Professors Offer Short Courses on Diverse Topics
Professors are offering a variety of short courses. Course descriptions
Short Course (May 5-8, 2003)
About Surfactant Use in Microelectronic Applications
Professors Yuzhuo Li, Don Rasmussen, and Chris Brancewicz will
join industrial experts to offer the specialty short course, "Use
of Surfactants in Microelectronic Applications." This intensive
four-day lecture / laboratory course will be taught at Clarkson
University May 5-8, 2003. The course deals with the basic concepts
and practical applications of surfactant and colloid science for
microelectronic research and development with an emphasis on process
enhancement. It is intended for chemists, chemical engineers,
and researchers who work in the area of solution and / or colloidal
formulation for microelectronic applications such as CMP slurry
development, post CMP clean, and waste treatment. Non-technical
supervisory and management personnel may also find this course
informative and useful.
addition to lectures on basic concepts and strategies, the course
provides the participants with valuable hands-on experience in
formulating and evaluating surfactant systems with various phase
behaviors. It also develops an in-depth understanding of the vital
roles these structures play in colloidal dispersion formulations.
lecture material includes information on how to use phase diagrams
to understand the phase behavior of typical surfactants and to
formulate and stabilize colloidal dispersions. The lecture component
also prepares one to select the proper analytical techniques for
phase behavior research and colloidal dispersion characterization.
addition, the laboratory component provides the participants experience
in the preparation of phase diagrams, the use of analytical techniques
to determine structures in complex solutions, the use of different
surfactants to prepare conductive electronic pastes, and in the
precipitation of submicron metal powders.
more information about this short course, please visit www.clarkson.edu/surfactant
or contact Professor Yuzhuo Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short Course July 7-11, 2003 at Clarkson University
intensive short course on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
will be taught at Clarkson University during the week of July
7-11, 2003. CAMP Professors Devon Shipp and Yuzhuo Li along with
Professor Ken Coskran (SUNY Potsdam) will serve as the instructors.
The course includes detailed theory and practice of NMR spectroscopy,
from the very basic through complex multi-dimensional concepts.
This course is designed to allow participants to become familiar
with Clarkson's new Bruker Avance 400 NMR instrument. This state-of-the-art
facility has multi-nuclear, multi-dimensional, solid-state gradient
and variable temperature NMR capabilities.
spectroscopy is the most powerful technique available for determining
molecular structure. In addition, it is very useful for obtaining
physical properties such as molecular dynamics in solution and
diffusion coefficients. The technique is especially valuable to
chemists, environmental scientists/engineers, materials scientists/engineers,
biologists, biochemists, and chemical engineers. Clarkson's NMR
short course includes the following topics: fundamentals of NMR,
operation of FT-NMR spectrometers, pulse sequences, pulse calibration,
probe tuning, 1D proton and 13C spectra (DEPT), homo-decoupling,
2D homo-nuclear experiments, 2D hetero-nuclear experiments, gradients
and their applications.
more information about this short course, please contact Professor
Devon Shipp at email@example.com.
Training Short Courses offered at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Professor Yuzhuo Li and his colleagues are working closely with
Dr. Greg Slack of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to organize a number of
short courses for professional training. These courses are being
offered at Wyeth in Rouses Point, NY. In a one day short course
on March 28, 2003, Professors Chris Brancewicz and Don Rasmussen
provided the employees at Wyeth with training in the area of particle
sizing. This short course instructed participants on how to select
the right techniques to analyze various particles and how to properly
interpret the results from commonly used techniques such as sieving,
sedimentation, field flow fractionation, optical and electrical
particle counting, QELS, Zetal potential, and molecular weight
determination for polymers.
Ning Gao (St. Lawrence University) and CAMP Professor Yuzhuo Li
will offer a short course on modern spectroscopic techniques and
their applications in pharmaceutical quality control. Selected
topics for this course include atomic absorption, FT-IR microscopy,
Raman spectroscopy, and fluorescence microscopy. Also the short
course, "Pharmaceutical Chemistry" taught by CAMP Professor Anja
Mueller, will be offered at Wyeth this summer. Its topics include
formulation of drugs, bio-availability of drugs, drug absorption
in the body, and pharmacokinetics. In addition the NMR short course
(offered July 7-11, 2003 at Clarkson University) will be available
to Wyeth employees.