Dean Webster Plenary Speaker at recent Waterborne Symposium 2020

Dean WebsterCSMS faculty researcher Dean Webster, Professor and Chair in coatings and polymeric materials at North Dakota State University, was the Plenary Speaker at the 47th Annual Waterborne Symposium held February 16-21, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.

Webster’s presentation topic was “Towards Sustainability in Coatings Technology: Progress, Opportunities, Barriers”. His CSMS research primarily focuses on high performance thermosets derived from bio-based resins having unique molecular architectures.

The Symposium, conceived and founded by three faculty members of the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi, has grown from a three day technical meeting to a week-long event with various activities. There are now three days of short courses before the technical meeting, as well as a technology showcase that is open for several days during the Symposium.

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