Microsensors - manufacture and applications - Workshop

Beyenal, Haluk beyenal at erc.montana.edu
Mon May 20 10:38:34 EST 2002


Microsensors
  - manufacture and applications -

August 19 - 23, 2002
The Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT, U.S.A


Overview
Microsensors (pH, dissolved oxygen, ion selective microelectrodes) are
becoming indispensable tools for studying biofilms and small biological
samples.  The goal of this workshop is to provide the participants with the
knowledge necessary to design, manufacture, and apply such microsensors.
Lab sessions and lectures will illustrate the electrochemical principles of
the measurements , explain how microsensors are manufactured, and
demonstrate how they are applied to study biofilms.

The workshop is sponsored by the Biofilm Structure and Function Research
Group at the Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University.  The
activities include 4 days of lectures and lab sessions, and a one-day field
trip to Yellowstone National Park.


Lecture topics
         *       Basic electrochemistry needed to understand microsensor
operation
         *       Potentiometric microsensors
         *       Amperometric microsensors
         *       Fiber optic microsensors
         *       Components of microelectrodes, where to buy and how to stock
         *       Description of construction process
         *       Electrometers and picoammeters - basic principles and how to
use them with microsensors
         *       Dissolved oxygen, H2O2, H2S, pH, CO2, diffusivity, local
mass transport microsensors
         *       The last lecture session will introduce biofilm reactors,
biofilm sampling and quantifying biofilm structure

Laboratory sessions and demonstrations
                 *       Construction and use of oxygen microsensors
                 *       Construction and use of H2O2 microelectrodes
                 *       Construction and use of pH microelectrodes with
liquid ion exchanger membranes
                 *       Measurement of dissolved oxygen profiles in a
biofilm
                 *       Construction and use of fiber optic microsensors
                 *       Computer assisted micromanipulation and data
acquisition
                 *       Calculating kinetic parameters from oxygen
concentration profiles

Instructors
Professor Zbigniew Lewandowski is the course director and a professor of
Civil Engineering and Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State
University.  He is also the principal investigator of the Biofilm Structure
and Function Research Group at the Center for Biofilm Engineering.  He has
15 years of experience in studying biofilms and has co-authored more than 60
papers on using microsensors to study biofilms.

Dr. Haluk Beyenal is a Research Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
at the Center for Biofilm Engineering.  He has conducted research on
biofilms since 1990, and on microsensors and biofilm structure and function
since 1996.  He has co-authored more than 25 publications on biofilms.

Gary Jackson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Biofilm Engineering.  He
has worked in the Structure and Function laboratory, and with microsensors,
since 1998.

Location
The workshop will be held at the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana
State University. The campus is located at the center of the Bozeman area,
in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, nestled in the Northern Rocky Mountains.
Directions and a map of the area will be sent to you with your registration
materials.


Accommodations
Participants are encouraged to stay at one of the following hotels due to
their close proximity to the Montana State University campus.

Best Western - City Center Motel, 507 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT     (406)
587-3158
(within walking distance of the campus)

Holiday Inn - 5 Baxter Rd., Bozeman, MT     (406) 587-4561
(the hotel will provide transportation to the campus)


Fee and registration
The number of participants is limited and reservations will be accepted on a
first come, first served basis. Therefore, pre-registration is necessary.
In order to pre-register, please call or e-mail Gary Jackson (contact
information is given below).  Once pre-registered, you will receive a
confirmation number.  No payments will be accepted without a confirmation
number!  The payment must be received by June 11, 2002.  The cost of the
workshop is $2,500, which includes all workshop materials, the field trip to
Yellowstone National Park (lunch and dinner provided), a final farewell
dinner, a continental breakfast in the mornings, and coffee. The fee may be
paid by check, money order, or purchase order (made payable to Center for
Biofilm Engineering). To register please complete the registration form and
return it with the fee to Gary Jackson.




Course on microsensors - manufacture and applications
August 19 - 23, 2002
The Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT, U.S.A


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         *       Enclosed is a check in the amount of $2500, payable to the
Center for Biofilm Engineering
         *       Enclosed is a purchase order made payable to the Center for
Biofilm Engineering.
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Biofilm Engineering



Send to

Gary Jackson
Ph.D candidate
Center for Biofilm Engineering
P. O. Box 173980
Room 366 EPS
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3980
Tel     : 1 - 406 - 994-6028
Fax     : 1 - 406 - 994-6098
Email   : gary_j at erc.montana.edu


Additional conditions
The registrants are responsible for accommodations, meals, and
transportation. The organizers are not liable in case of an accident. It is
therefore important that the participants carry appropriate health and
travel insurance.


Cancellation
The organizers reserve the right to cancel the workshop because of
insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.  If the program
is cancelled, the organizers will refund all registration fees, but can not
be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses,
including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel
agencies.
Refunds will be made for cancellations by registrants received in writing by
July 1, 2002. The participant has to pay $50 as an administrative fee if
they cancel by July 1, 2002.  After that, the participant or organization
will be held responsible for the entire fee. Anyone who is registered but
cannot attend may send a substitute.

For more information, please contact one of the following;

                 About program content
                 Professor Zbigniew Lewandowski - Civil Engineering
                 Center for Biofilm Engineering
                 Montana State University-Bozeman
                 366 EPS - P.O. Box 173980
                 Bozeman, MT 59717
                 Phone   : 406-994-4770/Fax: 406-994-6098
                 E-mail  : zl at erc.montana.edu <mailto:zl at erc.montana.edu>


                 About registration
                 Gary Jackson
                 Ph.D candidate
                 Center for Biofilm Engineering
                 P. O. Box 173980
                 Room 366 EPS
                 Montana State University
                 Bozeman, MT 59717-3980
                 Tel     : 1 - 406 - 994-6028
                 Fax     : 1 - 406 - 994-6098
                 Email   : gary_j at erc.montana.edu
<mailto:gary_j at erc.montana.edu>

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