The GGPF Spring Symposium 2000: Recent Advances in Polymer Processing


The GGPF Spring Symposium 2000:
Recent Advances in Polymer Processing

Monday, June 5th
Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View

Prof. James Watkins, Department of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of
Massachusetts at Amherst: "Supercritical Fluid CO2 - Assisted Synthesis
and Processing of Polymers: Kinetic and Thermodynamic Considerations"

Prof. Guna S. Selvaduray, Dept. of Materials Science, San Jose State
"Microelectronic Encapsulation: Polymer usage and issues"

Dr. Donald Nelson, Rodenstock, North America (formerly 2C optics):
"Processing of Optical Grade Polymers"

Dr. Stathis Zachariades, Polteco, Inc.:
"Engineering the Properties of Polymers using Solid State Deformation"

Dr. Chicheng Wang, Guidant Corporation:
"Polymer Mixing and Compounding"

Dr. Travis Boone, Aclara BioSciences,
"Plastic Microfluidic Devices for Drug Discovery and Genetic Analysis"



Approximate Timing:
Talks 8.30 AM to 5.0 PM
Lunch provided.
Reception 5 - 7 PM (wine & cheese, no dinner)

(see second announcement for final schedule)

No lunch choice required: Italian buffet lunch
with vegetarian choices included.


REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Advance Payment Requested

Cost: $125 ($65 for unemployed/retired/students)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE Thursday June 1st by 5.0 PM.


Register online at or contact
Nayan Ashar
phone 408-435-6099.

Make sure you provide contact information
(email; phone) and receive an acknowledgment of your
registration to be sure we have you on the list.

After registering, mail check to:

Allen Nixon
125 Mariposa St.
Brisbane, CA 94005

Make check out to GGPF.
Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards.

We must ask you to be liable for the cost of
the conference if you register and do not attend;
cancellations may be made up to the registration

Unlike with the monthly GGPF dinner meetings, there
is no free auditing of the Spring Symposium talks;
only paying attendees can be accomodated.

PLEASE NOTE: At all GGPF meetings, we struggle
with late registrations, no-shows, and drop-ins.
We try to be as accomodating as possible to our
members, but this places a significant hardship
on the organization, both in extra work and extra
costs. It is troublesome at the monthly dinner
meetings, but it is prohibitively expensive to
accomodate at the biannual symposia due to the
greater expenses involved. Please register by
the deadline if you wish to attend. Thank you,
and we hope you continue to enjoy the GGPF events.


DIRECTIONS to Michael's at Shoreline:
From 101 take the Shoreline Boulevard Exit, turning
toward the bay. Drive past the Shoreline Amphitheater
and go straight ahead into Shoreline Park. After a
mile or so, a sign for Michael's will direct you to
turn left into the parking lot.
Address: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd.
Restaurant phone: 650-962-1014
(do not call restaurant for reservations)


Other events of possible interest to
GGPF audience:


Saturday May 6, Mountain View
ASME Bay Area Technical Conference 2000
Miniaturization Technologies


May 18, 2000, Union City
local SPE dinner meeting:
Ed Cress, Dukane Ultrasonics.
Secondary operations for injection molded parts,
with an emphasis on ultrasonic welding techniques.


May 24, Sunnyvale, 12:30 - 5 PM
Short Course:
"Chip Scale Packaging Technology for Modern Electronics"
with Joseph Fjelstad
UC Extension, 1180 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale

that the web site is working & haven't been able
to verify the course through UCExtension - CPH>


May 31, 1 - 9 PM, Foster City
Northern California Moldmakers Trade Fair


June 5 - 8, Napa
7th International Seminar on the Technology
of Inherently Conductive Polymers


June 22-23, San Francisco
The Knowledge Foundation's 2nd Annual Conference
on BioMEMS 2000: Manufacturing & Commercialization
Issues for Micro & Nano Medical Devices


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