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"
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"