LAS distinguished professor Sivalingam Sivananthan
co-chaired The 2011 U.S. Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials
, which will be held in Chicago in October 2011. The special issue editorial coordinator is UIC's own Yesim Anter, the Project Coordinator at the Microphysics Laboratory (MPL) at the Department of Physics. The workshop program committee includes three UIC Alumni; Tony Almeida (PhD 1996), Chad Fulk (PhD 2007), and Priyalal Wijewarnasuriya (PhD 1991) - all of whom had worked in the MPL. There were also presentations given by UIC Physics graduate students, Stephen Fahey and Eric Colegrove, who are also involved with research activities in the MPL.