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Thin Films and Coatings Technology Asia Symposium
Join us for a discussion of current topics in thin films and coatings technologies from academic and industry experts, scheduled for convenience to our participants in Asia. Note that all presentations will be given in English.

9:00am - 9:30am: "Polymer Network Design of Hydrogels for Fatigue-resistant Hydrogel Coatings"
Dr. Shaoting Lin, Michigan State University

9:30am - 10:00am: "Nanoindentation Mapping for Rapid Screening of Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Propagation"
Dr. Janelle Wharry, Purdue University

10:00am - 10:30am: "Measuring Thin Film Coating Thickness with Spectral Reflectance"
Dr. Jake Polster, KLA Instruments

10:30am - 11:00am: "Live Demo of Nano-scratch to Quantify Adhesion of Low-k on Si"
Jennifer Hay, KLA Instruments

Sep 28, 2022 09:00 AM in Beijing, Shanghai

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Dr. Shaoting Lin
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering @Michigan State University
Dr. Shaoting Lin earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2019 and received his M.S. and B.S. degrees from Tsinghua University. His Ph.D. focused on mechanical failures of soft materials and longevity of soft machines. His research mission is to leverage molecular design and theoretical modeling to develop high-performing soft materials for long-term healthcare, sustainable water harvesting, and energy-saving buildings. Dr. Lin has published 17 papers in leading journals, including 4 ESI Highly Cited Papers, and his research has been featured in Nature, MIT News, BBC, and Bloomberg. He was the recipient of the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, the Den Hortog Travel Award in Mechanics, and both Kaifeng and National Scholarships from Tsinghua University.
Dr. Janelle Wharry
Associate Professor, Materials Engineering @Purdue University
Janelle P. Wharry is an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University and Editor of Materials Today Communications. Dr. Wharry’s research aims to understand structure-property-functionality relationships in irradiated materials, with an emphasis on deformation mechanisms and mechanical behavior at the nano/microscale. Her active projects span nuclear structural and cladding alloys, structural materials produced by advanced manufacturing and joining methods, metal and oxide nuclear fuels, and electroceramic materials. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers. Dr. Wharry’s work in nano/micro-mechanical behavior of materials has earned several awards, including the U.S. DoE Early Career Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and American Nuclear Society Landis Young Member Award. She received her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan in 2012.
Dr. Jake Polster
Applications Engineer @KLA Instruments
Jake was born and raised in Ohio and received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California Irvine in 2022; his dissertation is entitled "Exploring Non-Traditional Solid-Liquid Interfaces Under Nanoconfinement". He joined the KLA Instruments team in 2022 as an Applications Engineer based in San Diego, California. Jake specializes in instrumentation for thin-film thickness measurements and sheet-resistance measurements.
Jennifer Hay
Senior Applications Scientist @KLA Instruments
Jennifer Hay is a Senior Applications Scientist for KLA Instruments, specializing in nanoindentation. Prior to joining KLA, she held similar positions at Nanomechanics, Keysight, Agilent, and MTS Systems Corporation. Jennifer has worked in the field of nano-indentation since 1996, advancing standardization while also developing methodology for new applications including thin films, polymers, gels, and biomaterials. Mrs. Hay served as the chair for the MEMS/Nanomechanics technical division of the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), and she has authored many journal articles on nanoindentation, including an invited feature series in the SEM journal Experimental Techniques.