|UV/EB Student Technology Award|
De’Andre Stafford-May’s interest in Kevlar®, combined with the expertise of polymer science professors Dr. James W. Rawlins and Dr. Sergei Nazarenko and Ph.D. candidates Joshua Hanna and James Goetz, resulted in an exciting and possibly commercially significant development whereby the curing time of Kevlar® composites was reduced from 24-48 hours to just two minutes by using ultraviolet light. The development might one day lead to a less expensive, more rapid way of developing Kevlar® composites for military and commercial uses.
Photo: University of Southern Missisippi Ph.D. candidates James Goetz and Joshua Hanna pictured with UV/EB Student Award Winner De'Andre Stafford-May. Making the presentation are David Harbourne Fusion UV and RadTech President, Howard Ragin of DSM-AGI.