||Welcome and College Update, Dr. Eric Amis, Dean CPSPE
||Dr. Margaret Vielhaber, Principal Scientist, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
"Synthesis of Functionalized Stereoregular Poly(dienes)"
||Dr. Ruel McKenzie, Assistant Professor of Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron
"A Brief Look Inside DOCS Lab"
||Jinwei Cao, Ph.D. Candidate, Polymer Engineering
"Flexoelectric Polymer Electrolyte Membranes"
||Introduction of DPE Distinguished Alumni Award Winner – Dr. Sadhan Jana, Polymer Engineering Chair
||Dr. Changwoon Nah, DPE Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, Professor, Department of Polymer-Nano Science and Technology, Chonbuk National University
"Reinforcing Rubbers with Nano-Sized Fillers and Some Recent Functional Applications of Rubber Elasticity"
||Introduction of DPS Distinguished Alumni Award Winner – Dr. Coleen Pugh, Polymer Science Chair
||Dr. Kilwon Cho, DPS Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, University Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
"Interface Engineering for Organic Electronics"
||Lunch & Student Awards
||Dr. Wei You, Professor of Chemistry and Applied Physical Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Ternary Blend vs. Terpolymer: Which Approach is Better for Polymer Solar Cells?"
||Dr. Yu Zhu, Assistant Professor of Polymer Science, The University of Akron
"Conjugated Polymers with Fused Hydrogen Bond"
||Introduction of College Alumni Award – Dr. Eric Amis, Dean CPSPE
||College Awardee Guest Technical Talk - Dr. Jay Dias, Chief Scientist, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
"Advances in Polyolefin Elastomers"
||College Awardee Guest Introduction of Winner - Dr. Russell Livigni, Vice President of Corporate Technology at GenCorp (Retired)
||Dr. Maria D. Ellul, College Alumni Award Winner, Principal Scientist (Retired), ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
"New Specialty Polymers and Dynamically Vulcanized Alloys for Ultra Low Air Permeability in Tire Inner Liners"
||Adjourn to Poster Session, Dr. Eric Amis, Dean CPSPE
|6:00 - 7:30 pm
||Banquet to honor the student, faculty and alumni awardees and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering