Monday June 18, 2012, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Santa Clara, California
The course is aimed at students, scientists (chemistry, physics, materials, biology) and engineers (chemical, mechanical, biomedical) in research and development of processes involving soft materials, polymer/surfactant thin films, natural and synthetic biomaterials and biofilms, polymeric coatings and composites, organic semiconductors.
The course is aimed at students, scientists (chemistry and physics) and engineers (chemical -mechanical) in research and development of processes involving fine particles, soft materials, cosmetics, liquids, surfactants, biological and proteins solutions, polymeric films, ordered nano-objects as such as gratings, self-organized molecular super architectures, pyrolitic particles.
Greg Haugstad is technical staff member and director of the Characterization Facility (CharFac; www.charfac.umn.edu), a core facility at the University of Minnesota. The CharFac is closely affiliated with the Universitys (1) NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, especially as a member of the national-reach Materials Research Facilities Network (mrfn.org), and (2) Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering (www.iprime.umn.edu). Dr. Haugstad received his B.A. in physics from Gustavus Adolphus College and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Minnesota. His doctoral research explored metal-semiconductor interfaces with synchrotron radiation and cryogenic methods. After postdoctoral research with DuPont in the Universitys NSF Center for Interfacial Engineering, he joined the CharFac in 1994. In this role his technique focus includes atomic force microscopy (AFM), ion beam analysis (Rutherford backscattering and related) and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. His teaching has included curricular courses at PhD, undergraduate, and technical-college levels, as well as ~500 user trainings and several local and national-reach short courses. He is also a member of the graduate faculty, serving as thesis co-adviser within the materials science and chemistry programs, and currently a PI in NSF-funded research on organic semiconductors.
Greg's research program includes thrusts in (i) special AFM methods, (ii) nanotribology, (iii) thin films (polymer, surfactant, biological), and (iv) drug release coatings / pharmaceutics. He has over seventy publications and is a frequent participant in multidisciplinary symposia and workshops with the common thread of AFM methods. His industrial collaboration and consulting has included companies spanning medical imaging, aviation devices, personal care products, ocular materials, medical device coatings and analytical instrumentation.
Pierre Panine is recently appointed as senior scientist in Xenocs SA in Sassenage, France, a spin-off company from Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France. His field of expertise is the application of x-ray to structural characterization of materials, soft matter and biological systems. He obtained his PhD in physics at the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble. His doctoral research was focused in the field of polymeric membrane science, using broad ranges of characterization techniques like NMR, spectroscopy and microscopy. After a short passage in the renal care HOSPAL R&D center in Lyon, France, he integrated the Soft Condensed Matter group of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (E.S.R.F.), Grenoble, France. His research program was focused on large scale structure in self assembled materials, polymeric solutions, surfactants and mechanisms of molecular ordering under controlled mechanical conditions. He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications and had teaching duties at doctoral level at the university Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, directly related to practical use of small angle and wide angle x-ray scattering with synchrotron radiation instruments.
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