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February Chapter Meeting: Nanoporosity and the Welcome Guest: Developing Metal-Organic Frameworks for Catalysis, Hydrogen Storage, and Electronic Devices

  • February 01 - February 02, 2017
  • Michael's at Shoreline 2960 Shoreline Blvd
  • Mountain View , CA , USA


February Chapter Meeting

Nanoporosity and the Welcome Guest: Developing Metal-Organic

Frameworks for Catalysis, Hydrogen Storage, and Electronic Devices

Speaker: Dr. Mark D. Allendorf

Sandia National Laboratories


Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF)s are crystalline materials in which metal ions or metal-ion clusters are linked by rigid organic molecules, creating a supramolecular network that has permanent nanoporosity. Unwanted "guest" species, which can be solvent molecules or residual reactant, can be removed without pore collapse. Once a MOF is activated, it provides a highly ordered, chemically tailorable structure that can function as a nanoscale catalytic reactor, store gases such as hydrogen, or serve as an active component of electronic devices. This presentation will first provide an introduction to MOFs as a novel class of materials, followed by three vignettes highlighting results from the Sandia MOF group in which the "Guest@MOF" concept is used to create materials with emergent properties. The results demonstrate that the novel features of MOF structures provide an opening to achieve completely new classes of materials with properties unlike those of the guest or MOF in isolation.



Dr. Mark D. Allendorf is a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California and holds degrees in chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis (A.B.) and Stanford (Ph.D.). At Sandia, he leads efforts to develop the fundamental science and applications of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and related materials. Current research interests include MOFs for electronic devices, catalysts for biofuels production, and gas storage. In addition to his work on MOFs, Dr. Allendorf is Director of the Hydrogen Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC), a team of three DOE National Laboratories focused on foundational research to enable development of new hydrogen storage materials. He is President Emeritus and Fellow of The Electrochemical Society and has received awards for research, leadership, and teamwork, including a 2014 R&D100 Award for a novel approach to radiation detection.


Wednesday, the 1st of Feb  we will be meeting at Michael's at Shoreline  2960 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

5:30 pm Social/Networking…6:15 pm Dinner…7:30 pm Speaker

Buffet Dinner Cost: ASM Members $30……Students $10……Guests $35…..Talk only - Free

Reservations: Contact Al Kwong at (408) 248-1916 or  or Jack Jew at


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Annual $2,000 Materials Engineering Scholarships

See details at the end and on our Student page

Science Fair Judges Wanted:

Every year ASMI and SAMPE team up to review and award Santa Clara County science fair entries in the Specialty category to help encourage students grade 6-12 to pursue materials science and engineering.

We are always looking forward to our fellow Silicon Valley Materials Technologist joining us for evaluating the science fair entries from the perspective of encouraging further studies in the materials fields.  This year the Science Fair will be held on : Contact Al Kwong at (408) 248-1916 or  or Jack Jew at if you can take the day to assist us

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SVEC Engineers Week Banquet     at Hyatt Regency Great America

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) proudly presents its 2017 Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet on Wednesday, February 22. The SVEC honors outstanding individuals for their contributions by welcoming them into its Hall of Fame. The banquet will also feature Keynote by Dale Dougherty, founder and CEO of Maker Media, Inc. and award several scholarships for academic excellence. The Hall of Fame ceremony recognizes local engineers for their outstanding professional achievements, both in engineering and technology-- and for significant contributions to the community.  Tickets at:


Mar 13 & 14,  GGPF  2 Day Symposium     at Michael's Shoreline
"Polymer Characterization"

A two-day day symposium presented by recognized experts in their respective fields speaking on important polymer characterization techniques.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of basic principles as well as practical applications.  The symposium will conclude with case studies where a variety of characterization techniques were utilized to solve real problems.  The combination of excellent speakers, a convenient location in the Bay Area, an affordable price, and focus on practical applications makes this an exceptional opportunity

Details and registration on web page,


The Biomedical Engineering Society at San Jose State University (SJSU) is happy to announce the 8th Annual Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference which will be held on March 27th, 2017 in the Student Union Ballroom at San Jose State University.

The conference theme is "Medical Devices in the Connected World"

Details at:

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Additive Manufacturing:  How Does Topology Optimization Work?

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Smarter Benchtop Tests for IC Failure Analysis


Chapter Sustaining Members


We would like to thank the following corporations who support our chapter through sustaining membership support.

Thermofusion provides heat treating services that include carburizing, nitriding, case-hardening, through-hardening, annealing, stress relief, vacuum and flame hardening, induction treating and cryogenic treating. Our brazing services include vacuum, hydrogen, torch, induction and dip brazing. ThermoFusion Inc .,

Lockheed Martin Corporation, an advanced technology company, is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, and integration of advanced technology systems, products, and services.


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BAE Systems Platforms and Services in San Jose, CA is currently hiring a Metallographic Technician Sr. to support the Combat Vehicles program.
This job entails working as an engineering support specialist in the failure analysis laboratory. The laboratory has been recently updated and is state-of-the-art. The candidate will work closely with Material Engineers as well as with interdisciplinary teams of Design or Manufacturing Engineers to perform forensic investigations to determine the cause of failure and help determine the corrective action.    See link for details:


Call for Applications: Annual $2,000 Materials Engineering Scholarships

Application Deadline – March 10, 2017

Eligibility:  Currently‐enrolled undergraduate students.

Awards presented on April 5, 2017, meeting of ASMI‐SAMPE in

Mountain View (awardees are encouraged to attend).

Applications will include the following documents:

1. Resume (one page maximum).

2. Transcripts college(s) attended (unofficial registrar copies permitted).

3. Essay (one page max) describing career and educational goals in materials technology and any industry or leadership experience contributing to these goals.

4. One or more letters of recommendation from faculty or employers (can be submitted either by the applicant or directly by the reference).

Submittal: Application materials must be submitted electronically no later than March 10, 2017 to

Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on the applicant's demonstrated accomplishments, potential, and commitment to a career in the technology, science, and engineering of materials.

Awards: 2 scholarships of $2,000 each to applicants concentrating in materials technology and related engineering disciplines from Northern California colleges/universities.

Contact: Jack Jew, 408-390-7109

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