Microcapsule Tutorial and Update
Microcapsule Tutorial and Update --- October 26-27, 2015
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This two day lecture course focuses on the steadily evolving nature of microencapsulation. Process limitations, scale-up, and difficult encapsulation problems are discussed. Information provided in this course is derived/analyzed from current literature and publications as well as Dr. Thies’ recent publication reviews.

The purpose of this course / tutorial is to provide a concise overview of methods by which microcapsules are formed, their properties, and applications. Current trends and recent literature in microcapsule design and development will be emphasized.

This program is intended for physical and life sciences personnel interested in microencapsulation. Topics are interdisciplinary in nature and therefore of interest to members of a variety of technical fields.

Dr. Thies taught polymer, surface, colloid, and materials sciences courses at Washington University in St. Louis for 29 years. He was chosen Engineering Professor of the Year four times by Washington University engineering students. He was head of the Polymer/Microencapsulation Research Section at NCR in Dayton, Ohio for seven years. He has lectured globally about microcapsules at numerous seminars and published extensively on the subject. Topics discussed in the tutorial/update are drawn from extensive original analyses of microcapsule patent and journal literature, as well as accumulated laboratory experience. The lectures are designed to present a timely overview of current understanding of how microcapsules are formed, their properties and how they can be used.

Power Point with hard copies provided in bound course note form. Each attendee will receive a set of detailed course notes that contain numerous current references.


Day One
9:00 AM: Introduction to microcapsule structures/properties

10:15 AM: Break

10:30 AM: Concise review of current encapsulation technologies

12:00 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: New/novel encapsulation technology developments

2:45 PM: Microcapsule shell materials and process selection considerations

3:30 PM: Break

3:45 PM: Microcapsule characterization studies

5:00 PM: End of Day One
Day Two
8:30 AM: Microcapsule applications. Part I. (Biological sciences)

10:15 AM: Break

10:30 AM: Microcapsule applications. Part II. (Consumer products)

12:00 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: Microcapsule applications. Part III. (Industrial products)

3:00 PM: Break

3:15 PM: Problems and unresolved microcapsule issues

4:15 PM: Overall summary

4:45 PM: End of Day Two

NOTE: All microcapsule application sessions will include commercial case studies. Complete course notes will be provided to each attendee.

Thies Technology
921 American Pacific Dr.
Suite 309
Henderson, NV 89014
Telephone: (702) 567-8206
Email: service@thebiotransportlab.com


Hampton Inn and Suites- Henderson and
Holiday Inn Express-Henderson are located within 2-3 miles of
Thies Technology

Hotel accommodations are not included in the fee for the tutorial/update.
For reservations, please contact the hotel directly.