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Saturday, October 6 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
3D Printing as the Bridge to Polymer Materials and STEM Outreach

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The realm of 3D printing has enabled advances in processing, fabrication, and materials science. Specifically, polymer materials science and engineering has been traditionally taught and done as a research based on macromolecular science and conventional processing (molding, extrusion, thermoforming, etc.). This talk will focus on highlighting the transformative approach of 3D Printing in research of polymer materials, teaching of courses in polymer processing (structure-property relationship), mentoring of students, and STEM outreach all the way to projects related to Engineers without Borders. Using the platform of FDM, SLA, SLA, VSP, the various formats of polymer chemistry and processing has gained new light in teaching structure-property relationship in materials and defining new chemistries including nanocomposite materials. The Author will draw several examples of: 1) research in advanced nanocomposites, 2) teaching of EMAC 276 a course on processing and application of polymers, and 3) STEM outreach for K-12 through Engineers without Borders. Several projects will also be highlighted that has resulted in recent publications and funding opportunities which can set as an example for other academic faculty and institutions.

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Rigoberto Advincula

Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Rigoberto Advincula is Professor at the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Fellow of the Polymer Science and Engineering Division (ACS), Fellow of the... Read More →

Saturday October 6, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm EDT
Conference Room Eight

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