TRI/Princeton To Offer Continuing Education Course
PRINCETON, NJ Responding to requests from textile companies, fiber producers, nonwovens manufacturers, and comfort and health care companies, TRI/Princeton is offering another repeat of its highly successful three-day short course within the framework of TRI/Princetons Continuing Professional Education Program. The course is designed to educate employees new to the field, to update those already working in the field, and to offer an inside look at current research issues and methods for those involved in related disciplines, including marketing, product development, and project management.
The short course Porous Materials: Fundamentals of Wetting, Penetration, and Flow is relevant to those concerned with absorbent products, nonwovens, filtration, ink delivery technologies, paper, protective wear, sportswear comfort, and resin injection composites. It focuses on the fundamentals and principles that govern and explain interactions of fluids with fibrous and other porous media. A comprehensive critical review of the basic principles will be presented, accompanied by laboratory demonstrations to illustrate real-world applications. The course will cover concepts, methods, and instrumentation used to quantify, predict, and compare the performance of materials that absorb or repel both liquid and gaseous fluids, including wettability, capillary pressure, permeability, pore size distribution, breakthrough resistance, wicking, absorption and desorption, forced flow, heat and water vapor transport, comfort and protection factors, and partitioning in multi-layers. The course taps the accumulated experience of the instructors long career; much of the information cannot be found in textbooks, and the on-site demonstrations feature TRIs unique instrumentation and techniques.
The course will be given by Dr. Bernard Miller, a world-renowned expert in the fiber and textile fields, specializing in the study of fluid interaction with fibrous, nonwoven, and porous media; fiber-containing composites; and the thermal and combustion behaviors of polymers. He has lectured extensively and published more than 150 papers on these subjects. Dr. Millers career has included experience in both industry and academia. In addition to being a former Vice President of Research at TRI, he held positions with the DuPont and Celenase organizations and taught for a number of years at American University and Lowell Technology Institute. In 1977, Dr. Miller was awarded the Harold DeWitt Smith Medal of the American Society for Testing and Materials for his work on fiber and textile measurements. In 1993, he was awarded the Textile Institutes S. G. Smith Memorial Medal for substantially furthering the knowledge of physical and structural properties of fibers.
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