Thursday, September 15, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CDT)
Location: McCrone Associates | 850 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont, IL.
This free seminar will focus on McCrone Associates’ ability to use microscopic methods for the identification and characterization of samples in size regimes down to the micrometer scale, and sometimes even the nanometer scale. Our scientists use a variety of instrumentation for the analysis of particulate contaminants and other materials. Along the way, we face challenges in determining the best analysis route, in preparing samples for analysis (dust bunnies wrapped in transparent tape?!), and in interpreting the data in a manner that is both correct and useful for our clients. Our seminar will describe several of our daily working methods, and there will be opportunities for hands-on interaction with light microscopes. Several of our scientists will be available to answer your questions.
Complimentary continental breakfast and catered lunch will be provided.
8:00 – 9:00
Check-in and Complimentary Continental Breakfast in the Café
9:00 – 9:30
Craig S. Schwandt, Ph.D., Director of Industrial Services and Senior Research Scientist
9:30 – 10:00
It Starts with the Light Microscope
Presenter: Bill Chapin, Senior Research Microscopist
10:00 – 10:30
Break • Microscopes available for hands-on demonstration
10:30 – 11:00
Picking Your Problem Cleanly
Presenter: Andrea Champagne, Research Chemist
11:00 – 11:30
Is This Particle Too Small to Identify? From Nano to Macro
Presenter: Gretchen Shearer, Ph.D., Senior Research Chemist
11:30 – 1:00
Complimentary Lunch • Microscopes available for hands-on demonstration
1:00 – 1:30
The “Where’s Waldo” Dilemma in Microscopy
Presenter: Wayne Niemeyer, Senior Research Scientist
1:30 – 2:00
How McCrone Associates is Different From C.S.I.
Presenter: Kate Martin, Ph.D., Senior Research Chemist
2:00 – 2:15
Craig S. Schwandt, Ph.D.
Laboratory Tours and Open Discussion
Chat with a Scientist