IONS Midwest 2018

Purdue University

Discovery Park

Aug 2nd – 3rd

The first half of the conference will take place at Discovery Park at Purdue University, which is an interdisciplinary research park where the fields of life sciences, physics and engineering converge. It is home to multiple research centers with cutting edge technology and facilities, including the Birck Nanotechnology Center, which consists of a world class academic cleanroom and is a multidisciplinary research center hosting research of ~160 research groups.

For more information, please visit the following links:

Discovery Park

Birck Nanotechnology Center

Photo credit: Purdue University file photo

University of Dayton

Aug 5th – 6th

The second half of the conference will be hosted at the University of Dayton (UD). Research in the Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics and Department of Physics at UD is fueled by the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) that conducts over $100 million in annual sponsored research, our nation’s largest Air Force research facility, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and many private research industries around the Dayton region.  UD hosts state-of-the-art research in many areas of photonics including energy and sensors, free-space and fiber optical communications, and nonlinear optics.

Photo Credit: The University of Dayton

Plenary Speakers

John L. Hall, JILA, University of Colorado Boulder

2005 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Thomas Murphy, University of Maryland

Director of the Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics

Daniel Mittleman, Brown University

Augustine Urbas, AFRL


8:00 AMBreakfast and RegistrationBurton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship (Purdue University)
8:30 AMOpening RemarksBurton Morgan
9:00 AMJohn L. Hall
Plenary Session
Burton Morgan
10:00 AMCoffee BreakBurton Morgan
10:30 AMStudent Oral SessionBurton Morgan
12:30 PMLunch: Q&A with Plenary SpeakersBurton Morgan
1:30 PMChapter Management SessionBurton Morgan
2:00 PMThomas Murphy
Plenary Session
Burton Morgan
3:00 PMCoffee BreakBurton Morgan
3:30 PMPoster SessionBirck Nanotechnology Center
6:00 PMDinnerTBA
8:00 AMRegistration and BreakfastBurton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
9:00 AMPlenary Session 3Burton Mogran
10:00 AMPoster Session Birck Nanotechnology Center
12:00 PMLunchTBA
1:00 PMStudent Oral SessionBurton Morgan
3:00 PMCoffee BreakBurton Morgan
3:30 PMIndustry WorkshopBurton Morgan
6:00 PMFormal ReceptionStewart Center
7:30 AMBreakfastStewart Center
8:00 AM Travel to University of Dayton
12:00 PMLunch and hotel check-inMarriott at the University of Dayton
1:00 PMAir Force Museum TourNational Museum of the USAF
5:30 PMWelcome SessionUniversity of Dayton
6:00 PMOSA Chapter DevelopmentUniversity of Dayton
7:30 PMDinnerTBA
TimeEvent Location
7:00-9:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 AMPlenary Session 4
Invited speaker (optics Communications)
University of Dayton
10:00 AMComSciCon (Nathan Sanders)
Professional development Science writing workshop
University of Dayton
12:00 PMLunchUniversity of Dayton
1:00 PMStudent Oral SessionUniversity of Dayton
3:00 PMInvited Speaker SessionUniversity of Dayton
4:00 PMCoffee Break/lab toursUniversity of Dayton
5:00 PMDinner+industry panel discussionUniversity of Dayton
7:30 AMBreakfastUniversity of Dayton
9:00 AMPlenary Session 5University of Dayton
10:00 AMBreakUniversity of Dayton
10:30PMPoster session 1Exhibition hall
12:00 PMLunchUniversity of Dayton
1:00 PMPoster session 2Exhibition hall
1:30 PMStudent Oral SessionUniversity of Dayton
3:00 PMBreakUniversity of Dayton
3:15 PMTechnical workshop
6:00 PMClosing ceremonyUniversity of Dayton