Mario Perez

Division Scientist
Corporate Research Process Laboratory, 3M Company
"Whatever Happened to Hal?"
Abstract: 
The aim of this discussion is to provide a framework for technical challenges that future professionals may face upon entering a modern industrial environment facing increasing international competitive strength. This talk is a discussion of broad topics of industrial interest in polymer science and engineering in areas of electronics, electrical equipment and safety. It is hoped that these topics may further ignite development of a forward looking perspective in the assessment of the value that polymer chemistry and physics offer when solving problems related to the energy grid and the electrification of transportation.

Biography:

Mario is a Staff Scientist at the Specialty Film Corporate Research Processing Laboratory at the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1994 his efforts involved high strain rate mechanics, novel materials for coatings, structural adhesives, films and nonwovens. Prior to 3M, he spent several years in plastics production management and as faculty member teaching polymeric materials/processing and chemical engineering. Mario’s current field of work is in the area of thermal management composites for electronics and electrical equipment. Applied subjects include vehicle electrification and power electronics packaging. Mario received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  He is the recipient of numerous scientific awards and recognition. Mario has edited a book, an encyclopedia entry, and is author in refereed articles and proceedings, inventor in more than 60 US patents. 

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