CPC, a provider of quick disconnect couplings and fittings for plastic tubing announced that Chuck Extrand, director of research, was named the recipient of the Robert L. Patrick Fellowship at the Adhesion Society’s Annual Meeting held February 21-24, 2016. Extrand received the fellowship in recognition of his extensive contributions to wetting, adhesion science and the Society.
Adhesion plays an important role in the manufacturing, assembly and performance of CPC’s couplings,connectors and fittings. Strong adhesion between components is critical in creating fluid handling systems that operate at peak performance.
Established in 1991, the Adhesion Society Fellowship Program was inspired by Robert Patrick’s commitment to both the science and technology of adhesion and his dedication to the Society’s multidisciplinary forum for discussing adhesion topics. The fellowship distinguishes members who have provided outstanding contributions to the field of adhesion, including broad and productive research and/or teaching, other noticeable achievements in adhesion or service to the adhesion community, over a sustained period.
A few examples of Extrand’s work include:
- “Uncertainty in Contact Angle Estimates from a Wilhelmly Tensiometer”, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 29, 2515-2520 (2015);
- “Forces, Pressures and Energies Associated with Liquid Rising in Nonuniform Capillary Tubes”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 450, 135-140 (2015); and
- “Repellency of the Lotus Leaf: Contact Angles, Drop Retention, and Sliding Angles”, with Sung In Moon, Langmuir 20, 8791 (2014).
Extrand was also recently selected to receive a 2015 Dover Growth and Innovation Award. This award annually recognizes employees across all Dover companies who make outstanding contributions that impact its business and customers in very positive ways. Dover is a diversified, multi-billion dollar company which operates in four segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. CPC is part of Dover’s Fluids Segment.