Advanced Photon Source | Center for Nanoscale Materials

Office of Science User Facilities

Full Program

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


General attendee fee: $190

Student fee: $50


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





Registration and vendor exhibits will be available all day.

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 SessionAfternoon Agenda (402 Lecture Hall)

CNM Plenary SessionAfternoon Agenda (401 Room A1100)


The banquet will be held in the evening at Elements at Water Street, located in historic downtown Naperville. The buffet dinner theme is “Farm to Table,” a rustic, urban cuisine using locally sourced foods. The evening will start with a full-bar cocktail hour and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by great dining to complete a perfect, relaxing evening after a day of great science! Bus transportation to the banquet is included in the ticket price ($50, purchase tickets in the on-line registration form

If you are purchasing a ticket for a guest who is not registered for the meeting and will require bus transportation, the guest MUST register as an APS Visitor at least one week in advance of the banquet so that their site access can be cleared.



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


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

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

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

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

WK6 Agenda: 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 Agenda: Resolution@speed: Advanced X-ray Spectroscopies with Upgraded APS (APS_U)

WK7 Agenda: High-resolution 3D X-ray Imaging

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

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

WK10 Agenda: 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 Agenda: User Workshop for Micromanipulator Use in Diamond Anvil Cell Loading and Other Applications

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Bldg. 401, Rm. A1100

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