Contributed by Dr. Chuck Spuches, Associate Professor for Outreach, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
The Central New York Section of the American Chemical Society, partnered with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), and RadTech International North America to host renowned chemist and lecturer, Dr. Stephen Cantor. Dr. Cantor presented and led discussion April 9th on “UV Curing Technology: A Route to Solvent-Free Adhesives and Coatings”. Participants from throughout central New York gathered on the SUNY-ESF campus as Dr. Cantor’s presentation was simulcast as a live webinar with participants nationally and internationally. This webinar was part of an ongoing series, the Future of UV/EB Advanced Manufacturing: Trends, Strategies, and Applications.
Photo (L-R): Dan Montoney, Chief Technology Officer, Rapid Cure Technologies; Dr. Neal M. Abrams, Past chair, CNY Section of ACS, Department of Chemistry, SUNY-ESF; Dr. Stephen Cantor; Dr. Jeff Schneider, Chair, CNY Section of ACS, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Oswego.
Dr. Cantor’s presentation and experience are emblematic of an industry-academic collaboration launched recently by SUNY-ESF and RadTech to support and advance the growing field of low-energy radiation curing. Stephen Cantor, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and was a Post-doc at Arizona State University, holds numerous patents resulting from a distinguished career researching and developing high temperature fibers and coatings. Dr. Cantor worked at the U.S. Rubber Research Center, American Cyanamid Medical Products Division, Pfaltz & Bauer, and Dymax Corp, where he continues as a consultant.
This recent lecture/webinar, the Future of UV/EB webinar series, and a three-course suite of online courses designed and taught collaboratively by industry experts and university faculty comprise the Radiation Curing Program.
The Radiation Curing Program recently announced the launch of a new short-course, “Principles of Energy Curing Technologies”, that fills a gap by serving key roles and aspects of the energy/radiation curing arena. These include, for example, people working in sales, customer service, marketing and business management, R&D, and regulatory agencies. Principles of Energy Curing Technologies is offered as a cost-effective and convenient online course to accommodate workplace and other demands. Participants will have four weeks to complete 10-15 total hours of self-paced instruction, and have opportunity to interact with course instructors. Taught by a team of industry experts with considerable experience in the field, active participation provides participants with a broad overview of energy curing science, materials, equipment, and processes.
Professionals, upper-level undergraduates, and graduate students may learn more about Summer 2014 Principles of Energy Curing Technologies and other Radiation Curing Program short course opportunities at www.esf.edu/outreach/radcuring or contact Kate Wall, Program Manager 315.470.4871 (direct) l 315.470.6817 (main) l firstname.lastname@example.org
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