On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Specialized Coatings for Advanced Medical Devices


Today’s medical devices perform increasingly critical roles in healthcare, with many offering improved performance and function due to the use of conformal coatings. Functional properties most frequently sought with coatings are barrier protection, electrical insulation, and surface modification.

This 60-minute Webinar provides deeper insight into these functional needs by offering examples of critical devices and components that benefit from high-performance coatings and reviews how engineers and designers fill those needs by examining several specialized coatings, their processes, and their properties. The presentation also offers key information and guidance regarding cleanliness and adhesion considerations.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology, Specialty Coating Systems

Dr. Rakesh Kumar is the Vice President of Technology for Specialty Coating Systems, where he leads the R&D group and manages Parylene R&D activities worldwide. He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in advanced polymeric materials and their applications in medical devices, electronics, MEMS, sensors, LEDs, and nanotechnology. Rakesh earned his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from India and completed his post-doctorate work in polymer chemistry and interfacial adhesion at the UCL, U.K. He is co-author of a book and has several published papers, book chapters, and patents.

Dick Molin, Medical Market Manager, Specialty Coating Systems

Dick Molin is the Medical Market Manager for Specialty Coating Systems. His focus includes expansion of SCS’ medical market activities and new medical applications for SCS Parylene, liquid, ALD, and multi-layer conformal coating services and technologies. He has 35 years of experience in product and process development, including over 20 years at SCS where he has actively worked with advanced materials, processes, and applications. Dick earned his bachelor’s degree in materials science engineering from the University of Arizona and holds an MBA in technology management from the University of Phoenix.


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