Alphonsus V. Pocius
Corporate Research Materials Laboratory
Hardcopy lecture notes will be provided to all attendees, along with a copy of the course textbook, Dr. Pocius'
book "Adhesion and Adhesives Technology - An Introduction", 2nd Ed.
Dr. Alphonsus V. Pocius
has been actively involved in many aspects of adhesion science including mechanical testing, surface science and surface analysis as well as in adhesive and primer formulation for over 30 years.
has given hundreds of presentations in the area of adhesion science and has taught in a number of workshops and short courses including that of the Adhesion Society, the Adhesives and Sealants Council and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
is co-author of the American Chemical Society Audio Course on Adhesion and Adhesives
has published over 50 papers and articles and holds 23 US Patents.
has published a book entitled "Adhesion and Adhesives Technology - An Introduction" which has appeared in a 2nd Edition.
This volume has ben translated into Japanese and Chinese.
He was series editor of two volumes called "Adhesion Science and Engineering.
has received several "Best Paper" Awards from SAMPE and was also winner of SAMPE's Delmonte Award for Excellence for his
development of water-based primers for the aerospace industry.
He is an active member of the Adhesion Society having been an Executive Committee Member, a Program Chair, a Session Chair and an Exhibition Chair.
Dr. Pocius was the Chair of the 1998 Gordon Conference on the Science of Adhesion and was co-program chair of the 2nd World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena, which occurred in February 2002.
In 2000, he
was elected to be a "Robert L. Patrick Fellow of the Adhesion Society
In late 2001, Dr. Pocius
was selected to be Adhesives
Age "Person of the Year.
has appeared in public television programs and in the History Channel Program "The History of Glue."
Dr. Pocius is a Corporate Scientist at the 3M Company where he has worked since 1974.
has worked closely with the University of Minnesota
has co-advised a number of students in thesis projects related to adhesion.
Dr. Pocius serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology as well as the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Adhesion.
He received his BA in Chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg IL and his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.