The conference theme, “Minute to Massive: Harnessing Microscopy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovative Life Sciences”, evoke both the scale of the task in designing for sustainability as well as the innovation in life science. The profound knowledge in microscopy (characterization level) is expected to enhanced the quality of life at macro level from the development in sustainable manufacturing and strengthen the field in life science. This theme was chosen to serve as an urgent call for action and at the same capturing the current focus of research area in UTeM which is Advanced Manufacturing Technology.