2010 Annual Meeting
of the ESA

June, x-y, 2010

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2023 Annual Meeting of the

Electrostatics Society of America

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America will be held June 25-29, 2023 at Hilton Memphis Hotel (Memphis, TN, USA).

The Electrostatic Society of America (ESA) invite papers in all scientific and technical areas involving electrostatics. The scope of the conference ranges from the fundamental physics underlying electrostatics to applications in industry, atmospheric and space sciences, medicine, energy, and other fields. The meeting will bring together experts across the diverse field to present the latest developments in electrostatics.

Technical Session Topics

  • Atmospheric and space applications
  • Breakdown, gas discharges and plasmas
  • Charge motion and static dissipation
  • Contact charging and triboelectric effects
  • Triboelectric nanogenerators and energy harvesters
  • Microelectromechanical devices (MEMS)
  • Dielectrics and insulators
  • Electrets
  • Electrohydrodynamics
  • Electrospinning and electrospraying
  • Electrostatic processes and technologies
  • Measurements and instrumentation
  • Electrostatic manipulation of particles, droplets, and biological cells
  • Biological and medical applications
  • Electrostatic precipitation
  • Safety and hazards


Technical Program and Schedule

Special technical session - A special technical session, “Electrostatic Hazards and Mitigations” will be organized at this meeting. Papers presented at this session can be submitted for possible publication in a special Issue on Electrostatic Hazards and Mitigations in the Journal of Electrostatics. Please contact the session organizer Kelly Robinson (kelly.robinson@electrostaticanswers.com) for more information on this session.

Student presentations

A substantially reduced conference fee will be offered to all student participants.  Presentations by graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the Student Presentation Competition.

Tutorials and demonstrations

Tutorial sessions on various topics related to electrostatics and exciting electrostatic demonstrations are planned during the conference. This will be a great opportunity to broaden your expertise and satisfy your curiosity in the areas that you wondered about but did not have a chance to explore. If you are willing to contribute your knowledge and create a tutorial for the conference participants, please contact the General Chair.

Important Dates and Preliminary Schedule

Early registration deadline

January 30, 2023

Abstract submission open

May 15, 2023

Abstract submission deadline (Extended)

May 15, 2023

Notification of abstract acceptance 

May 15, 2023

Final manuscript deadline

June 1, 2023

End of Early Registration

June 25-29, 2023

ESA 2023 Annual Meeting
Paper acceptance

If you submitted an abstract and were identified as the corresponding author on your submission, you should have received communication from the Conference Technical Chair, Dr. Jeremy Stark, on your submission acceptance. If you did not, please contact him at jwstark@gmail.com as soon as possible. If one of your coauthors should be considered the corresponding author, please let Jeremy Stark know no later than May 25, 2023.


Registration is mandatory regardless of the form of your presentation.

At least one author of each paper must register to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America prior to submitting the manuscript.  Please use the following link to complete your registration: here.


Hotel reservations: Please use the conference hotel (Hilton Memphis), 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38120 for the conference stay. This helps the conference organizers with keeping the meeting cost down. The negotiated hotel lodging rate per night is 143 USD. 

The hotel reservation cut-off date is May 26, 2023. After that date the hotel cannot guarantee that you will be able to book a room or that the hotel will be able to offer you the negotiated rate.


Conference hotel booking link: Hilton reservation

Conference code: ESA23 

If you need a visa to travel to the United States, you can request a formal invitation letter from the Conference Chair, Prof. Rajesh Sharma at rsharma@astate.edu. Please start your visa application process immediately.

Paper Preparation

You have an option to submit a full manuscript for the conference. It will be posted on the conference website. Note that the full paper submission is not mandatory. If you decide to not to submit the full manuscript, the previously submitted abstract will be posted as the conference record. All manuscripts must be submitted to the Conference Technical Chair, Dr. Jeremy Stark at naive.execute.magnet.ostrich.beach@addtodropbox.com by May 31, 2023. The conference paper MS Word template can be found here: (link to the template docx file)

The draft paper you submitted will be posted on the conference record webpage.

Poster preparation

If you are preparing a poster presentation, the space you have available for your poster is 48 inches by 36 inches (121 cm by 91 cm). The poster boards, easels and thumbtacks will be provided.

Oral presentation preparation

The allotted time for a keynote presentation is 45 min, for the regular presentation it is 25 min. This includes questions and answers time. Please plan your presentation length accordingly.

Contact Information
For questions regarding the technical program and abstract submission, contact
Technical Chair:

Jeremy Stark

Sandia National Lab, jwstark@gmail.com

For questions about local arrangements and conference hosting, contact
General Chairs:

Rajesh Sharma

Arkansas State University, rsharma@astate.edu

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