We will be demonstrating the Microsupport Axis Pro micromanipulator at the Golden Gate Polymer Forum Two-Day Short Course: Failure Analysis of Plastics onMarch 5 and 6, 2018
This two-day day short course, presented by recognized experts from The Madison Group, is based on their annual course “Plastic Part Failure: Analysis, Design and Prevention” given at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Attendees will gain a better understanding of basic principles that affect the durability and failure of plastic parts. As these speakers like to say “if you don’t know how something broke, you can’t fix it,” highlighting the importance of a thorough understanding of how and why a product has failed. With emphasis on practical problem-solving techniques, the course will utilize case studies to comprehend key aspects of plastic failure and prevention. Gain a better understanding of why plastic components fail, and how to avoid future failures by applying the knowledge learned. The combination of excellent speakers, a convenient location in the Bay Area, an affordable price, and focus on practical applications makes this an exceptional opportunity.
We are very excited to be attending Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 2018 in Phoenix, AZ.
We will be at booth #TBD representing a number of products:
Micro Support Micromanipulators
Manipulation of small materials.Probes available for a wide range of sample manipulations, including:
Milling off a surface
Vacuum for material removal
Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes.
Attolight CL system.
The 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers—from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates—to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.
Geophysical Laboratory’s Zachary Geballe Receives Seventh Postdoctoral innovation and Excellence Award
The Geophysical Laboratory’s Postdoctoral Associate Zachary Geballe has been honored with Carnegie’s seventh Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence (PIE) Award. These prizes are made through nominations from the departments and are chosen by the Office of the President. Geballe, in Viktor Struzhkin’s lab, was awarded the prize for his scientific innovations and community service to the Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus.
Zack works on developing methods to measure the heat capacities of metals and silicates at high pressures. This work applies to developing new materials and studying the deep interiors of planets. He developed a pioneering technique to measure heat in a diamond anvil cell (DAC) by using a method called the alternating current 3rd harmonic method. The work was published in two recent papers in the Journal of Applied Physics. Additionally, he devised new, sophisticated sample loading procedures into the DAC with micro-manipulator equipment. The new approach has changed the way the group loads very small samples for high-pressure experiments.
The nomination stated that “Zack is much more than just a very skillful and dedicated experimentalist, he is also the leader of our weekly Bread and Cheese seminar with research updates from our own scientists and discussions of high-impact papers from other groups around the world. “
Additionally, Zack was a founding organizer of postdoc-led poster sessions at the BBR campus (see photos and details from 2015, 2016, and 2017), which have featured the work of nearly all the researchers and sparked new collaborations, approaches, and teamwork.
Carnegie President Matthew Scott remarked, “This cycle of nominations was particularly strong and it was a difficult choice. Zack’s exceptionally creative approaches to scientific innovation and his extraordinary volunteer efforts have made a significant contribution to the sense of community at BBR, making him the high caliber of researcher and colleague envisioned for the PIE awards to recognize. I congratulate him on his accomplishments.”