Symposium on Advanced Surface Analysis: Unique Surface Characterization Tools
Jun 20 all-day

High Sensitivity – Low Energy Ion Scattering (HS-LEI S)

[Ion-TOF Qtac 100]

The world’s most sensitive spectrometer for identifying surface atoms (topmost layer ~0.3nm), offering a 3,000-fold improvement in sensitivity over conventional spectrometers allowing for elemental 2-D surface mapping and depth profiling.

High Resolution – X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HR-XPS)

[Scienta ESCA 300]

One of the world’s most powerful XPS systems allowing for chemical analysis of the top 10–20 atomic layers (~1-3nm).

These two surface analytical techniques complement each other well and the combination of these two techniques allow for a very comprehensive understanding of a material’s surface composition and chemical state, which is of particular interest for catalysts, fuel cells, semiconductors, LEDs, ceramics, etc.

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

[NT-MD T Solver NE XT]

In addition to standard surface topology, the electrical and magnetic properties can also be detailed with respect to a material’s surface.

Special Introductory Offer

One sample will be accepted per company for a free exploratory analysis on the instrument of your choice and the data will be available for discussion during the symposium on June 20, 2013. Contact Dr. Robert Pafchek at to submit your sample in advance of the symposium.

First International Symposium on Mesoporous Zeolites (ISMZ)
Sep 8 – Sep 13 all-day

ACS Chemistry for LifeDear colleagues, it is our pleasure to announce the 1st International Symposium on Mesoporous Zeolites (ISMZ) to be held in the 246th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, September 8-12, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

The symposium is intended for building a community for the scientists and engineers involved in research, development, and utilization of mesoporous zeolites, hierarchical zeolites, nano-zeolites, etc., from both academia and industries, to promote open sharing internally and externally with the broader scientific community. The two-day program (exact date to be determined) will be hosted within the seminar sessions of the Division of Energy and Fuels, which includes oral presentations (30-40 min for keynote speakers and 20-30 min for the rest) on any or all of the area involving the preparation, characterization, and applications of such materials.

Abstract submission will be open between Feb. 1- Apr. 1, 2013 through Instructions on how to submit abstracts can be found here and the pre-print template here. Travel and accommodation information is available at

If you have any question, please contact the symposium organizers: ISMZ-Online, Prof. Javier Garcia-Martinez, or Dr. Kunhao (Eric) Li. We sincerely welcome you and look forward to meeting you this Fall.

Symposium on Frontiers in energy conversion and fuel production
Sep 8 – Sep 13 all-day


Division of Energy and Fuels – American Chemical Society

ACS Chemistry for Life246thACS National Meeting & Exposition
September 8-12, 2013 ♦ Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Call for Papers

Symposium features research, development, and planning on energy conversion and fuel production. Based on invitation, internationally recognized experts will represent promising research developments of the next generation of energy and fuels. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy Conversion, Storage and Utilization
  • Smart Grid Technologies
  • Fuel Production and Utilization
  • Advancements in Energy-related Materials


Prof. Xianqin Wang
Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
323 MLK Blvd., University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982 USA
Prof. Yun Hang Hu
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931 USA
Abstract and pre-print submission due date: 10 April 2013
Submission of both an abstract and a pre-print are required. Please do this on-line at Instructions and pre-print template are available at

Advanced Materials World Congress – AMWC 2013
Sep 16 – Sep 20 all-day

The goal of congress is to provide a global platform for researchers and engineers coming from academia and industry to present their research results and activities in the field of materials science and engineering with a special attention on interdisciplinary research of advanced materials. The conference will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange their face-to-face novel ideas and experiences with the international experts during plenary & invited talks, oral presentations and poster sessions. We will set up ten sessions with keynote forum, panel discussion, project negotiation along with welcome cocktail and gala dinner.

Northeast Corridor Zeolite Association – NECZA 2013
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day

If you plan to give a presentation please contact:
Joe Fedeyko
Program Chair
Johnson Matthey