STAMI Summer Workshop on Polymer Characterization and Heat Analysis

The Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces (STAMI) is supporting user facilities for Georgia Tech researchers. Current STAMI instrumentation includes polymer characterization and optical spectroscopy. Additionally, the Heat Lab at Georgia Tech specializes on various thermal analyses of materials.

To increase awareness about the facilities and to provide an introduction to the techniques and instrumentation supported by these user facilities, STAMI is running a workshop on May 22-26, 2017, which is open to all graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars in the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences. The workshop has parallel sessions on instruments and techniques used in the polymer characterization and the Heat Lab, and each topic will provide theoretical background, hands-on training, and/or practical considerations for the instruments.

For comprehensive information, view the full workshop schedule.

I. Workshop I, focused on Polymer Characterization Lab facilities

Five topics have been selected. See full workshop schedule for details and instructors. Each topic will have a designated TA, who will help with hands-on lab activities.

Workshop will be held on the basis of one tool per day, including lectures on the background theory (9 am – 12 pm) and hands-on lab activities (1 – 5 pm).

Each instructor will allocate the time for lectures and labs to best fit the topic of the day and provide lecture notes. TAs will prepare the instrument user guides, which will be used during the lab sessions.

Workshop attendees should follow the Lab Safety Rules:

  • Always wear safety glasses. We recommend you bring your own glasses, if you have some.
  • Always wear long pants.
  • Always wear closed toe shoes.

Check-in time: 8:30-9:30 am everyday.

II. Workshop II, focused on Heat Lab facilities

Six lectures spanning three days and six lab practicals will be conducted. 

The format will consist of a lecture period (1 hour) followed by a practical period (1 hour).  The same instructor will teach both periods.  Attendees will need to have a laptop (or share a laptop) to perform analysis on pre-gathered data.  Instructor slides will be delivered as printed handouts   Additional analysis scripts (in Matlab) will be distributed to aid in the data analysis.  View the full workshop schedule for details and instructors. 

Check-in time:

For morning session: 8:30-9:30 am everyday.

For afternoon session: 12:30-1:30 pm everyday.


Each workshop is limited to 20 participants, first come, first served.

Registration is free but required:

Workshop I:

Workshop II:

Registration closes on May 17, 2017.

Participants are invited to a picnic on Thursday, May  25, 2017, 5-7 pm, at the patio outside the MoSE building.

View the full workshop schedule (pdf).

Event Details


  • Monday, 2017, May 22 - 12:00am to Friday, 2017, May 26 - 12:00am

Molecular Science and Engineering Building (MoSE), 901 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

None but registration is required

Free Food

For More Information Contact

Jung Ok Park