Latest Webinars Hosted by SSURF

The Society for Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF) is a non-profit organization working to advance the success and awareness of the nation's User Research Facilities.

The Society for Science at Research User Facilities Webinars

Past SSURF Webinars

the National Science Foundation

2023 NSF Grantees Conference Focus on Nanobiology

Presentations will cover research trends, foundational breakthroughs with broad relevance, overviews of progress and new research, education, and innovation areas with a focus on nanobiology, nanobiomanufacturing, and nano-biomedicine.

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Statement on FY25 DOE Office of Science Budget

SSURF joined the Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC) as a co-signer to this statement to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Shalanda Young and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Arati Prabhakar.

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Sept. 19 – 20 2023 CINT User Meeting

CINT Annual Meeting in person in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Keynotes include Steven J Zinkle, Governor’s Chair, Nuclear Materials at Oak Ridge National Laboratory & Dr. Andrew Ouderkirk, Research Director, Facebook Reality Labs at META.

Fiscal Year 2022 ARM Annual Report

2022 ARM Annual Report

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s latest annual report is now available online.

National Ignition Facility

SSURF Congratulations Statement on NIF Fusion Achievement

The Society for Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF) joins the global scientific community to celebrate the historic fusion ignition achievement at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Society for Science at User Research Facilities

SSURF Annual Meeting Dec. 7 – 9, 2022

Topics include highlights from the Office of Science, National Science Foundation, facility updates, user spotlights, legislative themes, DEI in user facilities and much more.

Los Alamos 2022 DisrupTECH

Los Alamos 2022 DisrupTECH Tech-Transfer Event

Cutting-edge technologies with tech-transfer potential – including better forensic sampling methods & lower-cost methane-leak detection – were among eight presentations made by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists as part of the 2022 DisrupTECH event.

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne & FSU Scientists Discover Structure Dynamics to Improve Solar Cells

To help bring halide perovskites – promising materials for solar cells – from the lab to commercialization, researchers at Florida State University and DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory examined them under real-world conditions. The scientists found that light and electric fields can create changes in the material’s basic properties and affect

US Dept. of Energy

Thursday, August 26, 2021: Watch our webinar with Dr. William Kilgore, Program Manager for Theoretical High Energy Physics at the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science. 

The U.S. Dept. of Energy has a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) describing plans to invest $100 million over the next four years on university-based research on a range of high energy physics topics. Dr. Kilgore described the objectives of the funding, the scope of eligible applicants, relevant and expected participating facilities, deadlines and other details regarding this opportunity.

June 1, 2021: Watch our webinar to learn the latest on the ORCID program. The agenda included an overview of ORCID, details about the U.S. Government ORCID Consortium, and examples on how the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has integrated ORCID into its workflows, policies, and reporting.

We also provided background about the digital persistent identifier language in the January 2021 Presidential Memorandum on United States Government-Supported Research and Development National Security Policy – NSPM-33 and provided an update on new ORCID initiatives of interest to the user facility community.

Jacki Flood, Lead, MUA Administrator, Advanced Photon Source Users Office, Argonne National Laboratory
Carly Robinson, Assistant Director for Information Products and Services, DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
Shawna Sadler, Engagement Manager, Outreach & Partnerships, ORCID

May 26, 2021: Watch our webinar to learn the latest on Espionage, Intellectual Property Theft, and Technology Transfer issues from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Scott McGaunn.

Scott discussed the FBI’s counterintelligence efforts against America’s adversaries, the nature of espionage as it relates to the theft of intellectual property at research institutes, and the challenges of illegitimate transfer of technologies to antagonistic nations.


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