Advanced and Emerging Technologies in Polymers and Coatings
June 2-4, 2015


The goal of this three-day course is to inform students about the emerging technologies in polymers and coatings, and convey the latest developments demonstrating practical aspects and utility of recent developments and discoveries. Topics discussed include novel polymers and smart coatings, nanotechnology, resin preparations coating design, testing and evaluation.

Who should attend

This advanced course is specifically designed to brief polymers and coating personnel in the latest advances in this dynamic technology. It is highly recommended for current paint and coatings personnel, technical managers and product leaders and all others who need keep abreast of this dynamic and complex science and technology.

    What you will learn

  • Recent advances in polymer science
  • Applications of nanotechnology
  • Smart and novel coating formulations
  • Advances in product performances evaluation
  • Advances in instrumental analysis and characterization
  • Future trends

Course outline

    Day one:

  • Overview of global coatings and paint markets
  • Overview of conventional polymer technologies
  • Advances in polymerization techniques:
  • - ATRP
    - Nanotechnology
    - Self-assembled systems
    - Molecular brushes
    - Designing specialty polymers
    - Dendrimers and hyperbrached polymers

    Day two:

  • Organic and inorganic nano-particles
  • Application of nano-technology
  • Smart Coatings
  • Surface modification technologies
  • Polymer laboratory (ATRP/Gradient polymer synthesis)

    Day three:

  • Advances in characterization and instrumental analysis
  • Coating defects, prevention methods and troubleshooting
  • Advances in Adhesion and corrosion sciences
  • Coatings service life prediction
  • PPG Flint facility tour


Jamil Baghdachi, Ph.D., and industry representatives.

Enrollment is limited to 15

The fee for this 3-day course is $950. The fee covers program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. Lodging and other meals are not included. A certificate of participation is presented to each registrant.


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In the event you are unable to participate, substitutions are welcome at any time – just let us know. Please notify us IN WRITING of cancellations and transfers five (5) business days prior to the start date of the seminar in order to avoid a processing fee of $150. You may email our registrar, Karen Metz, at or fax your cancellation to 734.481.0509. If you do not attend the seminar and do not cancel or transfer prior to the start date, the seminar fee is non-refundable.

Please note that it is our policy to hold all seminars. However, EMU reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any seminar, if necessary, and to substitute presenters. We will gladly issue seminar fee refunds if cancellation is necessary, but we cannot be responsible for any airfare penalties or other travel expenses that may be incurred due to these changes.