2010 Annual Meeting
of the ESA

June, x-y, 2010

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2018 Electrostatics Joint Conference

The 2018 Electrostatics Joint Conference  will be held June 18-20, 2018 at Boston University (Boston, USA).

The Electrostatic Society of America (ESA), Institute of Electrostatics Japan (IESJ), Industry Applications Society (IEEE-IAS) Electrostatic Processes Committee, and La Societé Francaise d’Electrostatique (SFE) invite papers in all scientific and technical areas involving electrostatics. The scope of the conference ranges from the fundamental physics underlying electrostatics to applications in industry, atmospheric and space sciences, medicine, energy, and other fields. The meeting will bring together experts across the diverse field to present the latest developments in electrostatics.


Anticipated Technical Session Topics

• Atmospheric and space applications
• Biological and medical applications
• Breakdown phenomena
• Contact charging and triboelectric effects
• Electrically-induced flows and electrokinetics
• Flows, forces and fields
• Gas discharges and microplasmas
• Electrospinning
• Material processing
• Measurements and instrumentation
• Particle control and charging
• Safety and hazards

Preliminary Conference Schedule and Program
The preliminary conference schedule and program may be found here.

Oral Sessions
Keynote lectures are scheduled for 25 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and answers.
Invited and oral presentations are scheduled for 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions and answers.

Poster Sessions
An easel will be provided with 1.2 m by 1.2 m (4 ft by 4 ft) of available space for each poster presentation. 
Conference Proceedings
The guidelines and template for conference proceedings may be found here

Conference Registration
Details regarding conference registration may be found here.  

Conference Housing
On Campus Housing:

Modern, air-conditioned dormitory housing in four-bedroom apartments with single beds, two baths, and common kitchen, including bedding and towels, are available at a cost of $85 per night. The reservation deadline for on-campus house is May 31.


Rooms are available from check-in on Saturday, June 16 to check-out on Thursday, June 21.


Details about the accommodations and information about location, parking, and reservation and cancellation deadlines may be found on the room-reservation website.


All bedrooms are single occupancy. Suites are typically single gender unless a specific alternative request is made. Rooms will be assigned based on gender or requested suitemates and length of stay. Please note that B.U. housing may not be able to accommodate a shared suite for individuals with different arrival and departure dates.


Off Campus Housing:

Local hotels may be reserved by individual participants.  These bookings are on your own. Prices will generally be $200 and above per night. Nearby hotels, all within walking distance (or short streetcar ride) include (in increasing distance from the conference venue):


Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (866.784.4000)


Hotel Buckminster, 645 Beacon St, Boston, MA, 02215 (617-236-7050) 


Beacon Inn, 1087 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446  (1-888-575-0088) 


Holiday Inn, 1200 Beacon St. Brookline, MA 02446  (617-277-1200) 


Bertram Inn, 92 Sewall Avenue,Brookline MA 02446


Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617-492-1234)

Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Brookline, 40 Webster St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617-734-1393) 

Student Presentation Competition
Presentations by undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the Student Presentation Competition. Please indicate student presenter when submitting abstract.

Important Dates

January 1, 2018

Abstract submission open

March 1, 2018

Abstract submission deadline

March 22, 2018

Abstract submission deadline extended

April  1, 2018

Notification of abstract acceptance

May 10, 2018

Early registration deadline

May 16, 2018

Final manuscript deadline

June 17, 2018

Reception (6-9 PM)

June 18, 2018

Conference begins (8 AM)

June 20, 2018

Conference ends after evening banquet (7-10 PM)
Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Brookline, 40 Webster St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617-734-1393) 

Contact Information

For questions regarding the technical program and abstract submission, contact
Technical Chair: Dr. Shubho Banerjee
Rhodes College, Memphis, banerjees@rhodes.edu, (901) 843-3585

For questions about local arrangements and conference hosting, contact
General Chair: Dr. Mark Horenstein
Boston University, mnh@bu.edu, (617) 353-9052

About Boston University: Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university has over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries, nearly 10,000 faculty and staff, 17 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study. The conference venue is the Photonics Center which houses the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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