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Coatings Science

June 10 - June 15, 2018

The Coatings Science Short Course is designed for all levels of scientists and technologists working in the field of coatings. For those relatively new to the field, the short course provides a comprehensive discussion of the basic principles of coatings science. For more experienced chemists, the short course may provide a broader perspective and more fundamental understanding of coatings science. Participants should have had some background in college level chemistry, including organic chemistry. Laboratory sessions are included in the course to illustrate the concepts from the lectures. The following are course topics for this course.

  • Polymers Used in Coatings: Acrylics, Polyesters, Alkyds
  • Film Formation
  • Biobased Polymers in Coatings
  • Crosslinking
  • Epoxy Resins
  • Urethane Polymers for Coatings
  • Solvents and Solvent Evaporation
  • Powder Coatings
  • Radiation Curable Coatings
  • Statistical Design of Coatings
  • Pigments/Pigment Dispersion
  • Rheology of Coatings
  • Coatings Performance
  • Exterior Durability
  • Corrosion Protection by Coatings
  • Analytical Methods Used in Polymers & Coatings
  • Hiding and Opacity

Course Faculty

Stuart G. Croll, NDSU
Dean C. Webster, NDSU
Rick Roesler, Crystal Lake Consultants
Stuart Lipskin, BYK
Romesh Kumar, Clariant

Course Fee

The course fee, if the registration and payment is received by May 1, is $2,400. The course fee is $2,575 for registrations and payments received after May 1. The course fee includes course materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, a banquet on Thursday night, and transportation between the hotel and campus.

Course Schedule

The course begins on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. and ends on Friday at noon. Lectures begin each day at 8:00 a.m. and continue through 5:00 p.m. 



Click here to register for the course.

For additional information on the technical program, contact:

Prof. Stuart Croll  
Program Director

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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