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Surface Characterization of Biomaterials Workshop: July 31-August 2

July 31 thru August 2, 2017
University of Washington, Seattle WA
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This 2.5 day workshop includes lectures and surface analysis demonstrations. Demonstrations on NESAC/BIO instruments will provide application examples for the material covered in the workshop lectures. Attendees will learn the capabilities of biomedical surface analysis methods and how to intelligently review data received from surface analysis laboratories. NESAC/BIO faculty and staff will address the following topics at this workshop:

  • Introduction to Surface Analysis  (David Castner)
  • Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis  (Lara Gamble)
  • Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry  (David Castner)
  • Sum Frequency Generation  (Patrik Johansson)
  • Contact Angle Measurements  (Allan Hoffman)
  • Surface Modification (Allan Hoffman)
  • Multivariate Data Analysis  (Dan Graham)
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy  (Micah Glaz)
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance  (David Castner)
  • Quartz Crystal Microbalance (David Castner)
  • Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure  (Lara Gamble)
  • Multi-technique Biomedical Surface Analysis  (Buddy Ratner)
  • Instrument Demonstrations

To register and obtain further information please visit the NESAC/BIO Workshop website:


For more information, please contact
Prof. David G. Castner
Director, National ESCA & Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems, an NIH-funded resource
Director, Molecular Analysis Facility
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
Departments of Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering
Box 351653
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  98195-1653  USA
phone:  206-543-8094
fax:  206-221-7451