Dr. Stephanie Castro of Nanofilm,
the Ohio nanotechnology company, will be speaking at the American Coatings Conference
to be held April 12-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The title of Castro's presentation
is "Towards Durable Antifog Coatings for Plastics". The talk will be an analysis
of why the usual approaches to making antifog coatings have a negative effect
on abrasion resistance, including a review Nanofilm's advanced research in the
Nanofilm's Dr. Stephanie Castro will discuss how antifog coatings have a negative effect on abrasion resistance and review Nanofilm's advanced research at the American Coatings Conference.
Dr. Castro leads Nanofilm's research in UV-curable coatings for plastics
and self-assembled silane coatings on glass and ceramics. For more than 10 years,
she has worked in the field of semiconductor nanoparticle synthesis and coating,
with a focus on functionalized self-assembled monolayers on nanocrystals. She
is the author of 19 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is co-inventor on 8
U.S. patents (awarded) and 6 patent applications.
"There's a clear market need for improved anti-fog coatings."
says Castro. "In this presentation I'll discuss how we're
approaching it in the Nanofilm labs."
The American Coatings Conference invites technical professions in the coatings
industry to learn about the most recent research results and industrial developments.
From over 200 submissions, Dr. Castro's was chosen as one 96 high-level
technical papers for oral presentation.
Nanofilm, founded in 1985, is a leader in nanofilm technology and self-assembling
thin films for a variety of substrates and surfaces. With an in-house team of
nanotechnology specialists, the company continues to leverage its rich technological
strengths and core competences to capture growth opportunities in nanotechnology
applications worldwide. Nanofilm is a privately held company with headquarters
in Valley View, Ohio, near Cleveland. www.nanfilmtechnology.com