Dr. Robert Pieper is an expert in coatings and paints for use with polymeric, rubber, and composite materials and devices.

Industry Experience

Robert has extensive experience in organic synthesis and characterization, as well as extensive experience in RoHS Testing, VOC/SVOC Testing, organic/inorganic/metal coating and material formulation and characterization, and biodegradable material synthesis and characterization. 

Project Experience

Robert focuses on performing new product review and reverse engineering assistance, failure analysis investigations and consulting on a wide variety of consumer products and industrial related accidents involved in litigation, insurance and industrial matters. He has investigated projects related to product liability and intellectual property.


Surface Property Modifications of Coatings via Self-Stratification, Doctoral Thesis, North Dakota State University (2010)

Pieper RJ, Ekin A, Webster DC. Combinatorial Approach to study the effect of acrylic polyols composition on the properties of corsslinked siloxanes-polyurethane fouling-release coatings. Journal of Coatings Technology and Research 2007; 4(4):453-461.

Chen S, Pieper RJ, Webster DC, Singh J. Triblock Copolymers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Delivery of a Model Protein. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2005; 208:207-218.

Webster DC, Pieper RJ, Nasrullah MJ. Novel zwitterionic/amphiphilic pentablock copolymers and coatings therefrom. U.S. Patent No. 8629210 (2014)

Webster DC, Ekin A, Pieper RJ. Thermoset siloxanes-urethane fouling release coating. U.S. Patent No. 7989074 (2011)
  • American Chemical Society – ACS (Member of Division of Polymer Chemistry and Division of Polymeric Materials: Science Engineering)
    Society of Plastics Engineers — SPE 
    Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology – FSCT
    Materials Research Society – MRS
    Society of Automotive Engineers – SAE (Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Committee Member)

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