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Surface Characterization of Biomaterials

Surface Characterization of Biomaterials

Course Objectives

  • How to identify high-quality data
  • The biological significance of surface analysis data
  • What surface analysis techniques are available
  • The information each technique provides
  • An introduction to the major techniques
  • How to interpret surface analysis data

Course Description

This one-day short course will cover the topic of biomedical surface analysis. Examples from biomedical research and development studies will be used to introduce and explain the surface analysis techniques. Attendees will learn the capabilities of surface analysis methods and how to intelligently review data received from surface analysis laboratories. The following topics will be addressed at this short course:

  • Introduction to Surface Analysis
  • Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis
  • Static Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance
  • Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure
  • Contact Angle Measurements
  • Surface Modification
  • Biomedical Applications of Surface Analysis

Course Materials

Course Notes

Course Cost: $790

Who should attend?

This introductory course is intended for technicians, students, engineers, scientists and supervisors working in biomedical research and development who have limited experience with surface analysis methods. A background in elementary physics and chemistry is helpful, but not required.


David Castner
Director, NESAC/BIO, Depts. of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, University of Washington