The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides a national and international user community access to expertise and equipment for a broad range of nanoscience research, including nanomaterials synthesis, nanofabrication, imaging/microscopy/characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation. CNMS also acts as gateway for the nanoscience community to benefit from ORNL’s neutron sources (SNS and HFIR) and computational resources.

The CNMS and the User Executive Committee (UEC) are pleased to announce the 2020 User Meeting will be held online from August 10-12, 2020 .  Please join us virtually for the opportunity to highlight research areas and exchange ideas – bringing together leading researchers, junior scientists, postdocs, and students.

***There is no cost to register, but you must register by July 22 to receive links to attend the meeting***

New! Outstanding CNMS Staff Service Award: The CNMS UEC is soliciting nominations for the Outstanding CNMS Staff Service Award, which will be presented on Wednesday, August 12 at the User Group Town Hall. This new award recognizes CNMS staff that go above and beyond to support the Center and the User community. Any CNMS staff member (administrative, scientist, technical, etc.) may be nominated for this award.

  • The link to submit a nomination will be provided on the User Meeting registration confirmation email.
  • Information to provide includes the name of nominee and a statement highlighting how this CNMS staff member went above and beyond supporting the CNMS and/or users (150 words maximum).

Advance Registration is required to receive access to participate in this virtual platform, which is an Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy event (Deadline: Wednesday, July 22 ).  All attendees are required to register and provide their name, affiliation, and contact information. Those without an ORNL badge will receive an Invitation to ORNL (information to arrange for access to meeting event).

The CNMS user facility is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to provide specialized instrumentation and expertise to researchers from universities, national laboratories, and industry that enables them to conduct forefront research that would otherwise not be possible with resources at their home institutions.