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Smart and Functional Materials

Polymers, coatings and related materials continue to be an innovative area in research and technology. The mission is to provide a global intellectual platform to present and discuss groundbreaking work, stimulate new ideas, identify critical problems, provide promising solutions, and assess possible roadmaps. The Symposium targets scientists, engineers, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.



Confirmed Speakers
(as of September 15, 2015)

Prof. John Reynolds; Georgia Institute of Technology
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg; Harvard University
Dr. Peter Zarras; Naval Air Warfare Center
Prof. Kane Jennings; Vanderbilt University
Dr. Robert Allen; IBM Almaden Research Center
Prof. Lynn Loo; Princeton University
Prof. Jamil Baghdachi; Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Lily Liu; Arkema Coating Resins
Prof. Wolfgang Bremser; Paderborn University, Germany
Prof. Alfredo Alexander Katz; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Brandy White; Naval Research Laboratory
Prof. Marc Hillmyer; University of Minnesota
Prof. Christopher Ober; Cornell University
Prof. Brigitte Voit; Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Germany
Prof. Akira Harada; Osaka University
Mr. Joel Zazyczny; Gelest, Inc.
Prof. Guojun Liu; Queen's University. Canada
Dr. Geza Patzelt; Fraunhofer Institute IFAM, Germany
Dr. Patrick Stals; DSM, The Netherlands
Prof. Andrea Pucci; University of Pisa, Italy
Prof. Brad Berron; University of Kentucky
Dr. Gavin MacDonald; Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Mr. Peter Visser; AkzoNobel/Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Dr. Paul Molino; University of Wollongong, Australia
Mr. David Pasin; TBF Environmental Technology
Dr. Stefan Holberg; Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
Dr. S.A. Seyedmehdi; York University, Canada
Prof. Seong Hun Kim; Hanyang University, South Korea
Prof. Patrick Mather; Syracuse University
Dr. Gregory McCraw; EMD Performance Materials Corp., USA
Dr. Partick Kinlen; Boeing Corp.
Prof. Idalina Vieira Aoki; University of São Paulo, Brazil
Mr. Peter von Czarnecki; IoLiTec Inc.
Dr. Timothy Bunning; USAF AFMC AFRL/RX
Mr. Y. Zhang; Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Prof. Timothy Hanks; Furman University


Organizer and Chair
Prof. Jamil Baghdachi
Coatings Research Institute
Eastern Michigan University


Prof. Wolfgang Bremser
Paderborn University, Germany
Dr. Peter Zarras
Naval Air Warfare Center


Join us!
Smart Coatings is the premier event for updates on the most recent emerging technologies and opportunities in coatings, functional polymers, processes and allied materials presented by world-renowned scientists and technologists.

Early-bird Registration
ends January 15!


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