The NB workshop will be held August 1-3, 2016 at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle.

Click here to go to the registration page (directs to the UWEB short course registration website)

NESAC/BIO Workshop Slides: All NESAC/BIO Workshop attendees will receive a free USB flash drive with PDFs of the workshop slides.


Optionally, for an additional $50, you may also sign-up (in advance only) for a 3-ring binder of slide copies which you can write notes on. This binder weighs about 3 lbs. This optional binder will not be available for sale at the workshop and must be paid for and ordered in advance of the workshop, on the registration page.

Surface Characterization of Biomaterials

Learn to Characterize Biomaterial Surface Composition and Structure


The NESAC/BIO Surface Characterization Workshop includes lectures and surface analysis demonstrations. Demonstrations on NESAC/BIO instruments provide application examples for the material covered in the work shop lectures. Attendees learn the capabilities of surface analysis methods and how to intelligently review data received from surface analysis laboratories.

The workshop focuses on the following methods:

-Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA)

-Secondary Ion Mass

-Multivariate Data Analysis

-Contact Angle Measurements

-Surface Modification

-Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)