Professor Donald Sundberg, has been working in the field of emulsion polymers for 53 years. He received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts) and his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. He worked on latex based impact modifiers for ABS resins with the Monsanto Company, scaling processes to the 10,000 gallon reactor size. He has extensive research experience in emulsion polymerization and is widely recognized for his work on structured latex particles. This has resulted in over 100 peer reviewed publications and many conference papers. In addition, he has conducted many workshops, most notably the one on latex particle morphology control, now in its 24th annual offering. He spent a sabbatical year at the Institute for Surface Chemistry in Stockholm and was Chair of the 1997 Gordon Research Conference on Polymer Colloids. He is the 2016 Mattiello Memorial Lecture awardee from the American Coatings Association. His research interests are in polymerization kinetics in solution, bulk and emulsion systems, interfacial science and polymer morphology control, diffusion in polymers, and coatings. He is an Emeritus Professor of Materials Science at the University of New Hampshire and is the founder of Emulsion Polymers Consulting and Education, LLC. Click here to review complete resume.
Professor Michael Cunningham, has an extensive background in dispersed phase polymerizations, including suspension, emulsion, miniemulsion and dispersion polymerization. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) and his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo. He spent six years working on dispersed phase polymerizations in the Xerox Corporate Research Group, acquiring experience in process scale-up and technology transfer to manufacturing. He has an active research program in polymer colloids and emulsion polymerization, particularly in the area of living radical polymerization and stimuli-responsive particles, publishing over 200 papers and holding 26 U.S. patents. He is secretariat of the International Polymer Colloids Group, and a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering and Engineering Institute of Canada. He has consulted with several companies in the area of emulsion and suspension polymerization and lectured for several years at industrial short courses on emulsion polymerization in the USA and Switzerland. He is a partner with Donald Sundberg in Emulsion Polymers Consulting and Education, LLC. Click here to review complete resume.
Joan Sundberg worked for many years as a real estate appraiser and was a Selectman (elected position) for the Town of Madbury, New Hampshire for 15 years. Beginning in 2011 she joined Emulsion Polymers Consulting and Education, LLC as Vice President for Operations. In that capacity she takes care of the practical arrangements for all workshops, including advertising, registration, site locations and group banquets. She is usually the first contact for people interested in our workshops and maintains contact with participants from registrations to workshop completion to ensure that everyone has current information. She is the “go to” person for any questions about our workshops other than those pertaining to the technical course content.