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  • manny_d_gofer manny_d_gofer Feb 13, 2004 8:20 AM Flag

    Smart Materials Symposium

    Smart Windows
    Wednesday Morning, April 28
    Moderators: C. Lampert, Star Science, and C.G. Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden

    8:30 a.m. S-1 Electrochromic Automotive Sunroofs
    Invited Presentation
    J-C. Giron, Saint Gobain Sekurit Deutschland GmbH & Co., Herzogenrath, Germany

    9:10 a.m. S-2 Smart Switchable Film Technologies for Glass and Plastics
    C.M. Lampert, Star Science, Cotati, CA

    10:30 a.m. S-5 2004 Survey of United States Architects on the Subject of Switchable Glazings
    G.M. Sottile, Research Frontiers Incorporated, Woodbury, NY

    <Smart materials cover a wide and developing range of technologies. This symposium focuses on new and emerging functional materials and coatings with unique intelligent properties as indicators; protective coatings; and early warning of tampering, aging, biological, and chemical change. This symposium is composed of a cross-disciplinary group of investigators who want to integrate dynamic functions into future products. Products range from switchable windows, indicators, and sensors including nanotechnology to unique information displays. Presentations cover the research, development, and application aspects of these materials. Applications include health and drug delivery systems, indicating labels, imbedded systems, authentication and security, food safety packaging, biological detection, and self-cleaning surfaces. We welcome your participation.

    Symposium organizers developed three special sessions entitled Smart Windows; Smart Materials and Technologies; and Advanced Materials, Glazing and Displays. These sessions will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday of the SVC Annual Technical Conference. Expect to learn about a variety of new materials and emerging technologies.>

    <In the Smart Windows session we will hear an invited lecture about advances in electrochromic sunroofs for cars from Dr. Giron of Saint-Gobain. Saint-Gobain has been working in electrochromics for several years and works closely with the European automotive and aircraft industry. Carl Lampert of Star Science will present a review of the overall technology of switchable coatings and processes for glass and plastic. Dr. Lampert has worked on many switchable materials and display projects over the last 20 years, and will give his view of progress in the field.>

    <****Work by Greg Sottile of Research Frontiers will detail his survey of architects on the integration of smart windows into buildings. This study is very important because very little consensus information has been made public, and the results help the materials and product designers.****>

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    • Good work gofer. This footnote appears in the conference abstract: Carl Lampert, Star Science (, is one of the organizers for the Smart Materials Symposium being sponsored by SVC.

      We know Dr. Lampert to be a friend of SPD technology. He will do a good job.

      I would be very interested to hear what J-C Giron, Saint Gobain Sekurit, has to say on Electrochromic Automotive Sunroofs.

    • Advisory Board: Research Frontiers, Inc.

      Jeffrey Hoover

      Carl M. Lampert, Ph.D.

      Eugene Sukonick

      Dr. Gabrielle Gold-von Simson

      Smart Windows
      Wednesday Morning, April 28
      Moderators: C. Lampert, Star Science, and C.G. Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden

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