Fall FSCT Virtual Learning Conference answers the question, 'smart coatings: what are they?'.After attending the upcoming Virtual Learning Conference (VLC VLC VideoLAN Client
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Smart Coatings: What Are They?
October 26, 2006 2:00-3:30 ET
Materials that are capable of adapting their properties dynamically to an external stimulus are called responsive, or "smart." At least five major research areas of nanotechnology-based coatings, antimicrobial coatings, conductive coatings, controlled polymerization polymerization
Any process in which monomers combine chemically to produce a polymer. The monomer molecules—which in the polymer usually number from at least 100 to many thousands—may or may not all be the same. techniques, and molecular surface design are leaving the academic corner and are on the brink of entering large scale commercial coatings applications. Smart materials represent a "technology push" as they represent enabling technologies, opening up possibilities and new markets. Hence, smart coatings function well beyond simple protection or decoration purposes.
Nanotechnology is the major "technology driver" in the development of smart coatings. Recent research and developments have led to, or may lead to, "intelligent" coating systems with truly novel functions and purposes. Research and development in this area can potentially produce stimuli responsive coatings including self-healing and self-repair coatings, antimicrobial and hygienic systems, antifouling an·ti·foul·ing
Counteracting or preventing the building up of deposits on underwater surfaces, such as the undersides of boats: antifouling paint. , corrosion and degradation sensing, shape memory or other switchable polymers, photocatalytic, and super hydrophobic, to name a few. The developments especially concern the incorporation of nanoparticles in coatings formulations and the development of innovative polymeric coatings for UV protection, for ultra-barriers, for medical and biocatalytic bi·o·cat·a·lyst
A substance, especially an enzyme, that initiates or modifies the rate of a chemical reaction in a living body; a biochemical catalyst.
bi applications, and for organic solar cell systems.
This presentation provides a brief discussion of smart coatings and their unique properties, approaches for their preparation, utility, applications, and markets.
* What are smart coatings
* The role of nanotechnology in shaping intelligent coating systems
* How to design smart coatings
* Current research and development on stimuli responsive coatings
* Examples of smart materials
* Applications and markets for smart coatings
Who Should Attend
R & D personnel, technology managers, scientists and engineers, and specialists involved in coatings and polymer design, development, and formulation will benefit from this conference. In addition, the course is designed to brief suppliers to the coatings market on newer demands, as well as newer products and services.
Dr. Jamil Baghdachi has been actively involved in coatings and polymer development, coating formulation, smart and nanotechnology-based coatings, adhesion and corrosion science, application, training, and troubleshooting for the past 25 years. An active consultant for the industry, he is the author of a monograph, "Adhesion Aspect of Polymeric Coatings," published by the FSCT FSCT Federation of Societies for Coating Technology
FSCT Fire Support Control Terminal , and is the publisher of "Coatings and Paint Briefings," a monthly technical publication. He has published two books on coatings and adhesives, 108 technical papers, and holds 38 patents in the related fields. He has given 308 presentations, and is a frequent speaker for professional organizations including FSCT, Society of Automotive Engineers SAE International (SAE) is a professional organization for mobility engineering professionals in aerospace, automotive and the commercial vehicle industries.
The Society is a standards development organization for the engineering of powered vehicles of all kinds, including , and Society of Manufacturing Engineers The Society of Manufacturing Engineers  (SME) is dedicated to bringing people and information together to advance manufacturing knowledge. SME is internationally recognized by manufacturing practitioners, companies and other organizations as a source for information, in the U.S., and similar organizations in Latin America, Europe, and the Far East.
Currently, Dr. Baghdachi is a Professor and Program Director at the Eastern Michigan University and is the president of Innovative Technical Systems Corp., Livonia, MI. He has previously worked at BASF BASF Bar Association of San Francisco (since 1872; San Francisco, California)
BASF Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (German chemical products company)
BASF Builders Association of South Florida Corporation, Coatings and Colorants Div., and ARCO Chemical Company. He received the B.S. and M.S. Degrees from the University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. and the Ph.D. Degree from the University of Mississippi The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. Founded in 1848, the school is composed of the main campus in Oxford and three branch campuses located in Booneville, Tupelo, and Southaven. , and has conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Massachusetts The system includes UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth (affiliated with Cape Cod Community College), UMass Lowell, and the UMass Medical School. It also has an online school called UMassOnline. , Amherst.
EARLY BIRD FEES: Register by October 19 to receive the discounted rate of: $349 FSCT member; $399 nonmember.
REGULAR FEES: After October 19, the registration fee is: $399 FSCT member; $449 nonmember.
Only one fee is charged per location, regardless of the number of participants.
To register online, visit the FSCT website, at www.coatingstech.org. To register by phone, call 877.894.6876.