2018 Winter Topical Meeting

Precision Engineering for Micro and Nanotechnology

Thursday – Friday, February 1-2, 2018
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, USA

Meeting Chairperson:
Robert M. Panas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Call for Papers

The American Society for Precision Engineering Micro-Nano Technical Leadership Committee (ASPE MNTLC) is hosting a winter technical conference to review the current state-of-the-art in the application of precision engineering principals to micro and nanotechnologies. The precision micro/nano field is defined by a specific focus on resolving or exploiting small-scale dependent issues that occur in the standard fields of precision engineering (manufacturing, assembly, motion, metrology, design, etc). This meeting will feature i) oral technical paper presentations, ii) reviews of the state of the art of the various areas of the application of precision engineering to micro and nanotechnologies, iii) lightning session presentations by all attendees to facilitate networking, and iv) technical tours of the lab facilities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The meeting will provide many opportunities for learning, networking, and recruiting. Participants from academia, industry, and national labs are encouraged to submit short abstracts of their work to help facilitate interactive discussions during the conference.

The conference will be held at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California on Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2, timed to coincide with the end of Photonics West in San Francisco, CA. A compressed, one day conference schedule is planned to maximize usefulness to attendees. The pre-conference socialization will start mid-afternoon on Thursday and will be combined with tours of LLNL and a conference dinner on Thursday evening. The conference will kick off Friday morning, with an opportunity for each attendee to present on their group’s focus during lightning sessions, interspaced with featured presentations. This will provide all attendees the ability to sample the state-of-the-art and identify connections to follow up on during the afternoon open poster session, including vendors, academics and national laboratory members.

Abstracts are being solicited in the following broad areas:

  • Micro/Nano Manufacturing Processes including Micro‐additive Manufacturing
  • Micro/Nanoscale Assembly
  • Micro/Nanometrology
  • Precision Controls for Micro/Nano Devices
  • Design for Micro/Nano Precision
  • Mechanical Metamaterials

Abstract Submission Instructions

  • Deadline for abstract submission: November 20, 2017
  • Author notification of acceptance: December 1, 2017
  • Deadline for presenter registration: December 15, 2017
  • Optional lightning talk slides due: January 15, 2017

Use the ASPE Template to prepare your abstract. Abstracts can be up to 2 pages. Download the template and an example.

The abstract must be in PDF format and can include images, tables and equations if applicable. Abstracts should include sufficient detail to demonstrate relevance to the topics listed in the Call for Abstracts for this Meeting.

If your paper is accepted, your abstract will be included in the Conference Proceedings. A subset of these accepted papers will be selected for oral presentation.

  • If your paper is accepted and selected for oral presentation, you will be given a roughly 15 minute time slot to speak about your technical submission, and you will be expected to present a roughly 3 minute lightning session introduction of the authors institutions/teams for purposes of introduction and networking.
  • If your paper is accepted but not selected for oral presentation, you will still be expected to present a roughly 3 minute lightning session introduction of the authors institutions/teams for purposes of introduction and networking.

All accepted papers must be presented at the Winter Technical Meeting by one of the authors of the paper. Presentations must be made in English. All presenters are required to register for the conference. The deadline for author registration is December 15.


Submit the pdf-formatted abstract via the on-line portal.

Technical Committee

Conference Chair:
Robert M. Panas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Luis A. Aguirre, 3M Company
Shih-Chi Chen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Andre A. Claudet, Sandia National Laboratories
Michael A. Cullinan, The University of Texas at Austin
Andrew Duenner, Magic Leap, Inc.
Kenneth G. Enstrom, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Pete J. Fitsos, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sean Garner, Corning Incorporated
Jonathan B. Hopkins, University of California – Los Angeles
Hossein Mohammadi, Western Michigan University
Sourabh K. Saha, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Richard M. Seugling, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Rongrong Sun, Washington State University
Rayne Zheng, Virginia Polytechnic Institute