A Training Day was integrated within the NanoFormulation2011 programme was focussed on nanomaterial characterisation. The day was held at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) on Friday 1 July 2011. IMRE is a research institute of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
TRAINING DAY PROGRAMME
11:00 Group arrive at IMRE
11:05 Introduction to the training day- Dr Richard Greenwood, EngD Programme Manager, University of Birmingham, UK
11:15 Welcome and introduction to IMRE, Dr Jasbir Singh, Director (Industry & Enterprise), IMRE A*STAR, Singapore
11:30 Dr Charles Clifford, Senior Research Scientist: Nanoanalysis Group, National Physical Laboratory, UK
Nano-object characterisation and standardisation
12:00 Dr Lin Ming, Scientist I, IMRE A*STAR, Singapore
Application of STEM, EELS and Tomography to the characterisation of nanoparticles
12:20 Dr Pan Jisheng, Senior Scientist I, IMRE A*STAR, Singapore
Surface and interface property characterization and their characterisation in nanoparticle systems
12:40 Dr Victoria Coleman, Research Scientist: Nanometrology Section, National Measurement Institute, Australia
New techniques for nanoparticle characterisation in liquids
13:00 Dr Christine Vauthier, Director of Research, CNRS and Universite de Paris-Sud-11, France
Characterisation of nanoparticles for in-vivo drug delivery
14:30 - 16:30 IMRE Laboratory Tours*
i. Electron microscopy laboratories: Demo on measurement of nanoparticles to show the application of TEM in various modes: TEM, STEM, EELS, EDS
ii. XPS and ToFSIMS laboratories: Demo on characterization of nanoparticles and highlight the relative advantages of the two techniques
iii. NMR (solid/liquid): Explanation on the use of NMR on nanoparticle and formation characterization
iv. AFM/SPM: Demo on morphological characterization of polymer coating.
16:40 Depart IMRE
* Consists of tours to 4 laboratories with various characterization tools. Split into 4 groups of people with 10 – 12 pax each. Duration spent at each laboratory is less than 30 minutes, so all the tours can complete in 2 hours.