October 8-10, 2019 Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Brought to you by: Rubber Division | American Chemical Society
October 8-10, 2019 Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Technical Meeting

196th Technical Meeting - Sponsored by Lianda

October 8-10, 2019 – Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Technical Meeting price includes entry to the expo.

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196th Technical Meeting topical symposia:
Advanced Materials in Healthcare
Advances in Materials and Processes for Car and Truck Tires 
Elastomers in Electronic Applications
Mechanics & Modeling of Rubber
New Commercial Development
Recycling, Sustainability & Retreading
Rubber Bonding and Adhesion
Rubber for Shock, Damping, Noise, and Vibration Applications
Silicone Materials for Rubber 
Testing and Predicting Behavior of Rubber and Tires
Tire Processing, Manufacturing, and Testing Equipment
Thermoplastic Elastomers
Winter Tire Technology
Contributed Session (for invited talks or projects outside of the subject areas above)

Student Colloquium
The 16th Annual Student Colloquium, which includes 
both a poster session and oral presentations. This year, our spotlight on 
Graduate & Undergraduate research and Co-op or Internship experiences will 
take place on the Expo floor. Come show our attendees what you are doing! 
Financial prizes will be awarded to the top Posters and Oral Presentations.

Keynote Address
October 8, 2019; 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Ramani Narayan
MSU University Distinguished Professor
Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI); Fellow, ASTM International
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
There are numerous developments in plastics and rubber as it relates to the “Circular Economy” and the concept of no leakage into the natural environments. The next generation of rubber technologists have to keep circularity front and center in designing and synthesizing new molecules and processes with a responsible end-of-life strategy. This will be the subject matter of Ramani’s presentation.
Ramani Narayan is University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University -- the highest honor that MSU bestows on a faculty member. He is an elected Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors; Fellow, ASTM & ASTM award of merit -- the highest award given by the society to an individual member. He has been awarded the Governor’s (State of Michigan) University Award for commercialization excellence; Michigan Green Chemistry Award Green Chemistry Governor’s Award for developing biodegradable packaging and insulation foams; Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship Chair in Science & Technology Management & Commercialization at University of Lisbon; Portugal; DuPont’s Packaging Award for excellence in Innovation & Sustainability, as part of the Coca Cola Plant bottle team, and many others. Professor Narayan is Scientific Chair of the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) USA; and convener/technical expert on ISO (International Standards Organization) committees; He is technical advisor to many organizations and groups in the bioplastics space – Plant based Products Council (PBPC); WWF led bioplastics feedstock alliance; USDA Biopreferred program, Coca-Cola company plant bottle advisory Board.  He serves on Board of Directors of a NASDAQ company Northern Technologies (NASDAQ:NTIC). He has 200+ refereed publications, 30 issued patents, and graduated 20 Ph. D and 25 Master’s students. He is a successful entrepreneur having commercialized several bioplastics technologies.