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1 - Recent Developments in Polymer Synthesis

a) Controlled/Living Polymerization

  • David Haddleton (University of Warwick, UK)
    "Aqueous copper(II) photoinduced polymerization of acrylates"
  • Graeme Moad (CSIRO, Australia)
    "Approaches to RAFT synthesis of multifunctional, multi-armed polymers"
  • Junpo He (Fudan University, China)
    "New Possibility of Living Anionic Polymerization: from Living Dendrimer to Sequence Controlled Polymer"
  • Masami Kamigaito (Nagoya University, Japan)
    "Synergetic Advances in Living Cationic and Radical Polymerizations"
  • Tae-Lim Choi (Seoul National University, Korea)
    "Cyclopolymerization of 1,6-hepatadiynes: Synthesis, Mechanism and Application"
  • Takashi Ishizone (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    "Anionic Polymerization of Exomethylene Hydocarbon Monomers"
  • Cyrille Boyer (University of New South Wales, Australia)
    "Photoredoxcatalysts; An efficient Tool for Modern Polymer Synthesis"
  • Daniel Taton (Université de Bordeaux, France)
    "Organopolymerization by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Selectivity and Monomer Scope"
  • Stéphane Carlotti (Université de Bordeaux, France)
    "Marrying Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization with Chain-Growth Condensation Polymerization for the Synthesis of Aliphatic-Aromatic Copolyamides"
  • Lian Hutchings (University of Durham, UK)
    "Monomer Sequence Control via Living Anionic Polymerisation"
  • Greg Qiao (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
    "More Than a Traditional RAFT: Direct Light Induced Controlled Polymerization Using Trithiocarbonates"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Masami Kamigaito
Coordinator: Prof. Remzi Becer

b) Complex Macromolecular Structures

  • Amitav Sanyal (Bogazici University, Turkey)
    "Thiol-based Conjugations: A Versatile Tool for Fabrication and Functionalization of Polymeric Nanomaterials"
  • Andrew Dove (University of Warwick, UK)
    "Thiol-yne Click Chemistry for the Synthesis of Tough Materials"
  • Brigitte Voit (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany)
    "Highly aromatic hyperbranched polymers designed for film applications in opto-electronics"
  • Filip Du Prez (Ghent University, Belgium)
    "Thiolactone Groups as Functional Handles: From Double End Group Modification to Macromolecular Lineups"
  • Jean-François Lutz (Institut Charles Sadron, France)
    "About Sequences, Codes and Polymers"
  • Patrick Theato (University of Hamburg, Germany)
    "From Simple Chemistries to Complex Functional Polymers"
  • Yasuyuki Tezuka (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    "Topological Polymer Chemistry toward Macromolecular Graph Constructions"
  • Timothy Lodge (University of Minnesota, USA)
    "Tuning modulus and ionic conductivity in block copolymer/ionic liquid nanocomposites"
  • Remzi Becer (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
    "Precision glycopolymers and their interactions with lectins"
  • Javid Rzayev (University at Buffalo, USA)
    “Building nanostructured material from molecular bottlebrushes”. 
  • Soeren Hvilsted (Danish Polymer Centre, Denmark)
    "Inverted grafting-to PDMS block copolymers in a PDMS matrix key to superior aqueous lubrication"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Filip Du Prez
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Amitav Sanyal

c) Light-induced Reactions in Polymer Science

  • Christopher N. Bowman (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
    "Photo-curable triazole-containing crosslinked networks from structure-property relationship to tough industrial thermosets"
  • Christopher Barner-Kowollik (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
    "Exploiting Photochemical Selectivity in Macromolecular Synthesis"
  • Jun Nie (Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China)
    "Photopolymerization: a tools for surface modification"
  • Marco Sangermano (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
    "Versatility of light induced polymerization reaction"
  • Robert Liska (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
    "Biocompatible and Biodegradable Monomers for 3D Printing"
  • Xavier Allonas (University of Haute Alsace, France)
    "One-Pot Three-Step Polymerization System Using Double Click Michael Addition and Radical Photopolymerization"
  • Céline Crouxté-Barghorn (University of Haute Alsace, France)
    "Hydrophobic and light-cured acrylate-based coatings: correlation between the network structure and self-replenishing properties"
  • Nergis Arsu (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey)
    "In-situ preparation of metal/polymer nanocomposite thin films by photopolymerization method"
  • Jacques Lalevée (University of Haute Alsace, France)
    "Photocatalysts in Polymerization Reactions"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Xavier Allonas
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Binnur Aydogan Temel

d- Condensation Polymerization and Thermoset

  • Mikhail Zolotukhin (Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Mexico)
    "Metal free, superacid catalyzed step-growth polymerization: State of the art"
  • Hatsuo Ishida (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
    "The Most Versatile Polymer Chemistry, Polybenzoxazines: Various Preparation Methods and New Polymerization Schemes for Advanced Material Design"
  • Tsutomu Yokozawa (Kanagawa University, Japan)
    "Synthesis of Conjugated Polymer by Alternating Intramolecular and Intermolecular Catalyst-Transfer Condensation Polymerization under Unstoichiometric Conditions"
  • Iskender Yilgor (Koc University, Turkey)
    "Hyperbranched segmented polyurethaneureas: A versatile platform for the preparation of novel functional materials"
  • Mark Soucek (The University of Akron, USA)
    "Comparison of In Situ to Ex situ Prepared Sol-gel Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Coatings"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Tsutomu Yokozawa
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Baris Kiskan


2 - Polymer Characterization by New and Combined Techniques
  • Holger Schönherr (University of Siegen, Germany)
    "Combined AFM - confocal fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to interrogate nanoenvironments in bacteria-sensing polymeric vesicles"
  • Helmuth Münstedt (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
    "Characterization of Polyethylenes by Thermorheological Methods"
  • Young-Wan Kwon (Korea University, South Korea)
    "Magnetic Properties of π-stacked polymers"
  • Robert G Gilbert (University of Queensland, Australia)
    "Structural characterisation of complex branched polymers to understand synthesis-structure-property relations"
  • Bernhard Bluemich (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
    "Polymer Characterization with Compact NMR"
  • Taihyun Chang  (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea)
    "Precise characterization of polymers prepared by anionic polymerization and controlled radical polymerization"
  • Peter Kilz (Polymer Standards Service, Germany)
    "Investigation of Polymer Reactions by GPC/SEC with Mass Spectrometry"
  • Dietmar Aull (University Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • Betty Lopez (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia) 
    "Study of the effect of physicochemical parameters on chitosan-oleic acid nanoparticles size for encapsulation of anti-inflammatory hydrophobic drug"
  • Sven Henning (Fraunhofer Institute Halle, Germany)
    "Micromechanics of Polymers: Electron Microscopic Methods to Investigate Micro- and Nanoscopic Processes of Deformation and Fracture"
  • To be announced

Co-organizer: Prof. Michael Hess
Coordinator: Prof. Levent Demirel

3 - Macromolecules & Nanotechnology
  • Andreas Fery (Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
    "Responsive Layers made from Colloidal Building blocks"
  • Gilbert Walker (University of Toronto, Canada)
    "Near Field Infrared Microscopy of Polymer Films and Boron Nitride"
  • Stephen Craig (Duke University, USA)
    "Single Molecule Properties of Covalently Responsive Polymers"
  • G. Julius Vancso (University of Twente, the Netherlands)
    "Charge and surface fouling at the nanoscale: Isoelectric points of proteins by Atomic Force Microscopy"
  • Martin Moller (DWI - RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
    "From light empowered to self oscillating hydrogel objects - on the rate and directionality control of microscopic morphing"
  • Roy Shenhar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
    "Nano-Patterned Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Spanning Square Centimetre Areas"
  • Cenk Aktaş (Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany)
    "Bi-phasic Hybrid Nanostructures for Functional Applications"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Gyula Julius Vancso
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Tamer Uyar

4 - Macromolecules in Biotechnology & Medicine

  • Molly Stevens (Imperial College, UK)
  • Tanja Weil (University of Ulm, Germany)
    "Synthesis of Nature-inspired Biohybrid Architectures for Nanomedicine and Precision Sensing"
  • Fenghua Meng (Soochow University, China)
    "Robust Polymersomal Doxorubicin for Active Tumor Targeted Chemotherapy"
  • Martina Stenzel (University of New South Wales, Australia)
    "Nanoparticles coated with sugars for drug deliver"
  • Sebastien Perrier (University of Warwick, UK)
    "Novel Nanomaterials to Engineer Effective Drug Delivery Vectors"
  • Mustafa O. Guler (Bilkent University, Turkey)
    "Biomimetic Self-Assembled Peptide Nanostructures"
  • Karsten Haupt (Compiègne University of Technology, France)
  • Jürgen Rühe (University of Freiburg, Germany)
    "Engineered biointerfaces through tailormade surface-attached polymer networks – From to new diagnostic tools to implantable materials"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Martina Stenzel
Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Muhammet Kahveci

5 - Energy, Optics, & Optoelectronics

  • Martin J. Heeney (Imperial College, UK)
    "Tuning the performance of conjugated polymers for transistor and solar cells applications"
  • Levent Toppare (METU, Turkey)
    "Conjugated polymers and their application"
  • Iain McCulloch (Imperial College London, UK)
    "Semiconducting Polymers and Small Molecules for Transistors and Solar Cells"
  • Barry C. Thompson (University of Southern California, USA)
    "Polymer and Active Layer Design for Optimized Polymer-Fullerene Solar Cells"
  • Jianxin Geng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
    "Composites of Carbon Nanomaterials and Conjugated Polymers: Preparation and Properties"
  • Vera Cimrova (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)
    "Semiconducting Conjugated Copolymers for Optoelectronics: Effects of Side Chains and Molecular Weight"
  • Yingping Zou (Central South University, China)
    "New Polymers for Photovoltaics and NIR-II Imaging"
  • Turan Ozturk (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
    "Thienothiophenes (TT) and Dithienothiophenes (DTT) for Electronic and Optoelectronic"
  • Der-Jang Liaw (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology,Taiwan)
    Advanced Polymeric Materials: Synthesis, Optoelectronic Properties, Highly Selective Dispersion "of SWCNTs, Electrochromic and Solar Cell Applications"
  • Derya Baran (Julich Forschungszentrum GmbH, Germany)
    "Exceeding the Limits of Fullerene Solar Cells"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Levent Toppare
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Ali Çırpan

6 - Polymer and Polymer-Based Membranes

  • Volker Abetz (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
    "Integral Asymmetric Block Copolymer Membranes: Structure Formation and Preparation by Casting, Spinning, and Spraying"
  • Suzana Nunes (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
    "New polymers and blends for block copolymer membranes"
  • Peter Budd (Manchester University, UK)
    "Membrane separations with PIMs and graphene"
  • Young Moo Lee (Hanyang University, South Korea)
    "Novel membranes for energy and environments"
  • Benny D. Freeman (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
    "Ion Solubility, Diffusion, Permeation and Conductivity in Charged Polymer"
  • Steven Holdcroft (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
    "Hydrocarbon, Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Acidic and Alkaline Electrochemical Devices"
  • Adriana Boschetti de Fierro (Baxter, Germany)
    "Medium Cut-off Membranes for Hemodialysis - Closer to the Natural Kidney's Removal Function"
  • Richard Spontak (North Carolina State University, USA)
    "On the Morphological Control and Transport Properties of Highly Tunable Block Ionomers as Membranes"
  • Volkan Filiz (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
    " Ionic liquids supported by porous and isoporous membranes for CO2/N2 gas separation applications"
  • Tamer Uyar (Turkey)
    "Bacteria encapsulated/immobilized electrospun polymeric nanofibrous webs for wastewater treatment"
  • To be announced

Co-organizer: Prof. S. Birgul Tantekin-Ersolmaz
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Tuba Erdogan Bedri

7 - Smart and Functional Polymers 

  • Brent Sumerlin (University of Florida, USA)
  • Eva Harth (Vanderbilt University, USA)
    "Chemistry and techniques to form functional polymer networks"
  • Molly Stevens (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Richard Hoogenboom (Ghent University, Belgium)
    "Poly(2-oxazoline)s as basis for responsive polymers"
  • Frank Wiesbrock (Polymer Competence Center Leoben, Austria)
    "Contact Biocides Based on Poly(2-oxazoline)s and Poly(2-oxazine)s"
  • Andrew Lowe (Curtin University, Australia)
    "Triply Responsive Nanoparticle based on Poly[oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate-block-3-phenylpropyl methacrylate] Copolymers"
  • Meifang Zhu (Donghua University, China)
    "Multifunctional Organic/Inorganic Hybrid-gels: from Polymer Design to Fiber Preparation and Applications"
  • Patricia Dankers (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
    "Functional, bio-inspired supramolecular polymeric materials – the interplay between covalent and non-covalent bonds"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Richard Hoogenboom
Coordinator: Prof. Faruk Yilmaz

8 - Renewable Resources and Biopolymers (Confirmed Invited Speakers)

  • Bob Gilbert (University of Queensland, Australia)
    " Glycogen: a surprising biopolymer with an essential role in diabetes management"
  • Henri Cramail (Université Bordeaux, France)
    "Fully bio-based Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes (NIPU) via cyclic carbonate/amine route"
  • Marina Galià (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
    "Shifting to Non-Edible Castor Oil in Plant Oil Derived Polymers"
  • Paschalis Alexandridis (University at Buffalo, USA)
    "Cellulose Swelling and Dissolution"
  • Tatsuo Kaneko (Japan Advanced Institute of Sci. & Tech, Japan)
    "Renewable super-strong plastics derived from exotic amino acids"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Henri Cramail
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Huseyin Esen

9 - Polymer Engineering, Processing, and Characterization

  • Giuseppe Titomanlio (University of Salerno, Italy)
    "Analysis and simulation  of  morphology  evolution  of  iPP   injection moulded samples"
  • Mukerrem Cakmak (University of Akron, USA)
    "Large scale R2R fabrication of piezoresistive films ( Ni/PDMS) with enhanced through thickness electrical and thermal properties by applying magnetic field."
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Mukerrem Cakmak
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Ali Durmus

10 - Polymer Physics

  • Mehmet Sayar (Koc University, Turkey)
    "Interface Driven Conformational Change and Aggregation in Proteins/Peptide"
  • Evelyne van Ruymbeke (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
    "Constraint Release mechanisms in binary blends of monodisperse polymers"
  • Natalie Stingelin (Imperial College London, UK)
    "The principles of manipulating the phase transformations, solid-state order and properties of functional organic matter"
  • Andreas Walther (DWI - RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
    "Static and Dynamic Bioinspired Material System"
  • Kurt Kremer (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
    "Topological constraints do matter: polymer melts, elastomers, collapsed polymer globules, chromosome territories etc"
  • Dimitris Vlassopoulos (University of Crete, Greece)
    "Probing the dynamics of entanglements: stars, combs and rings"
  • Jiaping Lin (East China University of Science and Technology, China)
    "Self-Assembled Nanostructures of Polypeptide-Based Polymers"

Co-organizer: Prof. Dimitris Vlassopoulos and Kurt Kremer
Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Deniz Ceylan Tuncaboylu

11 - Polymer Education (Confirmed Invited Speakers)

  • Gabriel Jeffrey Summers (University of South Africa, South Africa)
    "The Teaching and Learning of Organic Polymer Chemistry via the Open and Distance e-Learning Model at the University of South Africa"
  • Patrick Theato (University of Hamburg, Germany)
    "Unifying the polymer curriculum at universities: Pros and Cons"
  • Eric Goethals (Ghent University, Belgium)
    "The Rise of Polymer Science Education in Belgium"
  • Teoman Tincer  (METU, Turkey)
    "A Brief History of Chemistry and Polymer Science in Turkey"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Christopher Ober and Patrick Theato
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Sözbilir

12 - Industrial Polymers (Confirmed Invited Speakers)

  • Kurt Dietliker (BASF Schweiz AG and ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
    "Photoinitiators – Key Components Enabling Novel Accesses to Crosslinked Industrial Polymers"
  • Norbert Moszner (Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Liechtenstein)
    "New components for dental composites and adhesives"
  • Mustafa Yasin Sen (Research and Development Center, Kordsa Global, Turkey)
    "Novel Production of Aliphatic Polyketone in Water"
  • Ryo Ogawa (Adeka Corporation, Japan)
    "Unique materials for epoxy resin components"
  • Yakup Ulcer (Ravago Company, Turkey )
    "Trends in Compounding"
  • Andreas Taden (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany)
    "Polymer systems with latent reactivity for adhesive applications"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Dr. Johan-FGA Jansen (DSM)
Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Huseyin Esen

13 - Porous Polymer and Gels (Confirmed Invited Speakers)

  • Ulrich Wiesner (Cornell University, USA) 
    "Block copolymer derived isoporous filtration membranes"
  • Darrin J. Pochan (University of Delaware, USA)
    "Injectable solid hydrogels constructed with peptide folding and solution assembly"
  • Oguz Okay (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
    "Nanostructural evolution of self-healing hydrogels formed in micellar solutions"
  • Michael S. Silverstein (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
    "Porous polymers through emulsion templating"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer:Prof. Michael S. Silverstein
Coordinator: Prof. Ali Tuncel

14 - Modeling and Simulation of Polymers (Confirmed Invited Speakers)

  • Murugappan Muthukumar (University of Massachusetts, USA)
    “Simulation-Directed Discoveries of Concepts in Polymers: Primordial Nucleation, Translocation, and Charged Macromolecular Assemblies”
  • Greg Rutledge (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
    “Process-structure-property relationships for semicrystalline polymers: Crystallization from the melt and deformation mechanics”
  • Friederike Schmid(Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany)
    "Self-Assembly of Polymeric Nanoparticles In Flow"
  • Juan de Pablo (University of Chicago, USA)
    “Directed Assembly of Polymeric Materials - Non-Equilibrium States and On-The-Fly Characterization of Assembly”
  • Takashi Yamamoto (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
    “Crystallization of helical polymers under deformation”
  • Masao Doi (Nagoya University, Japan)
    “The Onsager Principle – A useful tool in soft matter dynamics”
  • Guido Raos (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
    “Glassy and nonlinear dynamics of polymers on random and patchy surfaces”
  • Burak Erman  (Koc University, Turkey)
    “Rubber Elasticity and Protein Behavior” 
  • Paola Carbone (The University of Manchester, UK)
    "Thermodynamics and dynamics of polymers at soft interfaces"
  • More to be added

Co-organizer: Prof. Stefano Valdo Meille
Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Nurcan Tuzun

MACRO 2016 - 46th IUPAC WORLD POLYMER CONGRESS / July 17-21, 2016 / Istanbul / Turkey