Frontiers in Polymer Science

Fourth International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science
In association with the journal polymer
20-22 May 2015, Riva del Garda (on Lake Garda), Italy

The 4th International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science is now over. It attracted 602 participants from 59 countries.

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the 3 best posters awards (on for each of the 3 poster sessions)

Best Poster Award for Poster Session 1
The investigation of force-induced conformation transition of polyphenylacetylene and its derivatives in different solvents by using single-molecule force spectroscopy
W. Deachophon*, H. Manuspiya, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Best Poster Award for Poster Session 2
Polyamide 6/SiO2 composites by coupled twin polymerization of deficient twin monomers
K. Nagel*1, L. Kaßner1, R-E. Grützner2, R. Minkwitz2, A. Seifert1, S. Spange1, 1Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany, 2BASF SE, Germany

Best Poster Award for Poster Session 3
Self-healing polymers in self-assembled nacre-mimetics allow outstanding structural definition, transparency and supramolecular control over mechanical properties
B. Zhu*, M. Noak, A. Walther, DWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Germany

We are also pleased to announce that the 5th International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science will take place 17-19 May 2017 in Seville, Spain.

Plenary Speakers
Steven P. Armes, University of Sheffield, UK
Frank S. Bates, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Kookheon Char, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Benjamin Chu, Stony Brook University, NY, USA
Gérard Férey, Academy of Sciences, Paris, France
Steve Granick, IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter, Ulsan, Korea and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
Andrew B. Holmes, University of Melbourne, Australia
Bernard Lotz, Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France
Wolfgang Meier, University of Basel, Switzerland
E.W. (Bert) Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Christopher K. Ober, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Geoffrey A. Ozin, University of Toronto, Canada 
Virgil Percec, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA 
Maurizio Prato, Università di Trieste, Italy
Molly M. Stevens, Imperial College London, UK

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Symposium Chairs
Stephen Z.D. Cheng, University of Akron, USA
Rumen Duhlev, Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom
Axel H. E. Müller, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

Local Chair
Giancarlo Galli, Università di Pisa, Italy

Join top plenary speakers and international delegates at the Fourth International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science.

The 3-day symposium will consist of 15 plenary lectures (of 50 minutes each), given by outstanding scientists whose exceptionally creative work opens up new frontiers for polymer science. In addition, there will be three poster sessions (each consisting of two parts within the same day) allowing for the viewing of a large number of poster presentations.

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We expect around 600 participants from over 50 countries, as we already had at the previous three meetings in 2009, 2011 and 2013. For details please visit the History page.


Previous Symposia

The First International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science took place in Mainz, Germany from 7-9 June 2009 and celebrated the 50th anniversary of the journal polymer. You can find out more about this and the second and third symposia in the series via the History page

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Journal - Polymer

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