PEC 2018 Award Winners

Nottingham Prize: Felix Lüpke, Forschungszentrum Jülich

1st Poster Prize: Akbar Mahdavi-Shakib, University of Maine

2nd Poster Prize (tie): Zhongwei Dai, University of New Hampshire

2nd Poster Prize (tie): Michael Small, University of Maine


Technical Program (here)

Welcome to UNH

The 78th Physical Electronics Conference, including the prestigious Nottingham Prize Competition for the best presentation based on doctoral research, will be held at the University of New Hampshire in Durham at the beautiful NH seacoast. This topical conference provides a yearly forum for the dissemination and discussion of novel and fundamental theoretical and experimental research in the physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering of surfaces and interfaces. It includes the prestigious Nottingham Prize competition for best presentation based on doctoral research.

Conference Format

In addition to two 40-minute keynote invited talks, the conference will include 20-minute oral presentations in a single-session format with lively discussions. The three-day format of the conference limits the total number of oral contributions to about 50. Additional contributions are included in poster sessions. Except for the Nottingham contestants, a one-page abstract is the sole written contribution required of contributors.

Nottingham Prize Competition

The Physical Electronics Conference again hosts the Nottingham ($1,500) competition. Competitors will give oral presentations to be held exclusively on Wednesday, June 27th.

Poster Competition

This year the Physical Electronics Conference will again be awarding prizes for the best posters. Each poster will be judged on quality of the technical content and clarity of the presentation. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st ($300), 2nd ($200), and 3rd ($100) place.

Basic Schedule

A welcome reception and registration from 5-8 pm on Monday, June 25th will kick-off the conference. It will be held on the patio of Three Chimneys Inn as a light cocktail reception. For those arriving early or leaving late, there will be campus tours available during the day on the 25th and afternoon on the 28th. The great lawn in front of DeMeritt Hall will be the site of the annual picnic on Tuesday evening, June 26th. The conference banquet and awards reception will take place on Wednesday evening, June 27th in the historic ballroom in Huddleston Hall where the prestigious Nottingham Award will be presented. The conference will conclude at noon on Thursday, June 28th.

Invited Speakers


Kristen Fichthorn, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

James Hannon, IBM, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY

Andreas Schmid, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Molecular Foundry, CA