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C O - L O C AT E D AT T H E A D H E S I O N S O C I E T Y 2 0 2 0 A N N U A L M E E T I N G This course provides an introduction and overview to a variety of critically important topics in the field of adhesion. Unlike other courses, the goal is not to give comprehensive coverage of the adhesion field, but rather to use the Adhesion Society’s Annual Meeting to assemble an outstanding group of instructors that would not otherwise be available in a single course. Each subject is presented by a scientist who is a world leader in that area. This gives the attendees the opportunity to learn from and interact with scientists whose expertise provides a unique view into the history, science, and relevance of their topic.

Past Attendee Comments “Very good course overall. Very useful.” “It was definitely worth coming all the way from [European country].” “Fantastic course.” “The short course was really interesting and I learned a lot.” “Very interesting course.” “Very good course. I learned a lot. Very enjoyable.” “I very much appreciated the efforts of all of the instuctors.” “It was a great course.”

PROGRAM Topics (tentative) •  Introductory Remarks – David Dillard, VA Tech •  Stresses, Strength, and Failure of Adhesive Joints – David Dillard, Virginia Tech •  Viscoelastic Properties of Adhesive Materials – David Yarusso, Yarusso Consulting •  Designing Adhesives Using the Polymer Parameters – Michael Bortner, Virginia Tech • S  urface Energetics and Adhesion – Giles Dillingham, BTG Labs LLC •  Structure-Property Relationships of Adhesives – Michael Bortner, Virginia Tech •  Types and Classes of Adhesive Design: Synthetic Strategies – Keren Zhang, Dupont E&I

•  Fracture Mechanics Applications to Adhesive Bonds – David Dillard, Virginia Tech •  Surface Modification and Surface Analysis – Giles Dillingham, BTG Labs LLC •  Soft Matter Adhesion – Costantino Creton, ESPCI Paris - Paris •  Deformation, Fracture, and Toughening of Structural Adhesives – Raymond Pearson, Lehigh University

•  Introduction to Pressure Sensitive Adhesives – David Yarusso, Yarusso Consulting •  Adhesion at the Micro/Nano-Scale: Characterization and Applications – Kevin Turner, University of Pennsylvania

Course Times: 8 am to 4 pm each day (breakfast starts at 7:30 am)

Learn more or register at under the “Events” tab on the homepage or contact Malinda Armstrong at (301) 986-9700 x1106 or

Registration Fees: Regular: $975 • Student: $325 Short course attendees are encouraged to register for the 2020 Annual Meeting as well.

Accomodations: Charleston Marriott Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina • Phone: (843) 723-3000 *Special group rate of $179 single/double occupancy before January 31, 2020. *Presentation titles & speakers are subject to change.

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