Nov. 15th – MRS/ASM/AVS/AReMS Joint Symposium at NCSU

Meeting-Logo-for-2013November 15, 2013

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

Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society



Meeting Overview

The meeting will be held on Friday November 15, 2013 at the Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus. 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 Program

Sarah Miller (Duke) – Emerging diseases and microscopy

David Cullen (ORNL) – Large area silicon drift detectors for catalysis research

Anne Marie-Valente-Feliciano (Jefferson Laboratory) – Superconductors

David Gloecker (Isoflux, Inc.) – Inverted Magnetron


NCSU Centennial Campus
NCSU Centennial Campus

The meeting will be held at the NC State University Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. The lectures, posters and vendors will all be in the Multipurpose Room 2110 on the second floor of the library. 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.

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. In addition, AReMS will be giving a prize for the Best Use of Microscopy in Research (poster). In all, over $1000 in prizes will be awarded. Click here to submit an abstract. Primary authors will be asked to register for the Symposium if they have not already done so.  Abstracts may also be emailed to Fred Stevie at Abstract deadline is Nov 7th.

Abstract requirements

  • Emailed abstracts must be in DOC, DOCX, or PDF format
  • Please use Times New Roman font in 12 point
  • Poster size should be 48 inches by 36 inches

Workshops and Courses

This year we are glad to present Workshops and Short Courses on November 14th, the day before the Symposium.  Be sure to the Workshops and Courses page for an up-to-date list of Workshop and Short Course offerings. You may enroll in Workshops or Courses when you register or afterward by clicking here.

Workshop Instructor
SEM/EBIC Jonathan Poplawsky, ORNL
SEM/CL Jonathan Poplawsky, ORNL
TEM Sample Preparation James LeBeau, NCSU
Cryo UltraMicrotomy Mark Kukuka, Leica

Please note that if  a minimum number of attendees have not registered by November 7th 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.

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.

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
Chris Bower Semprius 919.433.9986
Charles Parker Duke 919.660.5592
Mike Rigsbee NCSU 919.515.3568
Scott Wolter Duke 919.660.5570
Joe Becker Kurt J. Lesker 919.562.9967
Donovan Leonard ORNL