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WEBINAR: Materials Matter – How to Optimize NIST Materials Characterization Capabilities for Flexible Electronics

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This 60-minute webinar describes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Material Measurement Laboratory’s mission, modes of interaction, and core measurement capabilities. The Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST supports several programs relevant to materials measurement in flexible electronics, and presented are several technical case studies of potential interest to the flexible hybrid electronics community, including work with R2R photovoltaic coatings, power storage materials, additive manufacturing, and interactions with the mainstream semiconductor industry. The presentation will close with a description of future development vectors and an invitation to the NextFlex community to work with NIST to overcome challenging development barriers related to measurement.

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NIST was founded in 1901, making it one of the Nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. It is part of the Department of Commerce, uniquely establishing it as industry’s national lab.


NextFlex NIST Dean DeLongchamp 1Dean M. DeLongchamp leads the Polymers Process Group in the Materials Science and Engineering Division at NIST. His current research is focused on understanding the relationship between the nanoscale structure at soft matter interfaces and the function of advanced materials, using advanced measurement methods such as soft x-ray spectroscopy and X-ray scattering. He received a B. S. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998, a M.S.C.E.P. from MIT in 2000, and a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 2003.

NextFlex NIST Chris Soles 1

Christopher L. Soles leads the Functional Polymers Group in the Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST. His research group has developed measurement that help commercialize polymeric materials in technologies related to semiconductor fabrication, printed and flexible electronics, structural composites, ballistic and impact mitigation materials, and ion transport membranes for fuel cells, batteries, and water filtration. He received Bachelors of Science degrees from in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering in 1993, and his Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering in 1998, all from the University of Michigan. He then received the NIST-NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to work in the Polymers Division at NIST, where he made the transition to a staff scientist in 2002.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10:00-11:00 AM Pacific (1:00-2:00 PM Eastern)

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