Adhesives Magazine

TRFA Presents Thermoset Polymer Research Award

October 15, 2010

The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) presented its first Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award to Krishna C. Etika of Texas A&M University for “Utilization of Clay-Carbon Nanoparticle Synergy for Enhancing Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites.” The official presentation was made during TRFA’s 2010 Annual Meeting.

Krishna is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is currently working on an NSF-sponsored research project with professor Jaime C. Grunlan as his advisor. Krishna earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, India, and a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering (Polymers) at IIT Kharagpur, India.

For additional details, visit www.trfa.org.