Particle-Based Materials Synthesis

Applications In:

Assays * Catalysis * Ceramics * Chemical Detection * Chemical Mechanical Polishing * Coatings * Cosmetics * Data Storage * Diagnostic Tests * Dispersions * Drug Delivery * Electronic Devices * Flat Panel Displays * Fuel Cells * Imaging Systems * Inks * Marking Technologies * Membranes * Optics * Personal Care * Pharmaceuticals * Pigments * Plastics * Printing * Separations * Sintering * Surface Modification * Switches


Who Should Attend:

Applications Managers * Chemists * Engineers * Formulators * Industrial Research Workers * Materials Scientists * Physicists * Product Development Managers * Technicians * Students …

… Developing Materials, Products, and Processes Based on Particles and Particle Technologies

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Particle-Based Materials Synthesis

Topics Covered:


Particles in Materials

Natural and Synthetic Particle Arrays 

Stretch Goals in Device and Materials Synthesis 

Data Storage, Nanoelectronics

Amorphous Films and Coatings 

Extant Coated Materials, Film Formation 

Layer-by-Layer Materials 

Thermodynamics of Particle Systems 

Equilibrium Phase Diagrams, Aggregation Control 

Kinetics of Particle Assembly 

Diffusion Limited, Reaction Limited 

One-Dimensional Chains 

Field Effects, Supramolecular Templating 

Two-Dimensional Arrays 

Epitaxial Templating, Hydrodynamic Assembly 

Directed Tethering, Encapsulation 

Three-Dimensional Packing 

Colloidal Crystals, Close Packing, Deposition, 

Filtration, Particle Mixtures, Sedimentation, Templating 

Mesoporous Materials, Composites 

Oxides, Metals, Films, Filters, Membranes 

Organic Assemblies 


Displays, Optical Filters, Photon Bandgap Crystals 

Optical Switches, Electronic Devices, Sensors 

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Professor John Texter has over 25 years experience in industrial small particle and coating technologies.  He currently is Professor of Polymer and Coating Technology at Eastern Michigan University. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, and has worked for Strider Research Corporation and for Eastman Kodak Company in various areas of dispersion and emulsion technology.  He received his undergraduate engineering education and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Lehigh University, where he studied at the Zettlemoyer Center for Surface and Coatings Research.  He is an experienced lecturer, organizer, and technical project manager.  He is an inventor, editor, and author of over 130 publications including four books, forty-two patents, and numerous research and review articles.  He has received numerous awards and honors including a Service Recognition Award from the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, a Team Achievement Award for Improved Ferrotyping, induction into the Kodak Distinguished Inventors’ Gallery, an MRE Innovation Award for Nanocrystalline Technology, the CTO Patent Award for Innovation and Initiative in Patenting, listings in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the East, and various fellowships.  He is active professionally and has served as Chairman of the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, Chairman of the Chemistry at Interfaces Gordon Research Conference, and organizer of several international symposia.  He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Physical Society, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, and the Federation of Societies of Coating Technology.

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(C)  2004  Particles Conference