Adhesion Science: Principles and Practice

This 3-day virtual course will address the fundamentals and applications of adhesion science to solve practical adhesive design and bonding challenges. The course will be taught by a well-coordinated team of highly experienced instructors, and will focus on four fundamental perspectives: adhesive structure-property relationships (Long), surface functionalization and characterization (Dillingham), polymer rheology and processing (Bortner), and design and mechanics of adhesive bonds (Dillard). The course will allow participants to gain a broad perspective of the rapidly evolving field of adhesion science and engineering for emerging technologies from electronics to biomedical sciences.

All topics will be presented with an application/use-inspired approach to foster learning, including by those with limited directly relevant technical education or experience. Attendees can expect to learn about surfaces and interfaces, polymer structure-property relationships relevant to adhesives, and the stresses and failure of adhesive joints. Building on these fundamental insights, participants will gain many practical insights into surface preparation, time-dependent adhesive characterization, test method selection, surface and failure analysis, joint design, and adhesive durability. 

This course offers an exceptional opportunity with a unique combination of four very experienced researchers/teachers from renowned polymer and adhesion science research programs across the nation, a virtual format to allow broad participation, an affordable price, and a focus on practical applications. Q&A sessions will be incorporated throughout each day.


Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Introduction to Adhesion Science
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Pacific time

Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Adhesion Structure and Characterization
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Pacific time

Friday, Oct. 29 – Adhesive Processing and Durability
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Pacific time


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Top 3 Strategies to Improve Your Adhesive Bonding Operations

Production & design engineers are challenged with developing manufacturing processes that yield optimal results for quality and throughput. Since many do not fully understand the chemistry aspects of interfacial surface adhesion, they rely on conventional production methodologies, which ultimately undermines the repeatability of their success.

In this new webinar, industry experts Wilson Lee (Enercon Industries) and Lucas Dillingham (BTG Labs) will provide three top strategies industrial manufacturers use to reduce risk, improve quality & gain throughput in their adhesion operations:

  • Reduce operational complexity
  • Eliminate the human factor
  • Use data to make informed decisions

Whether you’re planning a new project, scaling up a current operation, or looking to improve margins & throughput, this webinar will provide you with valuable insights on enhancing your operations. Specific examples will be provided from several industries including automotive, battery, transportation, medical, and window & door applications.

All attendees will receive a personalized certificate recognizing their participation in this informative event.

Can’t attend the live event? No problem, simply register to receive access to the recorded presentation.

Reserve your space today for this free webinar!

Date: November 4th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM CDT

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