Formulating Functional Films and Coatings II
The Formulation Science and Technology group (FSTG) and the Surface Coatings Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry are organising a conference on Formulating Functional Films and Coatings.
There is a lot of talk about smart and functional materials as a new / unique materials at present, however in reality most coatings have always achieved multi-functional properties and hence had to overcome significant formulation challenges to get the optimum balance of properties and it is these skills which are now allowing people to add in the headline properties that are “smart”. We are planning to have 5 themes through the day — additive, sensing, bio, energy and responsive.
The nature of this area is such that expertise does not reside in one sector but across many sectors as well as both in industry and academia. The meeting will provide an opportunity for industrialists to learn both from peers in other industries, but also from academics who are providing knowledge of the fundamental science and for academics to gain insight into key industrial challenges.
The meeting will also be an opportunity to showcase the research of the SUSTICOAT Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network. SUSTICOAT, SUSTainably Improved COATings, has 5 early stage researchers embedded with different AkzoNobel coating development groups in Europe while studying for PhDs at The University of Manchester.
- Dr Josie Harries, Domino Printing Sciences, Bar Hill, Cambridge
- Dr Colin Graves, CPI, Sedgefield / RSC SCe
- Emmanuel Ajayi, Aberdeen / RSC FSTG
- Apoorva Ambarkar, AkzoNobel Technology, Sassenheim
- Chi Him Lo, AkzoNobel Technology, Sassenheim
- Raul Davalos Monteiro, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, Como
- Ander Cervellera Dominguez, AkzoNobel Technology, Sassenheim
- Eugenio Bonetti, AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings, Malmo
- Dr Flor Siperstein, The Univrsity of Manchester / RSC FSTG
- Dr Simon Gibbon, AkzoNobel Research & Development, Northallerton / RSC FSTG