Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Faculty and Graduate Students Present at 2014 RadTech UV & EB Conference

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The RadTech Technology Expo and Conference was held May 12-14 in Rosemont, IL.  Billed as the world’s largest event dedicated to the educational, technical, and scientific advancement of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies, it featured several faculty and graduate students in the UI College of Engineering Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

C. Allan Guymon, Sharon K. Tinker Process Safety Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, presented a short course on Design of Experiments for UV/EB Scientists and Engineers.  Guymon also presented an Electronics session titled, “production of stratified films utilizing photopolymerization and monomer reactivity.”

Julie Jessop, associate professor, presented an Electron Beam Polymerization session on “Depth/Dose characterization of electron-beam polymerization.”

Brad Tuft, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellow, Laboratory Safety Director and PhD. candidate, presented “Photopolymerized micropatterened platforms with varied mechanical properties for contact guidance.”  He was awarded best paper of the conference. 

Kristan S. Worthington, graduate fellow, presented “Physical properties of photopolymers in ocular regenerative scaffolds.”

Celine Baguenard, postdoctoral research scholar, presented an Advanced Materials session title, “Nanostructured polymer networks obtained by photopolymerizatin in a LLC template.”

Jon Paul Scholte, graduate research assistant, presented a session on “Directed oligomer structure by controlled radical polymerization for use in photocurable thin films.”