Smart and Advanced 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 15 January 2018)

Prof. Kripa K. Varanasi; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Peter Zarras; Naval Air Warfare Center
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg; Harvard University
Dr. Kristin Schmidt; IBM Almaden Research Center
Prof. Christopher K. Ober; Cornell University
Dr. Gerald O. Wilson; Autonomic Materials, Inc.
Prof. Céline Croutxé-Barghorn; University of Haute-Alsace, France
Prof. Jamil Baghdachi; Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Adam Holt; Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Tomoya Sato; Nat'l Inst. of Adv. Indus. Sci. and Tech., Japan
Prof. Anna Balazs; University of Pittsburgh
Ms. Annalese Maddox; Gelest Inc.
Dr. Michael Aizenberg; Harvard University
Prof. Kenneth J. Wynne; Virginia Commonwealth University
Prof. Dawei Zhang; University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Prof. Wolfgang Bremser; Paderborn University, Germany
Dr. Nadia Grossiord; SABIC, The Netherlands
Prof. Brad J Berron; University of Kentucky
Dr. Joseph Lichtenhan, Hybrid Plastics, Inc.
Prof. Vijay Mannari; Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Brandy White, Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Philseok Kim; Adaptive Surface Technologies, Inc., USA
Prof. Limin Wu; Fudan University, China
Dr. Wolfgang Geuking; Croda Coatings & Polymers, The Netherlands
Dr. Carl Lentz; American Thermal Instruments
Dr. David A. Pasin; TBF Environmental Technology Inc.
Dr. Nantana Jiratumnukul; Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Yifan Zhang; 3M Company
Dr. Jason Benkoski; The Johns Hopkins University
Prof. Megan Robertson; University of Houston
Dr. Janis Matisons; Silar,USA
Prof. Yusuf Menceloglu; Sabanci University, Turkey


Prof. Lourdes Irusta; University of the Basque Country, Spain
Mr. Nischay Kodihalli Shivaprakash; University of Massachusetts Lowell
Dr. Alba González; University of the Basque Country, Spain
Ms. Samarah Harb; São Paulo State University, Brazil
Ms. Chen Zhao; Paderborn University, Germany

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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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