Skelton Center

MII organizes a technical conference and review meeting on the Virginia Tech campus to provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from industry and government to learn about the activities of MII through faculty presentations and student posters. There are also opportunities to learn new aspects of the integrated research and education programs at Virginia Tech to form partnerships with faculty and graduate/undergraduate students associated with the Institute. The next MII Technical Conference and Review will be October 2019.

April 16-18, 2018
MII Technical Conference and Review Agenda

Plenary Speakers

Chris Bowman headshot

Dr.  Christopher Bowman
Distinguished Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder

Sudhin Datta headshot

Dr. Sudhin Datta
Senior Research Scientist
ExxonMobil Chemical

Bradley Lokitz headshot

Dr. Bradley Lokitz
Research Scientist
Center for Nanophase Materials Science (CNMS)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Samuel Stupp headshot

Dr. Samuel Stupp
Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University

Nancy Zhang headshot

Dr. Nancy Zhang
Research Scientist

If you are a Virginia-based company and interested in attending the conference, 

please contact MII at for more information!

SAVE $50.00 by registering before March 16, 2018!

Conference Registration

Registration for the MII Conference will begin Monday, April 16, 2018, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM on Monday and will conclude at 5:00 PM on Wednesday. The registration fee ($350.00 before 3/16/18; $400.00 after 3/16/18) includes attendance at the technical meeting, all receptions and breaks, banquet, and the meeting proceedings. Register online by clicking the “Register On-line” button at the top of this page.

*If you are a Virginia Tech faculty member or student, please email for registration instructions.


The Holtzman Alumni Center is home to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center are adjacent to the Holtzman Alumni Center.

Hotel Accommodations

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-8000 or (877) 200-3360; Fax: (540) 231-0146

The block of rooms at the Inn at Virginia Tech are only being held until March 15, so please make reservations for your hotel room accordingly – reserve your room today!

For further information on this or future programs, contact MII by phone at (540) 231-3704 or by e-mail at