Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > NDSU Coatings Researchers Receive Roon Award

Abstract:
Two North Dakota State University researchers have received a prestigious Roon Award at the 2011 CoatingsTech Conference, held March 14-16 in Rosemont, Ill.

NDSU Coatings Researchers Receive Roon Award

Fargo, ND | Posted on March 29th, 2011

Samim Alam, graduate student in the NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, and Bret Chisholm, senior research scientist at the NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Fargo, received the first place award for their technical paper titled "Coatings Derived from Novel, Soybean Oil-Based Polymers Produced Using Living Carbocationic Polymerization."

Currently, organic chemicals are almost entirely derived from building blocks that are obtained from natural gas, petroleum, and coal. Since fossil resources are limited, there is an ongoing need to develop useful chemicals from renewable resources.

The research conducted by Samim Alam and Bret Chisholm focuses on a process developed to obtain vinylether-functional monomers containing fatty acid pendent groups directly from soybean oil, using base-catalyzed transesterification. Research results demonstrated that the use of the soybean oil-derived vinylether monomers (polyVESFA) or its derivatives, in place of soybean oil or its derivatives, offers advantages in a variety of coating systems.

Based on the research results obtained by Alam and Chisholm, it appears that the novel soybean oil based polymer, polyVESFA, may have significant commercial potential in the coatings industry and the researchers have filed a provisional patent application. The North Dakota Soybean Council provided funding for the research.

The Roon Awards are considered one of the coatings industry's highest technical achievements and are given for best technical papers submitted for consideration as part of the 2011 American Coatings Conference technical program.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Carol Renner, 701-231-5174

Copyright © Newswise

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Discovery of nanotubes offers new clues about cell-to-cell communication July 2nd, 2015

Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-ray emitters July 2nd, 2015

Engineering the world’s smallest nanocrystal July 2nd, 2015

Producing spin-entangled electrons July 2nd, 2015

Academic/Education

Oxford Instruments’ TritonXL Cryofree dilution refrigerator selected for the Oxford NQIT Quantum Technology Hub project June 30th, 2015

Rice University boots up powerful microscopes: New electron microscopes will capture images at subnanometer resolution June 29th, 2015

Six top Catalan research centres constitute ‘The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology’ to pursue a joint scientific endeavour June 27th, 2015

Lancaster University revolutionary quantum technology research receives funding boost June 22nd, 2015

Materials/Metamaterials

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances July 2nd, 2015

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials July 2nd, 2015

Proposed TSCA Nanomaterial Rule ‘Premature’, Says Former EPA Toxicologist July 1st, 2015

NEI Announces the Issuance of Multiple Patents on Self-Healing & Superhydrophobic Coatings June 30th, 2015

Announcements

Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-ray emitters July 2nd, 2015

Engineering the world’s smallest nanocrystal July 2nd, 2015

Producing spin-entangled electrons July 2nd, 2015

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials July 2nd, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Discovery of nanotubes offers new clues about cell-to-cell communication July 2nd, 2015

World’s 1st Full-Color, Flexible, Skin-Like Display Developed at UCF June 24th, 2015

Physicists fine-tune control of agile exotic materials: Tunable hybrid polaritons realized with graphene layer on hexagonal boron nitride June 24th, 2015

Robust new process forms 3-D shapes from flat sheets of graphene June 23rd, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project