2017 MSC Technical Sessions

MSC, annually attracts outstanding Technical Program speakers in the Measurement Science profession in Emerging Technology, Calibration, Laboratory, NIST, BioScience, Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Quality Systems, and Process Management, in a broad range of industries. These 75-minute sessions  (listed below ) are meant to present real applications, real results, and real solutions approaches based on metrology and quality principles, or theory that can be implemented immediately upon returning to the workplace. These presentations provide a high degree of value to people that attend MSC conferences.


MSC’s  2017 Technical Sessions

Day 1 – Thursday, April 6

 7:00 am – 5:00 pm          Registration
 7:30 am – 8:45 am          Continental Breakfast & Exhibit Viewing
 7:30 am – 5:00 pm          Exhibit Hall Hours
 Track A Track B Track C Track D
Emerging Technologies Laboratory & Calibration BioScience,
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
Quality & Process Management

Session 1

8:45 am – 10:00 am

A. Reliable Monitoring of Processes with Clamp on Non-invasive Transit Time Ultrasonic Sensors

Author:  Christopher Portelli

Sonotech USA

B. Improve Efficiency and Eliminate Human Error With Automated Sampling and Feed Control

Author: Fred Schneider


How New Technology Can Automate Out of Tolerance Reporting and Close the Measurement Gap

Author: Chris Campbell


On-line Cell Density Monitoring

Author: Marlene Frank


Happy Path Testing: Are You Only Mitigating a Symptom of the Actual Problem?

Author:  Paul R. Selzer

Experience Unlimited

 10:00 am – 10:45 am Morning Break – Exhibit Viewing

Session 2

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Automated Machine Learning & Quality Control of Automated Data & Interpretation

Author:  Frederick Gertz Ph.D

Slaying the Measurement & Test Equipment Inventory Dragon Using Analytics

Author:  Dean S. Williams

Duke Energy

Pharmacopeia Water Compliance for TOC & Conductivity 

Author: Joe Gecsey

Beckman Coulter

Proactive & Robust Approach for a Successful Process Validation

Author: Peter Lindwall

Edwards Life Sciences

12:15 am – 1:30 pm Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Session 3

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore the Economic Utilization Cost Model for Measurement and Test Equipment

Author:  Phil Chase

Assets Smart

Calibrating the Keysight 3458A with Fluke MET/CAL and the Fluke 5720A Through 90-Day Characterization

Author:  Michael Johnston

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Implementing Lean Concepts in the Calibration Laboratory: A Biopharma Case Study

Authors: Tom Knight &
Dean S. Williams


Impact of Globalization on Supply and Supplier Management

Author:  Vinay Goyal

Abbott Medical Optics

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Afternoon Break – Exhibit Viewing

Session 4

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Smart Water Quality Measurement System Using Wireless Technologies

Authors: Dr. Mohammad, Admin. Professor,  Laith Alany

Associate Faculty – Department of Applied Engineering, National University

ISO 10012 Measurement Management Systems Requirements for Measurement Processes and Measuring Equipment

Author: Gerhard Mihm

German Air Force

Improving Vaccine Safety by Using an Algorithmic Model as a Replacement for a Physical Thermal  Buffer

Author: Gene Loli

American Pharma

Is Measurement Science Sexy?

The relationship between measurement science professionals and process/product development professionals.

Author: Diane Kulisek

My QC Coach



7:00 pm -9:00 pm

  MSC Presidents Reception



MSC’s  2017 Technical Sessions

Day 2 – Friday, April 7

7:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration
7:30 am – 8:45 am Continental Breakfast & Exhibit Viewing
7:30 am – 12:30 pm Exhibit Hall Hours
Track A Track B Track C Track D Track E
Emerging Technologies Laboratory & Calibration NIST Technical Briefs Quality & Process Management Student Presentations
Session 5

8:45 am – 10:00 am

 Targeted Application of Predictive Maintenance Technology Insertion

Author: Hans Devouassoux

Predictive Maintenance Disneyland Resort

 A Measurement Information Infrastructure for Normative Standards

Author:  Mark Kuster

Pantex Metrology

 A.  Validation of the Automated Base-Metal Thermocouple Calibration System

Author:  Karen Garrity


B. Developing a Standard Test Methodology for the Evaluation of Vaccine Storage Units

Author:  Michal Chojnacky  NIST

 Establishing a Robust Quality Management System

Author:  James Wabby


 Fairmont Preparatory Academy Advanced Science Engineering Program (3 Presentations)


 10:00 am – 10:45 am
     Mid Morning Break – Exhibit Viewing
Session 6

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

 The Uncertainty of Root Cause Analysis & How to Address It

Author: Tim Higgins

NASA -Aerojet Rocketdyne

 How Machine Tools, Measuring Instruments, and Workpieces are Specified and Evaluated

Author:  Edward Morse

UNC Charlotte

 A.  Guarded Hamon Transfer Standards for High Resistance Scaling 

Author: Dean Jarrett – NIST

B.  Impacts and Initial Results from the VISSCF Upgrade

Author:  Jeanne Houston – NIST 

 Risk-based thinking for Cost of Quality (COQ) and Preventive Actions (PA) as it Applies to Measurement (Metrology)

Author: Dr. Catherine L Martin


 Fairmont Preparatory Academy Advanced Science Engineering Program (2 Presentations)  Recognition of the Teams at Luncheon


12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: 

Gregory F. Strouse “The Next Generation of Metrology – NIST Quantum SI”

Session 7

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Particle Counter Calibration to Meet ISO-21501-4

Author:  Ajaya Kumar Ghimire


FMEA for Performance Improvement in the Calibration & Testing Laboratory

Author:  Chet Franklin

Franklin Training Group

A.  Modernized Piston Gauge Calibration at NIST

Author:  Julia Scherschlit – NIST

B. Transitioning from Mercury to Alternative Thermometers

Author: Dawn Cross – NIST

Measurement System Analysis & Control Plan based on the AIAG MSA & TS-16949

Author:  Mark Lindsey

Disneyland Resort

3:00 pm -3:15 pm Please turn in Evaluations at Registration Desk

Session 8

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

 Plenary Session – Magic Kingdom Ballroom


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