Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM)

The mission of the Laboratory for Surface Modification is to provide a focus for research in basic and applied studies of high technology surfaces and interfaces.

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Thirty-Second Annual LSM/IAMDN Symposium
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Life Sciences Center
Busch Campus

The Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM) and the Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN) will host the Thirty-Second Annual LSM/IAMDN Symposium on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The symposium will focus on experimental and theoretical studies of surfaces, interfaces, thin films and their applications, as well as nanoscale phenomena. We will include both oral and poster presentations; contributed talks will be 15 minutes long (including a short discussion).

The program will include two invited "Highlight Presentations" by two prominent invited speakers:

Dr. Ivan Bozovic, Brookhaven National Laboratory, his talk is titled:

"The Exciting New Interface Physics"

Professor Robert Wallace, University of Texas at Dallas, his talk is titled:

"2D Materials: Surfaces, Interfaces and Defects"

This meeting is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to present their work in a friendly atmosphere. Of course, faculty members are welcome to speak as well. We also encourage participants from other universities to attend and present their work. The final program can be viewed at the following link:

Program available here (pdf format)

Thirty-Second Annual LSM/IAMDN Symposium
Congratulations to Wenhan Zhang, the winner of the "Theodore E. Madey Student Award" for best student oral presentation working with Prof. Sang-Wook Cheong and Prof. Weida Wu, titled: "Defect Formation on the Surface of Giant Rashba Systems." 

Congratulations to Karin U. D. Calvinho, working with Prof. G. Charles Dismukes, who received the "Leszek Wielunski Student Award" for best student poster titled: "Selective Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to C3 and C4 Carbohydrates Exceeding 90% Energy Efficiency."