Prof. Alamgir Karim, University of Houston
Prof. Svetlana Sukhishvili, Texas A& M University
Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Brandy White, Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Joe Lichtenhan, Hybrid Plastics

Dr. Partha Majumdar, Dow Chemicals
Prof. Megan Robertson, University of Houston
Prof. Kane Jennings,  Vanderbilt University
Dr. Andy Francis, Q-Lab

Dr. Andreas Huber, NeaSpec
Dr. Gerald Wilson, Autonomic Materials
Dr. Adam Holt, Naval Research Laboratory

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

Prof. Ping He, Lamar University

Mr. Thomas Fink, TechnoFink


Polymer Materials
New coating methods and standards
Dr. Andy Francis
Prof. Debora Rodrigues
University of Houston
Prof. Svetlana Sakhisvili
​Texas A&M Univ.

Conference, Tutorials, and Networking

Advanced techniques for characterization

Polymer and nanocomposite materials

Prof. Wonbong Choi
Univ. of North Texas
Prof. Megan Robertson
University of Houston
Prof. Ping He
Lamar University

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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

Coating Methods
Be part of an interdisciplinary knowledge-building experience and networking.
Prof. Kane Jennings
Vanderbilt University
Dr. Joe Lichtenhan
Hybrid Plastics
Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Case Western Reserve Univ and Master Instructor

2018 Speakers


Experts in Coatings, Materials, and Characterization

Dr. Brandy White
Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Adam Holt
Naval Research Laboratory

Analytical Methodss

Prof. Alamgir Karim
University of Houston