|Thursday, February 7 Preservation Hall A, 2nd Floor 8:30 am - 9:00 am|
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|Dr. Charlie Hegedus||Email : Hidden
Contact number: 610-481-2225
|8:30 am||9:00 am|
|Preservation Hall A||
Designed Defoamer Selection and Performance in Waterborne Coatings
Dr. Hegedus has worked in the Performance Materials Division at Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, PA since 1993. As a Research Material Scientist, he is responsible for research, product development, and applications development of specialty additives (including surfactants and defoamers) and polymers (including polyurethanes, epoxies and polyvinyl acetate) for coatings and other materials applications. Prior to joining Air Products, Charlie was employed for 17 years at the Naval Air Development Center where he was Technical Leader of the Protective Coatings Group. Dr. Hegedus received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Drexel University. He has published over 70 technical papers and has been granted 21 patents. He has received a number of industry awards, including the American Chemical Society Roy Tess Award, two FSCT Roon Awards and a Corrosion Publication Award, as well as the United States EPA Administrator’s Award for Pollution Prevention. Dr. Hegedus presented the FSCT’s Mattiello Lecture at the 2003 Coatings Show. He serves as the Technical Editor for the American Coatings Association’s journal JCT CoatingsTech and is one of the Technical Editors for the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research.