ESA President's Message
is an exciting area of science, as its most basic scientific questions remain
unknown and highly controversial ... and yet its consequences are widespread. For
example, the identity of the species transferred to generate charge when
materials rub is being hotly debated in the leading scientific journals – some researchers argue that it is electrons, others that it is ions, and yet others that it is bits of material. This electrical
charging leads to the most dramatic phenomena in nature, such as lightning, and
has important consequences in virtually all areas of technology, including
digital printing, microelectronics processing, space exploration, air
purification and medical treatments. The
Electrostatics Society of America connects scientists, engineers and educators whose
work addresses fundamental studies and technological applications involving electrostatics.
Our annual conference is the premier venue for presentations of electrostatics
research, bringing together experts from all over the world. Please contact me if you would like to find
out more about our society.
-Dan Lacks, firstname.lastname@example.org