QCM-D Regional Technology Workshop

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Add to Calendar

Over the last 10-12 years, the use of Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring (QCM-D) has blossomed into one of the primary technologies used to study surface interfaces, having been cited by over 4500 publications across numerous research disciplines. With this popularity comes more interest in QCM-D, from new researchers and those that continue to utilize the technology. Biolin Scientific/Q-Sense, the first company to introduce QCM and QCM-D analysis systems, is having a Houston Regional QCM-D Technology Workshop at Rice University on Wednesday, March 22, in the BioScience Research Collaborative from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with Dr. Sibani Lisa Biswal of Rice University as the host.

The workshop schedule includes morning presentations by researchers from around the area, and a key note presentation by Dr. Jodi Lutkenhaus from Texas A&M on “Quantifying Swelling and Thermal Affects of Multi-Layer Assemblies”. And, Dr. Matt Dixon from Biolin will review the new applications for QCM-D analylsis. Lunch will be provided, during which researchers will get together for a Q&A session to talk about experimental design, data analysis, and troubleshooting. The afternoon includes laboratory time with a Q-Sense QCM-D system, a review of the new analysis software called Dfind, and a sit-down session with Matt to talk about how to treat sensors. Coffee will be provided throughout the day, and the workshop is open to anyone interested in QCM-D.


Rice University - BioScience Research Collaborative

6500 Main Street


Stan Lilleberg