Adhesion Society Divisions
function of the divisions is to assist with the dissemination of
scientific and technical information in areas of interest to the
Division. Membership in the Divisions is open to any member in good
standing of The Adhesion Society. There are currently three divisions, the
Soft Adhesives Division, the Structural Adhesives Division, and the Bioadhesion Division with
general interests outlined below.
Soft Adhesives Division
Topics of interest to the Soft
Adhesives Division include synthesis, applications, structure-property
relationship, rheology, coatability, testing, performance prediction,
formulation, theories of pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), and
bridging the gap between the industry and the academics for a better
understanding of PSA technology.
Structural Adhesives Division
Topics of interest to the Bioadhesion Division include but are not limited to; biomedical adhesives; tissue, cell or biomolecular adhesion; identification and elucidation of natural adhesive phenomena and subsequent biomimicry or bio-inspired design; characterization of bioadhesion; development of bioadhesive testing methods; and bioadhesive modeling with theory or computer simulations.
Topics of interest to the Structural
Adhesives Division include synthesis/development of structural
adhesives, substrate/structural adhesive interfaces, mechanical behavior
of structural adhesives, long term interface and property stability of
structural adhesives, lifetime prediction of structural adhesive properties, and modeling of structural adhesives and properties, and
structural adhesive joint design.