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Excellence in Thermoset Polymer
Research Award

$1,500 Cash Prize!

Entry Forms due September 21, 2018.
Research papers due October 26, 2018.

Click here to view and complete award criteria and entry form!

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The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) is pleased to announce their 9th Annual Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award Competition to encourage and recognize advances in the science and engineering of the thermoset polymer industry.

To participate:

  • Competition is open to all BS, MS and PhD students at an accredited college or university in the USA and Canada
  • Entries must be in the form of research papers in the traditional scientific journal format
  • Research topic should be related to Thermoset Polymer Science and Technology

2018 Grand Prize Winners:

  • Yuyang Du, University of Minnesota for her paper "Large-Area Fabrication of Microstructured Coatings with Thiol-Ene and Roll-to-Roll Processing"
  • John Vergara, Drexel University for his paper "The Effect of Pendant Alkyl Chain Length on the Barrier Properties of Epoxy/amine Crosslinked Networks"

The 2018 Grand Prize Award included:

  • $1,500 Cash award and an award plaque that was presented at the TRFA 2018 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Opportunity to present their paper at the Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting
  • Two-night complimentary accommodation at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 
  • Travel allowance for one person
  • Complimentary poster display at the TRFA Tabletop Showcase

Honorable Mentions:

The following student were awarded Honorable Mention.

  • Lu Han, Case Western Reserve University for the paper “Application of Fundamental Understanding in Molecular Design of Very High Performance Polybenzoxazines”
  • Jisu Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology for the paper “Anchored Epoxide Functionalized Polypropylene Carbonate for Porous Low Dielectric Constant Epoxy Film”
  • Sanket D. Bhoyate, Pittsburg State University for the paper “Novel Non-Halogenated Reactive Flame Retardants for Bio-based Rigid Polyurethane Foam”
  • Albert Chao, Louisiana State University for the paper “Investigation of the Dynamic Aminal Bond Exchange Towards the Design and Synthesis of Polyaminal Networks”

In 2018, all four honorable mention recipients were awarded:

  • Complimentary registration for the TRFA 2018 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee
  • $500 Travel subsidy toward attendance at the annual meeting
  • Complimentary poster display at the TRFA Tabletop Showcase

 

Click here for informaiton on the 2019 Award Competition including criteria and entry form.

For additional information contact alin@trfa.org.