By taking this course, participants will learn:

  • Brief Survey of Relevant Polymer/Adhesion Terminology and Concepts
  • Adhesives, Sealant and Waterborne Rheology
  • Adsorption on Surfaces/Surface Energy
  • Stresses in Bonded Joints
  • Basic Viscoelastic Experiments on Elastomers, Glasses and Semicrystalline Polymers
  • Surfaces and Surface Preparation
  • Fracture of Adhesive Bonds
  • Adhesive Test Methods
  • Analysis of Surfaces
  • Introduction to Adhesive Chemistry
  • Free Volume and DSC
  • New Directions in Adhesive Design
  • PSA Performance and Testing
  • Accelerated Characterization
  • Wood Adhesion
  • Applications of Surface Science to Adhesion
  • Durability and Design

Registration Fees:

  • Participant Registration:  $2,000.00
  • Thursday Evening Banquet Guest Ticket:  $50.00

Your registration fee includes instruction, instruction materials, lab materials and safety equipment, lunch Monday through Thursday, breaks Monday through Friday, and the Thursday evening banquet.

For more information, please visit https://mii.vt.edu/outreach/short-courses/adhesion-science.html.

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Section Title
Adhesion Science Short Course
M, T, W, Th
8:00AM to 5:00PM
May 17, 2021 to May 20, 2021
8:00AM to 12:00PM
May 21, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Blacksburg (Main Campus)
Fees Starting at non-credit $2,000.00
Section Notes

Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
Phone: 540-231-8000

Schedule: Registration/Check-In will be held on Monday, May 17 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at The Inn at Virginia Tech. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations."

For More Information: For weather or disaster related information, please call (540)231-9489.

Should you have any questions concerning your registration, please contact conference registration at (540) 231-1582 or by email: cpeinfo@vt.edu.

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