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"the blog where materials matter". I will use this blog as a bulletin board to post conferences and symposiums and to provide links to associations as well as websites I particularly like or support. I will also report news related to material sciences and sciences in general, and of course, I will share my opinions and my thoughts about material testing. There will also be stuff about space, just because I like space stuff :)
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is co-founder of EP Laboratories Inc, a lab service provider for nano and micro mechanical testing that serves the U.S. and international market. Services include hardness and modulus measurement, scratch and adhesion, wear and friction as well as training and consulting services. Her work experience includes 7 years with the West coast office of Micro Photonics Inc (now named Nanovea, an affiliate of Micro Photonics Inc) where she built, structured, managed and operated their laboratory. She also worked for nearly 5 years with the Canadian Space Agency as a Material Test Scientist on the effects of space environment on materials and coatings.
"Nanoindentation and Nano Scratch Testing for Improving and Monitoring your Products and Process" Innovation Briefs MD&M West 2011, Anaheim CA Feb 8-10, 2011.
"Nano and Micro Mechanical Testing for Improving and Monitoring your Products and Processes" DMEDS 2010, Del Mar CA, May 5-6, 2010.
"Advancement in Nano Tribology with the Use of the Single Point Nanoscratching Technique" AVS-ICMCTF, San Diego CA, April 26-30, 2010.
"Advanced Surface Mechanical Testing of Materials and Coatings" Innovation Briefs-MD&M West 2010, Irvine CA, Feb 9-11, 2010.
"Advanced Surface Mechanical Testing of Materials for Medical Applications" BioMed2009, Irvine CA, June 8-9, 2009.
"The Nano Scratch Tester as a Tool to Measure the Coefficient of Friction" ICMCTF 2005, San Diego CA, May 2-6, 2005.
"The Use of Instrumented Indentation to Measure Hardness and Elastic Properties of Tablets" Biomaterials 2005, Memphis TN, April 27-30, 2005.
"Comparison of Film Coating Processes using Fully Perforated and Partially Perforated Coating Pans" L. Liu, T.J. Smith, G.L. Sackett, E. Poire and P. Sheskey. AAPS 2004 Annual Meeting & Expo, Baltimore MD, Nov 7-11, 2004.
"The Measurement of the Coefficient of Friction and Micromechanical Properties of Nanomaterials and MEMS" MS&T 2004, New Orleans LA, Sept 26-29, 2004.
"Atomic Oxygen Ground Testing Facilities: Reliability of the Reference Sample" E. Poire, C. Amyot-Richard, J. Lachance and D. Nikanpour. SAMPE 2003, Long Beach CA, May 12-15, 2003.
"Study of the Adhesion of Multilayered Coatings using the Scratch Testing Technique" ICMCTF 2003, San Diego CA, April 28-May 2, 2003.
"Study of Wear Resistance and Friction of Tablets" WOM 2003, Washington DC, March 31-April 3, 2003.
"Study of the Effects of Humidity and Temperature on Wear Behaviors of Metals using the High Temperature Tribometer" WOM 2003, Washington DC, March 31-April 3, 2003.
"Micro and Nano Mechanical Analysis of Materials for Automotive Applications" Materials Solutions Conf & Expo 2002, Columbus OH, Oct 7-10, 2002.
"Scratch Resistance and Adhesion Testing of Optical Fiber Coatings" ICMCTF 2002, San Diego CA, April 22-26, 2002.
"Mechanical Characterization of Polymers and Glass using Instrumented Indentation" TMS 2002, Seattle WA, Feb 17-21, 2002.