International Workshop on Sustainable Polymeric Materials and Materials Sustainability:
International Partnership of Science, Engineering, Education, Economy and Society

June 1 & 2, 2016   |   Lehigh University

Workshop agenda:

Wednesday, June 1,2016

8:00am – 8:30am
Continental Breakfast and Registration

Siegel Gallery Lobby, Iacocca Hall

8:30am – 8:45am
Welcome – Alan Snyder, Vice President & Associate Provost, Research and Graduate Studies

B013 Iacocca Hall

8:45am – 9:00am
Introductions – by Daniel Ou-Yang, Ray Pearson

B013 Iacocca Hall

9:00am 10:00am
Keynote:
Patty Long, Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association

10:00am – 10:15am
Coffee Break
Siegel Gallery Lobby, Iacocca Hall

10:15am Noon
Theme I: Sustainable Polymers for 3D Printing
Moderator: Raymond Pearson, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, Lehigh University
B013 Iacocca Hall

LUNCH
Noon – 1:30pm

Tower Iacocca Hall

1:00pm 3:30pm
Theme II: Biomass-based polymers
Moderator: Pierre Guillot, Director, Solvay Lab of the Future, a joint lab between Solvay, CNRS and University of Bordeaux

  • 1:30 – 2:00: Pierre Guillot, Director of the Solvay Lab of the Future, a joint lab between Solvay, CNRS and University of Bordeaux
  • 2:00 – 2:30: Henri Cramail, University of Bordeaux
  • 2:30 – 3:00: University of the Basque Country, Spain Presentation

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Coffee Break
Siegel Gallery Lobby, Iacocca Hall

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Keynote:
Paul Sokol, National Science Foundation

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Round Table Discussion: Preparing for the NSF PIRE Proposal Submission

DINNER
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Tower Iacocca Hall



Thursday, June 2, 2016

8:30am – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast and Registration

Siegel Gallery Lobby, Iacocca Hall

9:00am10:00am
Keynote:
Catherine T. "Katie" Hunt, Ph.D.
Former R&D Director, Innovation Sourcing and Sustainable Technologies,
The Dow Chemical Company

B013 Iacocca Hall

10:00am – 10:15am
Coffee Break
Siegel Gallery Lobby, Iacocca Hall

10:15am12:15pm
Current Topics on Sustainability
Moderator: Professor Paul Chaikin, Silver Professor; Professor of Physics, New York University
B013 Iacocca Hall

LUNCH
12:15pm – 1:30pm

Governors Suite, Iacocca Hall

Keynote:
Denise Brinley
Special Assistant to the Secretary – Strategic Industry Initiatives,
Department of Community and Economic Development, State of Pennsylvania

1:30pm3:45pm
Theme 3: Green chemistry and emulsion polymerization
Moderator: Marc A. Dubé, Vice-Dean (Research) and Professor of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa
B013 Iacocca Hall

3:45pm – 5:00pm
Coffee Break and Wrap Up (Next Steps)
B013 Iacocca Hall

5:30pm – 6:30pm
EPI Annual Review Meeting
Registration and Reception
Wood Dining Room Iacocca Hall

6:30pm
Welcoming Remarks

DINNER
6:45pm

Wood Dining Room Iacocca Hall

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