The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures, put on their annual showcase this past January 19th – 21st. A section of the showcase was dedicated to student “Poster Sessions.”

Just ten students from across the nation were chosen to exhibit their research on protective coatings to educate the public on the advancements of industry technology and hopefully inspire other students to enter the field.

Among the ten lucky students, two of them happened to be FIU CEE Ph.D. students: Saiada Fuadi Fancy, and Md Ahsan Sabbir.

Their participation in the showcase and details of their research were published recently on PaintSquare – a free, online and print source for complete coverage of the protective and marine coatings industry.

Fancy presented her research on “The Effect of Holiday Size on the Coating Disbondment of Polymer Coatings with Zinc-Rich Primer”, and Sabbir on “Assessment of the CBPC Coating in Alternate Wet and Dry Exposure.”

They were allowed to talk about their research twice throughout the showcase to an audience of industry professionals, students in and outside their field, and many more. Their poster presentations stayed on display the rest of the time from Tuesday through Thursday.

To read the article from PaintSquare and learn more about Fancy’s and Sabbir’s research, click here.