Rigoberto Advincula

Engineering’s Rigoberto C. Advincula gives talk at TECHCONNECT 2016, participates in press conference on solar airplane

Rigoberto C. Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, was an invited speaker at TECHCONNECT 2016 in Washington, D.C.

The event, which was held in May, is considered the premier nanotechnology and business innovation conference. With more than 900 paper submissions, only 5 precent were invited to present.

Advincula gave a talk titled “Nanostructured Polymers and Materials for Oil and Gas,” which highlighted the research and developments in nanomaterials that require high performance for the oil and gas and energy industries.

He also recently participated in a press conference with Solvay at the National Press Club about Solar Impulse 2, the flying solar powered airplane. The plane recently made its final U.S. stop as it circumnavigates the world, which is an aviation first. Polymers have played an important role in the airplane.

Watch a video of the press conference.