The CERADROP instrument is currently operating in the Chemical Microscopy Center, as part of the Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (C-PCS) group lead by Group Leader,
Dr. Kirk Rector. C-PCS addresses national and international problems by exploiting the measurement and diagnostic power of light, which is the fastest clock and the smallest ruler. We work with a diverse range of customers to execute research projects that span basic R&D and device creation through application and deployment of systems and methods for applied missions. Within this group are teams focusing on Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy, Remote Sensing Applications, Chemistry for Biomedical Applications, Thermal Kinetics and Dynamics of Materials, Terrestrial, Atmospheric, and Space Science.
According to Dr. Rector, “We have an ongoing need for micro optics and material fabrication. We selected CERADROP’s F-Serie chemical deposition system that will provide this capability. The combination of inkjet and Aerosol Jet® on a single platform enables us to deposit a wide variety of materials.”
One of the Principal Investigators in the group, Dr. Kristy Nowak-Lovato is the lead Scientist of the CERADROP instrument.
According to Dr. Nowak-Lovato, “Now that we are using the system, we have become even more impressed with the high quality and precision of the hardware used in the system was well as the intuitiveness and integration of the software involved. We believe that we can use this system to produce custom materials for a wide variety of customers for years to come. In addition, CERADROP was a pleasure to work with for this purchase.”