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Center Stage 6-10-15:

EMU is proud to announce the success of College of Technology students Mahshid Niknahad, Pallavi Bapat, and Mohak Desai for taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd place at the 2015 Future of Coating Under Study (FOCUS) conference on May 7.   To view and download the award announcements and project abstracts, please click here.  

 Held annually by The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology, the FOCUS conference provides a venue for networking, problem solving, and the observation of future trends in the coatings industry.  As Mashid Niknahad, winner of first place for her poster "Development and Evaluation of Super Hydrophobic Coatings," found  "This conference which is organized by the Detroit Society for coatings technology provides me an environment to know about the successes and innovations in coating industry that will give me better ideas about my research." Click here to view photos of the presenters at the conference.    

For forty years, FOCUS has maintained a location and price to allow for the greatest representation of professionals in the field so that chemists and technicians in the automotive paintmakers industry would be encouraged to participate along with academics and students.  By providing a wide spectrum of backgrounds, FOCUS is not only an opportunity for distinction and recognition, but also an opportunity to see potential career paths in a dynamic field of study.  As second place winner (for her two posters: "UV-Curable Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Coatings by Photo-Base Initiated Dual-Cure Mechanism" and "Design and Evaluation of Anti-microbial Coatings") Pallavi Bapat discovered, "I realized that Focus is a great place to know people in this field who constantly inspire us to learn and grow." 

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