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2024 Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 9-13, 2024

The 2024 Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America (ESA) will be held June 9-13, 2024, at the University of Ottawa  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).

The Electrostatic Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the 2024 Electrostatics Society of America Annual Meeting. Presentation and paper contributions are invited in all scientific and technical areas of electrostatics, ranging from fundamental physics and new developments to applications in industry, atmospheric and space sciences, biology, medicine, energy, and other fields utilizing electrostatic phenomena.

Anticipated Technical Session Topics

  • Atmospheric and space applications

  • Breakdown, gas discharges and plasmas

  • Charge motion and static dissipation

  • Contact charging and triboelectric effects

  • Triboelectric nanogenerators and energy harvesters

  • Microelectromechanical devices (MEMS)

  • Dielectrics and insulators

  • Electrets

  • Electrohydrodynamics

  • Electrospinning and electrospraying

  • Electrostatic processes and technologies

  • Measurements and instrumentation

  • Electrostatic manipulation of particles, droplets, and biological cells

  • Biological and medical applications

  • Electrostatic precipitation

  • Safety and hazards

Student Presentations

All student participants will be offered a substantially reduced conference fee. Furthermore, the Student Presentation Competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students who wish to showcase their presentations.

Visa Invitation Letters

If you need a visa to travel to Canada, you can request a formal invitation letter from the Conference Chair, Prof. Poupak Mehrani at poupak.mehrani@uottawa.ca. Please start your visa application process immediately.

Tutorials and Demonstrations

Tutorial sessions on various topics related to electrostatics are planned for the day before conference officially starts (Sunday, June 9th 2024). This will be a great opportunity to broaden your expertise and satisfy your curiosity in the areas that you wondered about but did not have a chance to explore. If you plan to attend these sessions please ensure to also register for tutorials at the time of registering for the conference.

Topics

Speaker

Session A

Electrostatic Fundamentals

Prof. Tatsushi Matsuyama

SoKa University, Japan

Session B

Electrostatic Instruments and Measurements

Prof. Maciej Noras

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

Session C

Electrostatic Processes and Technologies;

Industrial Electrostatic Hazards and Mitigation

Dr. Kelly Robinson

Electrostatic Answers, United States

Session D

Breakdown, Gas Discharges and Plasmas

Prof. Shesha Jayaram

University of Waterloo, Canada

Conference Registration Fees

Conference registration fees include breakfasts, lunches & coffee breaks, welcome reception and banquet dinner.
Before May 10, 2024 On or After May 10, 2024
Students* 175 USD 195 USD
Members 450 USD 470 USD
Non-Members* 470 USD 490 USD
Guests** 75 USD 75 USD
* includes 1 year membership to the ESA
** conference welcome reception and gala dinner dinner only

Tutorial Registration Fees

In-person tutorial fees include coffee breaks and lunch on June 9, 2024.
Remote – one tutorial 25 USD
Remote – four tutorials 50 USD
In-person student 45 USD
In-person non-student 75 USD

Important Dates

  • January 30, 2024: Abstract submission open
  • April 30, 2024: Abstract submission deadline 
  • May 5, 2024: Notification of abstract acceptance  
  • May 10, 2024: Early registration deadline
  • June 9, 2024: Tutorial sessions
  • June 9, 2024: Conference starts, informal evening reception
  • June 10, 2024: Technical sessions begin

General Chair

Poupak Mehrani (poupak.mehrani@uottawa.ca), University of Ottawa, Canada

Technical Program Chairs

Craig Snoeyink (craigsno@buffalo.edu) & James Chen (chenjm@buffalo.edu), University at Buffalo, USA

Publishing in a Special Issue of the Journal of Electrostatics

Authors have an opportunity to publish their work in a Special Edition of the Journal of Electrostatics. Submitted papers will undergo a regular review process before publishing. The submission website for the journal is located at:
https://www.editorialmanager.com/elstat/default1.aspx
It is important that authors select VSI: 2024 ESA Annual Meeting when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2024.

Venue

University of Ottawa (https://www.uottawa.ca/en), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Accommodation

Attendees have various options including: (a) the University of Ottawa Housing on Campus; and (b) nearby hotels. Further information will be provided on ESA website.

  1. Two bedroom suits have been reserved for the ESA conference attendees at one of the University of Ottawa Housing locations. ESA conference group rate is $141 Canadian dollar plus tax per night for the entire two-bedroom suit.

  • Enter the Promotional Code: ESAUO2024

  • Select the dates : between June 7 and June 16, 2024

  • Please include additional guest names at the time of the reservation. 

  • Deadline for reservations: April 23, 2024 (Reservations requests received after this date will be based on availability at our prevailing rates.)

  • Accessible rooms:  client should contact us directly at 1-888-564-4545 or reserve@uottawa.ca

  • PARKING: Parking is available on campus at an additional cost, please see guest parking available on campus by visiting our web site (Lot k at 60 University Private) 

  • Guests are free to contact accommodation front desk, toll free at 1-888-564-4545, for any issues with the promotional code, questions and/or concerns prior to their arrival.

  1. University of Ottawa Campus is located in downtown Ottawa and thus is in a walking distance to many hotels: Le Germain Hotel Ottawa, Novotel Ottawa; The Westin Ottawa; Lord Elgin Hotel; Fairmont Château Laurier, and many more. No rooms have been reserved at any hotels for the ESA conference.

About University of Ottawa

If you are preparing a poster presentation, the space available for your poster is 48″ by 36″ (121 cm by 91 cm). The poster boards, easels, and thumbtacks will be provided.