University of Maine, Orono, July 15-16, 2009

Listed below are the papers presented at the Seventh International symposium ion Polymer Surface Modification held at the University of Maine Orono the week of July 12, 2009. To view the presentation in Portable Document File (pdf) format simply click on he title. Please note that these presentations are being made available as supplied by the presenting author and no changes or modifications whatever have been made. These presentations are being made available in advance of publication of the archival volume which will be volume 6 in the series on Contact angle, Wettability and Adhesion edited by the director of MST CONFERENCES Dr. Kash Mittal.

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Denis Dowling; University College Dublin, Room 223 Engineering Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, IRELAND; Influence of Processing Conditions on the Adhesion Performance of Atmospheric Plasma Polymerized Primer Coatings on Steel

Thomas Strunskus; Ruhr University Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, GERMANY; Ion Modifications of Metal/Polymer Interfaces

N. A. Darwish, A. A. El-Wakil and

A. I. Abou-Kandil ; National Institute of Standards, Tersa Street. El-Haram. El-Giza.P.O.Box: 136 Giza. Post Code: 12211, EGYPT; Graft Co-Polymerization of 1, 5 diaminonaphthalene to improve adhesion between EPDM Rubber and Polyester Fabric

S.A. Pihan, T. Tsukruk, A. Chifen,

R. Förch; Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, GERMANY; Plasma Polymerized Hexamethyl Disiloxane in Adhesion Applications

Gijo Raj, Eric Balnois, Christophe Baley and Yves Grohens; Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des MATériaux de Bretagne (LIMATB), Université de Bretagne Sud, Rue de Saint Maudé, BP 92116, F-56321 Lorient Cedex, FRANCE; Interfaces in Biocomposites: Colloid Force Measurements Between Cellulose and Polylactic Acid

Karina Grundke, Jan Roth, Victoria Albrecht, Mirko Nitschke, Cornelia Bellmann, Frank Simon, Stefan Zschoche, Stefan Michel, Claudia Luhmann and Brigitte Voit; Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, P. O. Box 120 411, D-01005 Dresden, GERMANY; Surface Functionalization of Silicone Elastomers to Form Permanently Stable Adhesion Joints


F.J. Xu, S.J. Yuan, G. L. Li, K.G. Neoh and E.T. Kang; Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, SINGAPORE 119260; Surface Functionalization via Controlled Radical Polymerizations

F. Griffon, C. Delval and P. Hoffmann; EPFL, Station 17, Lausanne VD 1015, SWITZERLAND; Hot-Embossing: a Novel Technique for the Replication of Superhydrophobic Polymer Samples

Thomas Bahners and Eckhard Schollmeyer; Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e. V., Adlerstr. 1, D-47798 Krefeld, GERMANY; Photo-initiated Inter-Linking of Coatings on Textiles and Other Polymer Substrates

Hernando Salapare III; Plasma Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Physics, College of Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, PHILIPPINES; Preprint: The Porosity and Wettability Properties of Hydrogen Ion Treated Polytetrafluoroethylene

K. Schröder, B. Finke, F. Lüthen, J. B. Nebe, J. Rychly, U. Walschus, M. Schlosser, A. Ohl and K. D. Weltmann; Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP), F.-Hausdorff Straße 2, D-17489 Greifswald, GERMANY; Plasma Polymer Coatings for Improved Cell Adhesion to Titanium Surfaces

M-L. Abel, J. Bertho, P. Zdhan, V. Stolojan and J. F. Watts; The Surface Analysis Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford Surrey GU2 7XH, UK; Effect of Incorporation of Silanes within Epoxy Adhesives on Interface Chemistry: A Surface Analysis Study

Sean X. Liu; Cereal Products and Food Science Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS, 1815 N. University Street, Peoria, IL 61604; The Effect of Polymer Surface Modification on Polymer-Protein Interaction via Interfacial Polymerization and Hydrophilic Polymer Grafting

M. Masudul Hassan , Marco Mueller and Manfred H. Wagner Technical; University of Berlin, Institute of Material Science and Technology, Polymertechnik/Polymerphysik, Fasanen Str. 90, D-10623 Berlin, GERMANY; Improvement of Mechanical Performance of Hybrid Seaweed/Rice Straw Polypropylene Composite: Effect of Maleic Anhydride

Charles Anamelechi; Biomedical Engineering Department, Duke University (CIEMAS 1313), 144 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708; Endothelial Cell Adhesion to Synthetic Vascular Grafts Using Biotinylated Fibronectin in a Dual Ligand Protein System

N. Kasálková, Z. Makajová, K. Kolįųovį, P. Slepička, L. Bačįkovį , M. Pacķzek and V. Švorčķk; Department of Solid State Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC; Cytocompatibility of Plasma-treated and Grafted Polyethylene

Sang Wook Park and Dai Gil Lee; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, ME3221, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, REPUBLIC OF KOREA; Adhesion Characteristics of Surface-treated Glass/Epoxy Composite with Nano-particles


Barry Arkles , Youlin Pan and Eric Eisenbraun; Gelest, Inc., 11 East Steel Road, Morrisville, PA 19067; Chemical Bonding to Metals: Hydridosilanes as Coupling Agents


Philipp Bringmann, Franz Gammel and Irene Jansen; EADS Innovation Works, Munich, GERMANY; Comparison of Atmospheric Plasma and Wet-chemical Derived Coupling Films as Pretreatment for Structural Bonding

Peng Wang; Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012; Specular Neutron Reflectivity of Silane-laced Epoxy Films

2:00-2:30: Bhanu P. S. Chauhan; Department of Chemistry, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ 07470; Catalytic Polysilylation: An Efficient Approach to Hybrid Materials

Claudius D'Silva and Catalin Fotea; School of Biology, Chemistry & Health Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD, UK; Adhesion Enhancement via the Use of Silane Reagents

  D. P. Dowling, C. Nwankire and M. Ardhaoui; School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, IRELAND; Influence of Precursor Chemistry on the Adhesion of Atmospheric Plasma Deposited Siloxane Coatings onto Stainless Steel

Jukka Matinlinna, Pekka VALLITTU and Lippo LASSILA; University of Hong Kong, Dental Materials Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. CHINA; Effects of Different Silane Coupling Agents on Flexural Strength of an Experimental Filled Resin Composite

Garrett Matthews; Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620; Functionalization of Surfaces with Glycosaminoglycans and Proteoglycans for Investigations of Cell Adhesion

Mutlu Özcan; University of Groningen, Department of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Clinical Dental Biomaterials, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS; Surface Conditioning Concepts in Adhesive Dentistry: from Theory to Practice

Jin Gyu Kim, Sang Wook Park, Soon Ho Yoon and Dai Gil Lee; KAIST, Mechanical Eng., 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, KOREA; Optimum Silane Treatment of Adhesively Bonded Aluminum Joints at Cryogenic Temperatures

SM. Tiwari, W. K. Dierkes, R. N. Datta, A. G. Talma, J. W. M. Noordermeer and Wim J. Van Ooij; Department of Elastomer Technology and Engineering, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, THE NETHERLANDS; Tailoring Silica Surface Properties by Plasma Polymerization for Elastomer Applications

Azhar Ahmad; Malaysian Rubber Board; Reactive Blending of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) with Functionalized Ethylene Propylene Rubber