Dr. Baghdachi has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of polymers, coatings, adhesives, paints and composites. He has consulted for national and international firms and organizations, as well as the US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard on polymeric materials, coatings, paints, corrosion control, applications, processes, and product durability.
In 1997 he authored the FSCT’s “Adhesion Aspects of Polymeric Coatings” monograph. That same year he became a professor of polymer and coatings at Eastern Michigan University. He has also worked in industry, as president of Innovative Technology Systems Corporation since 1990; and in a technical and supervisory capacity at ARCO Chemical, DuPont and BASF Corporation’s Coatings and Colorants Division.
Dr. Baghdachi has 38 patents, is author or co-author of five technical books and 122 journal publications, has keynoted many technical national and international conferences, and received countless awards. These awards include the American Chemical Society (ACS) Roy W. Tess Award in coatings in 2015, ACS Fellow in 2014, and ACA’s Industry Excellence Award in 2012 for his technical contributions and leadership of ACA’s Science & Technology Education Subcommittee. He is an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, past chair of the ACS Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division, and organizer and general chair of the Smart Coatings Conference.
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