Oct 20th – New AIF technical staff/postdoc position

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) seeks a talented and industrious experimentalist to join our team as an Electron Microscopy Specialist. The AIF is NC State’s primary shared facility for materials characterization with a mission to enable and lead state-of-the-art research through acquisition, development, maintenance, training, and access to major analytical and materials characterization instrumentation. Through the support of engaged faculty and experienced staff, the AIF supports state-of-the-art scanning and transmission electron microscopes, X-ray scattering and spectroscopy instruments, mass spectrometry, scanning probe microscopy, nanoindentation, and extensive sample preparation facilities. The AIF is a core nanotechnology user facility in the new Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), a site in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

Primary responsibilities of the new position include training new users (both internal users from NC State and those external to NC State) as well as performing service work for external clients. The ideal candidate will be customer-focused and exhibit a commitment to excellence in all technical and organizational aspects of their role. The new Postdoc will work closely with the AIF and RTNN teams in serving the needs of university, industrial, and government researchers from across NC State, the North Carolina Research Triangle, and the nation.
Please encourage talented applicants to apply:
Full-time staff position: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/76529
Postdoc: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/76522

Data-Enabled Science and Engineering of Atomic Structure (SEAS)

We are pleased to announce a new data-enabled science and engineering traineeship program for PhD students, sponsored by NSF. The program will train students at the intersection of statistics, big data, and materials characterization. The new methods developed by these trainees will dramatically enhance our ability to understand materials structure with newfound fidelity at and below the nanoscale.
For more details, please refer to some relevant links:

Nov 4th, 2016 – MRS/ASM/AVS Joint Symposium at NCSU

November 4th, 2016

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 4th, 2016 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 in materials science, processing, characterization, and biomaterials will be presented by both invited and selected student contributors. 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

Richard Ricker (NIST) – Additive Manufacturing Materials Research at NIST

Emil DenHartog (NCSU) – Evaluation of materials for human fire protection & heat strain

Gregory Smith (College of Charleston) – Field induced polymer electroluminescent devices driven by an alternating current field

Ty Prosa (CAMECA) – Near atomic scale characterization with Atom Probe Tomography


The meeting will be held at the NC State University Mckimmon Center. Parking is free. Please click here 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.

Meeting Registration

Meeting registration is now open online.
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 $10.00

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

Online vendor registration is open.
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 rgarcia@ncsu.edu

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

Student Poster/Oral 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 talk (eligible for an oral presentation). Cash prizes will be awarded for the best student oral presentation and for the top 3 poster presentations. . Poster size up to 48 in by 36 in. First 32 posters submitted will be judged. Later submissions can be displayed but not judged. Over $1k prizes to be awarded. Primary authors will be asked to register for the Symposium if they have not already done so. Abstract deadline is Oct. 28.

Abstract and Poster requirements

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

Meeting Contacts

Name Affiliation Email Phone
Carrie Donley UNC-CH cdonley@email.unc.edu 919.843.2859
Fred Stevie NCSU fred_stevie@ncsu.edu 919.515.7037
John Lannon, Jr. RTI lannon@rti.org 919.248.1872
Shanthi Iyer NCA&T iyer@ncst.edu
Roberto Garcia NCSU rgarcia@ncsu.edu 919.515.8628
Jesse Jur NCSU jsjur@ncsu.edu 919.515.1676
Charles Parker Duke cbparker@duke.edu 919.660.5592
Joe Becker Kurt J. Lesker joeb@lesker.com 919.562.9967