- Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Norm Asbjornson Hall, 337 - view map
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a platform technology for powders, porous particles, and high-surface area objects that has been widely demonstrated throughout the literature to impart significant processing and performance gains in all areas of advanced materials. It is a well-known (elegant) method for upgrading anything from battery powders to barrier coatings but has historically been regarded as a lab-only process. Forge Nano invented a high-throughput method and has scaled-it over the past decade making it affordable as a material-upgrading technique. Historically, ALD has been too expensive to consider as a realistic process for commercial adoption. Forge Nano has patented, constructed, and demonstrated the highest throughput ALD capability in the world, unlocking new potential for lower cost integration of ALD into products.
In this seminar, Forge Nano will discuss ALD as a means of controlling surface phenomena and applications in a spectrum of technologies ranging from pigments to catalysis. Examples of successful applications in energy storage and water cleanup will be covered. And Forge Nano will discuss ALD methodologies and best-suited applications to clarify the most appropriate steps towards the industrialization of ALD-enabled materials for various application examples. The intent of this seminar is to ensure that scientists and engineers are aware of ALD as a cross-functional platform technology to further their own research and maintain cutting-edge technological development, as many are unaware it is now a commercial technology.
Biography: Staci Moulton, Ph.D., MBA, Application Engineer – Business Development
Staci serves as Application Engineer for Business Development at Forge Nano in Louisville, CO. She is a key liaison with customers and project partners for delivery of technical content, limitations of ALD, and market readiness of applications including cost analysis. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Colorado – Boulder studying ALD of cobalt for active catalyst materials, and MBA from University of Colorado – Denver. She was the PI for an Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPAe) project for ALD catalysis and its commercial opportunities, has authored ALD and polymer patents, and was a technology lead for a research firm proposing research projects to U.S. government agencies for commercialization.
If you would like to meet separately with Staci, please contact: SMoulton@forgenano.com
- Montana Nanotechnology Facility