SciX Conference is a meeting hosted by The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) that focuses on analytical chemistry and related sciences. For the fifth year, AES Electrophoresis Society is co-organizing sessions with FACSS to include such topics as dielectrophoresis, micro- and nanofluidics, new applications of conventional electrophoresis, and next generation electric-field driven separations. The SciX meeting will be held September 28 – October 3, 2014 in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada. The organizers for the joint FACSS/AES session are Alexandra Ros of Arizona State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Edgar Goluch of Northeastern University Department of Chemical Engineering. This year, session topics include Microchip Electrophoresis and Related Applications, Electrophoresis and Droplets, Bioanalytical Dielectrophoresis, and Capillary Electrophoresis in addition to AES student poster, plenary, and award sessions.
One of the unique features of this meeting is the emphasis on networking. The conference begins with a welcome mixer on Sunday evening. Monday night features a reception for the exhibition opening to foster interactions between academia and industry. On Wednesday evening, there is a dinner party. This year’s theme is the wild west. Free coffee is offered at all of the poster sessions and numerous activities are planned for smaller groups throughout the week. There is a business office collects resumes and puts attendees in contact with companies, at the conference, that have job openings.
AES is delighted to announce that Professor Kevin Dorfman, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2014 AES Mid-Career Award. This recognition is given for exceptional contributions to the field of electrophoresis, microfluidics, and related areas by an individual who is currently in the middle of their career.
Please click here for further information about the award.
AES is sponsoring a student / postdoc poster session at SciX. First place prize is $250 and Second place is $100. Please select the “AES Electrophoresis Society Student Poster Award” box when on the submission page and uploading your poster abstract.
There are numerous opportunities for students to receive discounted or free conference registration and travel reimbursements. Visit the awards section of the conference website for additional details.
Our session organizers include Doug Gilman (Lousiana State University), Christopher Harrison (San Diego State University), Bryan Presley (Trianja Technologies), Tzu-Chiao Chao (University of Regina), Alexandra Ros (Arizona State University) and Edgar Goluch (Northeastern University). The organized sessions consist of invited speakers and contributed submission from the general submission pool. AES sessions at SciX are typically held on Monday and Tuesday of the conference, with a speaker’s dinner on Monday night.
We invite you to come, learn and discuss the newest cutting edge work from the leaders in their fields in a dynamic cross-disciplinary environment that seeds innovation. As you know, FACSS (now SciX) has fostered an environment that encourages easy access to the speakers and spirited scientific exchange for over 40 years.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 SciX Conference, September 28 - October 3 in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada.
Finally, we invite you to join AES (http://www.aesociety.org/apply/apply_online.php).