Dr. Joe Lichtenhan
Hybrid Plastics
Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Case Western Reserve Univ and Master Instructor

Advanced techniques for characterization

Analytical Methodss

Prof. Svetlana Sakhisvili
​Texas A&M Univ.


Prof. Alamgir Karim, University of Houston
Dr. Ilhan Ulkem, Sherwin WIlliams
Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Song Xu, Park Systems
Dr. Mark Gittleman, Alpha Space

Dr. Igor Kosacki, NACE Organizer
Prof. Megan Robertson, University of Houston
Prof. Lei Zhai,  University of Central Florida
Prof. Hadi Ghasemi, UH
Mr. Richard Keeler, Kisuma
Ms. Rojin Belganeh, Frontier Laboratories

Prof. Ryan Toomey, University of South Florida
Prof. Wonbong Choi, University of North Texas

Prof. Ping He, Lamar University

Mr. Thomas Fink, TechnoFink

Be part of an interdisciplinary knowledge-building experience and networking.
Prof. Lei Zhai
Univ. of Central Florida
Prof. Debora Rodrigues
University of Houston


Day -1: Polymer Coatings and Nanostructured Materials

Introduction to Advanced Coatings and PETRO Case

Superhydrophobic Coatings
High-Performance Polymers and Industrial Coatings
Nanostructured Composites and NanoMaterials in Coatings

Hierarchical and Layer-by-Layer Coatings
FORMULATIONS: Waterborne Coatings, Adhesives, and Emulsions
Coating Application Methods Tutorial
Additive Manufacturing and 3-D Printing in Packaging and Design

LCA Methods and Sustainable Coatings
BIOMEDICAL:  Self-Healing, Anti-microbial, De-Icing Coatings 
Optical and Photonic Coatings
Applications in Automotive, Architectural, Consumer and Display Devices

Day -2 Corrosion and Characterization-Analytical Methods

Corrosion and Inhibitors Introduction
Characterization and Analytical Tools for Coatings

Electrochemical Methods for Evaluating Corrosion

High Throughput Characterization of Corrosion Inhibitors
Anti-corrosion Coatings for Oil & Gas and Geothermal Energy Needs
Protective Coatings and Marine Applications
Asset Integrity Management
Product Development vs Reverse Engineering Methods
Thickness Measurement Methods
Standards for Testing Coatings
AFM-IR Methods for Evaluating Corrosion
Rheological Investigation Methods
Thermal Analysis Methods

Prof. Alamgir Karim
University of Houston

Polymer and nanocomposite materials

Learn more about the conference aims...

Prof. Ping He
Lamar University

2019 Speakers

New coating methods and standards
Prof. Megan Robertson
University of Houston

Conference, Tutorials, and Networking


Dr. Igor Kosacki
NACE Symposium 

Experts in Coatings, Materials, and Characterization

Coating Methods
Prof. Wonbong Choi
Univ. of North Texas
Dr. Andy Francis
Dr. Brandy White
Naval Research Laboratory
Polymer Materials