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James Rawlins

Dr. James Rawlins



James W. Rawlins has been a professor in the School of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi since 2004. His professional career began as technical director with Highland International, Inc., in Boone, NC. In 2000, he joined Bayer Corporation (now Covestro) in Pittsburgh, PA, as a senior research chemist and in 2002, was promoted to European technical marketing manager in Leverkusen, Germany for powder coating raw materials. He presently directs an 11-member research team. He has published 58 peer-reviewed articles, delivered more than 124 scientific presentations, 82 conference papers, and 70 poster presentations, lectured at numerous short courses, and holds 17 U.S. and European patents. His research focuses on polymer structure-property-performance relationships in surface coatings, corrosion control, and biomass and biobased materials.

  • Polymer Science and Engineering (PHD) - University of Southern Mississippi (1999)
  • BS - University of Southern Mississippi (1993)
  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • German (Professional Working)

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Surface Coatings, Corrosion Control, Biomass and Biobased Materials