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Robson Storey

University of Southern Missisisippi
Bennett Distinguished Professor, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, The University of Southern Mississippi
Short Course
Welcome & Course Overview
Fundamentals of Polymer Design for Waterborne Coatings

This introductory lecture discusses the general features of polymers used in waterborne coatings, and how these polymers differ from polymers used in traditional solventborne coatings. Various waterborne polymers are classified with regard to their manner of preparation, and fundamental concepts of polymer preparation are introduced. Dispersion of pre-formed polymers into water is discussed. Finally, the basic chemistry of waterborne polymers is discussed for each of the major waterborne coating binder types: alkyds, polyurethane, acrylic, epoxy, and amino resins.


Storey is currently Bennett Distinguished Professor within the School of Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi, where he has held a faculty appointment since 1983.  His research interests are in the area of synthetic polymer chemistry, with particular emphasis on cationic chain and ring-opening polymerizations, polyisobutylene-based polymers, polymer surface coatings, biomedical/biodegradable polymers, and telechelic, star, block, and graft (co)polymers.  He has published approximately 180 scientific articles in refereed journals and is the inventor on 34 granted U.S. Patents.  He has graduated 40 Ph.D. and 6 Masters students.  Storey obtained B.S. degrees in Polymer Science and Mathematics in 1978 from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science in 1983 from the University of Akron. He worked at American Cyanamid as a research chemist in 1982-1983.
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