Representatives from User Facilities in the United States and Germany give practical advice for researchers seeking to utilize the User Facilities' equipment

Do you want to have access to state-of-the-art characterization facilities free of charge?

Access to cutting-edge characterization techniques allows the Materials Science community to pose and tackle new and challenging questions. What novel problems would you address if you could use such techniques? We will bring you in contact with the user facilities' experts worldwide.

This special program intends to increase awareness among students and young professionals about national laboratory user facilities and encourage them to perform specific measurements at these facilities. Our invited speakers, from user facilities in the United States and Germany, will present the equipment available in their laboratories and discuss different ways to gain access to them. The main questions that will be addressed are What are user facilities? Who can become a user, and how? Are there any special requirements that a user should consider?

The general presentations will be followed by a networking session. Enjoy snacks and drinks while discussing your upcoming research projects with the experts.

Co-organized by MRS University Chapters and the MRS Early Career Professional Engagement Subcommittee

2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

National Laboratory User Facilities—How to Get Access for Your Research

Monday, April 22
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PCC North, 100 Level, Room 122 B

Representatives from User Facilities in the United States and Germany give practical advice for researchers seeking to utilize the User Facilities' equipment

Do you want to have access to state-of-the-art characterization facilities free of charge?

Access to cutting-edge characterization techniques allows the Materials Science community to pose and tackle new and challenging questions. What novel problems would you address if you could use such techniques? We will bring you in contact with the user facilities' experts worldwide.

This special program intends to increase awareness among students and young professionals about national laboratory user facilities and encourage them to perform specific measurements at these facilities. Our invited speakers, from user facilities in the United States and Germany, will present the equipment available in their laboratories and discuss different ways to gain access to them. The main questions that will be addressed are What are user facilities? Who can become a user, and how? Are there any special requirements that a user should consider?

The general presentations will be followed by a networking session. Enjoy snacks and drinks while discussing your upcoming research projects with the experts.

Co-organized by MRS University Chapters and the MRS Early Career Professional Engagement Subcommittee





 
MRS TV talks to one of the speakers, Ashley White of Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and event co-organizer Isabel Gessner about their event, in which representatives from User Facilities in the US and Germany give practical advice for researchers seeking to utilize the User Facilities' equipment.

Speakers

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Silke Christiansen
Silke Christiansen
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin


Hongyou Fan
Hongyou Fan
Sandia National Laboratories


Saw Wai Hla
Saw Wai Hla
Argonne National Laboratory


Ashley White
Ashley White
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Schedule

2:00 pm—Welcome
Sanjay Mathur


2:10 pm—Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ashley White


2:40 pm—Argonne National Laboratory
Saw Wai Hla


3:00 pm—Coffee Break

3:15 pm—Sandia National Laboratories
Hongyou Fan


3:35 pm—Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Silke Christiansen


4:00 pm—Discussion
Drinks and snacks will be provided