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2019 CINT Annual Meeting

September 22-24, 2019
La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The 2019 CINT Annual Meeting will showcase the innovative research in nanoscience and nanotechnology carried out by CINT scientists and users.


2019 CINT Annual Meeting flyerCINT is an Office of Science national user facility jointly operated by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. Our Annual Meeting is an opportunity to showcase the innovative research in nanoscience and nanotechnology carried out by CINT scientists and users. Join us in September to learn about the capabilities and resources available at CINT as well as the process for becoming a user. Click on the image to the right to download the promotional flyer.

Symposia topics:
  • Computation and Theory of Soft Matter
  • Machine Learning for Nanoscale Materials (Joint NSRC symposium)
  • 2D Materials

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Chad A. Mirkin
Northwestern University

Prof. Chad A. MirkinChad A. Mirkin is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University. He is a chemist and world-renowned nanoscience expert, who is known for the discovery and development of spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) and SNA-based biodetection and therapeutic schemes, the invention of Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) and related cantilever-free nanopatterning methodologies, On-Wire Lithography (OWL), Co-Axial Lithography (COAL), and contributions to supramolecular chemistry and nanoparticle synthesis. Prof. Mirkin has been recognized for his accomplishments with over 210 national and international awards, including the SCI Perkin Medal, the Linus Pauling Medal, and the Dickson Prize in Science, among many others. Prof. Mirkin holds a B.S. from Dickinson College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. He was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the MIT prior to becoming a professor at Northwestern University in 1991.

Prof. Timothy Lodge
University of Minnesota

Prof. Timothy LodgeTimothy Lodge is Regents Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Lodge received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. His research pursues a molecular-level understanding of polymer structure and dynamics. Currently, his lab focuses on multicomponent systems – copolymers, homopolymer blends, and their mixtures – in solution and in the bulk state. The overall scientific challenge is to understand how the thermodynamic interactions among the components control both structure and dynamics. Prof. Lodge is the recipient numerous awards and honors, including: the Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award from the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, honored for his outstanding achievements in promoting undergraduate and graduate polymer education; elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS); and recipient of the Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award winner for outstanding research in polymer science.

Prof. Tony Heinz
Stanford University

Prof. Tony HeinzTony Heinz is Professor of Applied Physics and Photon Science at Stanford University and the Director of the Chemical Sciences Division at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Prof. Heinz received a B.S. in Physics from Stanford University and a Ph.D., also in Physics, from the University of California at Berkeley. Subsequently, he was at the IBM Research Division in Yorktown Heights, NY until he joined Columbia University in 1995 as a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics. He has also served as a Scientific Director of the Columbia Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) and of the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) until he joined Stanford University in 2015. Prof. Heinz’s research focuses on the optical and electronic properties of nanoscale materials, including atomically thin 2D materials such as graphene and ultrathin transition metal dichalcogenide crystals. Using optical and laser spectroscopic techniques, complemented by other physical probes, his lab examines the states of electrons in these systems and learns how they interact with one another, with lattice vibrations, and with other nearby materials. Prof. Heinz is the recipient of APS’s Frank Isakson Prize and the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, among other honors.

Prof. Rajiv Kalia
University of Southern California

Rajiv KaliaRajiv Kalia is Professor of Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. His multidisciplinary research concentrates in the areas of biophysics and materials science. Prof. Kalia and his team investigate key biophysical processes and related applications for developing new paths in future drug delivery and gene therapies. This work necessitates creating multi-scale simulations of novel materials and biomedical systems through a combination of density functional, molecular dynamics, and finite element computational schemes. Using HPC resources, Kalia has carried out the largest ever all-atom molecular dynamics simulations—on the order of 10 million atoms—that are capable of visualizing water nanobubbles undergoing shockwave-induced collapse and resulting velocity streamlines formed by the subsequent water nanojets. Prof. Kalia is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has been awarded a Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) Fellowship in the Netherlands; a Sustained Excellence Award in Ultra Dense, Ultra Fast Computing Components from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); and a USC Viterbi School of Engineering Senior Research Award. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Northwestern University in 1976.


I: Computation and Theory of Soft Matter

CINT Organizers: Dvora Perahia, Lisa Hall, Gary Grest
The primary aim of this symposium is to bring together scientists to discuss recent developments in theory and modeling of soft matter nanomaterials. The symposium will run from September 22-24.

Confirmed invited speakers:
  • Dr. Dipak Aryal (UT Austin)
  • Dr. Jonathan Bollinger (SNL)
  • Prof. Shengfeng Cheng (Virginia Tech)
  • Dr. Amalie Frischknecht (CINT)
  • Prof. Ting Ge (Duke)
  • Dr. Gary Grest (CINT)
  • Prof. Lisa Hall (OSU)
  • Prof. Sanat Kumar (Columbia)
  • Dr. J. Matthew Lane (SNL)
  • Dr. Jeremy Lechman (SNL)
  • Dr. Thomas O'Connor (SNL)
  • Prof. Dvora Perahia (Clemson)
  • Prof. Phil Pincus (UCSB)
  • Dr. Steve Plimpton (SNL)
  • Dr. Cynthia Olson Reichhardt (LANL)
  • Prof. Mark Robbins and Marco A. Galvani Cunha (Johns Hopkins)
  • Prof. Michael Rubinstein (Duke)
  • Dr. K. Michael Salerno (US ARL)
  • Dr. Ishan Srivastava (SNL)
  • Dr. Mark Stevens (CINT)
  • Dr. Bobby Sumpter (CNMS, ORNL)
  • Prof. Mesfin Tsige (U. of Akron)
  • Prof. Edmund Webb III (Lehigh)
  • Dr. Sidath Wijesinghe (Clemson, UNC)

II: Machine Learning for Nanoscale Materials (Joint NSRC symposium)

CINT Organizers: Mark Stevens, Rémi Dingreville, Rajiv Kalia, Ryan Wixom
The Machine Learning for Nanoscale Materials Symposium will address how machine learning can be applied to nanoscale materials by bringing together experts from all five of the Nanoscale Science Research Centers and experts in quantum materials, nanophotonics, soft matter, and characterization. The symposium will run from September 23-24.

Confirmed invited speakers:
  • Dr. Jeffery Aguiar (INL)
  • Dr. Debra Audus (NIST)
  • Dr. Matthew Cherukara (CNM, ANL)
  • Dr. Mark Hybertsen (CFN, BNL)
  • Dr. Deyu Lu (CFN, BNL)
  • Prof. Willie Padilla (Duke)
  • Dr. Pankaj Rajak (ANL)
  • Prof. Trevor Rhone (RPI)
  • Prof. Jacob Taylor (UMD)
  • Dr. Sergei Tretiak (CINT)
  • Dr. Rama Vasudevan (CNMS, ORNL)
  • Dr. Steve Whitelam (MF, LBNL)

III: 2D Materials

CINT Organizers: Rohit Prasankumar, Jinkyoung Yoo, Ekaterina Dolgopolova, Jennifer Hollingsworth
The 2D Materials Symposium will bring together experts in the characterization and fabrication of 2D materials, including multi-dimensional hybrid structures, van der Waals heterostructures, and non-traditional 2D materials, to foster new scientific directions in this exciting field. The symposium will run from September 23-24.

Confirmed invited speakers:
  • Nathan Flanders, on behalf of Prof. William Dichtel (Northwestern)
  • Prof. Libai Huang (Purdue)
  • Prof. Pinshane Huang (UIUC)
  • Prof. Chengfeng Ke (Dartmouth)
  • Prof. Wei Kong (MIT)
  • Prof. Elaine Li (UT Austin)
  • Prof. Katherine Mirica (Dartmouth)
  • Dr. Chang-yong Nam (CFN, BNL)
  • Dr. Wanyi Nie (LANL)
  • Dr. Taisuke Ohta (CINT)
  • Prof. David Reis (Stanford)
  • Prof. Jim Schuck (Columbia)
  • Prof. Maxim Sukharev (ASU)