The 46th Annual Short Course
Advances in Emulsion Polymerization
and Latex Technology

A one week Short Course held in the Davos resort area of Switzerland

August 22-26, 2022

Course Organizers

Dr. Mohamed S. El-Aasser
Vice President for International Affairs and Professor of Chemical Engineering
Lehigh University


Dr. F. Joseph Schork
Professor Emeritus, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology


The course is an in-depth study of the synthesis, characterization, and properties of high polymer latexes. The subject matter includes a balance of theory and practical problems. Lectures will begin with introductory material and will progress through recent research results. Lectures will be given in English, and are held in the morning, the late afternoon, and the evening, with a large break in the afternoon to enjoy the recreational activities of the area and allow for interactions between the participants. See schedule for details. Organized hikes and visits to points in interest in and around Davos will be arranged for some of the afternoons.

A similar course is offered at Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania every June.


The Registration Fee for the short course is US$ 1,800. The Registration Fee will cover attendance, coffee breaks, a welcome reception Sunday evening, a final reception on Thursday evening, and a set of course notes. Payment may be made by check, wire transfer or credit card. Please contact us at for information on wire transfer or credit card payment. Refund requests received before June 30 will be honored in full.


The course is designed for engineers and scientists who are actively involved in emulsion work, as well as for those who wish to develop expertise in the area. A basic background in chemistry will be assumed. All participants will receive a set of course notes for the lectures.