National Lab Day at The University of Toledo 2019


Thursday, Oct. 10

8 a.m. - Registration and coffee service

9 a.m. - Welcome remarks

10:15 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - Plenary session - National Lab 101
Learn about user facilities, education opportunities, research programs and opportunities for engagement.

11:45 a.m. - Lunch
Lunch is provided as part of your registration fee. You also may use the time to visit exhibits on jobs, user facilities and lab opportunities.

1:30 p.m. - Plenary session – Lake Erie Watershed, an interconnected, rural/urban laboratory. Learn more about water quality and watershed management, heat islands in the lake and their urban impact, and climate change impact.

3 p.m. - Break

3:15 p.m. - Breakout session I
Choose your preferred session from three topics:
- From atomic to cellular scales: structural biology, imaging and spectroscopy, and biophysics
- Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment: focus on photovoltaics, plastics recycling and bio-derived products
- Astrophysics

5 p.m. - Plenary session
How can high-performance computing take your research to the next level? Learn about supercomputers related to interpretations of atomic 2D and 3D structures, imaging, spectroscopy, metabolomics and genomics data.

5:45 p.m. - Networking reception

Friday, Oct. 11

7:30 a.m. - Coffee service

8 a.m. - Breakout session II
Learn more about your preferred research area, choosing from:
- Genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, and their applications in health sciences, ecology and microbial communities
- Materials and manufacturing: a focus on additive manufacturing, thin films, catalysts and membranes
- Photovoltaics: Exploring solar energy cost reduction through module efficiency, manufacturing and reliability

9:30 a.m. - Break

9:45 a.m. - Breakout session III
Dive deeper with experts in these fields:
- Microbial ecology, microbial soil communities, biogeochemical cycling and computational systems biology
- Molecular structure and dynamics, including molecular interactions in solutions, nanoparticles and interfaces
- Energy storage and distribution

11:15 a.m. - Closing remarks and next steps

Last Updated: 7/8/19