Letter from the President

Dear Fellow Adhesion Society Members,

I am honored to serve as President of the Adhesion Society, and our Society continues to nurture excellence in adhesion science
while cultivating the next generation of scientific leaders. I am happy to officially announce our call for abstracts for the 2021 Adhesion Society Annual Meeting. The Program Co-Chairs, Michelle Seitz and Niels Holten-Andersen, and the Executive Committee have been hard at work over the past several months to develop an exciting and strong plan for the 2021 Annual Meeting. Given the uncertainty of the global situation over the coming eight months in light of COVID-19, we have decided to have our Annual Meeting be a complete virtual experience. This decision was not made lightly, and we are confident that this decision will place our Society in the most secure position to protect our membership and to create an exciting experience for all of us to share the latest advances in adhesion science. This new venue will be a great way to launch the Adhesion Society into new directions and new opportunities. A sub-committee has been actively reviewing a variety of virtual conference platforms, and they are fantastic.  We have no doubt that the one that we choose will help the Society to engage and collaborate in new ways. They will provide a strong platform for hybrid meetings in the future, which was one of our Society’s goals set during our last meeting. Please pass along this announcement to all your friends and colleagues, and we look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you all soon!

Please contact me if you have suggestions to advance the Adhesion Society or if you simply want to get involved at any level.

Best Regards,

Al Crosby

President, Adhesion Society

Member Spotlight

2020 Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science (sponsored by 3M)

The 2020 Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science sponsored by 3M was presented to Ali Dhinojwala, University of Akron, for his fundamental studies in adhesion and friction using sum-frequency-generation spectroscopy..

The award session on Sunday afternoon captivated the audience concluded with Professor Dhinojwala’s lecture.