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PCI Distributes Scholarship Funds for 2014-15 School Year

Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has announced its first scholarship award recipients for students at University of Akron and North Dakota State University. The Educational Fund is designated for the sole purpose of soliciting, recommending and approving scholarship awards to students who are pursuing studies in fields related to powder coatings. They must be attending an educational institution that offers studies related to the powder coating industry such as polymer science, manufacturing, or engineering. Congratulations to the following recipients who were collectively awarded $9,000 in scholarships:

  • Subadhra Janardhanan; University of Akron—The Synthesis of Novel Powder Coating Resins for Heat-Sensitive Substrates. Advisor: Dr. Mark Soucek
  • Junren Lin; North Dakota State University—Corrosion Protection of Powder Coatings Using Metal Rich Primers. Advisor: Dr. Dante Battocchi
  • Casey Orgon; North Dakota State University—Electrochemical Investigation of the Corrosion Protection, Durability, and Effect of Exposure on Powder/Metal- Rich Coatings. Advisor: Dr. Dante Battocchi

“One of PCI’s most important missions is to ensure a sustainable, well-trained future workforce as it relates to powder coating technology,” says Dave Lurie, PCI Executive Director. “This year’s scholarship recipients are on their way to creating technology advancements of the future—and we are proud to help them get there!”

PCI’s Materials Technology Committee administers the Scholarship Program and works with the executive director of PCI® and his staff to promote and solicit scholarship applications from students and educational institutions. The Materials Technology Committee awards scholarships based on a set of criteria established and approved by the PCI® Board of Directors.

For more information, visit www., or contact Kevin Biller (; 614- 354-1198) or Dave Lurie (dlurie@; 248-224-0752).