Workshops

2017 ANACHEM / SAS Symposium Workshops

Morning Workshop: Thermal Characterization of Polymers Using DSC and DMA

Instructor
Aniket, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
PerkinElmer Inc.

Abstract
The breadth and scope of thermal characterization technologies for research, development, and compliance purposes has continued to expand tremendously. From polymers used in smart phones to antibodies used in vaccines, thermal analysis is an integral measurement tool for an in-depth understanding of the intrinsic properties of novel materials and processes. This workshop will broadly discuss thermo-mechanical characterization of polymers with focus on Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) techniques.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is suited for students, postdocs, and researchers seeking to learn about thermal methods in polymer analysis including instrument design, method optimization, and data interpretation. The material presented during the session will be helpful for all levels of beginners and advanced users in this field. If time permits, we will also analyze common polymeric materials on DMA in real-time.

Biography
Dr. Aniket obtained his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte where his work focused on bioceramic coating of orthopedic implants and bone-tissue engineering. He then joined Duke University, Durham, as a postdoc and extended his research on single-particle engineering of proteins and polymers, and nano-particle based hydrophobic drug formulation. He has served as co-PI on multiple SBIR-funded research projects in areas pertinent to high-throughput drug screening and drug discovery technology. At PerkinElmer, Dr. Aniket’s work is geared towards supporting the company’s molecular spectroscopy and thermal analysis product portfolio.

Afternoon Workshop: Infrared Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and TG-IR Applications in Polymer Analysis

Instructor
Ryan Smith, Ph.D.
Field Applications Scientist
PerkinElmer Inc.

Abstract
Infrared spectroscopic and microspectroscopic techniques have been applied in a great number of analytical fields, including polymer analysis.  This spectral range provides rich information related to molecular structure, making it an ideal technique for analysis of polymers, whether the material is pure, blended, filled, or layered.  Discussion topics will include basic theory of spectral features and their interpretation and usage, with an overview of sampling techniques.  Topics such as polymer identification, additive identification, polymer orientation, polymer degradation, and analysis of filled and layered samples will also be discussed, with accompanying spectral data for illustration.

Who Should Attend
This presentation will benefit those interested in polymer analysis by FTIR, IR microscopy, and TG-IR.

Topics
IR theory
Sampling techniques
Overview of selected IR applications in polymer analysis: polymer identification, additive identification, polymer orientation, polymer degradation, analysis of mineral-filled and multi-layer samples

Biography
Ryan earned his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Iowa. After graduating, he worked for UOP (now Honeywell-UOP), developing multivariate calibrations for real-time process spectroscopic measurements of petrochemical streams, using mid- and near-infrared instrumentation. Since joining Perkin Elmer, Ryan has worked in evaluation of FTIR measurements for customer-driven applications, providing technical guidance for instrument configuration, method and workflow development, and end-user training.