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Workshop - Microsensors - - manufacture and applications -

Beyenal, Haluk beyenal at erc.montana.edu
Thu Jan 23 11:17:54 EST 2003


Workshop

Microsensors

- manufacture and applications -

http://www.erc.montana.edu/CBEssentials-SW/MicrosensorWorkshop/Microsensors_workshop03.pdf

August 11 - 15, 2003

The Center for Biofilm Engineering

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT, U.S.A



Overview

Microsensors (pH, dissolved oxygen, ion selective microelectrodes etc.,) 
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 offered by the Biofilm Structure and Function Research 
Group at the Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State 
University.   Members of this group have extensive experience in 
constructing microsensors, probing biofilms, and in computing numerical 
parameters characterizing biofilm activity.  For detail description of our 
activities, please see http://www.erc.montana.edu/. 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

Zbigniew Lewandowski is the workshop 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.

Haluk Beyenal is an assistant research 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.



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 Dr Haluk 
Beyenal (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 9, 2003.  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, credit card or purchase order 
(made payable to Center for Biofilm Engineering). To register please 
complete the registration form and return it with the fee to Dr Haluk Beyenal.



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, 2003. The participant has to pay $50 as an administrative fee if 
he/she cancels by July 1, 2003.  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



About registration

Haluk Beyenal

Research Assistant Professor

P. O. Box 173980

Center for Biofilm Engineering

Montana State University

366 EPS Building

Bozeman, MT   59717

Telephone #:    (406) 994 2269 or 6028

Fax #:  (406) 994 6098

beyenal at erc.montana.edu



The deadline for the registration is June 9, 2003

Registration form

Workshop on microsensors ? manufacture and applications

August 11 ? 15, 2003

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.

?       Enclosed is a money order made payable to the Center for Biofilm 
Engineering

?       CREDIT CARD PAYMENT (accepted only by fax or surface mail)

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Haluk Beyenal, Research Assistant Professor

P. O. Box 173980, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University

366 EPS Building, Bozeman, MT   59717

Telephone #:    (406) 994 2269 or 6028

Fax #:  (406) 994 6098

beyenal 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.


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