2010 Annual Meeting
of the ESA

June, x-y, 2010

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2020 Semi-Centennial Joint Conference on Electrostatics

Update (March 16, 2020): The Electrostatics Society of America is known as "The Friendly Society", and an essential tenant of friendship is concern for the well-being of those we consider our friends. In times like these, the health and safety of all of our members, our broader scientific community, and now global community are paramount. Guided by these principles and due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the leadership of the sponsoring societies and the conference organizers have decided to cancel the 2020 Semi-Centennial Joint Conference on Electrostatics. Those that have already registered will receive a full refund, and we will work to contact those registrants individually. We ask for your patience as we work through the details of cancelling the meeting and making refunds. 

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

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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.