Expert >> Adhesives, Sealants & Coatings
Dr. Andreas Wolf[Profile]
Dr. Wolf is an Independent Technical consultant, working with companies on the science and technology of sealants and adhesives. He has extensive knowledge especially in insulating glass and structural glazing applications. He is currently the chairman of ISO TC59/SC8. In July 2015, he retired from Dow Corning as a Senior Scientist focused on Standardization, Technical Application Support and Technology Gatekeeping for Global High Performance Building Solutions.
Dr. Anthony Parker[Profile]
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. Joseph Marcinko[Profile]
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
Prof. Mark Dadnum[Profile]
Mark Dadmun received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts working with Prof. M. Muthukumar in Polymer Science and Engineering. He subsequently was awarded a National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship, which was completed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology working with Dr. Charles Han. Prof. Dadmun then joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at the University of Tennessee, where he is now a Full Professor. His current appointments include Joint Faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Chemical Science Division and Founding Director of the Soft Materials Research in Tennessee (SMART) Center.
Thomas Kauffman has over 30 years’ experience in the adhesive and sealants industry. Currently working as Research Fellow II in Hygiene Adhesives Technology Development, he has held past roles in Product Development, Management, Marketing, and Quality. He obtained a M.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Lehigh University and a M.B.A. from University of Minnesota and is an inventor on over 30 US granted patents with over 10 additional patents pending.
Dr. Timothy Long[Profile]
Tim received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech under the direction of Prof. James McGrath, and he subsequently joined both Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical companies for eight years upon graduation. He joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech in 1999,where he also served as the Director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute. Prof. Long joined the faculty of the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) in summer 2020 where he will launch and lead the Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing (BCSM3). In addition to over 400 peer-reviewed publications, his research awards include the 2020 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, 2015 Virginia Scientist of the Year, 2010 Virginia Tech Alumni Research Award, ACS PMSE Collaborative Research Award, Dalquist Award from the Adhesion Society, 2019 ACS Rubber Division Thermoplastic Elastomer Award, and the ACS POLY Mark Scholar Award. He has served as the Chair of the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, Chair of the Gordon Research Conference in Polymers, 2012 Chair of the IUPAC World Polymer Congress, and he currently serves as the Past-President of the Adhesion Society. He is a member of advisory boards for leading journals, and he was recently appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Wiley Polymer International. His research interests span structure-property-processing relationships for polymers with a focus on multiphase systems including ion-containing and hydrogen bonding containing block copolymers, biomaterials and hydrogels, sustainable polymers and processes, renewable feed stocks, and green chemistry. New monomer syntheses and polymerization processes have led to novel families of thermoplastic elastomers including controlled radical polymerization, living anionic polymerization, and the formation of segmented step-growth polymerization processes with a focus on polyurethanes and polyesters. His most recent research efforts address the need for tailored advanced macromolecules for advanced manufacturing (3D printing), including vat photopolymerization, direct-ink-write printing, selective laser sintering, powder bed fusion, and extrusion. This research has led to new families of engineering polymers, photo-reactive polymers, tissue scaffolds, and enzyme delivery systems. He has published in the area of drug/gene delivery and most recently focused on hydrogels for brachytherapy in oncology. This interdisciplinary research program has garnered approximately $50M in research funding from federal (NSF, NIH, DOE, PRF, and DOD) agencies and diverse international corporate sponsors.
As Director of Business Development for Enercon Industries Corporation, Wilson Lee uses his technical and business expertise to advance plasma and flame surface treating technologies for use in new applications and markets. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Clemson University. Over the last twelve years he has worked with a variety of surface modification technologies including plasma, flame, low pressure plasma, CO2 cleaning, Teflon dispersion, and plasma deposition for plastics and composite materials. Wilson holds two patents and introduced over 20 new plastic parts, assemblies and composites to OEMs. As an advocate of education, Wilson has conducted training seminars for engineers on plasma and flame surface treating technologies and applications. In addition, Wilson has spoken at numerous conferences and events about modern surface monitoring, surface testing, and bonding applications. The combination of his technical expertise and business acumen make him a great resource for businesses looking for insights on leveraging surface treating technology to improve surface adhesion of inks, adhesives, paints and coatings.