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SCSU Nanotechnology and Industry Workshop

Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM (PST)

SCSU Nanotechnology and Industry Workshop

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SCSU Nanotechnology and Industry Workshop – February 23, 2012

Ballroom, Atwood Center, St. Cloud State University

Tentative Schedule

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8:30Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:15 – Introductory remarks

Welcome – Russ Lidberg, SCSU and Lynne Osterman, MN Nano

Nano 101 – Deb Newberry, Director Midwest Regional Center for Nanotechnology Education, Dakota  Community Technical College


10:00 – Nanotech & Materials Processes in Industry - Introduction to the Industry Panel

 Lynne Osterman, Executive Director, MN Nano

10:05 – 10:30 Wade Eichhorn, 7-SIGMA, Inc, Minneapolis, MN

"Nanoscale Testing of Polymers and Components"

10:30 – 10:55 Dan Malmstrom, Douglas Scientific, Alexandria, MN

"NanoTechnology in Genomics - ArrayTapeTM Platform for Ultra-High Throughput Applications in Life Sciences"


10:55 Break


11:10 – 11:35 David Bell, Phygen Coatings, Minneapolis, MN

"Physical Vapor Deposited High Performance Super Hard Nano Coatings for Industrial Applications – Combating Wear, Erosion and Corrosion Challenges"

 11:35 – 12:00 Ned Tabat, Seagate Technology, Bloomington, MN

"Nanotechnology in Volume Production"

12:00 – 12:25 Ron Adkins, RJA Dispersions, LLC, Hudson, WI

"Use of Stabilized Nano Particles in Ink Jet Printing."


12:25 – Break for Lunch


1:30 – Nanotech & Materials Research at SCSU - Introduction to the Academic Panel

Dan Gregory, Associate Provost of Research, Dean of Graduate Studies, SCSU

1:35 – 2:00 Ahmet Sezen, Mechanical Engineering, SCSU

"Development of Ultra-Miniature MEMS Pressure Sensors for Muscle Force Assessment in Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases"

2:00 – 2:25 Kannan Sivaprakasam, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics, SCSU

"Nanoscale Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications"

2:25 – 2:50 Gary Bohannan, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics, SCSU

"Introducing the Fractor: How Small Can We Make It and Still Have It Work?"


2:50 Break


3:05 – Overview of SCSU College of Science and Engineering

David DeGroote, Dean, College of Science and Engineering, SCSU

3:30 – Tours of College of Science and Engineering Laboratories and Facilities

4:45 – 6:00Networking Reception, Poster Session and Project Demos





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