Advanced Photon Source | Center for Nanoscale Materials

Office of Science User Facilities

Full Program

Go to day: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Registration for the 2018 APS/CNM Users Meeting is open at


2018 APS/CNM Users Meeting Organizing Committee:


Amy Clarke, Colorado School of Mines,, Chair, APS Users Organization Steering Committee

Goran Karapetrov, Drexel University, Chair, CNM Users Executive Committee

R. Joseph Kline, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Vice-Chair, APS Users Organization Steering Committee

James Rondinelli, Northwestern University, Vice-Chair, CNM Users Executive Committee

Katie Gregar, CNM, Associate Director, User Programs & Operations

Constance Vanni, APS, Assistant User Program Manager


PROGRAM BOOK PDFs (available in April 2018):

  • Comprehensive Program
  • General Session Abstracts
  • Workshop Abstracts
  • Poster Index
  • Poster Abstracts
  • Exhibitors/Sponsors
  • Exhibitor Maps



Registration and vendor exhibits will be available all day. The banquet will be held in the evening (location TBD).

Opening Session—Morning Agenda (Bldg. 402 Lecture Hall)

The morning session will feature a keynote speaker and will also include updates from the Department of Energy, the directors of the APS and CNM, and a representative of the Society for Science at User Research Facilities (formerly NUFO).

S3or Speed Science Slam is Back! Feel like getting a few minutes on stage to present your science to the UM audience? If yes, during registration when you submit your poster session abstract, check "YES" that you wish to be considered for a slot in the Slam!

APS Plenary Session—Afternoon Agenda (402 Lecture Hall)

CNM Plenary Session—Afternoon Agenda (401 Room A1100)



Registration and vendor exhibits will be available all day. The poster session will be held in the evening.


WK2: Workshop on Past, Present, and Future of Insertion Devices at the APS: A Tribute to Efim Gluskin, Emil Trakhtenberg, and Isaac Vasserman

WK3: Next-generation Quantum Systems Based on Topological Phases and Integrated Quantum Photonics

WK4: Frontiers of Materials Research with Single-crystal Total Scattering

WK5: In Situ Rheology, SAXS, and XPCS for the Study of Soft Matter

WK6: Tribology of 2D Materials: From Nanoscale to Macroscale

Poster Session

The Poster Session will be held in Bldg. 240, Theoretical and Computing Science (TCS) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Shuttle buses available between APS, the Guest House, and TCS.




Registration and vendor exhibits will be open in the morning.


WK1: Resolution@speed: Advanced X-ray Spectroscopies with Upgraded APS (APS_U)

WK7: High-resolution 3D X-ray Imaging

WK8: Tipping X-ray - Comprehensive Nanoscale Characterization with Multimodal X-ray Imaging

WK9: Nanoscience for Quantum Science: Developing, Characterizing, and Harnessing Optically Active Defects

WK10: Applications of Synchrotron X-ray Techniques for Studying Metal Additive Manufacturing



CNM Short Course (Note: Fee of $40 in addition to meeting registration fee; pre-registration required.)

Using the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: Sector 26

Instructor: Martin Holt (CNM)


Satellite Workshop

WKS: User Workshop for Micromanipulator Use in Diamond Anvil Cell Loading and Other Applications

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Bldg. 434, Rm. C010

Organizers: Steven M. Barnett (Barnett Technical Services) Ross Hrubiak and Vitali Prakapenka (APS/ANL)


Satellite SAXS Software Course

SAXS Software Course Irena and Nika

(Note: Fee of $35 in addition to meeting registration fee; pre-registration required.)

Dates: May 10-11, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)

Location: Bldg. 401, Room A5000

Instructor: Jan Ilavsky