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Alex Lau

Alex Lau

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Mr. Alex Lau holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manchester, and has worked in the R&D’s of several prominent global MNC’s (Novatel Calgary, NORTEL Calgary, Motorola Penang, Agilent Penang, and Seagate Seremban). He has >30 years experience, specializing in the design and development of parts/products that are toolable and manufacturable, and that function flawlessly in their intended applications. His CAE simulations (FEA, Moldflow, CFD) in product development have consistently predicted accurate results that correlate very well with the actual applications. Mr. Lau applies his knowledge in engineering fundamentals, design guidelines, and CAE simulation to achieve ‘Do It Right the First Time’. This had resulted in projects staying on schedule, on-cost, and on-quality virtually every time. He has trained engineers in many MNC’s, SME’s, and Skills Development Centres, over the years. Mr. Lau is a certified PSBM (HRDF) trainer, as well as a holder in Certified Advanced and Expert Scientific Injection Molding. He also holds US Patent 6853492 Conductive Lens.

Dr. Anthony Parker

Dr. Anthony Parker

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Anthony Parker, Ph.D. is a Principal Scientist and founder of A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC. Dr. Parker has 35 years of industrial experience in research, development, and management. He has been involved in multiple start-up businesses ranging from medical devices and musical instrument strings to packaging adhesives, pharmaceutical delivery systems, and cosmetics. His interests and expertise are in the areas of surface chemistry and adhesion, bio-based materials and adhesives, mechanical properties of polymers, structure-property-process relationships in polymers, thermal analytical methods, spectroscopic methods (NMR, FTIR), UV curable coatings, and musical strings/ instruments. Dr. Parker has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications, including 30+ journal articles and technical reviews as well as 40+ patents with several patents pending.

Dr. Anthony Wong

Dr. Anthony Wong

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Dr. Anthony Wong obtained his B.Tech (Hons) and Ph.D degrees in Chemical Engineering from University of Bradford, U.K.. Prior to taking up his academic duties at The University of Hong Kong, he was with BASF and Exxon Chemical as the technical support to their sales team of their plastics department for the Asia Pacific region. In his 20 years of employment at The University of Hong Kong, he taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and was also actively engaged in carrying out research work in plastics technology. Main areas of his research focuses include extrusion technology, polymer rheology, powder technology, and environmental engineering. In 2003, he joined NHH Co. Ltd. (a color compounder listed in Hong Kong) as its Vice Chairman and Director, responsible for the company’s technology and market development. He left NHH in April 2019 and is now the Asia Pacific market coordinator for Badger Color Concentrates, Inc., a US based color compounder.

Dr. Edward Krainer

Dr. Edward Krainer

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Dr. Edward Krainer holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York and a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Uruguay. He has invented several new heavy-metal-free organic thermal stabilizers for PVC and he led the teams that introduced these products to the market. He is also the co-author of several patents that deal with PVC stabilizers and additives. Dr. Krainer has been working as a Technical Consultant in research for the plastics industry since 2015. He has written numerous publications in scientific journals. He was a R&D Chemist and a Development Chemist at Chemtura Corp. (now Lanxess Corp.) for 12 years until 2009. Between 2009 and 2014, he taught organic chemistry at New York University and at Southern Connecticut State University.

Dr. Enrico Beccarini

Dr. Enrico Beccarini

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Dr. Enrico Beccarini is CEO of ArteMia Consulting S.r.l., Italy which offers technical and advisory services on polyolefin manufacturing and processing. Dr. Beccarini is a well-experienced and internationally recognized expert on polypropylene. Before starting his consulting company, he worked in leading polyolefin manufacturing companies for 25+ years in the areas of research and development, innovation management and business development. He has been offering training on polyolefin technology globally. With educational background in mechanical engineering, he holds 12 patents related to polyolefins.

Jorge O. Buhler-Vidal

Jorge O. Buhler-Vidal

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Jorge O. Bühler-Vidal is Director of Polyolefins Consulting, L.L.C., which provides market, product and process technology selection consulting to the polyolefins industry. He is also President of the PetroChemical Consulting Alliance, a joint undertaking to provide consulting products and services to clients in the worldwide petrochemical and plastics industries. Previously he was at Union Carbide, where he had responsibility for a diverse range of technologies associated with the production processes for polyethylene and polypropylene. He was Team Leader in charge of providing product and marketing support to the global licensing activities of Univation Technologies.

Dr. Joseph Marcinko

Dr. Joseph Marcinko

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Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Dr. Kalyanee Sirisinha

Dr. Kalyanee Sirisinha

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ดร.กัลยาณี สิริสิงห : อาจารย์ประจำสาขาวิชาวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยีพอลิเมอร์ ภาควิชาเคมี คณะวิทยาศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล จบการศึกษาระดับปริญญาเอก ทางด้านเทคโนโลยีพอลิเมอร์ จากมหาวิทยาลัยบรูเนล ประเทศอังกฤษ มีประสบการณ์การสอนและการวิจัยที่เน้นทางด้านการพัฒนาและดัดแปรสมบัติของพลาสติก การผสมและการคอมพาวด์พลาสติก ด้วยเครื่องอัดรีดสกรูคู่ และด้านการทำปฏิกิริยาเคมีในสภาวะพอลิเมอร์หลอมในเครื่องอัดรีด

Kartik Srinivas

Kartik Srinivas

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Mr. Kartik Srinivas is a consulting mechanical engineer with extensive background and experience in product engineering using simulation technologies and mechanical and materials testing. He started his career as a consulting Mechanical/FEA Engineer at Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Akron, Ohio, USA. In a career of over a decade and half in USA and at Advanced Scientific and Engineering Services (AdvanSES) India, Kartik has advised and assisted companies solve engineering problems related to materials and product design. Kartik provides material and design development, material testing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solutions to a broad range of industries and is well versed with material and product testing as per ASTM and ISO standards. In his professional career he has worked with industry leading OEMs, Tier 1 and 2 suppliers providing product R&D, material development and testing, design optimization, reverse engineering and manufacturing services. Kartik Srinivas has 7 technical papers to his credit and has been the chair of the session on automotive composites at the SAE World Congress from 2006 through 2011. Kartik Srinivas has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Kirk Cantor

Dr. Kirk Cantor

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Dr. Kirk Cantor is Professor of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA, where he has been since 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn College, he was an aerospace engineer at NASA where he worked with polyethylene film for high altitude scientific balloons. Kirk received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science and PhD in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. His primary area of interest is polymer extrusion and he is the author of “Blown Film Extrusion,” now in its 3rd edition from Hanser Publishers.

Dr. Patcharee  Larpsuriyakul

Dr. Patcharee Larpsuriyakul

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นักวิจัยผู้เชี่ยวชาญทางด้านพลาสติกและกระบวนการขึ้นรูปพลาสติกจากศูนย์เทคโนโลยีโลหะและวัสดุแห่งชาติ (MTEC) จบการศึกษาระดับปริญญาตรีและโททางด้าน Polymer Science จากจุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย และปริญญาเอกทางด้าน Polymer Processing จาก Institute for Polymer Technology, University of Stuttgart, Germany มีประสบการณ์ทำงานกว่า 15 ปีทั้งในงานวิจัย การเป็นที่ปรึกษาให้กับหน่วยงานชั้นนำในอุตสาหกรรมพลาสติก มีความเชี่ยวชาญทั้งในด้านวัสดุศาสตร์ของโพลิเมอร์ การออกแบบชิ้นส่วนพลาสติกและแม่พิมพ์ฉีดพลาสติก การใช้ injection molding simulation ช่วยในการออกแบบและผลิตชิ้นงานและแม่พิมพ์ฉีดพลาสติกคุณภาพสูงและในด้านการขึ้นรูปโพลิเมอร์ด้วยกระบวนการต่างๆ

Paul Waller

Paul Waller

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Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

Roberto Ribeiro

Roberto Ribeiro

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Roberto Ribeiro is Managing Director of his two new ventures, Asterisk Advisors, a petrochemical consulting company, where he provides a full business and market-oriented assessment for the chemical and petrochemical value chain, based on deep insights into customer needs and to develop a culture of performance and efficiency within its clients, and Asterisk Partners, a venture capital company focused on investing in new technologies-oriented companies. Previously, he was President of Townsend Solutions, a petrochemical -industry strategic consulting firm. Prior to joining Townsend Solutions, Roberto was in a series of Strategic Planning, Business Development, and M&A leadership roles from petrochemical manufacturing companies, all now part of Braskem and LyondellBasell. Roberto’s early career began within Polibrasil Resinas, S.A. where he advanced from Marketing Intern to Head of Marketing in just five years. It was here that he developed a deep customer empathy and talent for conducting in-depth market analyses. Roberto holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance as well as Business Administration from São Paulo University (Brazil). Also he holds a Master degree in Oil & Gas from Universidad Austral (Argentina) and has participated in a series of professional development courses with Harvard Business School, New York University’s Stern School of Business, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has spoken at a long list of industry conferences spanning Europe, Asia, Middle East and North and South America.

Dr. Somjate Patcharaphun

Dr. Somjate Patcharaphun

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ดร.สมเจตน์ พัชรพันธ์ ได้รับประกาศนียบัตรเชิดชูเกียรติเมธีส่งเสริมนวัตกรรม สาขาการออกแบบผลิตภัณฑ์ ประจำปี 2552 จากรัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี สาขาวิชาที่มีความเชี่ยวชาญ ได้แก่กระบวนการผลิตพอลิเมอร์ โดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่ง กระบวนการฉีดพลาสติกและยาง นอกจากนี้ ดร.สมเจตน์ พัชรพันธ์ ยังได้เป็นวิทยากรให้กับสถาบันและบริษัทชั้นนำต่างๆ ปัจจุบัน ดร.สมเจตน์ พัชรพันธ์ ดำรงตำแหน่ง รองศาสตราจารย์ ประจำภาควิชาวิศวกรรมวัสดุ คณะวิศวกรรมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์

Tim Weston

Tim Weston

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Tim Weston is Professor Emeritus of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate. He is the recipient of the 2006 Society of Plastics Engineers Fred E. Schwab International Education Award. Prior to founding the Plastics program at Penn College, Tim led the Process Engineering group and Materials Testing Labs for West Pharmaceuticals Plastics Division. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lock Haven University and earned a Master of Science in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Tim also founded the Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC) at Penn College and served as the Principal Investigator for the NSF Plastics Resources for Educators Program (PREP). In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Penn College, Tim served as Department Chair for over 30 years and has taught hundreds of industry seminars and workshops.