We are excited to introduce the PSTC Webinar Series, an interactive way to stay connected, network with your colleagues and continue utilizing your PSTC membership all-year round.

Hosted by PSTC’s committees throughout the year, these free webinars will feature presentations on a variety of industry-related topics of interest to you, your company and your teams.

Take a look at some of our upcoming webinars in this year’s series below!

Webinar 1: Webinar 3: “Switchable Adhesives for Multifunctional Interfaces””

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m. (CDT) / 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Keynote Speaker: Michael Bartlett

Michael Bartlett is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on soft multifunctional materials for deformable electronics and soft robotics, adaptive materials, and ‘smart’ adhesives. He received his BSE in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan in 2008 and Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from UMass Amherst in 2013. After obtaining his Ph.D. he worked as a Senior Research Engineer in the Corporate Research Laboratory at 3M, as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, and was an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University before joining Virginia Tech in 2020. His research has resulted in publications, patents, media coverage and awards including a DARPA Young Faculty Award and Director’s Fellowship, the Early Career Scientist Award from the Adhesion Society, a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, and an Outstanding Faculty Award (student nominated).

Speaker Bio:

Michael Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII), Virginia Tech