Chemical and Topographical Control of Surface Properties, Prof. Tom McCarthy


This month the GGPF hosts an interesting surface
science lecture by the head of the Polymer Science
and Engineering Dept. of the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst, Prof. Tom McCarthy.

Please join us on Aug. 11. See details below.

As always, page down for other upcoming local events.



Dinner Lecture

Monday August 11
Michael's Restaurant
Mountain View

Tom McCarthy
Professor and Head
Polymer Science and Engineering Department
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Chemical and Topographical Control of Surface Properties"

The preparation of ultrahydrophobic, ultralyophobic and ultrahydrophilic surfaces
using several techniques will be described. These are surfaces that droplets of
water and other solvents do not come to rest on, but rather roll or slide off of
horizontal surfaces or alternatively spontaneously spread on. The use of both
topographical and chemical control to prepare these surfaces will be discussed.
A new general method for converting hydrophobic surfaces to hydrophilic ones
that involves polymer adsorption will also be discussed.



DATE: Monday August 11

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 August 8

Please register on the web site

Or, contact
Nayan Ashar

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


Dinner choices:
chicken portobello
vegetable Napolean (grilled veggies with polenta)

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:

JULY 2003

July 23, Mountain View [tonight!]
Bay Area Mass Spectrometry society dinner lecture
"The Use of Mass Spectrometry for the Development
of Ultra-rapid Nucleic Acid Analysis", by Jeff
Van Ness, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont.


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. 18-22, Stanford
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2003 conference

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

Aug. 30 - Dec 20, SJSU campus
Saturday morning semester class on
"Thermal & Mechanical Requirements for
Microelectronics Packaging", Engr. 244
Instructor: Maurice Othieno, LSI Logic Corp.
For more information, contact Dr. Guna
Selvaduray of SJSU at


Sept. 16, Mountain View
one-day symposium by nanoSIG
NanoElectronics & Photonics Forum Conference
details to be announced

Sept. 17-19, Palo Alto
Integrated Nanosystems 2003: Design,
Synthesis, and Applications
Don't miss the tutorials listed for Sept. 17 at

Sept. 18, location tbd
ACS Santa Clara Valley Section dinner meeting
Dr. Ken Carter, IBM Almaden Research Center
speaks on a polymer material science topic.
Details to be announced; see

Sept. 19, Belmont
SPE-sponsored tour of 4th State
details should be posted on SPE web
page by Aug. 30

Sept. 20 & Sept. 27, San Mateo
Two-Day short course (sequential Saturdays)
"High Performance Separations of Biopolymers"
Sponsored by California Separations Science
Society, CaSSS (covers HPLC, SEC, etc.)

Sept. 23 - 25, San Jose
BIOPHEX, co-located with INTERPHEX
a bio/pharmaceutical meeting


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