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Thursday, June 3, 2021 12-1 pm EST

CABB is pleased to host this webinar in partnership with the NJ Chapter of SAMPE (please register below)


The discovery of advanced polymeric materials for advanced manufacturing demands a seamless partnership among scientists and engineers.  A keen attention to the delicate balance of reactivity, rheology, and resolution will accelerate impact with enabling fundamental relationships. Our team presentation will describe recent advances in the structure-property-processing relationships of polyimides, introduction of photo-reactivity to polyimide precursors, polyimide printing of precise geometric objects, and recent directions in printer design. We will discuss the challenges of printing high molecular weight polyimides and demonstrate the physical properties and performance of printed polyimides. The discussion will conclude with a perspective on the grand challenges for both engineering polymers and next generation printing modalities that enable printing high performance three-dimensional polyimide objects.

About the presenters:

Prof. Timothy Long

Timothy Long holds an interdisciplinary faculty position at Arizona State University (ASU) where he will launch and lead the Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing (BCSM3). He previously served in various roles as faculty at Virginia Tech, where he also served as the Director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute until 2019. Among numerous other awards, he has received the 2020 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award and 2019 ACS Rubber Division Thermoplastic Elastomer Award. He has chaired prestigious organizations and events, e.g. the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, the Gordon Research Conference in Polymers, 2012 IUPAC World Polymer Congress, and is Editor-in-Chief of Wiley Polymer International. Tim’s research interests span structure-property-processing relationships for various polymer systems including polyimides. His most recent research efforts address the need for tailored advanced macromolecules for advanced manufacturing (3D printing). His research has garnered over $50M in research funding from federal agencies (NSF, NIH, DOE, PRF, and DOD) and international corporate sponsors.  Tim received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech under the direction of Prof. James McGrath, and worked for both Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical companies for eight years upon graduation.

Prof. Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams is the L.S. Randolph Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Design, Research, & Education for Additive Manufacturing Systems (DREAMS) Lab at Virginia Tech. At Virginia Tech since 2007, Chris is an internationally recognized expert in the area of additive manufacturing. His research has spanned the entire value chain of additive manufacturing from creating new materials, design methods, printing processes, and educational approaches, to exploring techniques for ensuring quality and cybersecurity in the final printed products. Chris received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2013 to research additive manufacturing of copper cellular materials, and the 2012 International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award. Chris received his B.S. from the University of Florida and both M.S. and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech.

Your host: 

Dr. Vinay Mishra

Vinay Mishra joined CABB in July 2019 to lead technical & business development efforts in high-performance composites and coatings for the JAYHAWK Thermoset Additives portfolio of products. He has over 20 years of experience in the thermoset industry, through various business development and R&D leadership roles at ITW, Sika, Air Products and Dixie Chemical. He is passionate about helping customers succeed in their projects and firmly believes that collaboration between companies is the best way to succeed in challenging technical projects. Vinay holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Varanasi, and a Ph.D. in Polymers from Lehigh University.

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