2010 Annual Meeting
of the ESA

June, x-y, 2010

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2020 Semi-Centennial Joint Conference on Electrostatics


The Semi-Centennial Joint Conference on Electrostatics will be held June 7-10, 2020 at  Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Year 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Electrostatics Society of America (ESA). In order to celebrate this remarkable occasion, the ESA, the Institute of Electrostatics Japan, la Société Française d'Electrostatique, the Electrostatic Processes Committee of the IAS/IEEE and the Electrostatic Committee of the Chinese Physical Society jointly organize the Semi-Centennial Conference on Electrostatics. Contributions are invited ranging from fundamental physics and new developments in electrostatics to applications in industry, atmospheric and space sciences, medicine, energy and other fields.

Anticipated Technical Session Topics

• Atmospheric and space applications
• Biological and medical applications
• Breakdown, gas discharges and plasmas
• Charge motion and static dissipation
• Contact charging and triboelectric effects
• Dielectrics and insulators
• Electrostatic processes
Measurements and instrumentation
Microelectromechanical devices (MEMS)
• Particle control and charging
• Safety and hazards

Keynote Speakers

G.S. Peter Castle, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Tanvir Farouk, University of South Carolina, USA

Invited Speakers

Holger Grosshans, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig, Germany

Jean-Michel Reboul, Laboratoire Universitaire des Sciences Appliquees de Cherbourg, France

Michihiko Nakano, Kyushu University, Japan

Petru Notingher, Universite de Montpellier, France

Jie Li, Dalian University of Technology, China

David Pai, Universite de Poitiers, France

Important Dates and Preliminary Schedule

January 1, 2020

Abstract submission open

February 28, 2020

Abstract submission deadline

March 13, 2020

Notification of abstract acceptance

April 27, 2020

Early registration deadline

May 10, 2020

Final manuscript deadline

June 7-10, 2020

ESA 2019 Annual Meeting

Student Presentation Competition
Presentations by undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the Student Presentation Competition.

Conference Registration
Information regarding conference registration may be found here


Some number of rooms has been reserved in the following hotels:

  1. Charlottetown Inn & Convention Centre (conference hotel)
    Price: $145 CAD (about $112 USD).
    Reservations: by email (reservations@charlottetowninn.com) – please mention that you are the conference participant.
  2. Holland College Glendenning Hall (5 minute walk from the conference site, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment units with full kitchens)
    Price: $99 CAD (about $74 USD).
    Reservation: by phone (902-367-7702), or on-line (https://secure.webrez.com/Bookings105/booking-request.html?&hotel_id=612&newrelease_redirect=1 ) – please use the access code “ELECTRO20”.



The Charlottetown airport has direct connections to Montreal (two flights per day), Toronto (three flights per day) and Halifax (four flights per day) airports. Driving from Halifax (327km) can also be an option. The Charlottetown airport is about 6km from the conference venue and taxi should cost approximately $16 CAD ($12 USD). Taxi sharing is possible – please send an email with the departure details to kadamiak@eng.uwo.ca.

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

For questions about local arrangements and conference hosting, contact
General Chairs: Kazimierz Adamiak, Univ. of Western Ontario, kadamiak@eng.uwo.ca

For questions regarding the technical program and abstract submission, contact
Technical Chair: Hak-Joon Kim, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, diayolk@kimm.re.kr

Charlottetown is a capital of Prince Edward Island – smallest of Canada's 10 provinces. Located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, it is about 140 miles (225 km) long and 2 to 40 miles (3 to 65 km) wide. The 8 mile (12.9 km) long Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest, connects the island to the neighbouring province of New Brunswick. The island is marked by red-sand beaches, lighthouses, fertile farmland, and is renowned for seafood.