International Electrokinetics Conference

"ELKIN 2004"

Date: June 13-17, 2004
Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

About the Conference

The International Electrokinetics Conference takes place every other year with the last conference held in Cracow during the summer of 2002.  June 13-17, 2004 is the week before the 78th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium at Yale.  This schedule allows international participants to attend both meetings with one trip.  

The registration fee is $500 (not including lodging).  This fee includes breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and coffee (Monday through Thursday), a welcoming reception on Sunday evening and poster session on Monday evening (both with appetizers and refreshments), dinner at a Mt. Washington restaurant on Tuesday and the conference banquet on Wednesday in the Grand Foyer of Carnegie Music Hall, followed by dessert in the Hall of Dinosaurs.    


Costs of running the conference were partially underwritten by a generous grant from:

Los Alamos National Laboratory's Yucca Mountain Project

The Conference Banquet should be a special treat thanks to grants from

Brookhaven Instruments
Colloidal Dynamics
Dispersion Technologies
Malvern Instruments
CMU's College of Engineering

Plenary Speakers


The Conference will be held on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. Nestled amongst Pittsburgh's Oakland, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods, the campus directly borders the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of Schenley Park, and is a short walk to the Carnegie Museum of National History and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh offers the summertime amenities expected of a large city, ranging from touring Broadway shows to zoos and amusement parks.  June 13-17 coincides with the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival (both visual and performing arts) taking place in downtown Pittsburgh which can be easily accessed from campus with public buses.  

Although Pittsburgh is best known as the American center for manufacturing iron, steel, glass and aluminum, no mills remain in the city. While still the headquarters location for US Steel, Alcoa, PPG Industries and Heinz Foods, commerce in Pittsburgh today is dominated by medicine, financial services and education.  As a hub for US Airways, Pittsburgh has nonstop service from London (Gatwick) and Frankfurt. Many other European cities can be reached with a stopover in Philadelphia.


John L. Anderson
Dennis C. Prieve
Lee R. White

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