Satish Kumar, Co-Program leader for the Coating Process Fundamentals (CPF) research program, has been named President of International Society of Coating Science and Technology

Kumar will hold this position for two years. He previously served as ISCST Vice President for the Americas, a position he was elected to in 2012. ISCST is a technical society formed by an international group of academic and industrial scientists and engineers to foster fundamental understanding of liquid-applied coating processes. ISCST serves as an interface between scholarly research and industrial practice: both are welcome but it is the interplay between the two that makes ISCST unique. Approximately two-thirds of current ISCST members are from industry, with the remainder coming from other places such as academia and national laboratories.