[Image above] Peace, love, and electrospinning? San Francisco, a city known for its infamous Summer of Love, will play host to Electrospin 2014, August 4–7. Credit: KP Tripathi; Flickr; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

In 1967, San Francisco was the center of a counterculture movement that challenged notions about gender, race, the environment, and whether or not one should wear flowers in their hair.

In 2014, the City by the Bay will play host to an international assembly of researchers, engineers, and students who challenge what we know about electrospinning, nanomaterials, and their applications.

The 3rd International Conference on Electrospinning, August 4–7, will address theory and modeling, energy storage and harvesting with electrospun or sprayed materials, novel developments in electrospinning and other nanofiber fabrication technologies, polymer nanofibers, ceramic and composite nanofibers, biomedical applications of electrospun materials, filtration and textiles, and electrospinning for green materials and sustainability.

Held every two years, Electrospin provides a platform for the research, engineering, and academic communities to exchange knowledge and advance the field. This year’s conference will provide a special focus on the quickly growing field of ceramic nanomaterials.

Plenary speakers include:

  • Alexander Yarin, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (USA), “Electrically‐assisted subsonic and supersonic solution blowing of monolithic and core-shell petroleum‐derived and bio-polymer nanofibers: Experiments and modeling”
  • Luana Persano, Nanoscience Institute, National Research Council-CNR (Italy), “Functional polymer nanofibers: Opportunities and challenges”
  • Il-Doo Kim, KAIST, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Korea), “Advances in functional metal oxide nanofibers”

Read more about the speakers and their abstracts here, or download the preliminary program and plan your itinerary.

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair—and don’t forget to take us with you. Download the MyItinerary app to access the program and more (including ACerS’s Twitter feed, a map of the Westin San Francisco Market Street, and notes) right from your smartphone or tablet.

To register for Electrospin 2014, head on over here.