Biofabrication for Electronics Manufacturing, by Hash Pakbaz


This month's talk is an exciting blend of biological methods focused on electronics applications.

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The Golden Gate Polymer Forum presents

Tuesday, August 9 - GGPF Monthly Dinner Lecture
Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View

"Biofabrication for Electronics Manufacturing"
Hash Pakbaz
Cambrios Technologies


Nature has developed remarkable tools for manufacturing of high
performance inorganic materials. Nature's capability to control size,
shape, crystal structure, etc., far exceeds existing state of the art
manufacturing capabilities for production of such electronics devices
as ICs. Furthermore, nature's processes for "manufacturing" are based
on the use of solution phase precursors under ambient temperature and
pressure conditions -- all very desirable features for electronics
manufacturing. Based on ground breaking work by Prof. Angela Belcher at MIT, Cambrios is focused on developing biologically inspired materials and process technology for electronics manufacturing.

Speaker Background:

Cambrios Technologies, located in Mountain view, has recently raised a
successful round of financing, backed by top VC firm in the silicon
valley. Hash Pakbaz joined Cambrios in October of 2004 to lead business development activities. Prior to Cambrios, he spent 6 years at OSRAM (a Siemens subsidiary) leading R&D and manufacturing efforts focused on commercialization of polymer LED technology for display applications. His Ph.D was in physics from UCSB under the direction of (Nobel Laureate) Prof. Alan Heeger; graduate studies were in the area of investigating the physical properties of organic semiconductors.



DATE: Monday, July 11

Location: Michael's at Shoreline
(see directions below)

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

Cost: $30 with advance registration
half price students, retired, unemployed
free for just the lecture at 8PM
(but please let us know for headcount)
$35 after registration deadline

PLEASE NOTE: we accept cash or checks, but are unable to
accept payment by credit card at this time.

Deadline for registration: 5 PM Friday, August 5.

Please register on the web site

Or, contact:
Clayton Henderson

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


Dinner choices (pick one when registering):
Broiled Salmon
Chicken Mediterranean (slightly spicy olive tapenade)
Mushroom Crepes

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 on the left hand side 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 Restaurant.
Address: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd.
Restaurant phone: 650-962-1014
(do not call restaurant for reservations)


Upcoming GGPF events:

Sept. 13, Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View
Monthly Dinner Lecture
"Application of Living Polymerization to the Preparation of
Chromatographic Substrates for Protein, Peptide and Polynucleotide
Patrick McCarthy

Oct. 23-24, Sunday-Monday
GGPF 25th Anniversary Symposium
details to be announced
(near San Francisco Airport)


OTHER EVENTS of possible interest to the
GGPF audience:

JULY 2005

July 19, San Jose / TUESDAY this week
SJSU campus, engineering building, room 301; lecture open to the public, 6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm
"Biomimetics: Structure-Mechanical Properties and Biomineralization of Dental Tissues"
including a brief overview of dental materials, by
Hanson Fong, Univ. of Washington, Seattle


Aug. 1-5, Stockton
ACS short course
"Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy: Principles & Practice"

Aug. 10-12, San Francisco
ACS short course
"Laboratory Safety & Health"

Aug. 12-13, San Francisco
Particle technology short courses in association with Particles 2005

Aug. 13-16, San Francisco
Particles 2005 - Surface Modification in Particles Technology

Aug 22-24, San Francisco
NanoComposites conference


Sept. 14-16, Berkeley
ASME and MIT-Stanford-Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum meeting,
"Integrated Nanosystems:

Sept. 17-21, Los Angeles
For those interested in thermal analysis, the North American Thermal
Analysis Society (NATAS) will hold its annual conference and short courses
in Los Angeles Sept. 17-21. For more information and to register visit

Sept. 25-28, Rohnert Park
ACS Workshop: 5th "Advances in Polyolefins", 2005


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