2010 Annual Meeting
of the ESA


June, x-y, 2010

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2017 Annual Meeting of the

Electrostatics Society of America


The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America  will be held June 13-15, 2017 at University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON).


The Electrostatics Society of America (ESA) invites papers in all scientific and technical areas involving electrostatics for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the ESA. Contributions range 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

  • Breakdown phenomena and discharges
  • Electrically-induced flows and electrokinetics
  • Contact charging and triboelectric effects
  • Gas discharges and microplasmas
  • Atmospheric and space applications
  • Biological and medical applications
  • Materials synthesis, processing, and behavior
  • Measurements and instrumentation
  • Safety and hazards
Keynote Speakers

We are excited to have confirmed an excellent slate of keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Elyse Rosenbaum, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Dr. Charles Fan, Global Research & Development, General Motors Company, USA
  • Dr. Karen Aplin, Department of Physics, Oxford University, UK
  • Dr. Philip Kwok, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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, 2017

Abstract submission open

March 15, 2017

Abstract submission deadline (Extended)

March 17, 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance

May 10, 2017

Early registration deadline

May 15, 2017

Final manuscript deadline


Technical Program

2017 Annual Meeting Proceedings

Registration
Please register here.

 



Early Registration (Before May 10th ) USD

Registration

(after May 10th) USD

Student



$70

$90

ESA member



$290

$340

Non-ESA member



$310

$360



To submit information for the banquets and city of Ottawa Tour here.

Meeting Proceedings
Please review the guidelines and template for preparing a manuscript for the Meeting's Proceedings. Submit manuscripts as a pdf file to Technical Chair, Dr. Banerjee Shubho, at the email address, banerjees@rhodes.edu, by May 15, 2017. 


Preliminary Agenda

Monday

June 12th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Informal Welcome Gathering & Registration

Tuesday

June 13th

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration & Technical Sessions

Wednesday

June 14th

8:00am – 5:00pm

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Technical Sessions

Conference Banquet

Thursday

June 15th

8:00am – 1:00pm

Technical sessions & Conference Concludes

Friday

June 16th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Ottawa City Tour


Transportation 
The University of Ottawa campus is located in downtown Ottawa which is a short taxi ride (approximately 20 minutes; approximate fee: 35 CAD-one way) from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW). Direct flights to YOW airport are available from many national and international locations. If flying to the neighboring cities including Toronto or Montreal, there are various options to travel to Ottawa.


From Toronto to Ottawa

By Train:

Taking the train from Union Satiation in downtown Toronto to Ottawa takes approximately 4.5 hours. Train arrives in Ottawa station which is a 15 minutes taxi ride to the University of Ottawa campus.

By Plane:

Taking the plane via Air Canada or WestJet takes approximately 1 hour. Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is a 20 minutes taxi ride to the University of Ottawa campus.

By Car:

The driving distance from downtown Toronto to the University of Ottawa campus is approximately 450 km which takes, depending on traffic, around 4.5 hours.


From Montreal to Ottawa

By Train:

Taking the train from downtown Montreal to Ottawa takes approximately 2 hours. Train arrives in Ottawa station which is a 15 minutes taxi ride to the University of Ottawa campus.

By Air:

Taking the plane via Air Canada or WestJet takes approximately 40 minutes. Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is a 20 minutes taxi ride to the University of Ottawa campus.

By Car:

The driving distance from downtown Montreal to the University of Ottawa campus is approximately 200 km which takes, depending on traffic, around 2 hours.

By Bus:

Greyhound offers a return shuttle service (2 hour trip one-way) by coach between Montréal–Trudeau Airport and the city of Ottawa (drop off location is in a walking distance to the University of Ottawa campus). Tickets can be purchased online or aboard the coach at the passenger drop-off area on the international arrivals level.


 

Accommodations

Conference attendees have various options for accommodation including:


Option A: University of Ottawa Housing on Campus (90 University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1H3)

Rooms have been reserved for the ESA conference attendees at one the University of Ottawa Housing locations between Sunday, June 11 and Saturday, June 17, 2017.

o  Units are air-conditioned suite-style that include two separate bedrooms with a double bed in each room, a washroom with shower, kitchenette equipped with fridge and microwave, table and chairs. 

o  ESA conference group rate is 110.00 CAD per night per suit, plus applicable taxes.

o  The rate is per suite and not per room. Please note that it is assumed that guests who are looking to share a suite are responsible for arranging payment among themselves. University of Ottawa is not responsible for pairing individuals up or arranging for cost of the suite to be divided per room.

o  Participants can book online and be sure to include the promotional code ESA2017. On the website, please choose location 90U.

o  Bookings must be made by May 1, 2017, to qualify for the ESA discounted group rate. Reservation requests made after the reservation cutoff date are subject to availability.

o  The check-in time is 4 PM on your day of arrival and the check-out time is 10:30 AM on your day of departure.

 

Option B: Nearby Hotels

University of Ottawa Campus is located in downtown Ottawa and thus is in a walking distance to many hotels including: Novotel Ottawa; The Westin Ottawa; Lord Elgin Hotel; Capital Hill Hotel & Suites, and many more. No rooms have been reserved at any hotels for the ESA conference.

 

Contact Information

General Conference Chair

Prof. Poupak Mehrani (poupak.mehrani@uottawa.ca)           

University of Ottawa, Canada


Technical Program Chair

Prof. Shubho Banerjee (banerjees@rhodes.edu)        

Rhodes College, USA



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