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Petar Dvornic

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Linda Hoesli

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Phone: 620-235-4748
Fax: 620-235-4003

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Chemistry Department
101 Heckert-Wells
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Department of Chemistry
Distinguished Polymer Lecturer Series

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

November 10, 2017 - 3:00 PM, Yates 102
Professor Timothy Long, Department of Chemistry, and Macromolecules Innovation Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, revolutionizes the fabrication of unique and complex architectures in a layer-by-layer approach. In concert with engineering innovation, design and synthesis of novel polymers is crucial for the development of these technologies beyond their current limitations. A unique synthetic strategy involving simultaneous photo-polymerization and crosslinking of acrylate systems during vat photo-polymerization printing overcomes traditional material challenges associated with the technique. This novel approach combines processing advantages of low molecular weight systems with tunable (thermo) mechanical performance similar to high molecular weight polymer networks. continue reading>>