-Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc.
-Polymer Standards Service
-WGE Dr Bures
-Brookhaven Instruments Corp.
-International Specialty Products
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.
June 9-12, 2013: PolyRMC is honored to organize the 2013 International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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