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Propose a symposium for the 2020 User Meeting (closed)

The UEC is seeking symposium proposals for the User Meeting in 2020. Symposia are typically half-day sessions with six to ten speakers, organized by Foundry users and staff. Travel support of $2k per symposium is available and speakers receive free registration.

The User Meeting will take place on August 20-21 at Berkeley Lab, and the symposia will take place on the second day.

Submit your ideas here by February 7, 2020

For reference, here are symposium titles from the past four years:


  • Metal Halide Perovskites: Opportunities, Challenges, Future Directions
    Multimodal (link)
  • In situ Methods at the Materials Interface (link)
  • Materials Discovery and Design to Enable a Circular Materials Economy (link)
  • Materials and Devices for Brain-like Computing (link)
  • New Directions in Phase Contrast Electron Microscopy (link)
  • Quantum Sensing: Theory, Sensors, and Applications in the Chemical and Earth Sciences (link)
  • Cutting-Edge Research at the Bio/Nano Interface (link)
  • Next-Generation Quantum Materials for Coherent Transport and Emission Phenomena (link)


  • Quantum Information Science at the Nanoscale (link)
  • Rational Design of Photo-Electrochemical Energy Materials (link)
  • Multimodal In Situ Characterization of Hard/Soft Materials Across Interfaces and Multiple Scales (link)
  • Semisoft Matter: Preparations and Possibilities in Hybrid Nanomaterials (link)
  • Ultrafast and Ultrasmall: From Spatio-Temporal Dynamics to Emergent Phenomena (link)
  • Perovskite-Based Optoelectronic Materials (link)
  • Industry Research at the Foundry (link)


  • Far from Equilibrium: On the Synthesis and Design of Low-Dimensional Materials (link)
  • Biohybrid Materials for Energy Transduction (link)
  • Capturing Dynamic Behavior by Low Dose-Rate Electron Microscopy (link)
  • Big Data in Microscopy or Extracting Useful Information from Large Microscopy Datasets (link)
  • Architectures for Control and Manipulation of Quantum Matter (link)
  • Soft Material Synthesis, Imaging, and Analytical Techniques (link)
  • Responsive and Reconfigurable Materials (link)
  • Ultrafast Characterization and In-Situ Microscopy (link)


  • Biological and Soft Material Assemblies (link)
  • Making, Measuring and Manipulating Two-Dimensional Matter (link)
  • Structural and Functional Diversity in Porous Soft Materials (link)
  • Tackling Challenges of Imaging Materials Functionality (link)
  • Energy Storage Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Modeling (link)
  • Playing with Photons at the Nanoscale (link)
  • Product-Driven Research at the Molecular Foundry (link)