Bio and Soft Materials EM Workshop

Announcing a very special event sponsored by Hitachi! The Hitachi Bio and Soft Materials EM Workshop will be held Monday June 12, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12:45 pm in Kuiper 308.
 
Agenda
 
9:30- 10:30  Tools to Discern Synaptic Geometries:
Dr. Rosa-Molinar’s research focuses on the development and application of tools and workflows for multi-scale multi-modal correlated volume microscopies and three-dimensional volume reconstruction to unravel synaptic geometry.
 
Speaker : Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, Ph.D. The University of Kansas.  Director, Microscopy and Analytical Imaging Resource Core Laboratory, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuroscience Graduate Program
 
10:30 - 11:30 - New Ways for Nano-Technology Research at Atomic Resolution:
Dr. Volkl will discuss simultaneous SEM and STEM Imaging Combined with EDX and EELS at ≤ 30keV and the Latest Developments in these techniques.
 
Speaker: Edgar Voelkl, Ph.D. - Hitachi HTA, Director for Product Marketing
 
11:30 - 12:30 - Advancements in EELS Instrumentation and Analysis: High-Speed Spectroscopy, with Extended Energy and Dynamic Range:
Dr. Longo will present details and advantages afforded by the new developments in next generation post-column energy filtering and show application data collected under optimized conditions from different materials.
 
Speaker: Paolo Longo Ph.D. , Gatan Inc , Business Development Manager – Analytical Products
 
12:30 to 12:45 - Introduction to the University of Arizona, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory instrumentation and capabilities.
 
Speaker: Tom Zega Ph.D.  University of Arizona, Assistant Professor Cosmochemistry; planetary materials; laboratory-based astrophysics
 
 

Speaker Bio's
 
Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, Ph.D. The University of Kansas.  
Education : 
  • Ph.D. - University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Postdoctoral Training - Creighton University School of Medicine
Positions and Honors: 
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Neuroscience Graduate Program (http://pharmtox.ku.edu/all-faculty; http://neuroscience.ku.edu/faculty-members) and Director of the Microscopy and Analytical Imaging Resource Core Laboratory (http://departmentchairs.ku.edu/directory/research) at the University of Kansas.  He is also a Whitman Scientist at the Whitman Center, Marine Biological Laboratory (http://www.mbl.edu/research/mbl-scientists/) and Course Director of the Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy, a special topic course taught at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA (http://www.mbl.edu/education/special-topics-courses/immunohistochemistry...).  Until June 2015, he was a tenured Professor of Integrative Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan Puerto Rico.
 
Edgar Voelkl, Ph.D. - Hitachi HTA, Director for Product Marketing
Education : 
  • PhD in Physics, University of Tuebingen, Germany, on high-resolution electron holography 
Career:
  • 10 years with ORNL as R&D senior staff at the HTML User Center
  • Joined start-up “nLine” in Austin, Texas, manufacturing semiconductor defect detection tools using light-optical holography for 2 years
  • Started HoloWerk LLC, providing business development consulting and software development.  This company is still profitable today. 
  • TEM group leader position at ATDF/Sematech 
  • FEI for 7 years in various capacities, e.g., driving the introduction of Python with FEI software, PoC for integration of VSG with FEI, etc.  
  • Hitachi HTA as Director for Product Marketing
 
Paolo Longo Ph.D. , Gatan Inc , Business Development Manager – Analytical Products
Education:  
  • PhD: 2008, University of Glasgow, UK, Physics 
  • Post-doctoral training: University of Glasgow, Physics
Positions and Honors: 
  • April 2016 to present: Business Development Manager – Analytical Products, Gatan Inc, Pleasanton CA, USA.
  • May 2014 to present: Applications and Training Manager, Gatan Inc, Pleasanton CA, USA.
  • March 2011 to May 2014: TEM Applications Scientist, Gatan Inc, Pleasanton CA, USA
  • Feb 2010 to Feb 2011: Technical & Sales Representative, Oil Gas & Chemicals division, SGS, Genoa, Italy
  • Jan 2008 – Feb 2010: Research Assistant, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Glasgow UK
 
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