Polymers Hard at Work in Your Smart Phone (J. Gotro - InnoCentrix)


“Polymers Hard at Work in Your Smart Phone”

Jeffrey Gotro, Ph.D.
InnoCentrix LLC

You might not think that chemistry and polymer processing are key parts of the manufacturing of electronic devices, but without sophisticated polymers and advanced processing techniques, today’s electronic devices would not be possible. There are a wide variety of polymers used in the typical smart phone. These include epoxy resins for printed circuit boards, adhesives to attach semiconductor chips to substrates, and polymer coatings to protect devices from moisture and dirt. This presentation will provide an overview of the types of polymers and processing techniques used in smart phone applications. Some of the chemistries used in new applications include epoxies, acrylics, bismaleimides, and polyimides. The drive to environmentally friendly devices has required the elimination of halogen containing polymers and driven the implementation of lead-free solders. Processing methods such as adhesive and underfill dispensing as well as lamination for multilayer circuit boards will be covered.

Speaker Background

Jeff Gotro, Ph.D., is the President and Founder of InnoCentrix, LLC. InnoCentrix proves a wide range of consulting services to the polymer industry. Jeff helps his clients “turn polymers into profits” with a focus on improving the financial performance by reducing the time to market for new products, process optimization, developing new business opportunities and managing Intellectual Property. Jeff has over thirty two years’ of experience in polymers having held scientific and leadership positions at IBM, AlliedSignal, Honeywell International, and Ablestik Laboratories. Jeff brings to his clients a solid proficiency in managing the research, development and commercialization of new products. He has consulting experience with companies ranging from early-stage start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. His unique combination of deep technical knowledge and business experience allow him to drive projects to commercial success. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker. Jeff has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University with a specialty in polymer science.


Tuesday, May 19


Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline Park
2960 N. Shoreline Park
Mountain View, CA 94043




6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture


Employed/postdoc Student/unemployed/retired
Early Registration  $30 $15
Registration $35 $20
Walk-in (not guaranteed) $40 $25

Lecture-only is free.



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Mikki Larner
phone: 650-208-5259

Deadline for registration:

11:59PM, Monday, May 11 for early registration discount.
5PM, Monday, May 18 for regular registration.

Dinner Selection:

Seafood - Broiled salmon with lemon beurre blanc
Chicken - Chicken Florentine
Vegetarian - Mushroom crepes

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