AKRON—Registration and housing is open for the ACS Rubber Division's Spring Technical Meeting, planned for April 27-29.
The meeting, to be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton—Cleveland Rockside, in Independence, Ohio, brings together experts from around the rubber industry to recognize and celebrate industry achievements and contributions, engage in discussions and network.
Seiichi Kawahara, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Technology at Nagaoka University of Technology, will give the keynote presentation at 9 a.m. April 27. An expert on natural rubber science and technology, he'll focus on the development of a sustainable natural rubber ecosystem and examine the new technology helping to lead the industry forward.
Throughout the event, industry experts will discuss advancements in a variety of areas including:
- Computational chemistry;
- Elastomers as biomaterials;
- Modeling and simulation;
- Structure and dynamics of polymer nanocomposites and filled rubber;
- Failure of rubber materials;
- Science of rubber additives; and
- Advances in rubber processing.
In addition to the technical presentations, the Rubber Division will award the 2020 Charles Goodyear Medal to Nissim Calderon, and will recognize outstanding achievements with the Science & Technology Awards.
The 2021 Charles Goodyear Medal winner, Joseph DeSimone, and recipients of this year's Science & Technology Awards will be recognized this fall during the International Elastomer Conference in Pittsburgh.
Opportunities also are available for companies wishing to participate in the event through tabletop exhibits. The cost is $500 for a 6-foot table, two chairs and complementary entrance for two representatives to exhibit. It also includes access to the Welcome Reception and two tickets to the 25-Year Club Luncheon.
To learn more about the Spring Technical Meeting and see the agenda or to register for the event visit rubber.org/spring-technical-meeting.