Vortragseinladung Prof. Hamilton am 9. Februar 2016

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

Vortragender:  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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Datum: Dienstag, 09. Februar 2016, 10:00Uhr

Ort: PCCL-Besprechungsraum, Roseggerstrasse 12, 3. Stock, 8700 Leoben

Vortragseinladung Dr. Jana Kolar am 2. Februar 2016

Titel: 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.

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)


Datum: Dienstag, 2. Februar 2016, 14:30 Uhr


Ort: PCCL Besprechungsraum, Roseggerstrasse 12, 3. Stock, 8700 Leoben

Vortragseinladung Janak Sapkota am 20. Jänner 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


4a Technologietag 25.-26. Februar 2016

Das Thema im Jahr 2016 lautet wieder „Kunststoffe auf dem Prüfstand - Testen und Simulieren“. Für die Entwicklung von Kunststoffbauteilen ist ein tiefgehendes Verständnis für das physikalische und mechanische Verhalten des Werkstoffes essentiell. Für eine möglichst kurze und robuste Produktentwicklung stellen moderne Simulationsprogramme ein unverzichtbares Werkzeug dar. Ziel der Veranstaltung ist es, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen im Umfeld des realen Verhaltens und der virtuellen Abbildung von Kunststoffen kennen zu lernen und damit der Forderung nach immer kürzer werdenden Produktlebenszykluszeiten gerecht zu werden. Auch das PCCL ist heuer wieder vertreten. Daniel Tscharnuter (Senior Researcher am PCCL) hält einen Vortrag zum Thema "Faserorientierungsvorhersage mittels der Spritzgießsimulation".

Zeit: 25. bis 26. Februar 2016
Ort: Schladming

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Veranstaltungshomepage


Vortragseinladung Prof. Sangermano am 4. Dezember 2015

Title: Photocured Materials


Prof. Marco Sangermano (Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino)


Date: Friday, 4th December 2015, 1 p.m.

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





Vortragseinladung Prof. Rajagopal am 13. November 2015


The Mechanics and Mathematics of Bodies Described by Implicit Constitutive Equations


Prof. Rajagopal (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University)


After discussing the need for implicit constitutive relations to describe the response of both solids and fluids, I will discuss applications wherein such implicit constitutive relations can be gainfully exploited. It will be shown thatsuch implicit relations can explain phenomena that have hitherto defied adequate explanation such as fracture and the movement of cracks in solids, the response of biological matter, and provide a new way to look at numerous non-linear phenomena exhibited by fluids. They provide a totally new and innovative way
to look at the problem of Turbulence. It also turns out that classical Cauchy and Green elasticity are a small subset of the more general theory of elastic bodies defined by implicit constitutive equations.

Date: Friday, 13th July 2015, 2 p.m.

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