Computer modeling of emulsion and dispersion polymerization reactions, latex particle morphology development, and process economics.
"You guys make a large contribution to our industry and you are appreciated by many that are engaged in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and the art and science of emulsion polymerization."
Professor Donald Sundberg, Founder and President, has been working in the field of emulsion polymers for over 50 years. He worked on latex based impact modifiers for ABS resins with the Monsanto Company for 5 years, 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 more than 100 peer reviewed publications and many conference papers. 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 dispersed phase 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.
Professor Michael Cunningham, Partner, has worked in dispersed phase polymerizations, including suspension, emulsion, miniemulsion and dispersion polymerizations for over 35 years. He spent six years working on dispersed phase polymerizations in the Xerox Corporate Research Group, acquiring extensive experience in process scaleup and technology transfer to manufacturing. At Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, he is a full professor of chemical engineering and has an active research program in polymer colloids and emulsion polymerization, and is internationally recognized for his work in the area of living radical polymerization. He has published over 190 papers and holds 26 U.S. patents. He is a recipient of the Syncrude Canada Innovation Award, the Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Award, and is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He serves on the technical advisory board of GreenCentre Canada, whose mandate is to commercialize emerging green chemistry innovations originating from academic research, and is Chair of the International Polymer Colloids Group. In 2018 he joined Emulsion Polymers Consulting and Education, LLC as Partner and continues as an active consultant and to teach a number of our emulsion polymer based workshops.
Types of Consulting:
Single day - often entails seminar presentation and meeting with a number of individuals/groups to discuss problems/issues
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