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Nanomaterials  Webinar -  December 8, 2016


Join us for a webinar to learn about one of the cutting-edge applications of nanoscientific research:

2D Nanomaterials for Smart Coatings and Fluids

 Join us for a series of lectures featuring materials sciences expert Professor Rigoberto Advincula of Case Western Reserve University! With considerable expertise in the design, synthesis and characterization of new polymers and nanoscale materials, Prof. Advincula has designed a series of lectures in order to share the latest developments in nanomaterials research in a variety of applications and fields.

2-D nanomaterials are known for its property of being only one or two atoms thick. Due to their high ratio of surface area to volume, they immensely benefit from unique physical, chemical, and biological functionality. Such unique functionality allows for big breakthroughs in such fields as novel smart coating and fluid development.

Many industries are interested in finding new ways of protections for problems such as corrosion. Nanomaterials used to create new smart coatings that achieve remarkable performance under extreme conditions and increase the longevity the materials they protect which are vulnerable to corrosion/oxidation or cosmetic effects such as scratching and blemishing. Nanomaterials can also be used to create fluids with stimuli-responsive properties. Such fluids and gels have been researched for possible application into controlled delivery of drugs, imaging of specific biological targets such as cancer cells, temperature sensors for use in fire-fighting, or to increase the efficacy of traditional drilling muds.

This webinar summarizes the latest work to develop new 2D nanomaterials for integration in stimuli-responsive coatings and fluids. Furthermore, Prof. Advincula will be taking questions from the audience and providing insight from his own research in the field.

Presented by Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

About Prof. Rigoberto Advincula

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.

Register by clicking session below:

Thursday, December 8, 2016


  • PST (UTC-8): 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • EST (UTC -5): 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
  • GMT (UTC): 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • CET (UTC +1): 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Webinar Details

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016


9:00 am – 10:00 am (PST)
San Francisco, Los Angeles

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EST)
Boston, New York

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (GMT)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (CET)
Paris, Rome

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Nanopatterned lines on a prescursor polymer thin film
Nanoscale smart coating features such as these patterned lines can be imaged using a conductive AFM setup.
Image Credit: Park Systems

System Requirements


PC-based attendees
Windows 7, Vista, XP 2003 Server 

Mac-based attendees
MacOS 10.5
or newer


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