Guest Speakers: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula (Case Western Reserve University), Rojin Belganeh (Frontier Labs) and Terry Ramus (Frontier Labs)
The formulation details of the polymer parts are often not known to the manufacturer or other steps in the supply chain. The same part number in the supply chain can result in a polymer part that is not made with the same formulation, yet the apparent polymer properties seem to be equivalent. Pyrolysis performed correctly is a valuable and easy to use sample introduction technique for GC and GC/MS. It allows the user to characterize any solid or viscous organic materials that otherwise could not be analyzed by GC. Using this technique, there is no need for any sample preparation or solvent extraction as the lighter compounds and volatiles are thermally extracted from the heavier/polymeric mixture.
The applications include reverse engineering, material proper validation, coating compositions, and nanomaterial characterizations in 3D printing, paint & coating, rubbers, and plastics.
Key webinar take-aways:
- Learn how Pyrolysis GC/MS technique using the Multi-Mode Pyrolyzer can be used for performing reverse engineering, material characterization, failure analysis for supply chain, and comparative
- Learn the material property validation and the coating compositions using Evolved Gas Analysis and Heart-Cutting-MS techniques.
- Discover capabilities of the Multi-Mode Pyrolyzer and its modes of operations for varies applications in paints & coatings, 3D printing, rubbers, plastics, and nano-materials.
Professor Rigoberto Advincula, PhD
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 & Marketing Director, Frontier Laboratories
Rojin Belganeh 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.
Terry Ramus, Ph.D.
Application Scientist, Frontier Laboratories
Terry Ramus is a scientist and operates the North American Technology Center for Frontier Laboratories. Terry has more than 35 years of experience in a wide variety of companies and markets with emphasis on analytical chemistry. Areas of research experience include process development, polymer and materials characterization, and gas phase instrumentation. Terry holds a B.S from the University of California, Davis and a Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry from Oregon State University.
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