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June Chapter Meeting

Date: 28 June (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00 pm complimentary dinner and presentation will start promptly after dinner

Where: AERO Institute in Palmdale, 38256 Sierra Hwy, #A, Palmdale, CA 93550

Who: Brian Edgecombe and Rosemary C. Kiser, Materia, Inc.

Title: Leveraging High-Toughness, Low Viscosity Resin in Composite Pressure Vessels

Presentation Abstract:

Materia has developed the Proxima resins for use in applications ranging from continuous fiber composites to high-temperature, subsea pipe insulation. The seminar will focus on the development of Proxima resins for composite overwrapped pressure vessels.  Materia has been funded by the Department of Energy to reduce cost of hydrogen storage vessels that would be used for fuel cell passenger vehicles by reducing the carbon fiber composite wall thickness. The approach replaces traditional wet filament winding processes with infusion of the low viscosity Proxima matrix resin onto dry-wound tanks. The tanks have been evaluated for void content, burst strength and ongoing tests look at pressure cycling under different environmental conditions. The second part of the seminar will review the recent commercialization of casting resins for non-metallic Oil & Gas applications.


Brian Edgecombe

Sr. Director of Thermoset Materials R&D, Materia, Inc.

Brian Edgecombe received his PhD in materials science and engineering from Cornell University with a focus on the polymer chemistry and phase behavior of block copolymers. After graduation, he supported the development of new thermoplastics and sub-micron core-shell rubber tougheners at the Rohm and Haas Company and Arkema. In 2006, Brian joined Materia and has been active in technology development of ruthenium-catalyzed poly-DCPD resins for thermoset and composite applications. He has led research teams supporting applications in wind energy, oil and gas, and automotive segments.


Rosemary C. Kiser

Sr. Manager of Business Development, Materia, Inc.

Rosemary Kiser received her PhD in organic chemistry from Stanford University with a focus on natural product synthesis. She then was a National Institutes of Health and Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech in the research group of Professor Robert H. Grubbs where she studied bioresponsive polymer synthesis and characterization. Rose joined Materia with the business development team in 2011. Over the past three years, she has focused on the commercialization of the Proxima resin technology.


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