Dictionary of Nanotechnology and Microtechnology
This reference provides brief explanations for the most important terms that may be encountered in a study of the fundamental principles, experimental investigations, and industrial applications of nano- and microscience, including colloid and interface science. More than a dictionary, the book also provides information on properties, units, equations, techniques, and pioneers in the field. The comprehensive content covers both current and older terms, complete cross-references for the most important synonyms, abbraviations, and acronyms, an numerous tables for the quick oberview. An authoritative reference, vital for unhindered communication and knowledge transfer in this fast-growing and broadly interdisciplinary field. Dr. Laurier L. Schramm is President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC), Canada. He is also an Honorary Member of the Engineering Institute of Canada and an adjunct professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining SRC, Dr. Schramm held a variety of professional and managerial positions with the Alberta Research Council, Petroleum Recovery Institute, and Syncrude Canada Ltd. His main research interests are in the applications of colloid, interface, and petroleum science. He has received major national awards for his research, and is best known for his basic and applied research involving petroleum industry applications of suspensions, emulsions, foams, and surfactants. He holds 17 patents, has published nine books, over 400 other scientific publications and proprietary reports, and has given over 160 national and international scientific and technical presentations. Many of his inventions have been adopted into commercial practice. He has also served on numerous Boards of Directors and national and international expert advisory panels.
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