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Oral presentations will include academic/government/industry experts in chosen areas discussing their discoveries and developments in the preparation, structure and properties of layered systems. The program will be organized similar to that of a Gordon Conference, with morning and evening sessions, and afternoons devoted to networking. We expect attendees from a broad range of universities, industry and government labs.




  • Nicholas Kotov (Michigan)

  • Michael Pointing (Polymer Plus)

  • Eric Baer (Case)

  • Emiliano Bilotti (Queen Mary University London)

  • Eric Schindelholz (Sandia)

  • Svetlana Sukhishvili (Texas A&M)

  • Ken Singer (Case)

  • Jodie Lutkenhaus (Texas A&M)

  • Lei Zhu (Case)

  • Kevin Krogman (Eastman Chemical)

  • Ilia Ivanov (ORNL)

  • Jorge Almodovar (University of Arkansas)

  • Jeff Pyun (University of Arizona)

  • Jamil Baghdachi (Eastern Michigan University)

  • Emiliano Bilotti (Queen Mary University of London)

  • Mohammad Hassan (Qatar University)

  • Andrew Olah (Case)

  • Gary Wnek (Case)

  • Xiaodan Gu (USM)

  • Alamgir Karim (Univ. Houston)



The program will include but not limited to:

  • Forced assembly processes

  • Layer-by-layer assembly

  • Co-extrusion with nano-confinement in layers

  • Optical applications

  • Transport and barrier applications in packaging and in electronics

  • Novel layered structures, including nanofiber

  • Flammability and fire safety in layered systems

The program itself will be a combination of 30-40 technical talks and sharing of ideas, with a poster session and multiple opportunities for networking