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Polymer Nanocomposites Conference
Date: October 13 — 15, 2014
Location: Lehigh University

Date: October 13, 14 & 15, 2014

Sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Section of SPE and Lehigh University

 

 

Location

Iacocca Hall, Mountain Top Campus, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

Hotel:

Comfort Suites, 120 West Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-882-9700.
A block of 20 rooms has been reserved for October 13, 14 & 15.
Registrants NEED to make reservations under “SPE Lehigh University”.

The hotel rate of $80 per night is good if the room is booked by Sept. 17, 2014. After that date the hotel's normal room rate applies.

Price:

Before 9/26/2014 - Full Conference Registration
SPE Member - $425
New/Renewing Member - $535
Nonmember - $550
One-Day Registration - $300

After 9/26/2014 - Full Conference Registration
SPE Member - $475
New/Renewing Member - $585
Nonmember - $600
One-Day Registration - $400

Pre-Conference Clinic - Complimentary to all registrants

Conference Schedule:

Monday, October 13; Clinic and Vendor Demonstrations: 7 to 9 PM.
Exhibitor set up 1 to 5 PM and during Clinic 7 to 9 PM
Tuesday, October 14; Conference: 8 AM to 4 PM.
Student Poster Session and Exhibitor Reception: 5 to 7 PM.
Wednesday, October 15; Conference 8 AM to 4 PM.
Exhibits Close at 3 PM.

Keynote Speakers:

Session Title: Graphene - Filled Polymers
Professor Lawrence Drza
Michigan State University
Title of Talk: “Graphene Nanoplatelets: A Multifunctional Naomaterial Additive for Polymers and Composites”

Session Title: Nanocellulose - Filled Polymers
Jeremiah Woodcock
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Title of Talk: “Interface Imaging Using FRET in Cellulose and Carbon Nanocomposites”

Session Title: Polymer Nanocomposites for Adhesives/Encapsulants
Professor Alojz Ivankovic
University College Dublin
Title of Talk: “Particles, Bubbles, Synergies and Predicting the Past”

Session Title: Polymer Nanocomposites for 3D Printing
Keynote Speaker to be confirmed

Preconference Clinic: An Overview of 3D Printing
Jim Williams
3D Systems

Exhibitor Table Top Display - $600

Premium tabletop display area (with electricity).
Focused exposure to specialists in the polymer nanocomposites industry during
featured refreshment sessions.
Company name listed on conference website.
Company name on signage at registration table.
Two free conference registrations.

Exhibitor Display Hours:

Tuesday, October 14: 8 AM to 7 PM
Wednesday, October 15: 8 AM to 3 PM

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Bronze Sponsorship - $250
Have your company name and logo featured:

  • On conference website with link to company.
    On email blasts to prospective attendees.
    On signage at registration table (company name only).
    On insert of attendee gift (logo only).
    On projection screen between sessions.

Silver Sponsorship - $500
Have your company name and logo featured:

  • On conference website with link to company.
    On email blasts to prospective attendees.
    On signage at registration table (company name only).
    On insert of attendee gift (logo only).
    On projection screen between sessions.
    One free conference registration.

Gold Sponsorship - $1,000
Have your company name and logo featured:

  • On conference website with link to company.
    On email blasts to prospective attendees.
    On signage at registration table (company name only).
    On insert of attendee gift (logo only).
    On projection screen between sessions.
    Two free conference registrations.

Student Poster Session:

Limited to Ten
Free registration to students with posters; $50 without posters.
Honors Awards for the top 5 posters of $100 each.
For students coming from out of town: $100 reimbursement for room,
board and travel.

Questions? Contact Us

Conference Chair:
Patrick Kelley
Waste Not Technologies, LLC
pkelley@northampton.edu

Technical Program Chair:
Ray Pearson, PhD
Lehigh University
rp02@lehigh.edu

Proceedings Chair:
Rishi Bhide
Omnova Corp.
Rishi.Bhide@omnova.com

Communications Chair:
Paul Brigandi
Dow Chemical Co.
pjbrigandi@gmail.com

Finance Chair:
Robert Schoppe
Highwood
schopper@frontier.com

Logistics Chair:
Lisa Arechiga
Lehigh University
lia4@lehigh.edu

Student Poster Chair:
Les Sperling PhD
Lehigh University
Lhs0@lehigh.edu

Sponsors/Exhibitors Chair:
Rob Souerwine
EW Kaufmann
Souerwine@ewkco.com

Gift Chair:
Lehigh Grad Student

 


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