Workshop for the US-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure

Updated March 1, 2021

With the help of the APS, we are hosting our Kickoff Event: a virtual mini-workshop at the 2021 APS March Meeting, Sunday March 14, 2021, 9AM - 1PM Eastern Daylight Time. The purpose of this workshop is to foster the development of collaborations between US and Africa scientists and students. Developing collaborations is the primary goal of the US- Africa Initiative sponsored by the APS Innovation Fund.

How to attend

This mini-workshop is open to all people registered for the APS March Meeting 2021. The Zoom links to attend will be posted here.

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Presenting a Poster If you are interested in presenting a short poster about research and ideas for collaboration between US and African researchers in electronic structure, please email

Our planned program features:

Confirmed Invited Speakers

USAfrI Speakers

Preliminary List of the Research Groups who are presenting posters

We are looking forward to contributed posters and poster presentations by these researchers and research groups:

Research Group Institution
Yaye Hamidou Badjo Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Michal Bajdich SUNCAT Center for Catalysis, SLAC, Stanford, USA
Stanimir A. Bonev Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Maria K. Chan Argonne National Laboratory
G. Andrés Cisneros University of North Texas
Michel Côté Université de Montréal
Tabbetha A. Dobbins Rowan University
Elif Ertekin University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marco Fornari Central Michigan University
Giulia Galli The University of Chicago
Lidia Carvalho Gomes University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tim Kowalczyk Western Washington University
Jeffrey Neaton Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
John J Rehr University of Washington
Sashi Satpathy University of Missouri
David Vanderbilt Rutgers University
John T. Vinson National Institute for Standards and Technology

Planned program (times in EDT)

Time Event
9:00 am - 9:15 am Eastern Daylight Introduction
9:15 am - 10:15 am Talks & Discussion
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am Posters Session
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Talks & Discussion
12:45 pm - 1pm Conclusion