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Wear your mask!

POLY is committed to creating a safe environment for its in-person events and meetings. To ensure this, POLY is aligning with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Local Health Departments, and the American Chemical Society Covid safety guidelines. While POLY and the Omni do not impose a vaccine mandate for this size group gathering; at this time, we ask that you to wear high-quality masks (such as KN95, KF95, N95, or FFP2) while indoors, and the Polymer Colloid workshop organizer committee strongly recommend you participate in the California Covid-19 exposure notification system through CA Notify app during the in-person meeting period to help protect other workshop attendees, their loved ones, and our communities without sharing your personal information. For the most up-to-date information regarding the current Covid situation and travel advisories, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the U.S. Department of State, and the World Health Organization. Attendees are also advised to check local public health authority guidance for any additional local requirements.

Thank you to our sponsors
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Introduction

Polymer Colloids can be produced by emulsion polymerization, as well as by a number of other approaches, and are an important industry sector with broad applications. These materials are employed at a large scale in a wide range of well-established applications such as coatings, adhesives, home and personal care along with many emerging applications including medicine, biotechnology, energy, and more. Besides the huge financial value that polymer colloids brought to the markets, the shift from solvent to waterborne dispersions has yielded large and measurable sustainability benefits. This workshop is aiming to bring together the world’s leading scientists from both academia, industry, and government labs to discuss the latest developments in the areas of synthesis, characterization, modeling and the wide applications of colloidal polymers.

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Dr. Wei Gao

Analytical Science

Dow, Inc.

400 Arcola Road

Collegeville, PA 19426

E-mail: weigao@dow.com

Prof. John Tsavalas

Department of Chemistry

University of New Hampshire

Parsons Hall Rm N217

Durham, NH 03824

E-mail: john.tsavalas@unh.edu

Co-Chairs

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Organizing Committee

Wei Gao, Dow, Inc.

John Tsavalas, University of New Hampshire

James Bohling, Dow, Inc.

Stephen Foulger, Clemson University

Wenjun Wu, Arkema U. S.

Danniebelle Haase, Dow, Inc.

Shan Jiang, Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Xiangyi Zhang, Dow, Inc.

Michael G. Mazzotta, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution