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Short Courses

UV/EB Professional Short Course: Undergraduate-Level

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Faculty: Dr. Mike Idacavage, EssTech; Dr. Susan Bailey, Brewer Science; Dr. Molly Hladik, Brewer Science

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Attendees for this course should be UV/EB professionals who are employed in the polymer or coatings industry but who have not had an extensive college-level course in polymer chemistry or photopolymerization. As a minimum, attendees should have had an undergraduate course in general chemistry and at least one semester of organic chemistry.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This half day course is designed to acquaint UV/EB chemists and other technical professionals with the fundamentals of polymer chemistry at an undergraduate level. It will involve an overview of step-growth and chain-growth polymerization processes with special emphasis on the latter. Specifically, it will cover the chemistry of free-radical and cationic polymerization processes including kinetic and thermodynamic aspects of the subject. The session will include a detailed discussion of the chemistry of the photoinitiation process and will highlight a variety of polymer characterization techniques for UV/EB polymers. Throughout the short course, the application of polymer chemistry fundamentals to the science and technology of free radical, cationic, and/or thiol-ene UV/EB polymerization processes will be emphasized. Demonstrations will highlight each section.

FEES
$295 – member
$395 - non-member
Free – student

Fundamentals for Photopolymerization (Graduate level)

Sunday, May 11, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Faculty: Dr. Byron Christmas, University of Houston Downtown

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This "graduate" level course details the fundamentals of photochemical processes, including Radical and Cationic photopolymerizations: kinetics, mechanisms, monomer and initiators. This course will introduce UV/EB professionals to the fundamentals of photopolymerization chemistry and technology, including basic and advanced topics.

1. Introduction
2. Fundamentals of Photopolymerization
A. Basic Concepts
B. Photochemistry
C. Free Radical Polymerization
D. Thiol-ene Polymerization
E. Cationic Polymerization
F. Analysis and Characterization
3. Special Topics

FEES
$390 – member
$590 - non-member
$250 – student

Design of Experiments for UV/EB Scientists and Engineers

Pt 1 - Monday, May 12, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Pt 2 - Tuesday, May 13, NOON - 2:00 PM

FACULTY: Dr. Allan Guymon, University of Iowa

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course will provide the foundation and motivation for using Design of Experiments to improve and optimize UV/EB curing processes and formulations. Students attending the course do not need previous experience in Design of Experiments or statistics. The course is appropriate for individuals with backgrounds ranging from technicians to Ph.D. scientists and engineers.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a powerful technique that allows the maximum amount of information to be obtained by performing the minimum number of experiments. For those in production, product design, or quality control, knowledge of DOE can dramatically enhance effectiveness in solving problems and optimizing systems. Most experiments not based on DOE concepts are two-dimensional, i.e. one variable is changed while a response is measured. DOE, on the other hand, varies all of the important variables simultaneously and systematically, thereby examining the response(s) in many dimensions.

Even with the great potential of DOE, few are familiar with its concepts. The goal of this course is to provide the basic tools needed for DOE implementation in the UV/EB industry. While DOE is based on statistical principles, primary emphasis will be placed on practical aspects in using and applying DOE techniques and on the motivation behind using DOE. Specific topics that will be addressed include:

• Background and History of DOE
• Steps in a DOE
• DOE Terminology
• Screening Designs
• Model Building Designs
• Mixture (Formulation) Designs

CEU CREDIT
Attendees taking this course will receive 0.6 CEU credits from the University of Iowa. CEU credit forms will be handed out to students the day of the course

FEES
$475 - member
$650 - non member
$325 – student

Click Chemistry in Radiation Curing

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Faculty: Christopher N. Bowman, University of Colorado Boulder

COURSE DESCRIPTION
A new paradigm encompassing several distinct chemical reactions and, more importantly, a generalized approach to molecular design and synthesis has been rapidly adopted in the fields of chemical synthesis, biotechnology, materials science, drug discovery, surface science, and polymer synthesis and modification. The Click Chemistry paradigm focuses on implementation of highly efficient reactions that achieve quantitative conversion under mild conditions. As such, these reactions represent ideal candidates for further development, understanding and implementation. In particular, the synergistic combination of these click chemistries with photochemical initiation and polymer formation has been used to afford 4D control of polymer formation, structure and function. Here, we will focus the discussion on the general click chemistry paradigm, specific examples of click reactions that are most relevant to radiation curing, the ability to initiate these reactions by exposure to light, and a survey of numerous examples of the implementation of click chemistry in radiation curable materials development. This discussion will focus on the great potential for click chemistry in radiation curing but also highlight some of the difficulties associated with bringing this new and powerful approach to chemical synthesis into the UV Curing field.

FEES
$95 - Member
$195 - Non-Member

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