ISCST Symposium Draws more than 100 Attendees

The 21st International Coating Science and Technology (ISCST) Symposium (Sept. 11–14, 2022, in Minneapolis, MN), managed by AIMCAL, presented more than 50 technical sessions covering a wide range of subjects including Coating Process Fundamentals, Drying and Curing Fundamentals, Flow and Solidification of Particulate Coatings, Wetting & Adhesion, Coating Technology & Applications, Printing and Discrete Coating, and Analytics/Big Data in the Coating Industry. There also was a special session on Flexible Electronics, which focused on continuous and semi-continuous processing of electronic, optoelectronic, and energy storage components on flexible substrates.

The meeting, organized by the International Society of Coating Science & Technology (ISCST) included nine tabletop exhibits and 16 poster board presentations. Attendees also enjoyed a Riverboat Networking Reception on the Mississippi River and welcomed Ilyess Hadj Romdhane, Ph.D., a staff scientist at 3M, as the new president of ISCST.

An Awards Ceremony recognized several honorees including recipients of the L.E. Scriven Young Investigator Award in recognition of outstanding sustained achievements in the area of continuous liquid film coating science and technology; the John A. Tallmadge Award for significant contributions to the improvement of coating technology and for leadership in establishing and sustaining ISCST; Best Poster Award for original research and advancements in coating at the 21st ISCST Symposium; and Edward D. Cohen Student Travel Awards.

Best Poster Award*
• Andreas Altvater, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
• Xiaoqing Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology
* First Place Tie

Edward D. Cohen Student Travel Awards
• Hsuan-Chin Lu, National Taiwan University
• Hyungyeol Kwak, Seoul National University
• Julian Klemens, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
• Kwangjun Jung, Georgia Institute of Technology

John A. Tallmadge Award
• Dr. Masato Yamamura, Kyushu Institute of Technology
• Dr. E.J. (Ted) Lightfoot, Ted Lightfoot LLC

L.E. Scriven Young Investigator Award
• Dr. Scott Mauger, National Renewal Energy Laboratory

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