From the SIMS Workshop Organizing Committee:

We have reluctantly elected to postpone the 2017 SIMS Workshop.

We remain committed to providing a meeting for the US SIMS community and will evaluate again next year if there is sufficient interest to support subsequent workshops. The infrastructure and resources developed over many years hosting the US SIMS Workshop will remain in place and will be available to support future SIMS workshops and cosponsor topical SIMS meetings as dictated by the interest of the US SIMS community.  

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you at the International SIMS Conference in September.


May 22-24, 2017
University of Wisconsin
Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Av
Madison, WI 53706




27th  Annual SIMS Workshop



Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin



The 27th Annual Workshop on SIMS is being hosted by Jerry Hunter at the University of Wisconsin in Madison (Mechanical Engineering Building, 1513 University Av, Madison, WI 53706). The dates are Monday May 22, 2017 through Wednesday May 24, 2017.

We're making changes!
Taking into consideration the changing needs of the SIMS community, this year’s workshop will feature some notable changes:

  • The workshop will be two days long
  • There will be no registration fee
  • Attendees will be free to choose their own accommodations and meal arrangements

The agenda will being streamlined with a focus on tutorials and training along with a limited number of invited presentations.

Choice of topics to be covered will be driven by user feedback.

That’s where you can help!  Your registration and the answers you provide to our questions will help us determine the topics for this year’s workshop.

One longstanding goal of the Workshop has been to provide a forum for the next generation of researchers to learn more about SIMS and participate in the scientific process.  We intend to continue that effort through tutorials and plenary/invited lectures and an active poster session to enable informal discussions.

We’d appreciate your registering as soon as possible to help us plan the program.

Please register NOW to show your interest to attend and provide your program suggestions! Explore the information through the other links. Contact us with any questions.

Greg Gillen ggillen@comcast.net 
Joe Bennett jab.txnd@gmail.com
Jerry Hunter jerry.hunter@wisc.edu 

Conference Organizer:
Karen Bair kbair@timeandconvenience.com



Who we are

We were a small group of SIMS scientists who founded the organization in the late 80's.  From our initial small group, we grew to worldwide recognition and attendance. The Annual Workshop on SIMS has been an important part of sharing and exploring for many years.  Our hope is to continue well into the future.

What we do

Our two main focus areas are:
  1. Annual Workshop on SIMS which brings together scientists, industry, government and corporations to discuss and explore advances in the SIMS field.
  2. SIMS List Service which allows discussions among SIMS scientists.

Why join us

Our Annual Workshops are structured so you get the most information in the least amount of time.  You will network and build new relationships as well as renew old friendships.  The science is ever evolving; this is the best way to learn of new paths and technology in the field. The Annual Workshop is an ideal place for new SIMS scholars to start.

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin


Web maintained by Carol Paterick, carolpaterick@gmail.com