About Adherent Technologies
- Dr. Ronald E. Allred, President
Dr. Allred is president and owner/founder of Adherent Technologies, Inc. (ATI). Before establishing ATI, Dr. Allred was Director of the Materials Development Department at PDA Engineering that was formed to commercialize specialty materials and processes. Dr. Allred joined PDA Engineering from Sandia National Laboratories, where he had accumulated 17 years of experience in the development of specialty materials and processes.
Dr. Allred's research has included interfacial adhesion and processing of composite materials, development of glow discharge plasma processes, environmental effects on polymers and composite materials, composites and adhesives test development, high-temperature composite fire barriers, heat damage in aircraft composite systems, materials for electronic packaging, advanced printed wiring board materials and processes, acoustic wave chemical microsensors, catalytic recycling of complex polymer-based mixtures, and the development of specialty polymers, adhesives, coatings, fiber sizings, and foams.
Dr. Allred has over 120 publications in technical journals and conference proceedings and has 20 patent disclosures and over 250 company reports. He has served as principal investigator or program manager on over 250 successfully completed research and development programs sponsored by DoD, NASA, DOE, NSF, EPA, and industry.
Dr. Allred earned his ScD in the Polymerics Panel of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT under a Doctoral Study Fellowship from SNL. He has a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Nuclear Engineering, both from the University of New Mexico (UNM).
- Dr. Jan-Michael Gosau, Engineering & Environmental Projects Manager
Dr. Gosau holds the position of Engineering and Environmental Projects Manager. Before joining ATI, he was engaged as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Arizona and as research assistant at the UNM while completing the course work for an MS in chemical engineering. His research focused on self-assembled monolayers for sensor applications.
Dr. Gosau has also done research in conducting polymers and opiod mimetics at the University of Arizona as well as synthesis and characterization of novel polymers at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Science. At ATI, Dr. Gosau has developed the process for large-scale synthesis of polysilylenes for use in radiation sensors and space vehicle coatings. His current research focuses on conductive thermal control coatings for spacecraft and the development of new catalysts for the recycling of composites and other high value scrap material and for catalytic air purification devices. Dr. Gosau has 20 publications in technical journals and several conference proceedings. Dr. Gosau is a German national and a permanent US resident.
Dr. Gosau received his Dr. rer. nat. from the Freie Univeristät Berlin. He has a Diploma in Chemistry from the Univeristät Mainz. The work for both thesis and dissertation was performed at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Science.