Particle Technology Labs’ Executive Vice President and Director of Analytical Services William K. Kopesky just returned from the Netherlands where he was one of three presenters at The Center for Professional Advancement’s course entitled, Powders: Their Properties and Processing. The three-day event took place December 11th through December 13th, 2017, in Amsterdam.
The primary purpose of the course was to “review the various properties of powdered solids pertinent to the development and manufacture of the products of the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and allied industries.” While the course was designed for those in product development, the event was attended by scientists, suppliers and technologists.
During the three day course, Mr. Kopesky presented on the following topics:
In his first session, Characterization of Powder Particle Size and Shape, Mr. Kopesky provided insight regarding particle size analysis, distributions and their presentation, and particle shape characterization.
In his second session, Characterization of Particle Surface and Pores, he covered surface area by BET and pore size distribution measurement by both gas physisorption and mercury porosimetry.
In his third and final session, Fine Particle Characterization, dynamic light scattering (photon correlation spectroscopy), zeta potential and flocculation/agglomeration were covered.
Joining PTL as a Particle Characterization Chemist in 2000, Mr. Kopesky became Laboratory Manager in 2002 before being named Managing Director in 2008 and Director of Analytical Services in 2012. His years at PTL have given him exposure to a tremendous variety of particle characterization topics, techniques, and projects spanning many industries including pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, environmental, industrial, and more. During his career with PTL, he has conducted presentations and training in the field of particle characterization, provided testimony for patent infringement cases, and has been involved with consulting services in addition to hands-on analytical work.
The Center for Professional Advancement – CfPA is the largest accredited technical training organization in the world offering technical training and continuing professional education courses to those in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Chemical Engineering and Cosmetics industries.