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ISS Introduction to Surface Chemistry Hands-on Workshop - May 13 & 14, 2014


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:

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 13-14, 2014

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

Location: TBA

Registration closing date: 5:00 p.m. May 9, 2014

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. Registration form  and more information  can be found by clicking here.

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 9, 2014 for reimbursement (unless a medical note is provided).


The ISS Training Program is funded in part by Funded in part by the National Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada and by the Participating Universities:  

  Training program activities hosted by McGill University     ISS hosted in concert with Universite de Sherbrooke          ISS hosted in concert with Ecole Polytechnique       ISS hosted in concert with INRS