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Basic Concepts and Emerging Trends in Macromolecular Science

Basic Concepts and Emerging Trends in Macromolecular Science


Work and Engage with Respected Experts in the Polymer Field. This two-day course is taught by two Case Western Reserve University professors, David Schiraldi and Gary Wnek, and is designed for all education levels.

 

Course Dates: May 4 & 5, 2017

Course Location: San Diego, CA

Address: 6450 Lusk Blvd, Suite E-200, San Diego, CA 92121

Tuition: Tuition is $2,000 per participant.

Certification?  Participants will be recognized with a "Certificate of Completion" for each day of the course if they attend at least 5 lectures per day. 

Lodging?  Participants are responsible for their own lodging.

Registration? Through CWRU SLLP Registration Website (link will be up soon)

Questions? Contact Monica Dumitriu, Strategy Consultant, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, CWRU, mxd2@case.edu, or 216-630-1724.

 

Overview

Work and Engage with Respected Experts in the Polymer Field. This two-day course is taught by two Case Western Reserve University professors and is designed for all education levels. Students will learn about polymer synthesis, molecular weight determination, characterization of rheological and viscoelastic behavior, gain a better understanding of polymer structure and morphology, and mechanical testing. We will discuss elastomers, plastics, and fibers. Open and interactive discussion will be available throughout the course with our instructors.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Practical Uses of Various Polymer Characterizations Methods and the Structure-Property Relationships.
  • Learn to Diagnose and Solve Practical Problems in Polymer Synthesis, Characterization, Mechanical Properties and Processing.
  • Gain Breadth of Knowledge of Polymer Science, Polymer Synthesis to Properties and Polymer Processing.
  • Gain insights into practical problems by sharing your work with our Polymer Experts.
  • Gain Awareness of Cutting-edge Trends in Polymer Design and Applications

 

Agenda For Polymers Short Course (PDF)

 

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Gary Wnek is the Joseph F. Toot, Jr., Professor of Engineering and Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Secondary) at Case Western Reserve University. Gary earned his Ph.D. In Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts in 1980 and his B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1977. He has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and the Department of Chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and was Founding Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He joined Case Western Reserve University in 2004 and is currently the Joseph F. Toot, Jr., Professor of Engineering and Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Past administrative duties at CWRU include serving as Faculty Director of the Master of Engineering and Management Program and as Associate Dean of Academics in the Case School of Engineering. He was one of the initial conceivers and leaders of think[box], a new campus-wide institute focused on innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Gary’s research interests include polymers for applications in drug delivery and regenerative medicine, synthetic macromolecular constructs that mimic physiological functions (muscle and neurons), bio-mimicking approaches to impart fire resistance to urethane foams and related materials, and multi-functional polymer systems for sensor applications.

Gary has co-authored over 180 papers, co-edited 4 books and the Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and holds 30 U.S. patents with several pending. He received the 2007 John W. Hyatt Award (benefit to society) from the Society of Plastics Engineers for his work on polymer nano- and microfibers for regenerative medicine and related biomedical applications. Gary also received the Meritorious Service Award from the Case Alumni Association in 2011 and the Graduate Teaching Award from the Case School of Engineering in 2016.

David Schiraldi

Dave Schiraldi is the Peter A. Asseff Professor and Chair of the Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Dave earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Oregon (with Richard Finke) in 1982 and his B.A. in Chemistry, University of California in San Diego in 1978.