A popular feature of the 2019 CoatingsTech Conference will be the Student Posters Competition. Intended to spotlight coatings research being performed in the academic (i.e., non-commercial) arena, the competition provides a forum for students to advance new ideas and techniques, and to interact with the other participants of the conference.
Posters will be judged on scientific content, originality, and quality of display. Each student will be provided with a display board to highlight their project, and the posters must be staffed during the scheduled Poster Session, which will take place from 6:00–7:30 pm on Monday, April 8. Winners of the poster competition will be announced at the first technical session of the program on Tuesday morning.
Titles and presenters of the posters include:
High Bio-Based Carbon Content Waterborne Polyurethane Synthesized from Fatty Acid-Based Isocyanate—Cheng Zhang, University of Akron
Radiation-Curable Non-Isocyanate Polyurethane Coatings for High-Performance Applications—Forough Zareanshahraki, Eastern Michigan University
Urethane Methacrylate Monomers in Homogeneous and Core-Shell Latexes—Anisa Cobaj, University of Akron
Hybrid Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes: A Sustainable Coating System for Advanced Ambient Temperature Curing Applications—Hamidreza Asemani, Eastern Michigan University
Reversible Nanoreactor Prepared Via RAFT Polymerization—Ehsan Zarshenas, Eastern Michigan University
A New Color-Changing Coating Prepared by Incorporating 1,4-BDF Pigments into Epoxy-Polyamine System—Weixiu Zeng, University of Akron
Partially Self-Stratifying Alkyds for High Performance Coatings—Brittany Pellegrene, University of Akron
Design of Copolymers to Modify Properties of Fouling-Release Siloxane-Polyurethane Marine Coatings—AliReza Rahimi, North Dakota State University
Influence of Plant Oil Unsaturation on Properties of Latexes Synthesized via Mini-emulsion Polymerization—Zoriana Demchuk, North Dakota State University
Bio-Based Coatings System for Contact Killing of Pathogenic Microorganisms—Karan Bansal, North Dakota State University
Enzyme-Polymer Conjugates: Application for Cellulose Bioconversion—Oksana Zholobko, North Dakota State University
Effect of Surface Modifying Amphiphilic Additives (SMAAs) on Siloxane-Polyurethane (SiPU) Fouling-Release Coatings—Jackson Benda, North Dakota State University
Multi-Objective Evolutionary Optimization for Coating Resin Design and Discovery—Madeline Schultz, Cal Poly
Effects of Coalescent Polarity on HEUR Interactions and Film Formation of Butyl Acrylate/Methyl Methacrylate and Butyl Acrylate/Styrene Latexes—Kiersten Smith, Cal Poly
Testing the Limits of Additive Molar Functions for Coating Resin Property Prediction—William Thompson, Cal Poly
For more details on the Student Poster Competition and the 2019 CoatingsTech Conference, visit https://www.paint.org/2019-ctc/.