2016 Mid Year Workshops

IPrime Mid Year Workshops
January 12-13, 2016

Tuesday January 12   | Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing |
Sponsored by IPrime's Coatings Processes Fundamentals (CPF), Microstructured Polymers (MP), and Biomaterials
and Pharmaceutical Materials (BMP) partnership research programs
Lorraine Francis (coordinator)

This workshop focuses on additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing).  Presentations from academia and industry cover a range of methods and materials, and span applications from medicine and biomedical devices to advanced structural materials and electronics.

Wednesday January 13    | Spectral Mapping of Nanostructured Materials | 
Sponsored by IPrime's Nanostructural Materials and Processes (NMP) partnership research program
and the University of Minnesota Characterization Facility
Greg Haugstad (coordinator) with Wayne Gladfelter and Alon McCormick

This workshop will center on compositional and molecular mapping at the nanoscale in applications that provide invaluable insight into the structure and properties of materials. The focus of the workshop will be on recent advances that address problems in soft materials, nanoparticles and 2D materials such as graphene. 

Spectral Mapping of Nanostructured Materials
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Sponsored by the Nanostructural Materials and Processes Program (NMP) and the University of Minnesota Characterization Facility
Greg Haugstad (coordinator) with Wayne Gladfelter and Alon McCormick

This workshop will center on compositional and molecular mapping at the nanoscale in applications that provide invaluable insight into the structure and properties of materials. The focus of the workshop will be on recent advances that address problems in soft materials, nanoparticles and 2D materials such as graphene.

Forefront techniques and applications for materials that concern multiple IPrime  programs, ranging from soft materials such as block polymers and pharma materials to nanoparticles of inorganic solids and 2D materials. The emphasis is on very small lengths scales (<100 nm) at which traditional chemical spectroscopies (e.g., infrared) have failed to resolve differences. This spatial regime may be critical to issues of phase segregation, crystallization, interfacial adhesion, surface functionality, dewetting or other nanoscale phenomena central to materials research and development.

Topics will include:

new AFM / laser based spectroscopies

super-resolution Raman; and

energy filtered TEM / EELS

Invited keynote speakers (to date) include:

Nitash Balsara , UC Berkeley, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, “Determining the Structure and Composition of Block Copolymer Microphases by Electron Microscopy” 

Eoghan Dillon, Anasys Instruments, ” AFM-based infrared spectroscopy — nanoscale chemical analysis with sub-monolayer sensitivity” 

Zhe Fei, Iowa State, Physics, “Nano-Plasmonic Phenomena in Graphene” 

Renee Frontiera, UMN, Chemistry, “Towards Label-Free Super-Resolution Raman Microscopy” 

Ralm Ricarte, UMN Graduate Student CEMS, “Electron diffraction and electron energy-loss spectroscopy of pharmaceutical materials” 

Max Eisele,  Neaspec, Martinsreid, Germany, “Nano-FTIR – imaging and spectroscopy with 10 nanometer spatial resolution”  

Andre Mkhoyan, UMN, CEMS, “A New Line Defect in Perovskite NdTiO3” 

We welcome member companies to participate not only as attendees, but also with short presentations describing challenging problems that they have faced or anticipated future problems that would benefit from the knowledge gained from nanoscale mapping of composition and structure.  If you would like to contribute such a 5-10 minute vision/challenge statement, advocating your particular interests with application or material problem examples, please contact Greg Haugstad (haugs001@umn.edu).

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Workshop

Additive Manufacturing Workshop
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Sponsored by the Coatings Process Fundamentals (CPF), Microstructured Polymers (MP), and Biomaterials and Pharmaceutical Materials (BPM) Programs
Lorraine Francis coordinator

This workshop focuses on additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing).  Presentations from academia and industry cover a range of methods and materials, and span applications from medicine and biomedical devices to advanced structural materials and electronics.

Towards 3-D Printed Soft Robotics
Adam Cohen, Southern Methodist University

3D Bioprinting for Tissue Engineering
Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Dept. of Pediatrics, Medical School, University of Minnesota

BioBot 1: What Will You Print?
Ricky Solorzano, Biobots

3D Printing in Pharmaceutical Innovation, Exploration, and Development 
David DeGrio, Upsher-Smith

Compelling Medical Device Applications of Additive Manufacturing
Tom Wrobel and Alex Roberts, Boston Scientific

Direct Write 3D Printing of Ceramics
James Smay, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Oklahoma State University

3D Printed Bionic Nanomaterials
 Mike McAlpine, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota

Additive Manufacturing Materials Overview
Luke Rodgers, Stratasys

Continuous Liquid Interface Production: Enabling New Materials and Applications
Justin Poelma and Julie Cushen, Carbon 3D