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Nanomaterials Webinar - Oct. 15, 2015
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Join us for a webinar to learn about one of the cutting-edge applications of nanoscientific research:

Smart Nanostructured 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.

 Smart coatings are deemed to be stimuli-responsive, high performance, and cost effective. Is it possible to have these smart properties beyond what is currently scalable in manufacturing and formulation of paints and packaging? In this webinar, we will investigate the paradigm and usual properties of nanostructured coatings and thin films that may well have applications in architectural coatings, industrial coatings, and packaging. The importance of utilizing nanoparticle additives and use of morphology control - investigate by innovative spectroscopic and microscopic methods enable advances in smart coatings. Examples include thermomechanical stability, abrasion resistance, superhydrophobic effects, anti-reflection properties, self-cleaning, and anti-microbial properties.

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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:

Thursday, October 15, 2015


  • PDT (UTC-7): 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
  • EDT (UTC -4):  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 
  • BST (UTC +1): 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Webinar Details

Thursday, October 15, 2015


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (PDT)
San Francisco, Los Angeles

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (EDT)
Cleveland, New York

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm (BST)


Register Now!



Polymer Modified
Clay Nanocomposites
Polymer melts are now being combined with surface treated clays to create nanocomposites

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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