The Cleveland Coatings Society Symposium will feature two keynote speakers and one invited lecture. Details are as follows:

  • Dr. Rudolph G. Buchheit, The Ohio State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will present “Predicting Long-term Coatings System Performance Using Neural Network Model and Sensitive Short-term Coating Measurement.”
  • Dr. John Tsavalas, the University of New Hampshire, Polymer Research Group, will present “Structural Evolution of Composite Latex Particles During Starve-Fed Emulsion Polymerization: Modeling and Experiments for Kinetically Frozen Morphologies.”
  • Dr. A. S. Khanna, Indian Institute of Technology, will present “Development of High Performance Waterborne Coatings using Sol-gel route and Dispersion of Nano-additives.”

In addition to the Exhibitor Showcase on May 18, and the full two-day conference agenda entailing 40 presentations, the Cleveland Coatings Society keynote speakers will also lead two workshops:

  • “Application of Neural Network Methods for Analyzing, Understanding and Forecasting Corrosion and Corrosion Protection,” by Dr. Buchheit
  • “Latex-Based Waterbourne Coatings: Insights into Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Film Formation,” by Dr. Tsavalas

The 2010 Cleveland Coatings Society symposium will focus on a wide array of coating technologies. Among the primary topics:

  • Nano coatings
  • “Green” sustainable technologies
  • Raw materials, surfactants, and additives
  • Application methods & equipment
  • Coating industry trends
  • Pigment dispersions
  • Aerospace coatings
  • Improved corrosion resistance
  • Architectural & marine coatings
  • Emulsion polymerization/polymers
  • New polymer technologies
  • Automotive OE & VR coatings
  • VOC/HAPs/RoHS issues
  • Analysis and characterization
  • Process and manufacturing
  • Color technology
  • Wood coatings

A conference agenda and registration form is available for download online. For general information regarding registration, please contact Kathy Hogan at (440) 526-3685 or