SEC meets at the High Sierra Grill, 521 Firestone Road
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When Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT
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High Sierra Grill in Goleta 
521 Firestone Road
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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11-08-17 What the heck is that? Using a microscopic mirage to chemically identify and map materials 

Our November Presentation:  Anasys Instruments recently introduced a new instrument that performs chemical analysis on the microscopic scale. The instrument uses infrared spectroscopy, which generates a signal that acts as a fingerprint to identify the material being studied. It rapidly acquires infrared spectra on a length scale 10-1000X smaller than conventional infrared instruments, revealing details that were invisible to previous infrared microscopes. With this capability, researchers can visualize the chemical makeup of complex materials. This instrument is leading to exciting applications in areas that will touch our lives in many ways--new materials for autos, consumer electronics, food, biomedical research, health care and beauty products.

Our Speaker:  Dr. Craig Prater is the Chief Technical Officer at Anasys Instruments. He was previously the Chief Technologist for Veeco Metrology, responsible for new technology and intellectual property. He led the development of automated AFMs which enabled widespread use in semiconductor and data storage fabrication facilities. Craig was recognized in 2005 as the first Technology Fellow at Veeco Instruments, the highest technical rank in the organization. In addition to technical responsibilities, he managed an IP portfolio of over 100 patents. Craig has over 25 issued patents and more than 50 scientific publications with a total of more than 5000 citations. Craig has a PhD in Physics from UCSB.

Please reserve by the Monday before the meeting: A reservation allows SEC to provide the restaurant an accurate guarantee of meal amounts and results in faster service. When reserving, make a meal choice. You can pay in advance by credit card or at the door with check or cash. Remember you are always welcome as a walk-in member or guest without a reservation. 

Meal Choices: All meals are the same price. Please choose one when you reserve, to provide a count for the restaurant. Pay when you reserve, or walk-in and pay at the door.

  • Tri-Tip Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey-Bacon Sandwich
  • High Sierra Chicken-Apple-Pecan Salad
  • Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion
Drinks:  Diet soda, iced tea, lemonade and water are available.

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Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

Our December 13 speaker will be Dr. Javier Read de Alaniz from UCSB Chemistry and Biochemistry and Associate Director of the CNSI on Sensors for Food Safety. 

Join SEC on January 10, 2018 for the monthly luncheon and a high-tech presentation.

Feb. 14: Dr. James Buckwalter,
UCSB Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

"Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits for 5G Backhaul and Handset Applications"