Alan Linquist

Can you suggest any chemical engineering courses for career development?

Discussion created by Alan Linquist on Aug 12, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 6, 2014 by Ralph Nelson

There is plenty of chemistry knowledge in our R&D department but we are lacking in the physics angle.  We are a coatings company: not only do we have to scale up what we develop for manufacturing but there are customer formulations that need to be batched up and occasionally, when we do that, we have problems.  These problems can be related to mixing, container size, mixing blade style and size, temperature, rate of pouring, material, etc.  WE formulate and develop both organic/solvent based products but water based.  Are there classes or seminars that can help enlighten organic chemists on the physics of mixing coatings? Thanks.