• I have attended many seminars on test methods and “All Have Failed” to relate these to practical, real-life problems. However, this course was excellent for me as I am in the analytical lab at a manufacturing facility. The experience of presenters was outstanding. - Participant-2016 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Prior to attending this course, I had never considered that TGA, DSC and DMA could be used to probe both PROCESS and MATERIAL properties; this training was invaluable in exposing the breadth of Opportunities. - Dr. Chris Asemota, Chemical/Polymer Engineer, Valley Industrial Products, Participant-2016 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • This traing delivered more than I expected; plenty of real world problems solved with comprehensive analytical techniques. - Robert Rao, Senior Chemist, Teknor Apex, Participant-2016 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • I have been attending conferences, short courses and workshops for close to 30 years. Handsdown---this is one of the more beneficial classes I have taken. - Michael Farnish, Senior Research Chemist, PPG Industries, Participant – 2015 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • As a newcomer to the Polymer R&D field, these 3-days were really interesting to me. Even if I knew most of the techniques presented, the instructors opened my eyes to the amount of information buried in the results. Really enjoyed the case-histories because I could apply these learnings back to several of the issues faced at work. - Dr. Maryam Momtaz, Product Development Scientist, Solvay Specialty Polymers, Participant – 2015 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • This class, my second time since 2004, was so valuable for me. I learned a lot during the entire time and can’t wait to apply most of it in our laboratory. I will definitely recommend & encourage my boss and colleagues to attend. The class was very easy to understand and direct to the point. Case studies were wonderful. Thanks very much; I enjoyed every minute of it. - Elizalde Exconde, Research Scientist, Masonite Corp, Participant – 2015 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Many of the examples involving customer problems & corresponding solutions held some familiarity to my own experiences. I learned the values of many methods of Thermal Analysis. This was the very purpose I attended the course & the experience was well worth the investment of Time & Expense. - Victor McKown, Materials Manager, Brentwood Industries, Course Attendee-2014 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Great Instructor, well organized course with good balance of academic / theoretical and real-world case-histories…very practical course - Zack Curry, Quality Manager, Modern Dispersions, Course Attendee - 2014 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Exposure to multiple Case-Studies helped exemplify the practical applications & the power of analytical techniques, especially the Thermal & Rheological techniques - Mark Colton, Product Development Manager, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Course Attendee - 2013 @ Cleveland, OH, USA
  • This course offered a great combination of principles and Case-Studies on analytical techniques as applied to industrial problem solving. As a relatively newcomer to the polymer industry, I never felt overwhelmed with the information presented. The course gave me a better understanding of the tools available to solve application issues with my customers. - Jeffrey Chen, Product Manager-LifeScience Polymers, Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Course Attendee - 2013 @ Cleveland, OH, USA
  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a very informative course in New Delhi. I am a Chemical Engineer heading two Polymer Synthesis laboratories and the Dept at Gharda. During the two days, I learned how so much information can be pulled from DSC and Rheological studies as well as the many "Tricks of the Trade" - Dr. Mathew Abraham, Senior Manager, R&D, Gharda Chemicals Ltd., Course Attendee - 2011 @ New Delhi, INDIA
  • Totally, it is a very good classroom training for problem solving, especially for technologists in Thermal & Rheology area, even for product developers. Your great experience in practical operations and issue resolution are really useful. Thank you for sharing your expertise. - Qiang Wang, Research Scientist, GE-Global Research Center, Course Attendee - 2011 @ Shanghai, CHINA
  • I very much enjoyed your topic "How to Identify Opportunities in Thermal-Rheology Analytical Data". I also appreciated the "Real World" examples and the analytical perspective of the problem solving strategies. - Dr. Wade Thompson, Research Technical Leader, Attendee - 2011 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • Enjoyed the problem solving examples...Rheology of moisture and heat sensitive materials was very useful since we process PET & Nylons. We took away some great information from this seminar. - Tom Shilale, Sr. R&D Engineer, Avery Dennison, Attendee - 2010 @ Cleveland, OH, USA - Chuck Burout, Business Development Manager-New Technologies, Avery Dennison, Attendee - 2010 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Practical aspects of the course were excellent. Logical & scientific problem solving examples were great. Thanks, it was a day Very Well spent. - Dr. Sumita Ranganathan, Senior Product Development Engineer, Sealed Air, Attendee - 2009 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Very well in-depth analysis of the role of crystallinty in controlling the performance of plastic films; I learned a lot from the class. - Huy Phan, Process Quality Engineer , SKC Films, Attendee - 2009 @ Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Case Histories provided methodology and approaches to problem analysis - liked it very much. Also enjoyed the discussion on 7-RULES OF INNOVATION with a particular reference to problem solving. - Dr. Salil Jha, Manager R&D, Capsugel-a division of Pfizer, Attendee - 2008 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • Discussion of Case Studies was particularly helpful. I learned a lot of "Tips & Tricks" that you won't find in textbooks. Very practical approach in presentations. - Lourdes Lopez, Principal Scientist, Beckton Dickinson, Attendee - 2008 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • Extremely helpful course for our type of industry where competition is intense and everyone is looking for cost-effective packaging materials with superior technology...Structure-processing-property relationships were presented with such high clarity for the first time... Case histories discussed will definitely help us. - Dipak Boral, Head-R&D, UFlex-Packaging Division - India, Attendee - 2007 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • Course was very good with lots of practical information and thought-provoking approaches to industrial problem solving. - William Brown, Lead Sciences & Lab Services Specialist, Progressive Energy, Attendee - 2007 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • Quite interesting course...all the case-studies presented brought-in new ideas to be applied to our materials. - Carlos Rodriguez, R&D, BioFilm - South America, Attendee - 2007 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • The course was highly relevant to non-lab people like myself...Really liked the message about Innovation coming from analytical work. - Richard Dayrit, Research Associate, Sealed Air-Cryovac Division, Attendee - 2007 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • Speakers were highly knowledgeable in applying analytical techniques to the real world problems... Case Histories were intriguing...Overall, a good value for the time & money. - Dr. Michael J. Pearce, Laboratory Head-Polymers Analytical, Eastman Chemical, Attendee - 2006 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • It is a very fruitful short course, perhaps one of the best that I have attended to. I particularly enjoyed the case histories of the industrial problem solving that showed how to approach the problem strategically, and the application of various analytical techniques in real life. I also liked the presentations that showed how small discoveries from analytical testing lead to big inventions and innovations. Thank you very much for giving this inspiring course! - Dr. Jian Qiu, Pall Corp, Attendee - 2005 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • The course was well organized and met my expectations. I learned a huge amount about DSC & DMA which allows us (me) to use these techniques more as analytical tools. - Myles Bos, Senior Material Scientist, Ballard Power Systems - Canada, Attendee - 2005 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • Course met my expectations. Case studies were very effective in relating how the analytical techniques can help product related issues. I have generated a lot of ideas that I can take back and try out. We will be able to now take our analysis capabilities to a better level. - Dr. Jason Riggs, Consolidated Containers Company LLC, Attendee - 2005 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • These types of courses are hard to find; it fills a need for relating hands-on experience of industrial experts on real-life problems. I was very pleased with the course and will strongly recommend to those looking for innovative solutions… - Bill DeGroot, Masonite Corp., Attendee - 2004 @ Newark, NJ, USA
  • During his career at Honeywell, Dr. Yash Khanna demonstrated "Unique Interpretive Skills" in Thermal-Rheological techniques, which led to New Concepts & New Business Opportunities for the company… - Dr. Kenneth O. MacFadden, VP-Honeywell Laboratories (1996-2002), Morristown, NJ, USA
  • Dr. Yash Khanna's career highlights how Thermal-Rheological testing can be extended into identifying New Concepts & Problem Solving Strategies, even for old polymer systems… - Prof. Eli M. Pearce, Polymer Research Institute, Polytechnic - New York University, Brooklyn, NY, USA