Smart and advanced coatings connote materials properties that add value to function and performance – even for demanding applications. A number of these coatings have been developed for commercial use, and understanding their action could be key to the competitive development of alternate formulations.
This webinar will give an overview of reverse engineering protocols for various coatings using the modern-day Pyrolysis-GC/MS. Analytical pyrolysis encompasses much more than flash pyrolysis. Virtually any material (gas, liquid or solid) can be characterized using modern, multi-mode pyrolysis systems. Volatiles, additives, oligomers, polar, heavy, and polymeric materials can be analyzed without solvent extractions or pretreatments.
- Learn about smart coatings and the classification of state-of-the-art materials in the coatings industry.
- Uncover various approaches in reverse engineering or investigative methods in determining compositions.
- Discover how Evolved Gas Analysis, Thermal Desorption, flash Pyrolysis, Heart-Cutting, and Double-Shot are used for coatings characterization.
- Learn how to increase data accuracy and efficiency in your quality control, deformulation, contamination, unknown identification, and failure analyses
Dr. Rigoberto Advincula
Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Rigoberto Advincula is Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Fellow of the Polymer Science and Engineering Division (ACS), Fellow of the Polymer Chemistry Division (ACS). He is also a member of NACE, SPE, ERG, MRS, and AAAS and a frequently sought out speaker and expert in polymer materials, coatings, and sensors. He recently has been appointed to the World Economic Forum, Advanced Materials Council. He received the Herman Mark Scholar Award in 2013 from the ACS and recently nominated to the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) of the Philippines. He is Editor in Chief of MRS Communications and also former Editor of Reactive and Functional Polymers and Polymer Reviews. He sits and has previously served on the Editorial Board of a number of other major polymer journals. He was Chair of the Polymer Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society in 2015 and is a Committee Chair with NACE. He is the Director of PETRO Case. His group does research in polymer materials, nanocomposites, colloidal science, hybrid materials, and ultrathin films towards applications from display coatings to biomedical devices. He is also pioneering a number of 3D printing routes towards new polymer and nanocomposite materials properties. He consults for a number of companies focusing on the most challenging problems and definition of structure-property relationships towards commercial applications.
Technical Director, Frontier Lab Americas
Rojin Belganeh is the Technical Director at Frontier Lab Americas. Rojin graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She started her profession as an analytical chemist at Nalco Champion-An Ecolab company in 2012. As an analytical chemist, Rojin worked with various analytical instruments, such as Pyrolysis GCMS, TGA, FTIR, and X-Rays for material characterization, polymer identification, and contamination analysis. She also holds an MBA degree concentrating in strategic marketing from the University of Houston-Victoria. As a former user for more than five years, Rojin joined Frontier Laboratories in May of 2017. She is very passionate in creating awareness about Frontier technology and providing technical support to users.