Join all four MIPs for a half-day, in-person event on Wednesday, March 29, at the ACS Spring 2023 Meeting in Indianapolis!

ACS Spring 2023 Technical Symposium

This Technical Symposium will showcase the success stories and unique capabilities of MIP national user facilities. MIPs are funded by the National Science Foundation, making them free of charge to all US-based researchers through a proposal submission process. The event will engage current and potential users from industry and academia who have an interest in learning how these NSF-funded Platforms can support their research needs. The morning session will be followed by a complimentary lunch (preregistration required), during which attendees will be seated with MIP scientists and other researchers to discuss their research interests and needs.

Event Details

Join Us!

Technical Session

Full agenda here

Wednesday, March 29

8:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

Grand 2 (The Westin Indianapolis)

The session is being co-sponsored by ACS’s CELL Division and the National Science Foundation. Additional support is provided by ACS CARB, POLY, COLL, AGFD, PMSE, and MPPG Divisions.

After the technical session there will be a complimentary networking lunch (pre-registration required).


Wednesday, March 29

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET

Capitol 2 (The Westin Indianapolis)

The MIP Lunch with roundtable discussions is being sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Registration is open until March 13, or until filled. Seating is limited so please register early.

About the MIPs

MIPs are national user facilities dedicated to accelerating advances in materials research. Each MIP is equipped with state-of-the-art experimental and computation tools and technologies focused on a specific area of materials research. What makes MIPs unique is that their tools and technologies, scientific expertise, data, and research samples are open to the community — creating an unparalleled environment for strong scientific research. In addition to serving external users from across the nation (and outside the U.S. for a fee), each MIP also has an in-house research program, data-enabled science efforts, and education/outreach activities, to support their community of researchers.

There are currently four MIPs:


With user facilities located at Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia, GlycoMIP focuses on automating the synthesis of rationally designed glycomaterials — materials containing complex chains of sugars called glycans. GlycoMIP provides access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and services for glycomaterials synthesis, characterization, and modeling.


Located at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of California at Los Angeles, this platform aims at scalable production of bio-derived building blocks and polymers from yeast, fungi, and bacteria. BioPACIFIC MIP delivers education and training in automated synthetic biology, chemical synthesis, and advanced biomaterials characterization to users and potential users.

2DCrystalConsortium (2DCC)

The 2DCC-MIP, located at Penn State University, is focused on the development of two dimensional (2D) chalcogenides for applications in next generation devices. These materials include 2D transition metal dichalcogenides that are only a few atoms thick, topological insulator chalcogenides that only conduct on the 2D surface, multilayers of dissimilar chalcogenides whose properties are dominated by 2D interfaces.


The PARADIM platform is located at Cornell and Johns Hopkins Universities and helps users design, create, and characterize new inorganic interface materials — materials that do not exist in nature—with unprecedented properties for the next generation of electronic devices.


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