Nanomaterials Webinar - June 15, 2016
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Join us for a webinar to learn about one of the cutting-edge applications of nanoscientific research:

Superhydrophobic Coatings

 Join us for a series of lectures featuring materials sciences expert Professor Rigoberto Advincula of Case Western Reserve University! With considerable expertise in the design, synthesis and characterization of new polymers and nanoscale materials, Prof. Advincula has designed a series of lectures in order to share the latest developments in nanomaterials research in a variety of applications and fields.

The wetting of surfaces has an important role in its ability to repel dirt or maintain film cleanliness. The inability to form coatings that resist contact with water is advantageous. At times the same property can result in anti-ice properties or better, anti-corrosive qualities as well as anti-microbial properties. The evaluation is based on modifications of the Young's equation and wetting phenomena and can be measured by simple contact-angle measurement methods. However, having better control of roughness and surface energy (Cassie-Baxter approach) will result in a number of materials being viable compared to fluorinated or silicon-based materials.

This talk examines some of the fundamental aspects as well as methods of preparing superhydrophobic films and surfaces and recent examples of applications.

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Presented by Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Macromolecular Science & Engineering, 
Case Western Reserve University

About Prof. Rigoberto Advincula

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.

Register by clicking session below:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


  • PDT (UTC-7): 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • EDT (UTC -4):  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
  • BST (UTC +1): 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Webinar Details

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


9:00 am – 10:00 am (PDT)
San Francisco, Los Angeles

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)
Cleveland, New York

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (BST)


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Superhydrophobic Coatings
Recently developed coatings have a water contact angle of more than 165 degrees. When applied to object surfaces such as electrical components, water simply bounces off.

System Requirements


PC-based attendees
Windows® 7, Vista, XP 2003 Server 

Mac-based attendees
Mac OS® X 10.5
or newer


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