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Adhesion Science: Principles and Practice (3-Day Live Virtual Short Course)

October 26, 2021 - October 29, 2021

$400 – $600

Adhesion Science: Principles and Practice

Presented by Prof. Timothy Long, Arizona State University; Prof. David A. Dillard, Virginia Tech; Prof. Mike Bortner, Virginia Tech; Dr. Giles Dillingham, BTG Labs

3-Day Live Virtual Short Course,

October 26, 27 and 29, 2021 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

Sponsored by the Golden Gate Polymer Forum.

Course Overview

This 3-day virtual course will address the fundamentals and applications of adhesion science to solve practical adhesive design and bonding challenges. The course will be taught by a well-coordinated team of highly experienced instructors, and will focus on four fundamental perspectives: adhesive structure-property relationships (Long), surface functionalization and characterization (Dillingham), polymer rheology and processing (Bortner), and design and mechanics of adhesive bonds (Dillard). The course will allow participants to gain a broad perspective of the rapidly evolving field of adhesion science and engineering for emerging technologies from electronics to biomedical sciences.

All topics will be presented with an application/use-inspired approach to foster learning, including by those with limited directly relevant technical education or experience. Attendees can expect to learn about surfaces and interfaces, polymer structure-property relationships relevant to adhesives, and the stresses and failure of adhesive joints. Building on these fundamental insights, participants will gain many practical insights into surface preparation, time-dependent adhesive characterization, test method selection, surface and failure analysis, joint design, and adhesive durability. (See detailed topics list in course outline below.)

This course offers an exceptional opportunity with a unique combination of four very experienced researchers/teachers from renowned polymer and adhesion science research programs across the nation, a virtual format to allow broad participation, an affordable price, and a focus on practical applications. Q&A sessions will be incorporated throughout each day.

Who should attend:

  • Any scientist, engineer or technician who works with bonding, joining, or adhesion issues, including those using polymeric adhesives or sealants, and their use in a research, development, product design, manufacturing, quality control, or reliability context.
  • Managers in polymer and manufacturing industries will greatly benefit from this broad-based introduction to adhesion issues and opportunities in the field.
  • The course is structured for those with some scientific or engineering background and those with industrial experience in technology who would like to learn the basics and fundamentals of adhesion science and applications to practical adhesive bonding and engineering challenges.


October 26, 2021
October 29, 2021
$400 – $600
Event Category:


Golden Gate Polymer Forum
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