CNSE researchers receive competitive coatings award
A team of researchers at NDSU’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) received a 2010 Roon Award at the American Coatings Conference 2010, held April 12-15 in Charlotte, N.C.
Receiving a second place Roon Award, the group’s technical paper, “Novel Mg-rich Primers Based on Organically-Modified Silica Nanoparticles,” was based on coatings research conducted at CNSE. Authors of the paper include Bret Chisholm, Hanzhen Bao, James Bahr, Jie He, Missy Stafslien and Seva Balbyshev. The research involved investigation of a hybrid organic-inorganic binder system based on organically modified silica nanoparticles for the production of novel Mg-rich primers.
The Roon Awards are considered one of the coatings industry’s highest technical achievements and are given for best technical papers submitted for consideration as part of the 2010 American Coatings Conference technical program. Researchers from CNSE and the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials also received a Roon Award for a technical paper at the 2008 FutureCoat Conference.