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Neutron Scattering (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Neutron Scattering as a Cutting Edge Probe of Structure and Dynamics of Advanced Materials


August 5-6, 2017


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, China Site Information


Dalini Maharaj & Si Lan

Hong Kong Advisory Board:
Tony F. Chan, Kathryn Song Eng Cheah, Fanny M.C. Cheung, Arthur B. Ellis, Barry Halliwell, Nancy Ip, Jian Lu, Peter Mathieson, Alfonso Ngan, Paul Tam, Benjamin Wah, Henry Wong, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Kenneth Young & Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu More Information

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Neutron Scattering is a unique forum which is intended to bring together graduate students, post-docs and early-career faculty with comparable levels of experience from the global neutron science community. Participants are encouraged to showcase and present their cutting edge and unpublished research, to network, collaborate and exchange innovative ideas with their peers and mentors in the understanding and design of novel materials.

This GRS is intended to highlight the triumphs of neutron scattering in providing unique insight in advanced materials research in light of recent advances in the development of neutron instrumentation and the emergence of new neutron sources in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. The focus of the GRS will be on a variety of materials which represent the full breadth of research conducted in the neutron science community including magnetic and superconducting materials, topological materials, polymeric and biological materials, as well as energy-related and engineering materials. The meeting will feature a keynote lecture by a key scientific leader from the neutron community, selected oral and poster presentations and a mentorship panel focused on career development.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by June 2, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Neutron Scattering" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Preliminary Program Outline

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by June 5, 2017. Please check back for updates.

Keynote Speakers

  • Victoria Garcia Sakai (ISIS Neutron Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, STFC, United Kingdom)
  • Stephen Nagler (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)


  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • Yun Liu (University of Delaware / National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Jie Ma (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Kirrily Rule (ANSTO, Australia)
  • Claire White (Princeton University, USA)

Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

"Panel on Professional and Career Development in Neutron Scattering and Beyond"

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