Industry Symposium on Micro and Nano Scale Cellular Polymers
August 16-17, 2007

The Industry Symposium on Micro and Nano Scale Cellular Polymers provides a platform for industry to learn about current research in cellular polymers and composites.


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    TENTATIVE AGENDA: Thursday Aug 16, 2007
    Location: Faculty Club Conference Room

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      7:30        Registration and Continental Breakfast

      8:15        Welcome:                                                                                                  Prof. Matthew O'Donnell,
                                                                                                                                       Dean, College of Engineering
                                                                                                                                       Professor Mark Tuttle, Chair, ME

      8:30        State of The Art of Microcellular Polymers                                                 Prof. Vipin Kumar

      9:30        Nanofoams of Polyetherimid (PEI)                                                            Dustin Miller

    10:00        Porous Polymers in Tissue Engineering                                                    Harry Wang

    10:30        Multi-Functional Nanocomposites                                                             Dr. Katie Zhong
                                                                                                                                      (North Dakota State University)

    11:00        Gas-Assisted Thermoforming of Recycled PET                                          Stephen Probert and
                                                                                                                                       Krishna Nadella

    11:30        Porous Polymers using Ultrasound                                                          Xiaoxi Wang

    12:00        LUNCH

      1:30        Tensile Behavior of Microcellular ABS Panels                                            Krishna Nadella

      2:00        Extrusion of Microcellular PVC                                                                  Dustin Miller

      2:30        Tensile Properties of Microcellular PLA                                                     Jordan Lee

      2:45        Development of apparatus to prepare flat SEM specimins                      Shieng Liu

      3:00        Microcellular Thin Films from PC, COC and PLA                                         John Lu

      3:15        Compressive Behavior of Microcellular PC                                                Frederick Gella and
                                                                                                                                      Donald Thompson

      3:30        Cellular Composites Consortium                                                              Prof. Vipin Kumar

      4:15        Lab Tour

      6:30        DINNER
                       Ivar's Salmon House
                       401 NE Northlake Way
                       (206) 632-0767

    AGENDA: Friday Aug 17, 2007

    Prof. Kumar is available for individual consultation/discussion by appointment. Please contact him at