UGIM 2018

Dear All,

The goal of this symposium is bringing together educators and researchers involved in micro/nanotechnology management around the world and to provide a forum for exchanging information and presenting new lab operations and educational concepts. Representatives of micro/nano fabrication facilities, ranging from new labs to nationally and internationally recognized facilities, have found this symposium an excellent forum for exchanging information and networking. Industry/university interactions, including new equipment trends, collaborative research, and training efforts are included.

We appreciate vendors and exhibitors who not only provide valuable educational and training resources for keeping us on top of developments in the field, but also for their generous sponsorship of our conference that makes it affordable for colleagues to attend from all over the world. As a result of sponsorships, we will enjoy multiple social networking opportunities to share best practices with our peers and professional development opportunities to learn .  Thank you for supporting us in our experiment to provide 50-min detailed, non-commercial, educational workshops by topical experts and vendors.

We’re looking forward to meeting all of you in Philadelphia!

Kind regards,

Noah Clay, Conference Chair, University of Pennsylvania

Vincent Luciani, Program Chair, National Institute of Standards and Technology


The main events and vendor show will be held in Irvine Auditorium on Penn’s main campus in Philadelphia.

Registration will open in early 2018 and will be $300 per person.


Air, Train, and Bus Directions

The Philadelphia regional rail network is served by SEPTA (Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority), Amtrak, NJ Transit and PATCO.  Information below primarily emphasizes travel via SEPTA.

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SEPTA Airport Express Train The Airport Express Train, R1, leaves every half-hour, stops at the various airport terminals, and will take you either to the University City Station on Convention Avenue or to 30th Street Station. The fare is $7.00 and the ride takes 18 minutes to the University City Station. Fares and schedules are available at the Transportation and Parking Office or the SEPTA Regional Rail web page. Cars, Taxis, and Limousines at the Airport A taxicab costs $28.50 plus $1 per additional passenger and tip. The ride takes about 20 minutes. Lady Liberty Airport Shuttle is available in the baggage claim area. The cost is $10.00 plus tip.  Uber, Lyft and others are commonly used from the airport as well.
All Amtrak Northeast Corridor trains and all SEPTA Regional trains stop at 30th Street Station. A metered cab from the station costs about $10.00 plus $1 per additional passenger and tip. Uber, Lyft and others will pick you up from here as well.  The ride takes about five minutes.  Otherwise, it’s a ten minute walk to the Sheraton Hotel at 36th & Chestnut St (see below).
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The Bus Terminal is located at 11th & Filbert streets in Center City Philadelphia. Exit the terminal and walk one block south to Market Street to board the Market/Frankford Rail Line to 34th & Market streets. The fare is $2 (exact change is required). Or transfer from the Market/Frankford Line at 30th Street Station to the Subway/Surface trolley (Routes 11, 13, 34, or 36) and stop at 36th & Sansom streets or 37th & Spruce streets.  Alternatively, Megabus and Bolt Bus stop near 30th St Station as well.


Just three blocks from the main conference venue on Penn’s campus, we have reserved 200 hotel rooms at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City.  To make reservations and receive a discounted conference rate, please contact the hotel directly by telephone: +1-888-627-7071 and mention “UGIM 2018”.

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There are of course numerous other hotels within walking distance of campus, but we ask that you please check for accommodations at the Sheraton as it is the closest…and…um…we’re on the hook for the rooms!


Once the call for abstracts has been announced in early 2018, upload/download functionality will be added on this page.



Our closing event will be held at the National Constitution Center.

Noah Clay: