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October 1, 2013 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Welcome Center Auditorium | Map
42 W. Warren
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Office of the Vice President for Research invites the university community to attend the October 1 Sustainability@Wayne seminar from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium.

The seminar will feature Dr. Jun Lin, research fellow at Axalta Coating Systems. Dr. Lin will present "Current Paint Technology: Protection and Appearance: A focus on clearcoat nano-particle risks and rewards."

The seminar is free; registration is requested to assist with seminar planning. A short reception will immediately follow the seminar.


The automotive industry has evoked a rich history of innovation in the OEM coatings market place.  It began with lacquer in the early 1900’s with Ford and the need to paint increasing numbers of vehicles on an assembly line. This evolution continued with enamels in the 1930’s, high gloss monocoats in the 1960’s and brilliant basecoat clearcoat systems in the 1980’s and 1990’s.  Most recently a focus on enhanced properties such as acid rain resistance, scratch and mar reduction and extended life cycle have been the focus of research. In conjunction with the auto manufacturers driving innovation, the Environmental Protection Agency has driven VOC and HAPs regulations that have challenged the coatings industry. Dr. Lin's presentation will summarize a next step in coatings innovation - the use of nano-particles for enhanced performance properties.  Dr. Lin will also discuss the impact of government regulations and corporate citizenship on the assessment of risk and its impact on the development process.

Biography. Dr. Jun Lin received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1992.  After a couple of postdoctoral positions at UT-Austin and University of North-Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Lin had a brief stint with Michigan Molecular Institute before he joined DuPont Performance Coatings as a research chemist in 1996. Dr. Lin’s career with DuPont (now Axalta Coating Systems) is highlighted with successful development and commercialization of more than six (6) different types of clearcoat technologies which are currently applied on-line over vehicles such as Corvette, Ford F-150, Focus, Lincoln, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano, and etc.  He is the current leader for Axalta high bake clearcoat technology development.  Dr. Lin has a total of 30 publications including patents.

For more information about this event, please contact Julie O'Connor at 313-577-8845 or julie.oconnor@wayne.edu.