Gavin Braithwaite presented his paper on "The use of capillary breakup extensional viscosity to examine concentration dependence of relaxation time" at the 75th Meeting of the Society of Rheology in Pittsburgh. His co-author is Gregory Neal. Dr. Braithwaite also presented a paper on "Rheology of hagfish mucins" with his co-author Suzanna Melotti. Details of the meeting can be found at the http://www.rheology.org/sor/annual_meeting/2003Oct/default.htm.
Stephen Spiegelberg presented ASTM activities in biomedical device cleanliness at the ASM Materials and Processes for Medical Devices conference. http://www.campoly.com/notes/asm2003.pdf.
Stephen Spiegelberg was an invited faculty member at the Tribology Consortium at the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT)6th Congress in Helsinki, Finland. He spoke on a retrieval analysis conducted on crosslinked polyethylene tibial components.
Stephen Spiegelberg organized and spoke at a workshop on Cleanliness of Biomedical Devices at the spring meeting of ASTM. This workshop is an on-going program at the ASTM dealing with issues of medical device cleanliness.
Researchers Gavin Braithwaite, Suzanna Melotti, et al. presented their work on the development of an artificial cornea at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthamology (ARVO, May 4-9, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale).
Stephen Spiegelberg presented his work on polyethylene analysis at the annual meeting of the Society for Biomaterials. His co-authors on a study of polyethylene debris analysis are Patricia Campbell (Joint Replacement Institute), and Harry McKellop (J. Vernon Luck Orthopedic Hospital). His co-authors on a study of ultrasound and polyethylene are Orhun Muratoglu, Evan Greenbaum, and William Harris (MGH). Greg Neal was a co-author on a study of polyethylene creep, which was presented by his co-author Ming Shen (Centerpulse).
Stephen Spiegelberg was invited to present a seminar on biomedical devices to the Physics Department at the University of Memphis.