2018 ALS Users' Meeting

Past ALS Users' Meetings: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Brief Information

The this year's ALS Users' Meeting will celebrate the 25th anniversary of light at the ALS. The scientific program has been assembled to highlight the broad research performed at the ALS during its first 25 years and to look forward to the future. In addition, the workshops have been modified to include a Tutorial Day where students and early career scientists can be exposed to new techniques and instruments. Following the trend of past ALS users' meetings, roughly 400 scientists are expected to attend and to participate in the event held October 2-4, 2018.

Feel free to contact the Program Co-charis Alex Frano, Jennifer Ciezak-Jenkins, and Michael Jacobs (Alex: 📧, Jennifer: 📧, or Michael: 📧).

Please refer to the Calendar or the ALS users' meeting website for important deadlines.

Meeting Highlights

  • Plenary sessions with keynote speakers
  • Director's science and facility updates
  • Invited talks featuring recent science highlights from the ALS
  • New tutorial sessions for students and early career scientists
  • Focused science workshops
  • Poster session and reception
  • Student "Poster Slam" competition
  • Awards banquet
  • Exhibitors of synchrotron-related equipment
Invited Speakers (not complete)

  • Gabriel Aepli, Swiss Light Source
  • Pupa Gilbert, UW Madison
  • Gyorgy Snell, Takeda
  • Jay Marx, Caltech/LIGO: "Natural-Gas Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks"
  • Zahid Hussain, LBNL
  • Alessandra Lanzara, UC Berkeley
  • John Spence, ASU
  • Megan Beers, TE Connectivity


Tuesday, October 2
07:45Registration, Continental Breakfast @Building 50 Auditorium
Session Chair: Fanny Rodolakis
08:25UEC Welcome, Meeting LogisticsWill Chueh, UEC Chair, Stanford
08:30LBNL Welcome
08:40ALS Update
09:10DOE UpdateHarriet Kung, DOE
09:40UEC Town Hall
10:30Keynote #1Gabe Aepli, SLS
11:05Keynote #2Pupa Gilbert, UW Madison
11:40Keynote #3Gyorgy Snell, Takeda
12:15Lunch and Exhibitors @ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent
Session Chair: UEC Member
13:30Keynote #4Jay Marx, Caltech/LIGO
13:55Keynote #5Zahid Hussain, LBNL
14:30Science Highlight #1John Spence, ASU
14:55Science Highlight #2Megan Beers, TE Connectivity
15:40Science Highlight #3Alessandra Lanzara, UC Berkeley
16:05ALS-U Update
16:30Poster Slam
17:00Poster Session, Student Poster Competition and Reception @ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent
Wednesday, October 3
08:00Registration, Continental Breakfast @ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent
08:30Science Workshops
12:00Lunch @ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent
13:30Science Workshops
17:15Shirley Award Talk
17:50Student Poster Award Talk
18:00Awards Dinner @ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent
Thursday, October 4
08:00Registration, Continental Breakfast @ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent
12:00Lunch @ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent
17:00End of Meeting