June 8-11, 2021
University of Notre Dame

NAWLA is a biennial meeting held in odd years with the mission to facilitate laser ablation knowledge transfer and promote community among North American laser ablation users.

The workshop format includes invited plenary oral presentations, contributed oral and poster presentations, moderated discussions, and group workshop activities.  Plenary presentations review the state-of-the-art on particular topics, identify key issues in the topic that might yield the most useful research results for the future, and provide a framework for discussions at the workshop. Workshop activities are intended to facilitate knowledge transfer among diverse users with a variety of analytical experience.

Topical areas covered in the workshop include:

Foundations & Fundamentals

  • Laser-matter interaction
  • Standardization
  • Isotope ratio analysis
  • Particle formation & transport phenomena


  • New developments
  • Data processing
  • Imaging


  • Earth Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Material Sciences​
  • ​Forensics
  • Industrial


Registration (includes coffee, lunch, and dinners)