Kenneth N. Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center

Advancing Polymers and Coatings Science

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Research areas include:

  • Accelerated weathering of marble and resin compatibility through conservation of Nice Muses Roman Sarcophagus
  • Advanced corrosion detection methods on aluminum
  • ASTM VOC test method development
  • Barrier coatings for packaging applications
  • Colorant effects on architectural coating rheology
  • Effects of functional nanoparticles on coating performance
  • Interactions of surfactants and polymeric surfactants on coating rheology
  • Low VOC alkyd paint formulations
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites
  • Oxime ether surfactants
  • Paper based microfluidics
  • Polymer-carbon nanotube composites and nanohybrid organic-inorganic composites¬†

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