Research, Industrial Affiliation, and Educational Programs at the CPIMA


This month's GGPF dinner lecture on the CPIMA organization focuses on a considerable
Bay Area resource in the world of polymer surface science. CPIMA presenters will
discuss industrial interactions (see Abstract), so this is your chance
to give them some input and possibly find areas of overlapping interest.

As always, don't forget to page down for many other upcoming local events of
possible interest to the GGPF audience.



Dinner Lecture

Monday, June 23
Michael's Restaurant
Mountain View

"Research, Industrial Affiliation, and Educational
Programs at the Center for Polymer Interfaces and
Macromolecular Assemblies (CPIMA), an NSF Materials
Research Science and Engineering Center"


Curt Frank, Stanford University, Director
Charles Wade, IBM Almaden Research Center, Co-Director


CPIMA is one of approximately 25 NSF Materials
Research Science and Engineering Centers and the
only one with a full industrial partner.
The center grant, as renewed in September 2002 for
years 9 through 14, includes scientists at Stanford,
UC Davis, UC Berkeley and IBM Almaden Research Center.
Research in CPIMA includes the study of molecular
design, polymer synthesis, protein/membrane dynamics,
biomolecular materials, nanostructured materials,
innovative imaging methods, and specialized instrumen-
tation. Industrial applications have come in part
through partnership with IBM and in part from other
industrial interactions. NSF centers are expected
to be active in education as well as research, and
this presentation will briefly review both areas.
Part of the presentation will be a discussion period
to pursue possible new avenues in which CPIMA might
have an enhanced interaction with industry.



DATE: Monday, June 23

Location: Michael's at Shoreline Park, Mountain View

Timing: 6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture

Cost: $30
half price students, retired, unemployed
free for just the lecture at 8PM
(but please let us know for headcount)

Deadline for registration:
5 PM Friday June 20

Please register on the web site

Or, contact
Debashis Dutta

You should receive confirmation of your registration; if not,
please contact us again.


Dinner choices:
grilled salmon
chicken portabello
eggplant parmigiana

Note that we must request that you be liable for your
registration fee if you register and do not attend;
cancellation is allowed up to the registration deadline.


Restaurant's web page directions

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


OTHER EVENTS of possible interest to the
GGPF audience:

JUNE 2003

June 4, Palo Alto
Bay Area MEMS Journal Club meeting
"The Use of Thermoplastics in MEMS Packaging"
Ed Flaherty and Robert Zimmerman,
Associated Spring/Spectrum Plastics - Advanced Technology Group
For more information, contact Rolfe Anderson

June 10, San Jose
one-day training on "Analysis of Gauge Measurement Capability"
with focus on the semiconductor industry / fab applications

June 10, Menlo Park
nanoBIO Forum meeting -
Nanofabrication: Using Nature's Self-Assembly

June 11, Berkeley
Northern Calfornia AVS-sponsored one-day symposium at LBNL
"Nanoscience and Bionanoscience Research Meeting"

June 15 - 17, San Jose
5th Annual BIOMEMS 2003 - Analytical Devices and Applications

June 16-26, Berkeley
UC Berkeley Extension series of MEMS short courses

June 18, Sunnyvale
NCCAVS TFUG at Charles Evans"
"Reliability/Packaging Issues in Advanced Semiconductor Devices"

June 19-20, Berkeley
UC Berkeley Extension short course on BioInformatics

June 26, Oakland
Cal ACS Section dinner lecture
"Rosalind Franklin: Her Essential Contributions to DNA Structure"
by Dr. Lynne Elkin, Cal State Hayward

June 29 - July 2, San Francisco
PREP-2003 -- 16th International Symposium, Exhibit and Workshops on
Preparative/Process Chromatography, Ion Exchange, Adsorption/Desorption
Processes & Related Separation Techniques

JULY 2003

July 13-16, San Jose
SmallTalk 2003
"The Microfluidics, Microarrays and BioMEMS Conference"
Includes several short courses on
microarrays, microfluidics, microfabrication and

July 14-16, San Francisco
July 16-18, San Jose
SEMICON West 2003
SF=wafer processing
SJ=final manufacturing
(note the "MEMS Pavillon" & conference)

July 21, San Jose - note date change to new date.
"Flipchip for Optoelectronics and MEMS"
one-day Short Course at SJSU


Aug. 10-12, San Francisco
IEEE PhoPack(TM) 2003 -
Photonics Devices & Systems Packaging Symposium
& associated short course
Aug. 13-14, San Francisco
IEEE PhoMat 2003
Photonics Materials Reliability Symposium
Aug. 12-14, San Francisco
IEEE - Nano 2003 meeting

Aug. 23-25, San Francisco
California Separation Science Society (CaSSS) meeting
"CE in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries
5th Symposium on the Practical Applications for the Analysis
of Proteins, Nucleotides and Small Molecules


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