Congratulation to our www.chemeon.com Research Chemist, Dr. Catherine Munson. Named to the Products Finishing Magazine 40 under 40!
A graduate of Colorado State and Michigan State universities, Dr. Munson is an expert in trivalent zirconate chemistries and has had an immediate impact on Chemeon’s core competency, says Dr. Sjon Westre, the company’s vice president of technology. “In the short time she has been with us, she has already helped us develop several patentable and patent-pending products,” he says. Dr. Munson was a key member of the team that conducted a recent study and subsequent paper on Chemeon TCP (hexavalent-free) as an anodic seal to replace sodium dichromate/dilute chrome seals. Her 2017 PhD dissertation, “Electrochemical and Material Characterization of a TCP Conversion Coating on Aluminum Alloy 7075-T6,” studies the application mechanisms and efficacy of TCP conversion coatings. She is currently leading product research and development at Chemeon, working to provide new and improved light-metal coating systems to customers around the world