It is in this Back to School spirit that ASI presents the following overview of colleges and universities with course offereings in the adhesives & sealants disciplines.
At present, the school's major emphasis lies in the area of adhesives focused on thermosets and thermoplastics for composite materials applications. However, in addition to the engineering of adhesives to meet the performance criteria required for a given composite application, Auburn is also involved in research to modify the surface characteristics of reinforcement materials in order to tailor interface to obtain the required physical properties.
For more information, contact Dr. Peter Schwartz, Department of Polymer & Fiber Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5327; phone (334) 844-5452; or e-mail email@example.com .
Over the last few years, EMU has seen a steady increase in enrollment for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The availability of strong scholarship programs, research funding and increasing awareness among the community about the opportunities in the field are cited as reasons for this sustained growth. In addition, the contribution of the coatings, adhesives and sealants, and printing ink industries in support of these programs has been significant.
With the increasing globalization of economic and industrial arenas, the EMU Polymers and Coatings program recently entered into long-term cooperative agreements with international institutions in Europe and Asia. This has added global dimension and perspective to the program. In addition, the Coatings Research Institute (CRI) of EMU - the only institution of its kind in the United States - provides exceptional opportunities to students for high-tech research experience. During the last four years, CRI has procured $6 million in research funding, and is buzzing with activities related to the development, application and evaluation of materials and systems for coatings and related industries. CRI also offers professional development courses (short courses) year round.
For more information, contact Dr. Vijay Mannari, Undergraduate Studies coordinator, at 201 Sill Hall, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, phone (734) 487-1235, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Dr. Jamil Baghdachi, Graduate Studies coordinator, (same mailing address), phone (734) 487-3192, or e-mail email@example.com .
For more information, visit http://www.imperial.ac.uk .
Recent studies under way are directed at thermoset reaction kinetics and additives for more rapid and enhanced adhesive strength development. Related fields of expertise include advanced thermoset polymer composites (fibrous, particulate and laminate), surface modification/priming of reinforcements and resin infiltration of reinforcements for optimized and economic performance.
For inquiries, contact Professor Jeffery P. Youngblood at (765) 494-2294 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Professor R. Byron Pipes at (765) 418-5447 or e-mail email@example.com ; or write School of Materials Engineering, 501 Northwestern Avenue, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.