Instructors and Staff
Radiation Curing Program | RCP
Dr. Susan Bailey
Technical Development Manager Acrylates, IGM Resins
Susan holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to her current position, Susan held product development roles at Brewer Science and Hewlett-Packard Company; Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Southern California; Adjunct Professor, Linn Benton Community College (2007-2010); and Invited Lecturer, Radtech International North America. Dr. Bailey currently is technical management of process chemistry and development of new products for the UV ink & coating industry.
Dr. Molly Hladik
Senior Applications Engineer, Brewer Science, Carbon Nanotechnologies Pipeline
Molly holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi were she studied under Dr. Charles Hoyle, renowned pioneer in the fields of photopolymerization and photochemistry. She earned a M.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Hladik has over ten years of experience formulating and synthesizing polymers in various methods and mediums specializing in inkjet, flexo, gravure, and screen print depositions. Dr. Hladik is currently developing new carbon nanotube-based platforms and products, as well as developing deposition techniques for a variety of applications.
Dr. Mark Driscoll
Radiation Chemist and founding Co-director of the Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing, SUNY ESF
Mark holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from SUNY ESF, a B.S. in Chemistry, St. Johns University with a minor in secondary education, and an A.A., Mathematics, SUNY Delhi. Mark is responsible for radiation safety College-wide. He has led the creation and development of the College’s new Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (Dr. Jennifer Smith, Co-director), and its component UV/EB Center, supported, in part, by a $1 million NYSERDA grant.
Mr. Dan Montoney
Chief Technology Officer, Rapid Cure Technologies
Dan holds a B.S. in Chemistry, minor in Mathematics, from Le Moyne College. He is co-founder (with Tim Shaughnessy) of Rapid Cure Technologies, a formulator and manufacturer of environmentally friendly rapid-cure chemistries and processes. Dan has over 15 years’ experience in the research, development and commercialization of UV/EB technologies in various end-use markets, including automotive, general industrial, energy and military applications. Dan has also held numerous key managerial/director positions at two New York engineered materials manufacturers. Dan is an active member of RadTech International and also serves on the board of directors for the NYSERDA co-funded UV/EB Technology Center at SUNY-ESF.
Mr. Kevin J. Daley
Thomas Technology Group
Kevin graduated from LeMoyne College with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is currently Vice President at TTG Thomas Technology Group, where he has served since 1989. Kevin has worked in various capacities with TTG; however, his focus has been primarily in field sales, covering upstate New York. This effort has allowed him the opportunity to meet with small, mid-size, and large companies to help manage capital equipment projects. Prior to his current role, Kevin maintained a role within RKB Opto-Electronics.
Dr. Mike Idacavage
Vice President of Business Development, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions
Mike holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Syracuse University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Drexel University. Mike has been involved with radiation curing technologies for many years, and has worked with numerous industry leaders. Prior to his current position, Mike has worked as the Vice President of Business Development at Esstech; a Principal Research Fellow for Cytec Industries, Inc.; the Radcure Research Director at Cytec Surface Specialties; the Vice President of Research and Technology at UCB Chemicals Corporation; and a Research Director at NAPP Systems, Inc. Mike is currently working to seek out and evaluate new and innovative radiation cure technologies and applications.
Dr. Doreen M. Monteleone
Program Manager, Outreach and Recruitment
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant, Enhancing American Jobs and Global Competitiveness: A Collaborative Initiative in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing.
Doreen leads outreach and recruitment, with a focus on Radiation Curing Program (RCP) courses, to industry, colleges/universities, associations and other organizations and individuals across the U.S. Doreen holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Stony Brook University and a B.S. from Southampton College. Her recent professional affiliations include RadTech International, North America (director of sustainability & Environmental Health and Safety initiatives), Flexographic Technical Association (director of Environmental Health and Safety, sustainability, member services, special projects), Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (board member, treasurer) and New York State Department of Economic Development (director of Clean Air Act Small Business Ombudsman program).
Doreen also will take an active role in the RCP program as an ESF Outreach Adjunct Associate Professor.
Radiation Curing Program | RCP
Mr. Anthony J. Berejka
Tony has published numerous articles, many dealing with the market, technology and environmental aspects of radiation processing. He holds fifteen US patents, many related to materials used in irradiation technology, with two pending. Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and his Masters of Business Administration with a Certificate in International Business from Seton Hall University. During his industrial career, he had worked for Esso Research and Engineering in specialty polymers, for the Raychem Corporation, now Tyco Electronics, and for the accelerator manufacturer, Radiation Dynamics, now IBA Industrial. Since 1981, he has run his own consulting firm, IONICORP+, in Huntington, New York, which deals in materials and process development, venture appraisals and technology transfer. Clients have included major corporations, small and start-up companies who have engaged him in various projects involving the commercial use of electron beam and X-ray processing. Tony is a founding member and Past-President both of RadTech International North America, the industrial association for the advancement of radiation technology, and of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurement and Standards (CIRMS), a forum composed of individuals representing industry, academia and various US federal agencies and departments dealing with irradiation technology. He has conducted reviews on behalf of the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academies, including being a reviewer of the 2008 publication on Radiation Source Use and Replacement. He has consulted for the International Atomic Energy Agency on the effects of irradiation on medical devices, on radiation curable composites, and is completing a document for the agency on Industrial Electron Beam Processing. He has been a member of SPE since 1991.
Dr. Jonathan Hollander
Founding Fellow, Economy – Energy – Environment (E3) Foundation
Jonathan earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Churchill College, University of Cambridge where his dissertation was Defect-reduced growth and characterisation of off-basal III-nitride quantum well structures, a Masters of Philosophy in Physics from Churchill College, University of Cambridge (2006), and a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jonathan was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge, and an Undergraduate Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, University of California in Santa Barbara, Materials Research Laboratory,the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Syracuse University, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science. As a Teaching Assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign he was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching” university-wide distinction.
This project is funded, in part, by a U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant, Enhancing American Jobs and Global Competitiveness: A Collaborative Initiative in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing.
The SUNY-ESF Radiation Curing Program is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This project adheres to the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA).