Dr. Michael Van De Mark,
Director
Missouri S&T Coatings Institute
BOM Building #2
651 W. 13th Street
Rolla, Missouri 65409-1020

Phone: (573) 341-4882 or 4419
mvandema@mst.edu

Dr. Van De Mark’s Research Group at Missouri S&T Coatings Institute

Graduate Student

Cynthia Riddles is a Ph.D. student working in Dr. Van De Mark’s research group since the fall of 2005.  Cynthia received her BS degree from Southwest Baptist University in 2005.  Current research includes fluorescent studies of nanoscale acrylic polymers, and coalescent behavior of nanoscale polymers in coatings.  Some projects she has taken part in include formulating and developing coatings for manufacturers and various testing of additives for multiple companies. She can be reached at cjrf39@mst.edu

Sagar Gade is from Maharashtra, India. He received a Bachelor of Technology (2000-04) and Master of Technology (2004-06) in Surface Coating Technology from Institute of chemical Technology, (formerly UDCT), Mumbai. He enrolled with Chemistry Department at Missouri S&T in Fall 2008 for Ph.D. program and working with Dr. Van De Mark. His Research interests are eco-friendly coatings, application of organometallic and use of renewable resources in coatings. He can be reached at svgwcc@mst.edu.

Ameya Natu is a Ph.D. student working in Dr. Van De Mark’s research group from spring 2009.  Ameya completed his Bachelor of Technology in Surface Coatings from the Institute of Chemical Technology, (formerly UDCT), Mumbai, India in 2009. He is enrolled with the Chemistry Department at Missorui S&T since the fall of 2009  His research interests includes synthesis of water-reducible polymers and synthesis of modified epoxy resins with superior tensile strength. He can be reached at amnk68@mst.edu

Catherine Hancock is from Poplar Bluff, Missouri and received her B.S. in Chemistry from Arkansas State University. She is now working on her Ph.D. in Dr. Van de Mark’s research group. Catherine’s research interests are free radical polymerization and colloidal unimolecular polymers (CUPs). She can be reached at cemv26@mst.edu

Yousef A Dawib is from Alzentan, Libya. He received a Bachelor of chemistry from Al-fateh University, Tripoli, Libya (1996) and Master of corrosion science and engineering from university of Manchester, UK (2003). He joined Chemistry Department at Missouri S&T in fall 2009 for Ph.D. program. His research interests concentrate on study of anticorrosion additive in coating. He can be reached at yadrh7@mail.mst.edu

Peng Geng is a Ph.D. student working in Dr. Van De Mark's research group in Department of Chemistry at Missouri S&T. He is from Jiangsu, China and he received his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Jiangsu Normal University, China. He can be reached at pgkr4@mst.edu

Undergraduate student

Danielle Primm is from Bolingbrook, Illinois and is working towards her B.S. in Chemistry from Missouri University of Science and Technology. She can be reached at danielle.primm@mst.edu