Workshops and Short Courses

2019 Mid-Year Workshops
January 15-17, 2019

Wearable Technology - Materials & Applications
Agenda

Tuesday January 15
3-210 Keller Hall
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Jointly sponsored by IPRIME's Biomaterials & Pharmaceutical Materials (BPM) and Coating Process Fundamentals (CPF) programs.

This workshop explores the new and rapidly evolving field of wearable technology.  Wearable technology encompasses electronic and mechanical devices integrated into fabrics, and flexible substrates that can be worn on the skin.  Applications include health monitoring and prosthetics, interactive wearable devices, and fashion.  One aim of this workshop is to identify materials and interfacial engineering challenges associated with the development of these new technologies.

Characterization Methods for Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films
Agenda

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
 
3-210 Keller Hall
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Characterization Facility and IPRIME's Nanostructural Materials & Processes (NMP) program

This characterization workshop includes talks by technique experts (CharFac technical staff members and external speakers) presenting both basic principles of operation and applications pertinent to industry. Techniques will include elemental and chemical spectroscopy with mapping, X-ray and helium-ion scattering, scanning probe microscopy (both force and vacuum-tunneling based), instrumented nanoindentation and spectroscopic ellipsometry. 

Characterization Facility Demonstrations
Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 
12 Shepherd Labs (Entrance to CharFac)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Characterization Facility and IPRIME's Nanostructural Materials & Processes (NMP) program

Thursday demonstrations have limited seatingThere is a fee for attending the demos: $225 for IPRIME members, $500 for non-member companies, and $100 for UMN people (students, postdocs, faculty, staff). Registrants may attend 2-4 demos contingent on the logistics of handling the various attendees' interests, time constraints, and capacity for bodies in the various labs.

Demonstrations offered:

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS, also known as ESCA)
  • Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS)
  • Ion beam analysis (IBA): Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) and particle-induced X-ray emission (PIXE)
  • X-ray diffraction (thin film)
  • Confocal Raman microscopy
  • Spectroscopic ellipsometry
  • Ultrahigh-vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (UHV STM)
  • Instrumented nanoindentation and mapping (hard materials)
  • Multifrequency atomic force microscopy (AFM) with viscoelastic and fast imaging (demo by Asylum Research)
  • Intermodulation atomic force microscopy (AFM) of nanostructured thin films

2018 Mid-Year Workshops
January 9-10, 2018

3D Printing of Polymers: Materials and Processes
Coating Process Fundamentals & Microstructured Polymers programs

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Remote Imaging of Implanted Biomaterials and Theranostics

Biomaterials & Pharmaceutical Materials program 

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Mid-Year Workshops (MYW)

From Nano to Micro Probes: Advanced Characterization Methods

Aug. 28-29, 2017
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus

This workshop offers two mornings of seminars and two afternoons of demonstrations at CharFac and the Imaging Centers' various facilities. There is a fee to attend the afternoon demos and space is limited.

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Advanced Characterization Workshop 2017 (NMP/CharFac) (MYW)

2017 Color and Appearance of Coatings (CPF)(MYW)

2017 Nanomaterials for Protein, Genetic Material & Small Molecule Delivery to Cells (NMP, BPM)(MYW)

2016 Mid Year Workshops

January 12-13, 2016

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Mid-Year Workshops, January 14-16, 2015

Future Trends in Microscopy Workshop

January 15, 2014

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Amorphous Materials: Theory and Practice in Pharmaceuticals and Devices Workshop

 January 16, 2014

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3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Workshop

January 14, 2014

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Prediction of Biodegradable Materials Performance

January 16, 2013

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How Do Coatings Respond to their Environment?

January 15, 2013

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Characterization Facility Demonstrations: Microscopy of Biomaterial Coatings in Challenging Environments

January 16, 2013

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Cellulosic Materials: Synthesis Properties, and Applications Workshop

January 13, 2012

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Pharmaceutical Applications of Hot Melt Extrusion - Fundamental Aspects of Drug-Polymer Interaction and Process Development Work

January 12, 2012

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Photovoltaics Manufacturing Workshop

December 9, 2011

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2011 Mid-Year Workshops

January 12 and 13, 2011

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Nanomechanical Mapping Workshop

October 26, and 27, 2010 

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15th International Coating Science & Technology Symposium (ISCST)

Sept. 12-15, 2010

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Rheological Measurements Short Course 2010

June 8-13, 2010

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Mid-Year IPrime Workshop 2010

January 14, 2010

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Surface and Thin Film Characterization

December 9 and 10, 2009

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Characterization Facility workshop "Introduction to Confocal Raman and Scanning Probe Microscopy"

October 15, 2009

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Minnesota Nanotechnology Conference

November 17 - November 18, 2009

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Lab Demonstrations of Analytical Probes of Polymer Adhesion and Interfaces

January 15, 2009

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CPF Workshop on "Particulate Coatings: Processing and Applications"

January 15, 2009

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Free Workshop on "Polymer Adhesion"

January 14, 2009

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4th Annual Minnesota Nanotechnology Conference

November 11 - 13, 2008

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Characterization Facility Workshop: August 22, 2008

Free Characterization Facility Workshop
Friday, August 22, 2008

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Free Workshop and Seminar

Free Seminar: May 22, 2008, Presented by Daniela Nicastro, Ph.D.
Free Workshop: May 23, 2008

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Characterization Facility Lab Demo on "Nanoscale Probing of Biomaterials and Biointerfaces"

Jan. 16, 2008

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Free Workshop on "Materials, Devices and Coating Processes for Printed Electronics"

Jan. 16, 2008

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Free Workshop on "Synthetic Biomaterials and Biointerfaces"

Jan. 15, 2008

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Short Courses

CPF Short Course

2019 CPF Short Course
May 21-23, 2019

Rheology Short Course: August 12-17, 2018

Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course 2018

2016 Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course--May 24-26

2016 Rheological Measurements Short Course, June 19-24, 2016

2014 IPrime Short Courses & Seminars

2013 Short Courses & Seminars

2012 Short Courses & Seminars

Tissue Reactions to Medical Devices Workshop

October 27, 2011 

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GGPF Rheology Short Course 2011

Mountain View, CA July 13 to 15

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Cryo Electron Microscopy Short Course 2011

July 13-15, 2011

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Nanotechnology Conference and Expo June 2011

June 13-16, Boston, MA

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Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course 2011

May 24 - 26, 2011

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Synthetic Ecology Symposium April 2011

 April 20, 2011

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Precision Coating and Solidification Short Course 2010

September 11, 2010

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Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course 2010

June 8 -10, 2010

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Cryo Electron Microscopy Short Course 2010

June 7-8 & July 29-30, 2010

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CPF Short Course: June 02 - June 04, 2009

Short Course in Coating Process Fundamentals

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Rheology Short Course: June 07 - June 12, 2009

Short Course on Rheological Measurements

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Rheology Short Course: June 08 - June 13, 2008

Short Course on Rheological Measurements

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CPF Short Course: June 03 - June 05, 2008

Short Course in Coating Process Fundamentals

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CPF Short Course: June 11 - 13, 2007

Short Course in Coating Process Fundamentals
Professor Lorraine Francis

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Rheology Short Course: June 10 - 15, 2007

Short Course on Rheological Measurements: Read More