You are invited to learn more about the details of these STEP n workshops by contacting EPCEd at [email protected] Industrial managers may be interested in contracting for a series of these workshops to be conducted at the company site for their personnel as a means of new employee professional development and/or as intensive refreshers for experienced professionals. While there are no prerequisites for participants, it is expected that they will have had university based education in chemistry, materials science and/or engineering.
The curriculum is named the Science and Technology of Emulsion Polymers, or STEP n , n being a particular workshop number. The full array of STEP n workshops is shown below. These workshops may be taken in any desired sequence, although some advantage is gained by taking STEP 1 (or an equivalent) first. All workshops are highly interactive in nature and limited to an enrollment of 24 so as to assure intensive interaction with the faculty. All of the EPCEd faculty members have cutting edge research accomplishments and extensive university teaching credentials, balanced with the realism of significant industrial experience. The workshops are designed to be 2, 3 or 4 days in length, depending on topic, and will usually be offered at common sites with participants from a variety of companies. Arrangements can also be made to conduct any workshop at individual industrial sites with participants restricted to that company.
STEP 1 The Basics - Creating Synthetic Latex Particles with Controlled Size and Chemistry
STEP 2 Characterization of Latex Particles - Physical, Chemical and Morphological Properties
STEP 3 Core-Shell Latex Particles – Fundamental Aspects of Morphology Control
STEP 4 Functional Additives - Their Roles in Latex Synthesis, and Effects on Polymer Properties
STEP 5 Mini-Emulsion Polymerization and Controlled Free Radical Polymerization
STEP 6 Hybrid Latex Systems – PU/Acrylic, Alkyd/Acrylic and Inorganic/Organic Latices
STEP 7 Impact Modifiers - Synthesis, Characterization and Property Enhancements
STEP 8 Scale Up and Commercial Production of Emulsion Polymers
STEP 9 Rheology Fundamentals & Applications for Synthetic Latices and
Associated Coatings Formulations