Academic R&D Needs and Looking to the Future of PALD AND ALD 

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Session Notes:


Staci Moulton, Ph,D., MBA 

Applications Engineer for Business Development – Forge Nano


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0:00:01   Hi and welcome to the final talk of the P A l D summit. My name Stacy Molten. I'm the
0:00:08   applications engineer for business development at Forge Nano. I was also the program director for
0:00:14   the P A L D Summit. I really appreciate all of the time that our speakers volunteered to give their
0:00:21   talks and be here for the live chat as well as to all of our sponsors and our poster offers. We've
0:00:30   really appreciated your time. We didn't know this event was gonna take off like it did, but we were
0:00:34   so excited. Today I'm going to talk to you a little bit about academic R and D and I want to engage
0:00:43   the academic community and what your needs are for particles. How likely your deposition and we want
0:00:50   to help you afford Nano. Figure out where the next opportunities are for this industry.
0:00:59   I want to give you a brief background about myself. Uh, my PhD is in Atomic Layer. Deposition from
0:01:07   the University of Colorado at Boulder was with Al Weimer. My application was in ca Tallis iss using
0:01:17   atomic layer Deposition of cobalt for the reaction of Fisher tropes, Emphasis which has over 100
0:01:25   years of background research in that field, and what we were able to show is that there was a three
0:01:34   times higher efficiency in COBOL usage, using a an ale de catalyst rather than incipient wetness,
0:01:43   catalysts or anything in the past 100 years of research. So that is one of the reasons why I am so
0:01:53   excited about the field of particle ale de because I know from my own experience that there is a lot
0:02:01   of opportunity out there if you're looking for it, which is why we're wanting to work with the
0:02:07   academic community. So out forged Nano. I work on determining commercial viability of opportunities
0:02:15   that come through our door. I also do education and outreach for particle ale de, I might already
0:02:23   said. I have my PhD. I also have my M B A from the University of Colorado in Denver. A swells. My
0:02:31   undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State
0:02:37   I titled this Academic R and D needs, and looking to the future of P A L D for advanced materials
0:02:45   were looking to do in this talk is to engage academic researchers on what you're tooling means are
0:02:52   to get the best to research out of your labs.
0:02:57   I have nearly 50 colleagues at Forge Nano who are experts in Particle A. L. D. How to develop those
0:03:05   technologies and how to scale them. So we're certain that we could be a helpful partner to the
0:03:12   academic community to ensure that what research your developing can come out of your lab, come into
0:03:20   our facility later to be commercialized through our scale up processes. You're in Colorado and then
0:03:27   enter the world on the commercial market.
0:03:32   Bolic D already showed this slide in his keynote presentation. But at Forged Nano, we really do
0:03:39   believe that surface engineering of powders with that surface coating the particle atomic layer
0:03:45   deposition is a key to making innovative materials. We're hoping that academics will continue to
0:03:53   leave, be working in new application areas for particle ale de and finding out what else is out
0:03:59   there that can be improved on.
0:04:04   We show this application space to show where we've worked in at Fortune ano for different market
0:04:10   opportunities. But don't let this limit you. There are many opportunities out there for surface
0:04:18   coatings by changing the surface properties, so continue to look for those next opportunities
0:04:25   outside of these applications faces.
0:04:31   My goal today is to engage the academic community in a focus group with Forge Nano's engineers to
0:04:40   design help Design a tool for your needs in your research labs. What are the most important
0:04:48   chemistries to you? What size of samples are the most important to you and where are you looking?
0:04:57   Teoh? Use these samples in what applications we would like to design. These are tools from a
0:05:03   specifically an academic tool that can be used in your labs that is meant for particles. That's a
0:05:10   major point that should be known in this field, that the difference between using a way for a lady
0:05:17   tool and a particle A L D tool is a major. You must be using a specifically particle ale de tool to
0:05:26   get that deposition on the surface area and get the flow of precursor that you need to get uniformed
0:05:34   coatings on all of the powder. So we want toe. Encourage the academic community to sign up for a
0:05:42   focus group that will be held after the p A. L. The summit and fill out the questionnaire form that
0:05:48   we have on this page today to help us start to learn what you need most.
0:05:57   You may have already heard about our Prometheus tool, which is a lab scale fluid eyes bed,
0:06:03   deposition tool that could produce samples of milligrams up two kilograms. And we have been sewing
0:06:10   that tool to other research labs to develop their own technologies in their lab, which then you can
0:06:16   come back with that technology to forge Nano and we can help you scale up now with our merger with a
0:06:25   Lady Nano Solutions. We have several different methods of scaling, including semi continuous,
0:06:32   continuous and batch systems. So depending on what your application area is, it fits into one of
0:06:38   these, um, tools. So what we're looking to do with our focus group with the academic a community is
0:06:48   to design a different tool rather than Prometheus but a specific academic tool. It will likely be a
0:06:54   rotary batch system, and we want to know a little bit more about what your needs are for our
0:07:02   engineers to design that tool specific for your needs and what chemistries you're looking at. So
0:07:07   we'd like you to sign up to participate in our focus group with our engineers give us some feedback
0:07:15   about what it is that we think you need and you tell us what you actually need.
0:07:24   So during the focus group, you'll be engaging with myself as well as John Mahoney, who works in our
0:07:32   team with are selling our tools to the large industries or down to academics, making sure that you
0:07:40   have the right tool for what your needs are. Um, along with John, you'll also be working with our
0:07:46   engineering team and answering questions to help us help you. I hope you decide to participate in
0:07:53   this event, and we look forward to engaging with you. Thank you so much.