On October 14 in Rochester, NY, Lewis University’s chemistry faculty and students, along with their industrial sponsor Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB:NANX), will be presenting the paper “Getting the Most Out of Your Cerium Oxide Glass Polishing Slurry: Reducing Risk and Improving Performance with Plasma Produced Particles” at SPIE Optifab 2013, the largest optical fabrication technical symposium and exhibition in North America.
The paper explores how plasma-derived particles, in combination with a high performance chemistry package, can together constitute a fully formulated precision glass polishing slurry with very high activity, extended slurry lifetime, recyclability, and excellent overall process economics.
“Our collaboration with Nanophase provides a unique experience for our undergraduate students. It’s another example of our students are working together with industry leaders to address global scientific challenges,” commented Dr. Jason Keleher, Principal Collaborator and Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Keleher will also serve as the faculty mentor for Lewis University Chemistry Students Jordan Kaiser of Hanover Park and Meghan Nichol of Carol Stream.
“We are delighted to be able to present this paper at Optifab 2013 with our partners at Lewis University. The results from this effort have not only yielded publication quality research results, but will be useful in helping to drive our business in the precision polishing segment forward as well,” Dr. Patrick Murray, Vice President of Research and Development at Nanophase, said. He will be presenting, along with Abigail Hooper of Nanophase Technologies Corporation.
Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NANX), www.nanophase.com, is a leader in nanomaterials technologies and provides nanoengineered solutions for multiple industrial product applications. Using a platform of patented and proprietary integrated nanomaterial technologies, the Company creates products with unique performance attributes from two ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 facilities. Nanophase delivers commercial quantity and quality nanoparticles, coated nanoparticles and nanoparticle dispersions in a variety of media.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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