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Dr. Dean Webster joined the Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department at NDSU in the fall of 2001.  Prior to coming to NDSU, Dr. Webster worked in industry for over 17 years.  Beginning in 1984 he worked for the Sherwin-Williams Company where he was involved in resin development for industrial coatings as well as long-range research in new resins and crosslinking chemistry. While in Chicago, he helped develop the Coatings Technology program at DePaul University and taught a course in coatings resin technology. In 1993, he moved to Eastman Chemical Company where he led project teams in the areas of applications development for new monomers, new chemistry for coatings systems, and polymer development for coatings. He has a BS in Chemistry and a PhD in Materials Engineering Science, both from Virginia Tech.

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