KGRI Lecture Series: (Jul.19, 2018) "Superhydrophobic Coatings Overview"


The Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) aims to promote international research and educational exchange and invites those working in the forefront of research and education in Japan and overseas to give lectures.
On this occasion, we invite Professor Rigoberto C. Advincula from Case Western Reserve University, who is a Guest Professor (Global) at Keio University as part of the Top Global University Project, to give a lecture titled "Superhydrophobic Coatings Overview."

Date & time: Thursday, July 19, 9:00-10:30 (Open 8:45)
Venue: 16th Building-A 3F Meeting Room, Yagami Campus, Keio University
Host: Keio University Global Research Institute's Creativity Initiative
Co-hosts: Design the Future Fund
Language: English (No simultaneous interpretation provided)
Open to anyone. No admission fee, Pre-registration not required

Summary of lecture:
Superhydrophobic coatings is important for achieving properties that are related to anti-corrosion, self-cleaning surfaces, bacterial resistant surfaces, and a host of other advantageous properties. In this talk, we will review the principles behind the non-wetting behavior of surfaces, the methods for fabricating superhydrophobic films, and their demonstrated applications.
We also demonstrate superhydrophobic/superhydrophilic and superwetting control based on the use of nanostructured polymer and macromolecular layer-by-layer approaches combined with polymer grafting. By templating for example the lotus leaf, it is possible to use hierarchical roughness control followed by reversible wetting behavior with an LCST limited grafted polymer hydrogel.

Biography :
Rigoberto Advincula is Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Fellow of the Polymer Science and Engineering Division (ACS), Fellow of the Polymer Chemistry Division (ACS). He is also a member of NACE, SPE, ERG, MRS, and AAAS and a frequently sought out speaker and expert in polymer materials, coatings, and sensors. He recently has been appointed to the World Economic Forum, Advanced Materials Council. He received the Herman Mark Scholar Award in 2013 from the ACS. He is Editor in Chief of MRS Communications and also former Editor of Reactive and Functional Polymers and Polymer Reviews. He sits and has previously served on the Editorial Board of a number of other major polymer journals. He has a total of 12,000 citations with an H-Index of 64. He was Chair of the Polymer Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society in 2015 and is a Committee Chair with NACE. His group does research in polymer materials, nanocomposites, colloidal science, hybrid materials, and ultrathin films towards applications from display coatings to biomedical devices. He is also pioneering a number of 3D printing routes towards new polymer and nanocomposite materials properties. He consults for a number of companies focusing on the most challenging problems and definition of structure-property relationships towards commercial applications.


Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology
Seimei Shiratori (E-mail: shiratori[at]appi.keio.ac.jp)
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