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2021 International Scanning Probe Microscopy (ISPM) + Scanning Probe Microscopy on Soft & Polymeric Materials (SPMonSPM) = I(SPM)^3

The 2021 joint conference on International Scanning Probe Microscopy (ISPM) and Scanning Probe Microscopy on Soft and Polymeric Materials (SPMonSPM) aims to unite a broad cross-section of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) researchers from around the world. The conference represents a merger of the 22nd hosting of ISPM and the 5th hosting of SPM on SPM.  The conference will bring together users ranging from biology, polymer science, energy, computing and beyond, linked by a common interest in the role of SPM to elucidate new physical and chemical phenomena. Junior and senior researchers from industry, academia and government institutions will present their latest developments. The environment will foster new ideas and collaborations across multiple disciplines. The virtual format will include live plenary sessions, live topical invited panels with expert moderators, prerecorded invited and contributed talks and contributed posters. The virtual meeting space will remain live for ~30 days, allowing the international audience ample time to view content and interact with presenters.

Plenary speakers: Ricardo Garcia, Sergei Kalinin and Simon Scheuring

Portraits of ISPM3 Plenary Speakers

Abstract submissions

The organizers welcome the submission of technical abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the 2021 i(SPM)3. Please use the attached template to prepare your 1 page abstracts: 


Click here to submit your abstract

Abstract submission for ISPM3 2021 is open!

Abstracts due on April 9th, 2021

Submissions covering all forms of SPM techniques, instrumentation and application are welcome. Specific target areas include, but are not limited to:

  • SPM in Biology and Medicine 

  • SPM on Polymers 

  • Nanomechanics

  • Multi-frequency AFM 

  • Advances in Solid-Liquid Interface Imaging 

  • STM and UHV AFM

  • Ultra high resolution SPM

  • SPM in Extreme Environments

  • SPM for Quantum Materials

  • SPM for Energy Applications

  • Electromechanical Sensing 

  • Electrochemical Sensing (Force and Current Based)

  • SPM for Solar Materials

  • High Speed AFM

  • Correlative/Combined Imaging

  • Chemical Imaging

  • Machine learning and AI in SPM

Important Dates

  • April 05, 2021: Abstract submission deadline  
  • Week of April 12, 2021: Speaker notification
  • Week of April 26, 2021: Registration opens
  • May 28, 2021: All pre-recorded materials must be submitted 
  • June 28- July 02, 2021: Week of conference
Created October 22, 2019, Updated July 29, 2021