Invitation for lecture of Rupert Kargl, 29th July 2016

Title: Surface science and plysaccharide chemistry - from basic studies to applications

Lecturer: Rupert Kargl, Laboratory for Characterization and Processing of Polymers (LCPP), University of Maribor, Slovenia


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Date: 29th July 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Location: PCCL-Meeting Room, 3rd level, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben

Invitation for lecture of Prof. Hamilton, 9th February 2016

Title: Thermodynamically Stable, Optimally Tuned Pure Organic Solvent Blends Enable Enhanced Thermoplastic and Thermoset Nanocomposites

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. James Hamilton, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Jim Hamilton is a UW System Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and is in Chemistry and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  Founding Director of the UW System Nanotechnology Center for Collaborative R&D, he has been awarded the Abulgalous Research Award, the WiSys Innovation Scholar Award, was a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, a UW System Fellow for Women in Science and was selected by students for a Tau Beta Pi Teaching Excellence Award. 
He has research collaborations around the world and is founder, Chairman and CTO of Photonic Cleaning Technologies, LLC, the manufacturer of First Contact Polymer Solutions™ that has sales 62 countries. His newest nanotechnology spinoff, Graphene Solutions, LLC won the Overall Grand Prize in the 2008 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Competition and will be the world’s foremost provider of nanoparticle enabled composites, coatings and electrode materials.
He specializes in contamination control on precision optical and aerospace surfaces, instrumentation development and in nanoparticle thermodynamics, ultracapacitor and novel lithium ion battery development as well as in nanocomposites materials.

His labs have enabled creation of exfoliated, stable nanoparticle solutions that can be used to create composites and coatings with enhanced performance characteristics.
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Date: Tuesday, 09th Februar 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Location: PCCL-Meeting room, Roseggerstrasse 12, 3rd level, 8700 Leoben

Invitation for lecture of Dr. Jana Kolar, 2nd Feb 2016

Title: CERIC -  A Unique Opportunity for Multi-technique Research Projects

Jana Kolar is the founder of Morana rtd.  Since 2015 Executive Director of CERIC. From 2009 to 2012 she was Director General of the Science and Technology Directorate within the Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. She has also been a consultant to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Slovenian EU Presidency 2008) and the Slovenian Research Agency.  Between 2005 and 2009, she was employed as the Head of the Laboratory for Cultural Heritage. From 2004 to 2009, she was Director of MORANA RTD. Jana Kolar was Head of the Conservation and Preservation Department, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology at the University of Ljubljana between 1992 and 2005. Before that, she was employed by the Conservation Department of the National and University Library. Jana Kolar is also member of the ERA Council Forum Austria at the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.

About CERIC:
CERIC-ERIC is an integrated multidisciplinary and multiprobe Research Infrastructure open for external basic and applied users in the fields of Materials, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology. With a single entry point it allows to use excellent facilities in 7 European Countries. The access is free for basic users and commercial for industrial users. Free access is by international peer review selection and open publication, industrial and/or proprietary use is at market costs. The available equipment and the support staff allow structural investigation, analysis, synthesis and imaging of materials and biomaterials down to the nano-scale, using photon, electron, neutron, and ion based techniques, and preparation facilities in structural biology, photolithography and materials preparation. This multi-technique approach gives access and expertise in a wide range of techniques, and is very successful in most complex scientific challenges, e.g. in alternative sources of energy and energy storage, biomedical and pharmaceutical materials, food and food conservation, cultural heritage, etc. Industry and Research benefit from the access to both standard and cutting-edge techniques and the support of teams of experts. Excellent scientists and Industrial Liaison Offices at central level and in the Partner Facilities give advice and training to find the best solutions for new scientific knowledge and industrial innovation. (more details www.ceric-eric.eu)


Date: Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 2:30 p.m.


Location: PCCL meeting room, Roseggerstrasse 12, 3rd level, 8700 Leoben

Invitation for lecture of Janak Sapkota, 20th January 2016

Title: Processing of Cellulose Based Nanocomposits - From Lab Scale to Industrial Scale

Lecturer: Janak Sapkota, Phd in Polymer Chemistry and Materials, M.Sc. in Materials Science (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Universität Freiburg, Schweiz)


Date: Wednesday, 20th January 2016, 9 am

Location: Zentrum für Kunststofftechnik, KV-Saal, Otto-Glöckel-Strasse 2, 3. Stock, 8700 Leoben

Seminar "Innovative Kunststofflösungen für Triboanwendungen im Maschinenbau" on 3rd Dec.2015- lecture of Dr. Andreas Hausberger

The seminar "Innvoative Kunststofflösungen für Triboanwendungen im Maschinenabau" adresses the target group of polymer engineers, developers of new products, constructors, machine and facility engineers, materials engineers and maintainance persons.

Many interesting lectures will be held, f. e. the lecture "Technische Polymere für Tribo-Anwendungen - Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen" of Dr. Andreas Hausberger, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH.


Thursday, 3rd December 2015


Impulszentrum für Werkstoffe (IZW)

Seminarzentrum 4th level, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben

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