TechConnect World 2020
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Materials for More Sustainable Polymers & Chemicals

Materials for More Sustainable Polymers and Chemicals

Symposium Co-Chairs

Maksim ShivokhinMaksim Shivokhin
Senior Research Scientist
ExxonMobil

Key Speakers

Patrick BrantThe Societal Impact of Polyolefins
Patrick Brant
Consultant,

Patrick LeeSelf-reinforced nanofibrillar polymer foams
Patrick Lee
Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Helen LentzakisDesign of Next Generation of Plastics with Cellulose Filaments
Helen Lentzakis
Product Manager, Kruger Biomaterials Inc.

Joamin Gonzalez-GutierrezProcessing of polypropylene by material extrusion additive manufacturing
Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez
Chair of Polymer Processing, University of Leoben, Austria, Austria

Steven R. SopherSustainable Packaging Solutions Using Low Density Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) Foam; Technical Challenges, Recyclability and End-Of-Life Solutions.
Steven R. Sopher
Technical Director, JSP

Srikanth PillaDesigned to be Recycled: Lignin-derived Polymers with Molecular Zippers
Srikanth Pilla
Jenkins Endowed Professor, Clemson University

Nicolas AlvarezThe Physics of Drawing Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers
Nicolas Alvarez
Professor, Drexel University

 
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Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 30

8:30Sustainable Materials Keynotes
10:30Polyolefins: synthesis, structure and properties
1:30Materials for more Sustainable Polymers and Chemicals

Wednesday July 1

8:30Sustainable Materials Fireside Chat
10:30Bio-based Materials
4:00Bio-based Materials & Biofuels - Posters
4:00Environmental, Health & Safety - Posters
4:00Carbon Capture & Utilization - Posters

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 30

8:30Sustainable Materials Keynotes
Sustainable Performance Materials
R.D. Maier, BASF Corporation, US
Design of Next Generation of Plastics with Cellulose Filaments
H. Lentzakis, Kruger Biomaterials Inc., CA
Sustainable Packaging Solutions Using Low Density Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) Foam; Technical Challenges, Recyclability and End-Of-Life Solutions.
S. Sopher, JSP, US
Designed to be Recycled: Lignin-derived Polymers with Molecular Zippers
J. Sternberg, S. Pilla, Clemson University, US
10:30Polyolefins: synthesis, structure and properties
Session chair: Maksim Shivokhin, ExxonMobil, US
The Societal Impact of Polyolefins
P. Brant, Consultant, US
The Physics of Drawing Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers
N.J. Alvarez, Drexel University, US
Rheology and Flow Instabilities of Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPVs)
A. Doufas, K. Iyer, N. Ghahramani, S.G. Hatzikiriakos, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, US
Microstructure and properties of Poly (ethylene-acrylic acid)-cb-polypropylene hyper-branched comb block copolymers based on ESCORTM 5100.
M.E. Shivokhin, C.R. López-Barrón, P. Brant, ExxonMobil, US
KIER SponCat™ Technology for Production of Linear Olefins and Synthetic Waxes from Syngas
D.H. Chun, Korea Institute of Energy Research, KR
Selective Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Alkanes over Boron-Containing Catalysts
W.P. McDermott, J.M. Venegas, J.T. Grant, I. Hermans, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
1:30Materials for more Sustainable Polymers and Chemicals
Session chair: Maksim Shivokhin, ExxonMobil, US
Self-reinforced nanofibrillar polymer foams
A. Anstey, M.B. Mahmud, A. Tuccitto, C.B. Park, P.C. Lee, University of Toronto, CA
Processing of polypropylene by material extrusion additive manufacturing
J. Gonzalez-Gutierrez, M. Spoerk, C. Holze, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, AT
Performance and Recycling of Nanocomposites for Electronics Applications
J. Mead, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
Accelerating the Commercialization of Chemical and Materials Technologies
M. Heuft, Xerox, CA
Thermal-Resistant Plastic Composites for Industrial Applications: Processing and Properties
S. Zhong, M. Rutkevicius, C. Stoner, ABB US Corporate Research Center, US
Total Cray Valley Innovation spotlight
C. Richardson, TOTAL Petrochemicals and Refining USA, US

Wednesday July 1

8:30Sustainable Materials Fireside Chat
Session chair: Fiona Case, TechConnect, US
10:30Bio-based Materials
Session chair: Rebecca Locker, Modern Meadow, US
TBA
C. Dimmler, Checkerspot, Inc., US
Poly-γ-Glutamic Acid: A Green Alternative to Sodium Polyacrylate for Superabsorbents
C. Peng, Ecovia Renewables Inc., US
Integrated Economic and Environmental Sustainability Analysis of Guar Gum
J.C. Quinn, H.M. Summers, E. Sproul, C. Seavert, J. Robbs, S. Khanal, V. Mealing, A.E. Landis, N. Fan, O. Sun, Colorado State University, US
TBA
N. Rorrer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
Cellulose Based Eco-foam
P. Wang, X. Zhang, Washington State University, US
Vibration Assisted Injection Molding: An Innovative Energy Efficient Processing Technique for Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) with Enhanced Properties
P. Gao, A. Duhduh, A. Kundu, J. Xing, J.P. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
4:00Bio-based Materials & Biofuels - Posters
Waste-Powered Microgrid for Enhanced Energy Security of Critical Base Infrastructure
D. Robau, National Energy USA, US
Comprehensive Characterization of Bio-Crude Oil from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Kitchen Waste
H. Bayat, M. Dehghanizadeh, J.M. Jarvis, C.E. Brewer, U. Jena, New Mexico State University, US
HTL Derived Biochar for Supercapacitor Electrodes
V. Amar, B.K. Maddipudi, K. Shell, J. Houck, A. Thakkar, R.B. Gupta, S. Kumar, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
4:00Environmental, Health & Safety - Posters
Monitoring of variation in mass of the PM 2.5 and P M 10 and other gaseous data at Vasundhara, Ghaziabad,UP,India :A case study
S. Agarwal, P. Parmita, S. Tiwari, SSV College Hapur, IN
Biosecurity Risk Assessment in Southeast Asia
E.V. Castriciones, V. Vijayan, University of the Philippines - Diliman, PH
Electronics Product Design for ATEX safety
A. Kumar, Honeywell, IN
Removal of siloxanes from landfill gases with the application of dielectric barrier discharge plasma
M.M. Tahiyat, S. Hoque, T.I. Farouk, University of South Carolina, US
4:00Carbon Capture & Utilization - Posters
Recent Advancements, Fundamental Challenges, and Opportunities in Design of Adsorbents for CO2 Capture
Y. Soujanya, A. Parameswari, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, IN
A Review of the Scientific Literature for Supercritical CO2 Applications to Propose its Efficacy as a Heat Transfer Fluid and for Vapor Compression Cycles
J.C. Zelaya, A. Tremante, Florida International University, US
Computational design and screening of solid materials for CO2 capture application
Y. Duan, DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
 
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