Speaker Roster

Speaker Last Name
A
Name Company Name Country Title
Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal Schrödinger Inc. United States Associate Principal Scientist
Tarek Agag Parker Hannifin Corporation United States Staff Scientist
Kamyar Alavi Nynas AB Sweden Senior Specialist
Mark Arigo Eastman Chemical Company United States Associate Scientist
Tamsin Astor Tamsin Astor United States
B
Name Company Name Country Title
Fabio Bacchelli versalis Italy PhD, Technical Mngr. SBR/BR/Tyre
Maximilian Backenstos DatenBerg GmbH United States
Lakisha Barclay United States
Lakisha Barclay United States
Bruce Bartlett NISSO AMERICA INC. United States
Kenneth Bates Polymer Solutions Group United States Global Account Manager
Michael W. Batton Entex Rust & Mitschke Gmbh Germany Engineer
Pilar Bernal Ortega University of Twente Netherlands Dr.
Manuel Bessler UTH GmbH Germany
Asit Baran Bhattacharya Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur India Mr.
Anil Bhowmick The University of Houston United States Professor
Md Bhuiyan The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company United States Sr. Development Engineer
Anke Blume University of Twente Netherlands Prof. Dr.
Jason Bokar Michelin United States Manager - Tire Design School
Charles Brady Rubber Division, ACS United States Technical Program Manager
James Busfield Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom Professor
Gina Butuc University of Twente United States PhD Candidate/Technical Development Manager
C
Name Company Name Country Title
Michael Cai University of Houston United States PhD Candidate / Research Assistant
Brian Carney Parker LORD United States Sr Staff Scientist
Roger Cassell DUPONT M&M United States Principal Investigator
Kevin Cavicchi University of Akron United States
Limeng Chen Cabot Corporation United States R&D Manager
Ben Chouchaoui Windsor Industrial Development Laboratory, Inc. Canada Testing for Minimal Pressure to Seal
Howard Colvin Colvin Consultants United States Retired
Katrina Cornish The Ohio State University United States Endowed Chair & Ohio Research Scholar, Bioemergent Materials
Vince Cremona Polymer Solutions Group United States Innovation Program Manager
D
Name Company Name Country Title
Mithun Das Research Scholar (PhD student) India Mr.
Saikat Das IIT Kharagpur India
Saikat Das IIT Kharagpur India
Mousumi De Sarkar DENKA CORPORATION United States Technical Manager
Mousumi Desarkar Denka Performance Elastomer LLC United States Technical Manager
Shruti Deshmukh University of Massachusetts Lowell United States
Joseph DeSimone Stanford University United States
Eric Devney The Ohio State University United States Student Researcher
John Dick Alpha Technologies United States Semi Retired
Wilma Dierkes University of Twente, The Netherlands Netherlands Associate Professor
Cristina DiFranco Parker LORD United States Engineer
Duane Dunston Champlain College United States Professor of Cybersecurity
E
Name Company Name Country Title
Paul Engel Howard and Howard, PLLC United States Patent Attorney
Elnaz Esmizadeh Airboss of America Canada
G
Name Company Name Country Title
Suman Kumar Ghosh IIT Kharagpur India
Jessica Gialamas Alpha Technologies United States
Mohit Goswami Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India Senior Research Fellow
Tyler Gruber Birla Carbon United States Group Lead, Microscopy Laboratory
Fabian Grunert University of Twente Netherlands Dr.
Laurent Guy Solvay United States Global Technical Marketing Manager / R&I Fellows Scientist
H
Name Company Name Country Title
Rick Hanzlik Alpha Technologies United States Applications Specialist
Ned Hardman Monolith Materials United States Vice President of Product Development
Nicole Hershberger Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. United States Senior Technical Advisor
Margaret Hwang Dow United States
I
Name Company Name Country Title
Frederick Ignatz-Hoover Flexsys United States Technology Fellow
Yuko Ikeda Kyoto Institute of Technology Japan Professor
Takashi Inoue Tokyo Institute of Technology United States
Krishnan Iyer ExxonMobil Chemical United States Polymer Scientist
J
Name Company Name Country Title
Sunny Jacob ExxonMobil Chemical United States Principal Scientist
K
Name Company Name Country Title
Surya K P IIT Kharagpur India
Sarath Kamath The University of Akron United States Mr.
Sipra Khanra Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India Mrs.
Vitaly Khusidman G3C Technologies United States CEO
Arash Kiani Harmony Elastomers, LLC United States CEO
Kylie Knipp Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. United States Technical Advisor
Riya Koley IIT Kharagpur India
James Kollar Aditya Birla -Birla Carbon United States Development Chemist
August Krupp Molecular Rebar Design United States Director of Rubber Development
Abhay Kumar IIT Kharagpur India
Mike Kumbalek Bolder Industries United States VP of Customer Solutions
William Kyei-Manu Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom
L
Name Company Name Country Title
Sam Landers Retired 2010 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company United States
M
Name Company Name Country Title
Thomas Maier Monolith Materials Inc United States Chief Technology Officer
Will Mars Endurica LLC United States President
Colleen McMahan US Dept of Agriculture United States Lead Scientist, Domestic Natural Rubber
Bob McNabb Zeppelin Systems USA United States National Sales Manager, Rubber Plants
Fred Meadows United States
Vihang Mhatre Virginia Tech, Center for Tire Research United States
Mark Miller Biosynthetic Technologies United States CEO
Lakisha Miller-Barclay Rubber Division, ACS United States Executive Director & CEO
Lakisha Miller-Barclay Rubber Division, ACS United States Executive Director & CEO
Lakisha A Miller-Barclay Rubber Division, ACS United States Executive Director & CEO
Salvatore Monte Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. United States President
Salvatore Monte Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc. United States President
AA Mubasshir University of Massachusetts Lowell United States Mr.
Anas Mujtaba ExxonMobil Belgium Dr
N
Name Company Name Country Title
Victor Nasreddine ARLANXEO North America United States PhD
Joel Neilsen LANXESS United States Technical Applications Specialist
Joel Neilsen LANXESS United States Technical Applications Specialist
Craig Norton Bridgestone United States
O
Name Company Name Country Title
Shinya Oshita Kuraray America, Inc. United States Technical Service Engineer
P
Name Company Name Country Title
Paul Pavka Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. United States Technical Advisor
Richard Pazur Department of National Defence Canada Lead Scientist
Aswathy Pillai The Ohio State University United States PhD, Graduate Research Associate
Judit E. Puskas The Ohio State University United States Distinguished Professor of CFAES in Polymer Science
R
Name Company Name Country Title
Aswathy Raju IIT KHARAGPUR India
Buddy Ratner University of Washington United States
Christopher Robertson Alpha Technologies United States Principal Applications Scientist
Clément Robin Hutchinson France Dr
Brendan Rodgers Akron Polymer Solutions United States Engineer
Amrita Roy Prof. Anil K Bhowmick India
S
Name Company Name Country Title
Subhabrata Saha Jeonbuk National University Korea, Republic of Ph.D.
Semih Sasmaz Eskisehir Osmangazi Universitesi Turkey Polymer Eng, MsC
Christopher Schneider Parker LORD United States Manager, Global Product Development
Sujit Sharma IIT Kharagpur India
Erick Sharp Ace Products & Consulting United States CEO
Kerry Smith Nabaltec USA Corporation Germany Vice President of Sales
Pete Spanos ARLANXEO United States Sr. Technical Manager
Richard Spontak North Carolina State University United States Distinguished Professor
William Stahl Rainbow Master Mixing LLC United States Chemist/Market Development
Kapil Surve University of Houston United States PhD student
T
Name Company Name Country Title
SREETHU T K Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India Ms
Solomon Tang Lion Elastomers United States Research Fellow
AV Tech 3Rivers United States
AV Tech 3Rivers United States
Steve Teertstra ARLANXEO United States Technical Marketing Manager, ARLANXEO Canada Inc.
Edward Terrill Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. United States Applied Research Fellow
Christian Tittensor Zeppelin Systems USA, Inc. United States Director of Sales & Marketing
John Torkelson Northwestern University United States Walter P Murphy Professor
Paul Tuckner Grace Technology & Development United States President
Lewis Tunnicliffe Birla Carbon United States Scientist
Costas Tzoganakis University of Waterloo Canada Professor
U
Name Company Name Country Title
Leslie Ungar Electric Impulse Communications, Inc. United States CEO
Marek Urban Clemson University United States J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor
W
Name Company Name Country Title
Joe Walker Elastomer Technologies United States Global Technology Director, Materials & Laboratory Services
Mykhel Walker University of Massachusetts Lowell United States Student
X
Name Company Name Country Title
Weinan Xu The University of Akron United States Assistant Professor
Y
Name Company Name Country Title
Jay Yun Schlumberger United States Project Manager, Principal, 3MT-Polymer
Irene Yurovska Himadri Speciality Chemicals, YI Global United States Consultant YI Global, VP Himadri Speciality Chemicals
Z
Name Company Name Country Title
Mathias Zabel KrausMaffei Germany Dr.

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