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

Prof. Joanna Aizenberg; Harvard University
Prof. Alfredo Alexander-Katz; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Jamil Baghdachi; Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Peter Zarras; Naval Air Warfare Center
Dr. Robert Allen; IBM Almaden Research Center
Prof. Anna Balazs; University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Sabrina Peczonczyk; Ford Motor Company
Prof. Kenta Kokado; Hokkaido University, Japan
Ms. Annalese Maddox; Gelest Inc.
Prof. Kane Jennings; Vanderbilt University
Dr. Mike Roland; Naval Research Laboratory
Prof. Falvio Deflorian; University of Trento, Italy
Dr. Angela Smits; Croda Coatings and Polymers, The Netherlands
Prof. Maude Jimenez; Université Lille Nord de France, ENSCL France
Prof. Guojun Liu; Queen's University, Canada
Dr. Joseph Mabry; US Air Force Research Laboratory
Prof. Wolfgang Bremser; Paderborn University, Germany
Dr. Songwei Lu; PPG Industries
Prof. Rolf van Benthem; DSM Ahead B.V. and Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Prof. Wilhelm Schabel; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Prof. Virginia Davis; Auburn University
Mr. Salvatore Monte; Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc.
Dr. John Simpson; University of Tennessee
Prof. Richard Spontak; North Carolina State University
Dr. Gavin MacDonald; Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Prof. Hamad Al-Turaif; King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Oleg Figovsky; Hybrid Coating Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Amrei Voelkner; EuroChem Agro GmbH, Germany
Dr. Hyungmin Park; Korea Research Inst. of Chem. Tech., South Korea
Dr. Martha Williams/Dr. Tracy Gibson; NASA, Kennedy Space Center
Dr. Joseph Lichtenhan, Hybrid Plastics, Inc.
Dr. Binh Nguyen; Pilot Chemical Company
Mr. Michael Hawkridge; PANalytical
Dr. Tomoya Sato; Nat'l Inst. of Adv. Ind. Sci. and Tech., Japan
Dr. Michael Aizenberg; Harvard University
Dr. Puruswottam Aryal/Dr. Jacob Schliesser; Metashield LLC
Dr. Brandy White; Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Mikhail Khudiakov; PPG Aerospace, USA
Dr. Alla Synytska; Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Dr. Joseph E. Mates; Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards AFB, USA


Ms. Xihomara Casallas; Osnabrück University, Osnabrück, Germany
Dr. Nantana Jiratumnukul; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Prof. Tae-Il Son; Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea
Prof. Joannis K. Kallitsis, Greece
Ms. A. Beaugendre; Université Lille Nord de France, ENSCL, France
Mr. Kazi Sadman; Northwestern University
Ms. Andressa Trentin; UNESP-Univ Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Mr. Quoc Truong, U.S. Army Natick Soldier RDE Center
Mr. Peter Goldberg, University of Michigan

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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.


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