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Call for Abstracts

Virtual Session 10: Fundamental and Applied Lunar Surface Research in Physical Sciences
August 18–19, 2021

Abstract Deadline — June 18, 2021, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (GMT -5)

Abstracts are solicited for talks and posters concerning reduced gravity and environmental effects of the Moon on physical systems. The physical sciences abstract topics are limited to lunar dust and its properties, behavior, and mitigation; life support and thermal management; materials flammability and habitat fire safety, extraction of water-ice from regolith research, including separation, purification, electrolysis, and liquefaction; lunar environment and its effects on materials; lunar research in extraction, processing, and handling; and lunar research for advanced manufacturing.

All abstracts must clearly align to the selected topic and with fundamental and applied physical sciences research.

All presentations will be considered for posters unless invited to make an oral presentation. First authors are eligible for consideration for one oral presentation.

All presentations will be pre-recorded. In addition to submitting an e-poster, all poster presenters are asked to submit a five-minute pre-recorded oral presentation.

Submission Instructions

  • No late abstracts will be accepted, regardless of the reason.
  • Abstracts sent by e-mail will not be considered.
  • Abstracts are limited to 3,000 characters including spaces. Enter abstract text (ASCII characters only) into the abstract submission form’s summary field.
  • Submit your abstract by filling out the electronic abstract submission form.


Authors are encouraged to start the submission process early so the LPI staff will have time to provide assistance in the event of technical problems. For technical assistance, contact Debbie Mitchell (281-486-2106), or send an e-mail message to publish@hou.usra.edu.

If you need to revise your abstract (prior to the deadline): If you discover an error and need to update your abstract or correct the information submitted on the form, return to the abstract submission portion of the meeting portal and click on the “Update” link that appears next to the title of the abstract you submitted.

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).