SPM om SPM 2012 - International Conference on Scanning Probe Microscopy on Soft and Polymeric Materials

SPM on SPM 2012 is a unique conference covering the full range of scanning probe microscopy on soft matter, polymeric materials, as well as biological systems. The conference offers a great opportunity to share your research with worldwide leading scientists active in this field, as well as with industrial colleagues. A short course, invited lectures and a company exhibit are part of the conference program.

The session topics include:

AFM in polymers, biology and life science / bioinspired materials; Molecular imaging; Force spectroscopy; Quantitative surface mechanics; (Nano)indentation; Tribology; Adhesion; Surface properties of thin films; Advanced and novel AFM methods; Surface chemical spectroscopy; Functional polymeric materials; Electrical measurements; Combined / hyphenated techniques; AFM in industries; Theory of AFM for soft materials; Perspectives and future development of AFM; etc.

+ show speakers and program
Keynote speakers
Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz)

Using microcantilevers sensors to analyse drop evaporation and thin polymer films

Prof. Ricardo Garcia (CSIC Madrid)

Quantitative and molecular resolution imaging in air and liquid by dynamic AFM methods

Prof. Vladimir Tsukruk (Georgia Institute of Technology)

SPM on soft materials: imaging and beyond

Confirmed invited speakers
Prof. D. Ginger (U. of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)

Dr. S. Jesse (ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, USA)

Dr. G. Luengo (L’OREAL, Aulnay-sous-Bois, France)

Dr. G. Meyers (Dow Chemical, USA)

Prof. D. Müller (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Prof. S. Sheiko (U. of North Carolina, NC, USA)

Prof. A. Takahara (Kyushu University, Japan)

Prof. P.-E. Milhiet (U. of Montpellier)

Dr. A. Tsou (ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co., Annandale, NJ, USA)

Dr. D. Tranchida (Borealis Polyolefin GmbH)

Dr. Shan Zou (National Research Council Canada)

23 Sep - 26 Sep 2012
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