ISPM 2019

International Scanning Probe Microscopy

May 26-29, 2019

The International Scanning Probe Microscopy (ISPM) Conference in Louvain-la-Neuve 2019 is the 21st in a continuing series of international meetings featuring research on scanning probe microscopy (SPM), sensors, and nanostructures that began in Seattle in 1999 and was followed by the annual conferences held in US, Europe, Asia, and South America. It is aimed at researchers working on the development of scanning probe microscopy techniques, as well as users of scanning probe microscopes from all scientific and industrial disciplines such as materials science, basic physics, life sciences, semiconductor industry and energy industry.

The program will cover all areas of scanning probe microscopy including (but not limited to):

  1. Novel developments in SPM techniques: theory, instrumentation, and new imaging modes 
  2. SPM in biology and medicine
  3. Nano mechanical properties measurements
  4. SPM on graphene and other 2D materials
  5. STM and UHV AFM
  6. SPM for energy applications
  7. Multi frequency AFM
  8. SPM on liquid solid interfaces 
  9. Ultra high resolution SPM 
  10. SPM in education

Louvain-la-Neuve is located in Belgium and is the youngest city in Europe. Its construction began in 1972.  The campus is closely intertwined in the city which has the perculiarity of being pedestrian. The conference will take place at the Martin's Hotel, in the heart of the city.

Local Organizers

David Alsteens and Yves Dufrêne, nBIO, LIBST, UCLouvain, Belgium

Local Organizing Committee

David Alsteens, UCLouvain, Belgium
Yves Dufrêne, UCLouvain, Belgium
Philippe Leclère, Umons, Belgium

International Organizing Committee

David P. Allison, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Chunli Bai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Beijing, China
Johannes Barth, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
Paulo Mascarello Bisch, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jeong-Woo Choi, Sogang University, Sogang, South Korea
Mitchel Doktycz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, U.S.A.
Lukas Eng, University Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Georg Fantner , Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Ricardo García, Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Peter Hinterdorfer, University of Linz, Linz, Austria
Heinrich Hörber, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.
Haiwon Lee, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
Zoya Leonenko, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Stuart Lindsay, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
Mervyn Miles, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.
Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet, Center of Structural Biochemistry, INSERM/UNIV-MONTP 1/CNRS, Montpellier, France
Joon Won Park, Pohang University of Science and Technoloty, Kyungbuk, South Korea
Takuji Takahashi, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Tatsuo Ushiki, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
Li-Jun Wan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Beijing, China


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