ISS Introduction to Surface Chemistry Hands-on Workshop - May 14 & 15, 2015


Instructor: Dr. Philip Roche, Post-Doc, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Microstructured polymer doped with gold nanorods:

The microstructure is formed by the conflicting forces of adhesion and cohesion that occur between the polymer, the stamp and the substrate. The intense red colour comes from Mie Scattering of the gold Nano rods.


The two-day workshop will focus on a practical approach to surface modification related to sensors.

Students should expect to gain

  • a familiarity of language associated with the study and methodologies of surface chemistry
  • understanding of why surface chemistry/modification is an area worth great consideration in sensors research
  • basic familiarity with implementing surface modification protocols
  • tools for further study on individual research questions


Schedule & Location

Thursday & Friday, May 14-15, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Lab #1, Otto Maass Chemistry Building - basement, McGill University

Registration closing date: 5:00 p.m. May 11, 2015


Cost and Conditions

Cost of the Workshop: $150.00 CDN plus taxes

All students should be prepared to complete a project description of their current research project during registration.

While priority will be given to ISS students who must take the workshop this year, other spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

N.B: Cancellation requests must be made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 for reimbursement (unless a medical note is provided).


To register: Click here.