-Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc.
-Polymer Standards Service
-WGE Dr Bures
-Brookhaven Instruments Corp.
-International Specialty Products
March 16-20, 2014: Prof. Alb will chair one of the Division of Polymer Chemistry sessions, "General Topics in the Characterization of Polymers" and present research on stimuli sensitive copolymers by RAFT at the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX.
January 2014: New book edited by PolyRMC's Profs. Wayne F. Reed and Alina M. Alb, Monitoring Polymerization Reactions: From Fundamentals to Applications, released by Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-470-91738-1
January 26-29, 2014: Prof. Alb will present results form research on the efficiency of complimentary macromolecular materials in encapsulating oils at the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, "Macromolecular Characterization of Novel Concentration-Independent Dispersants for Improved Oil Spill Remediation", A. M. Alb; M Ejaz.
November 30-December 6, 2013: Prof. Reed gave invited seminars in S. Korea at Sk Chemicals, LG Chem, Kumho petrochemicals, and Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology.
November 22, 2013: Investiture of Prof. Wayne F. Reed as the recipient of the Murchison-Mallory Chair in Physics.
September 20, 2013: PolyRMC Advisory Board meeting
September 8-11, 2013: Alex Reed presented about smart manufacturing test beds at the Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) conference in Silicon Valley.
August, 2013: PolyRMC celebrates its 6th anniversary and welcomes new Senior Instrumentation Specialist, Dr. Curt Jarand and Advisory Board Member, Carl Pasquarelli plant manager of the Nalco Garyville, LA facility. PolyRMC also welcomes Prof. Scott Grayson of Tulane as a faculty affiliate and new graduate students Brooke Peaden and John Robertson. Annual Newsletter.
August 16, 2013: Alex Reed presented about university technology transfer on a workshop panel for the Louisiana State Bar Association program titled, "Technology, Media & Intellectual Property: The Law, The Practice, The Market"
June 9-12, 2013: PolyRMC is honored to organize the 2013 International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC).
April 7-11, 2013: Prof. Alb will present two talks at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA in the Division of Polymer Chemistry. The first presentation is: Evelyn F. de Melo and Alina M. Alb, "pH dependent self-assembly behavior of amphiphilic diblock copolymers by RAFT studied by light scattering-based methods." The second presentation is: Zifu Zhu and Alina M. Alb, "Synthesis and characterization of guar gum-g-poly(acrylic acid) copolymers." Prof. Alb will be chairing the session.
February 14, 2013: Alex Reed represented PolyRMC at the SMLC board meeting in Orlando, FL.
January 21-25, 2013: Prof. Reed will present an invited talk to the 12th Annual Cambridge Health Technology Institute Conference in Palm Springs, CA.
November 2012: PolyRMC joined the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) as a full member and is excited to be a part of shaping the future of manufacturing through a shared, scaled smart manufacturing platform.
October 30– November 1, 2012: Prof. Reed will present an invited talk to the 16th Annual Well Characterized Biologicals conference in Washington, D.C.
September 6-9, 2012: Prof. Reed will present an invited talk to the Turkish Polymer Science and Technology Society in Canakkale, Turkey (Ancient Troy) and at Istanbul Technical University.
September 4, 2012: Zheng Li has successfully defended his thesis, "Study on stimuli-sensitive copolymers: synthesis and characterization," for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Dissertation director: Prof. Alina Alb. PolyRMC wishes Dr. Li good luck in his future work at Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Inc.
August 2012: PolyRMC celebrates its 5th anniversary! Thank you to everyone who has collaborated and worked with PolyRMC to make this possible. See the 5th anniversary newsletter.
August 19-23, 2012: Zhu, Z.; Reed, W.F.; Alb, A.M., "Light scattering study of the contrasting interaction between ionic surfactant and neutral polymers," Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 244th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia.
August 2012: Anton Dudko will present collaborative work between PolyRMC and Prof. John Anderson (UL-Monroe) at the International Conference of Physics Students 2012 in Enschede, Neth-erlands.
June 20, 2012: PolyRMC Associate Director for Instrumentation, Michael Drenski, and PolyRMC Assistant Director for Operations and Marketing attended the Department of Energy Innovative Manufacturing Initiative recognition event in Washington, D.C. on behalf of PolyRMC. PolyRMC’s Louisiana Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing Consortium proposal along with partners LSU Process Systems Engineering, Nalco Co., Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc., and the Louisiana Chemical Association, was selected as an ‘alternate’ for funding, pending the availability of funding in FY ’13. The solicitation was one of the most competitive in the history of the DoE, with only 13 awards and 26 alternates selected from over 1,400 original letters of intent.
June 18, 2012: PolyRMC Director, Prof. Wayne Reed, will present an invited lecture entitled,"Recent advances in monitoring and polymerization reactions and other non-equilibrium processes in macromolecular solutions," at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece. See the abstract for more information
June 11-13, 2012:PolyRMC Director, Prof. Wayne Reed, will present an invited talk entitled, "Recent advances in polymer reaction monitoring and solution characterization," at the 25th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC).
May 23-25, 2012: PolyRMC hosted its semi-annual GPC Academy's spring 2012 session. The 3-day session was well attended with 13 industrial scientists, 4 students from Tulane and the USM-School of Polymers, and 3 Brazilian visiting research scholars currently working at PolyRMC. The next session will be in fall 2012, dates TBA. Contact Alex Reed for more information at email@example.com or (504) 865-5087.
May 9, 2012: Drs. Mark Brader and Roy Alston of Biogen Idec, a PolyRMC industrial sponsor, visited PolyRMC regarding ongoing research. Dr. Brader also presented a talk titled, "Monitoring and predicting protein aggregation in the design of robust pharmaceutical drug products," click to view the abstract.
March 25-29, 2012: Physics graduate student, Zheng Li, presented research in the Division of Polymer Chemistry, at the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA. The research was: Li, Z.; Alb, A.M., "Monitoring copolyelectrolyte synthesis during semibatch polymerization reactions.
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