The 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy
on the occasion of celebrating the NSF MRSEC at UCI

University of California, Irvine

November 5 - 7, 2020

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To celebrate the establishment of the Center for Complex and Active Materials (CCAM) – a new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), UCI Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) is delighted to host a special materials research workshop in conjunction with the Third International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS-3), on November 5-7, 2020. A workshop centered on CCAM activities will be held on November 5, to kick off the UCI MRSEC, followed by ISAMS-3 on November 6-7, 2020. The ISAMS-3 will bring together the scientific community working on various aspects of transmission electron microscopy to exchange the latest research results and ideas, and to address challenges in the development of atomic-scale imaging and spectroscopy for advancing materials and biological sciences. Both events will be held virtually via Zoom and are open to the scientific community. A Zoom-link will be sent to all registered attendees by email.

The National Science Foundation has awarded $18 million to UCI in support of the CCAM – a new NSF MRSEC. The CCAM builds on campus strengths in multidisciplinary science and engineering research, world-class facilities, and commitment to diversity. The primary mission of CCAM is to establish foundational knowledge in the science and engineering of new classes of materials offering unique and broad functionality via an interplay among design, simulation, synthesis, and advanced characterization.

Established in 2015, UCI IMRI is an interdisciplinary special research program under the Office of Research, and a key enabler of the CCAM initiative. It serves as the cross-campus nexus for materials research in Southern California. IMRI operates a wide range of state-of-the-art shared facilities for the analysis and characterization of materials and devices ranging from sub-Å to macroscopic length scales. The facilities are professionally staffed, convenient, and affordable, with user-friendly services.

We are honored to invite you to join us at the special materials research workshop and the ISAMS-3, to share with you our accomplishments and to enable future collaborations amongst attendees.

Xiaoqing Pan
Director, IMRI and CCAM – An NSF MRSEC

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