Scenic view of Santa Barbara, California coast

About The Symposium

Register before May 30th. Limited space available!

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research is launching the inaugural AFM Advances Symposium, to be held at UCSB in Santa Barbara, CA, from July 30th through August 1st, 2024.  

AFM Advances 2024 is co-organized by Oxford Instruments and Dr. Thuc-Quyen Nguyen (Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, UCSB) and will focus on Atomic Force Microscopy and its application in a range of cutting-edge research disciplines, including:  

  • Nano-Carbon and 2D materials
  • Piezo and Ferroelectrics
  • Polymers
  • Semiconductors and Nanotechnology Research
  • Cells, Biomolecules, Membranes, and Assemblies
  • Energy Generation and Storage

This year’s AFM Advances Symposium will also include special events in celebration of the Asylum Research 25th (Silver) Anniversary! 

Location Details

About Santa Barbara, CA

Nestled on a narrow shelf between the ruggedly beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains and a lovely stretch of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is famous around the world for its breathtaking beauty as the American Riviera. It boasts one of the most pleasant year-round climates in the United States.


Feb 6, 2024 - Accepting abstract submissions
Apr 8, 2024 - Registration opens
Apr 30, 2024 - Abstract submission close
May 10, 2024 - Announcing accepted abstracts
May 30, 2024 - Registration close
Jul 30 to Aug 1, 2024 - Symposium