 15 minute oral presentations. When registering, you will be asked to indicate whether the abstract should be considered for a poster or for a paper (eligible for an oral presentation). Cash prizes will be awarded for the best student oral presentation and for the top 3 poster presentations. First 32 posters submitted will be judged. Later submissions can be displayed but not judged. Over $2k prizes to be awardedClick here to submit an abstract and registration. Primary authors will be asked to register for the Symposium if they have not already done so. Abstract deadline is Oct. 31.

Abstract and Poster requirements

  • Please use plain text for abstract submission
  • Poster size should be 48 inches by 36 inches

Vendor Registration

To reserve a table or to have your company flyers at the meeting, please fill out the online vendor registration form here.
Submitting the form automatically registers the Company Representative for the meeting. Vendor registration includes a 1-page advertisement in the digital proceedings and placement of the company logo on the meeting webpage.

Vendor registration fees
Registration $100
Registration + Table Fee* $250

Please make checks payable to Materials Research Society and mail to:

NC State University
c/o Fred Stevie
Campus Box 7531 Room 318 MRC
2410 Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695

Please send 1-page advertisement (DOC, DOCX, or PDF  format) and company logo (JPG or PNG format) to Roberto Garcia at

*Space is limited, so register early to guarantee a table



Meeting Contacts

Name Affiliation Email Phone
Carrie Donley UNC-CH 919.843.2859
Fred Stevie NCSU 919.515.7037
John Lannon, Jr. RTI 919.248.1872
Shanthi Iyer NCA&T
Roberto Garcia NCSU 919.515.8628
Jesse Jur NCSU 919.515.1676
Charles Parker Duke 919.660.5592
Mike Rigsbee NCSU 919.515.3568
Joe Becker Kurt J. Lesker 919.562.9967

AIF Instrument User Discussion Groups

AIF users: please come and join AIF instrument user discussion groups, which intends to share ideas, experiences and data from current users for specific instrument. You are more than welcome to participate in multiple user discussion groups. Please email contacts of instruments for more information and attendance.

Instrument Time Location Contacts
XRD Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, September 10th, 2014 MRC 246 Ching-Chang Chung
Verios Thursday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, September 25th, 2014 MRC 463 Chuck Mooney
TEM Thursday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm,      October 16th, 2014 MRC 463 Yang Liu              
Surface Analysis Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm,     October 29th, 2014 MRC 246 Elaine Zhou         
FIB Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, November 19th, 2014 MRC 246 Fred Stevie
EBSD Thursday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm,      November 20th, 2014 MRC 246 Roberto Garcia