22-23 Season
Resumes Aug. 18, 2022

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Dr. Mark Souchek

Prof, Polymer Engr.

University of Akron

Advances in Self-Stratifying Coatings

8/18/2022

 

BIO

From 1990-1993, Dr. Soucek was a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at NASA-Langley Research Center in the area of high Temperature Polyimide, films, composites, and coatings. From 1993 through 2001, Dr. Soucek was a Professor at North Dakota State University in the Department of Polymers & Coatings focusing his research on Coatings Science and corrosion resistant coatings. From 2001, Dr. Soucek has been a Professor at the University of Akron in the Department of Polymer Engineering. He presently has >140 research papers published all in coating science. In 2009 Dr. Soucek served as President of the Cleveland Coating Society.

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  • Social Hour 4:30 PM
  • Menu Selection 5:00 PM (ZOOM START)
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  • Commercial Talk 5:45 PM 
  • Tech Talk 6:15 PM
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COMMERCIAL TALK:
“Green Surfactants for Today’s Coatings”

Kathie Hacek
Market Manager
Colonial Chemical, Inc

Kathie Hacek has 28 years of experience in the coatings industry, starting with Valspar as a formulating chemist in ECoat and Coil coatings before transitioning into technical support at BASF. Returning to Valspar and moving to Shanghai, China, she became the R&D Director for Coil and Extrusion coatings. After repatriation, and a role as International Market manager for Coil, she made a career shift into rigid metal packaging as Material Manager for food can/end linings for Crown Holdings, at the critical period of development and commercialization of BPA alternatives. Kathie then returned to her coating formulation roots with Nexeo/Univar Solutions spending several years as Application Development Specialist in the CASE market. She is currently the Market Manager of CASE for Colonial Chemical, Inc. a producer of specialty and green surfactants.

 

Kathie has a BA in Chemistry from Illinois State University and an MS in Chemistry with a Polymer Specialization from DePaul University. She is also Past President of the Chicago Society for Coatings Technology, Co-Chair of the Windy City Coatings Course and active in various other regional chapters. She resides in Chicago but still travels extensively.

Commercial Speaker:
Kathie Hacek
Market Manager
Colonial Chemical, Inc

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October 20th, 2022

Smart Coatings Design Incorporating Controlled Release Corrosion Inhibitors

David M. Bastidas, Ph.D.

Prof. Chemical, Biomolecular, and Corrosion Engineering

University of Akron

 

BIO

Prof. David Bastidas is core faculty member and corrosion expert at the National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion & Materials Performance, NCERCAMP-UA (Akron, OH, United States). Currently, his scientific research activity is focused on Metallic Materials Corrosion and its Inhibition. He leads the research line in Corrosion Protection and Materials Performance. Prof. D.M. Bastidas gained his PhD in Material Science and Engineering as well as his BSc in Chemical Science at the Univ. of Barcelona (Spain). Distinguished with Top Researchers for 2020 by The Ranking of The World’s Top Contributors to their fields of Science.

Prof David Bastidas is the Trustee of The University of Akron AMPP Section, and Faculty Advisor of Corrosion Squad Student Association. Prof. D.M. Bastidas is the inaugural winner of the new ECS Corrosion Division Rusty Award for Mid-Career Excellence 2022, also he has been awarded the National Corrosion Award of Excellence in 2020 for his research and teaching achievements. In addition, Prof. D.M. Bastidas has been awarded the Outstanding Campus Advisor Award and Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award in 2022.

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