Dean Webster to speak at the Waterborne Symposium 2020

Dean Webster

Dean Webster, Professor and Chair in coatings and polymeric materials at North
Dakota State University, and faculty researcher in CSMS, will be the Plenary
Speaker at the 47th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder
Coating Symposium (The Waterborne Symposium 2020).

The Waterborne Symposium 2020 is being held February 16-21, 2020 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Online registration is open until 11:59PM CT on
February 12, 2020.

Webster’s talk, “Towards Sustainability in Coatings Technology: Progress, Opportunities, Barriers”, will be at 8am on Wednesday, February 19th. 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 on Sunday-Tuesday before the technical meeting begins on Wednesday, as well as a technology showcase that is open Tuesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.

You can read more about The Waterborne Symposium 2020 at, and online registration is at