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2020 CINT Annual Meeting

September 21-23, 2020
Virtual Conference

The 2020 CINT Annual Meeting will be a free, virtual conference, showcasing innovative research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.


CINT 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 September 21-23 to learn about the capabilities and resources available at CINT as well as the process for becoming a user.

Symposia topics:
  • Advances in Soft Matter Imaging
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Quantum Information Sciences

Please find a linkable agenda here for easy access to each session.

Please find a Poster session guide here.

For the first time, the CINT Annual Meeting will be a virtual conference. Registration for this virtual meeting is free but does require a registration to access. Please register here.

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Chris Schuh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prof. Chris SchuhChristopher A. Schuh is the Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. He earned his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2001. He held the Ernest O. Lawrence postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2001-2002, prior to joining the MIT faculty in 2002. Prof. Schuh’s research is focused on structural metallurgy and seeks to control disorder in metallic microstructures for the purpose of optimizing mechanical properties; much of his work is on the design and control of grain boundary structure and chemistry. He has published more than 250 papers and dozens of patents, and has received a variety of awards acknowledging his research accomplishments. Among these are his appointment as a MacVicar Fellow of MIT, acknowledging his contributions to engineering education, and his election as member of the National Academy of Inventors and the National Academy of Engineering. Prof. Schuh has co-founded a number of metallurgical companies. His first MIT spin-out company, Xtalic Corporation, commercialized a process from Schuh’s MIT laboratory to control the internal structure in metal electroplated coatings down to the nanometer scale, producing exceptional mechanical and functional properties. These nanocrystalline coatings have been deployed in applications ranging from machine components, to automotive parts, to electronics, and are in wide and growing usage around the globe.

Prof. Amir Yacoby
Harvard University

Prof. Amir. YacobyAmir Yacoby is a Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and a visiting Professor at Brookhaven National Labs. Following a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Eengineering from the Technion and a master’s degree in theoretical physics, professor Yacoby turned to experimental condensed matter physics. He received his PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and joined its faculty in 1998. In 2006 Professor Yacoby joined Harvard University. His current interests are in understanding the behavior of low-dimensional systems and their applications to quantum information science. His research topics include: Quantum computing; Quantum metrology; High precision sensing and imaging; and Quantum Materials.

Prof. Lena Kourkoutis
Cornell University

Prof. Lena KourkoutisLena F. Kourkoutis is an Associate Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University. Dr. Kourkoutis received her undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Rostock, Germany in 2003, and then moved to Ithaca where she was awarded a Ph.D. in 2009. As a Humboldt Research Fellow, she spent 2011-2012 exploring cryo-electron microscopy in the Molecular Structural Biology Group at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. She returned to Cornell University as a Postdoctoral Associate in 2012 and joined the Applied and Engineering Faculty in 2013. The Kourkoutis electron microscopy group focuses on understanding and controlling nanostructured materials, from biomaterials to materials for energy to quantum materials. They have developed new cryogenic scanning transmission electron microscopy techniques to gain access to low temperature electronic states, to study processes at liquid/solid interfaces in energy devices and to image thick biological specimens. Prof. Kourkoutis has been awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a NSF CAREER award, and is recipient of the Burton Metal awarded by the Microscopy Society of America, among other honors. She is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences.


I: Advances in Soft Matter Imaging

CINT Organizers: John Watt, Peter Goodwin
This symposium will bring together experts at the forefront of the imaging of soft matter. This will include biological and biomimetic materials, polymers, and nanomaterials and their interfaces, showcasing the cutting edge electron and light microscopy techniques used in their characterization.

Confirmed invited speakers:
  • Julie Biteen, University of Michigan
  • Jim Brozik, Washington State University
  • Kim Butler, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Stacy Copp, University of California, Irvine
  • Tina Jeoh, University of California, Davis
  • Kyungtae Kim, CINT
  • Dan Long, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Colin Ophus, Molecular Foundry
  • Jessica Riesterer, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Jan Rignalda and Min Wu, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Phoebe Stewart, Case Western Reserve University
  • Brent Wagner, University of New Mexico
  • Ben Wiley, Duke University

II: Nanostructured Materials

CINT Organizers: Rémi Dingreville, Nan Li, Katie Jungjohann, Michael Pettes
This symposium focuses on recent trends and advances in the synthesis, characterization and performance of nanostructured materials. The three topical areas include synthesis of nanostructured materials, nanomechanics, multifunctional nanostructured materials.

Confirmed invited speakers:
  • John Balk, University of Kentucky
  • Aiping Chen, CINT
  • Dan Gianola, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Wendy Gu, Stanford University
  • Zhiyong Gu, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Andrea Hodge, University of Southern California
  • Katie Jungjohann, CINT
  • Enrique Lavernia, University of California, Irvine
  • Nanshu Lu, University of Texas at Austin
  • Elisa Riedo, New York University
  • John Scully, University of Virginia
  • Mohsen Asle Zaeem, Colorado School of Mines
  • Ting Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology

III: Quantum Information Sciences

CINT Organizers: Jinkyoung Yoo, Mike Lilly, Andy Mounce, Han Htoon, Jennifer Hollingsworth, Matt Eitchenfeld
This symposium will bring together experts in emerging quantum materials and generation, manipulation, and transduction of various quantum information carriers, such as ions, spins, and photons, to foster novel scientific disciplines in quantum information sciences from the perspective of quantum systems.

Confirmed invited speakers:
  • Mete Atature, Cambridge University
  • Alex Weber Bergioni, Molecular Foundry
  • Aashish Clerk, University of Chicago
  • Danna Freedman, Northwestern University
  • Mahdi Hosseini, Purdue University
  • Ania Jayich, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Pauli Kehayias, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Feng Liu, University of Utah
  • Cindy Regal, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Olivier Roubeau, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Juan Carlos Idrobo Tapia, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • YuHuang Wang, University of Maryland
  • Vivien Zapf, Los Alamos National Laboratory