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(Cary, NC - June 16, 2009) - LORD Corporation - a leading supplier of thermal management materials, adhesives, coatings and encapsulants to the electronics industry - has announced that Sara Paisner, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist for Microelectronics Technology, has been elected President of the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) Carolinas Chapter.

Paisner is well qualified for the position. She received her A.B. at Dartmouth College, and her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. During her postdoctoral research at UNC-Chapel Hill, she worked on developing new types of low K dielectric materials. She then moved to GE’s Global Research Center where she worked on a variety of projects focusing on developing new materials for the electronics industry. While at GE, Paisner utilized many different technologies, including nanotechnology, to develop new thermal and encapsulating materials.

At LORD, Paisner leads projects focused on developing the company’s next generation of thermal interface gels, greases and adhesives for the microelectronics industry. Paisner is the author of articles in peer reviewed journals, along with four patents and a book chapter. In addition to IMAPS, she is an active member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society and Iota Sigma Pi.

Elected for a one year term, Paisner has many goals and future plans for the chapter. One major responsibility will be the leadership of the 2010 National IMAPS meeting, to be held in Raleigh, N.C.  As a mid-size chapter, Paisner intends to have local section meetings with technical speakers to help and encourage local networking. She would also like to get the local academic community involved in events to show students the many opportunities that exist in the microelectronics industry and allow them to network with professionals in the field. Paisner also hopes to attract new membership and involve current members in events. Further, she plans to reach out to other organizations that are associated with the electronics industry to encourage networking among members.

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