Storey Named Plenary Speaker for 49th Annual Waterborne Symposium

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portrait of Robson StoreyRobson F. Storey will be the plenary speaker at the 49th Annual International Waterborne, High-solids and Powder Coatings Symposium to be held February 20-25, 2022, in New Orleans, LA. His presentation is titled, “Alternative Polyurethane Polymers Cured via Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition.”

Storey is professor emeritus within the School of Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi, where he has held a faculty appointment since 1983. He has served as chairman or co-chairman of the Waterborne Symposium since 1985.

Storey earned his Ph.D. in polymer science in 1983 from the University of Akron. He has published approximately 180 referred journal articles and is listed as an inventor on 35 issued U.S. patents. His research interests include cationic and ring-opening polymerizations, polyisobutylene-based polymers, surface coatings and reactive oligomers, biomedical/biodegradable polymers, block and graft copolymers, star-branched polymers, and ionomers.

Abstracts for the 2022 symposium will be accepted through October 15, and registration will open November 1. For more information, visit

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