In support of our InventU internship program, Axalta enjoys a long history of collaboration and partnership with top-ranked colleges and universities around the world. Some of the ways we collaborate is through lecture series and research collaboration for the purpose of business education, internships, curriculum development, student scholarships, as well as joint research programs that advance science and technology.
The Axalta Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania is part of an ongoing program of cooperation and interaction between scientists at Axalta and the Department of Chemistry of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. As the only global company focused 100% on coatings, Axalta is committed to advancing science, especially the chemistry of materials for producing coatings that are built to perform.
Axalta’s partnership with the University of Michigan includes work with faculty and staff at the business school and the engineering school. Through this partnership, we have completed several business projects which include a Supply Chain Optimization Project and a Lab Productivity Project, as well as a research project focusing on the advancement of coating properties.
Axalta’s partnership with Villanova University includes work with faculty and staff in the College of Engineering. We sponsor the Senior Projects Studio providing a senior engineering design project that extends through the duration of the student’s senior year. This research project focuses on process improvements in the manufacture of water-based coatings.
Axalta partners with several other top-ranked colleges and universities around the world to advance the science of coatings. The nature and length of these partnerships vary but are centered on coatings process and product development. These partnerships include:
North America MIT University of Pennsylvania University of Delaware Queens College
APAC Shanghai Jiaotong University East China University Science & Technology Hefei University of Technology Shanghai University of Engineering Science Shanghai Tongji University
EMEA University of Wuppertal University of Oviedo University of Applied Sciences, Vienna University of Leuven, Belgium