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22–23 March 2018 Polymers: Design, Function and Application

Barcelona, Spain

It is our sincere pleasure and great honor to announce our first international conference PDFA, Polymers: Design, Function and Application, organized by the MDPI open-access journal Polymers. The inaugural conference will be held as a two-day event in Barcelona, Spain, March 22-23, 2018.

We cordially invite researchers from both academia as well as industry, to join this polymer conference and to present cutting-edge research at the interface of design/function or function/application of polymers as a lecture or a poster. With its focus on function- and application-driven polymer research, the conference aims to address the development and testing of the next generation of polymeric materials with previously unrivaled properties for advanced applications. In order to stimulate research activities in these fields, large room for discussions and networking will be reserved in the agenda.

It is our firm belief that this conference will play host to a scientifically inspiring two-day meeting in Barcelona with its exciting history, architecture, and environment. Registration is now open.


26–29 June 2017 the Europe Africa Conference 2017 of the POLYMER PROCESSING SOCIETY (PPS)

Dresden, Germany

The Europe Africa Conference 2017 of the POLYMER PROCESSING SOCIETY (PPS) which will be held in the Conference Center of the Deutsches Hygiene Museum (a museum for life sciences and health) in Dresden, Germany from June 26 to 29, 2017.

The Polymer Processing Society was founded in 1985 with the intention to create a platform for presentation and discussion of research results in the international polymer processing community. The first conference (at this time modestly called meeting) 1995 in Akron, USA, was the starting point of a series of very successful international annual PPS conferences. Since 1996 regional conferences have completed the offer of meetings.

The city of Dresden, the capital of the Federal State of Saxony, is not only a leading center in materials science including polymer science in Germany, it is a cultural hot spot, too. A number of museums renowned worldwide are located in Dresden, the reconstructed downtown is a unique place for sightseeing, and the surroundings offer a romantic landscape for recreation.

The Europe Africa Regional Conference 2017 will be organized by three leading scientific organizations in the field of polymer science in Saxony. The organizers invite you cordially to join the conference and meet friends and colleagues, expand your network and accompany young scientists at their entry into the polymer community.


2–7 July 2017 European Polymer Federation Congress 2017

Lyon, France

On behalf of the European Polymer Federation (EPF), the French Polymer Society (GFP), and the Université de Lyon (UdL), it is my honor and pleasure to invite you to the European Polymer Federation Congress 2017. Our ambition is to organize a congress which will cover all the different sides of the polymer science and technology. We want to design an exceptional rendez-vous for all polymer scientists and engineers belonging from universities, institutions, and companies from all around the World. We will do our best to build from your contributions a unique program which will respond to the congress title: ‘From last trends in polymer science to cutting-edge industrial innovations’.

Polymers are everywhere and contribute significantly to a sustainable society thanks to their inputs to solve the main societal issues: energy, transport and mobilities, environment, global health, information and communication, including the industry of the future.  Innovations in modern technologies by using polymers are based on significant advancements in all the domains of polymer science as well as at the interfaces with other sciences such as biology, computer science, physics, etc. All these topics related to fundamental sciences dedicated to polymers will be in the focus of the congress as well as the cutting-edge industrial innovations in order to merge as much as possible academy and industry communities.

Invited plenary and keynote talks given by renowned speakers from leading international teams as well as numerous contributed papers and posters will present latest trends, results, and applications. According to the selected topics and the expected high number of participants from different areas of polymer science and neighboring fields, the EPF congress will be an important place for inspiring international and interdisciplinary exchanges at the forefront of polymer science and technology. For sure, the next EPF 2017 Congress will be the place to be to identify the hottest topics in polymer science and the latest applications of polymers, to meet the all polymer community, to discuss and design new collaborations, … and to discover Lyon city !

We wait for you as EPF 2017 participant!

Download the EPF 2017 announcement brochure : here


25–27 October 2017 The 11th International Conference on Wood Adhesives

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Forest Products Society, along with the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory and the Wood Based Composites Center will jointly host the 2017 International Conference on Wood Adhesives, October 25-27 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

This is the 11th series organized every four years. The international conference will bring together industry, academics and consultants with a special interest in adhesives for wood and biomass, and provide networking opportunities to over 200 leaders in the field (half academic/half industry), from around the world, to hear about the latest developments and innovations in the wood adhesives industry. Targeted professionals for the conference include adhesive suppliers or user of the downstream product from industry, academia, government, or NGO sector.

If your business depends on having solid technical knowledge about glued wood products, this meeting is for you. We recruit the best technical minds in the field of wood adhesives so you get the most value for your time invested, and will have access to the proceedings.


14–17 May 2017 The 6th International Conference on Bio-based Polymers (ICBP2017)

Taoyuan, Taiwan

Conference Background and History
The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists, engineers and students with an interest in bio-based polymers. Bio-based polymers include various synthetic polymers derived from renewable biomass resources and biopolymers (such as polysaccharides, polyesters, nucleic acids, polyamides, polyisoprenoids, and polyphenols), their derivatives, and their blends and composites. Fossil resources are limited, while renewable resources are sustainable. In the past few decades, the science and technology of bio-based polymers have experienced a tremendous rise in significance at both the academic and industrial sections. In addition, a lot of bio-based polymers also received great attention in biomedical applications due to their good biocompatibility and biodegradation properties. Today, research and development on bio-based polymers are rapidly expanding in both the macromolecular and biological sciences.
Previous conferences have been successfully held in November 2003 at RIKEN, Wako, Japan, in November 2009 at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, in October 2011 at Peking University, Beijing, China, in September 2013 at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, and in June 2015 at National University of Singapore, Singapore, respectively.
The 6th International Conference on Bio-based Polymers (ICBP2017) will be held in Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan on May 14-17, 2017. The conference is designed to offer a unique opportunity not only to take a critical examination of the milestone achievements in bio-based polymers but more significantly, to discuss how bio-based polymers can contribute to global sustainability and health cares in the 21st century. The program will feature contributions from both established and young scientists and engineers from both academics and industries, and will provide a platform for representatives from all over the world.

Conference Topics
1. Bio-synthesis of Bio-based Polymers and Monomers
2. Synthesis of Bio-based Polymers via Chemical Routes
3. Physical and Degradation Properties of Bio-based Polymers
4. Materials Design, Functionalization and Applications of Bio-based Polymers
5. Biomedical Application of Bio-based Polymers
6. Biocomposites and Blends of Bio-based Polymers
7. Industrial Production and Applications of Bio-based Polymers
8. Joint Symposium with the Annual Meeting of Biomaterials and Controlled Release Society


21–25 May 2017 APME 2017: The 12th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering

Ghent, Belgium

he 12th International Conference on “Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering” (APME 2017) will be held in the beautiful historic city of Ghent, Belgium from May 21 to 25, 2017 and hosted by the Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry (CMaC) at Ghent University. The focus of the APME2017 meeting will be on macromolecular engineering for the design of advanced polymeric structures, in connection to their characterisation and recent applications.
The scope of the meeting will include topics such as (not limited):

  • Recent Advances in Macromolecular Synthesis
  • Complex Macromolecular StructuresDynamic and Supramolecular Polymers
  • Stimuli-responsive and Functional Polymer Architectures
  • Self-healing and Reprocessable Polymer Systems
  • Polymers at Surfaces and Interfaces
  • New Industrial Developments for Polymeric Materials
  • Polymers meet Biology/Biochemistry
  • Polymers from Renewable Resources
  • Polymers for Energy Applications


6–10 June 2017 8th International Symposium On Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials: Multifunctional Materials and Structures (MAM-17)

Sochi, Russia

This Symposium provides an international forum for presentation and discussion about the most recent progress and future trends in the rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of macromolecular and supramolecular architectures and materials as well as multifunctional realms of their application.

This Symposium continues a series of conferences that have been organized biennial at different places around the world. The previous MAM conferences were held in South Korea, Japan, USA, Germany, Jamaica, South Africa and other countries. Russia will host the 8th symposium in 2017. Lomonosov Moscow State University with the support of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry acts as the organizer of the Symposium.

MAM-17 will bring together more than 250 scientists and subject specialists from all over the world to share and discuss theoretical and practical knowledge about novel materials and to chart out future scientific and technological research directions.

Main topics of the Symposium:

• Catalysis and applications
• Membrane technologies
• Energy conversion and storage
• Materials for next generation manufacturing processes
• Biomedicine and bio-engineering
• Macromolecular design
• Engineered materials with high performance
• Nanomaterials and multifunctions
• Chemo- & biosensors
• Environmental applications
• General topics

Plenary and breakout sessions, poster sessions, school of young scientists are scheduled within the framework of the event. Specialized exhibition, where the leading domestic and foreign companies will present their products and developments, will be arranged as part of the Symposium.


19–23 June 2017 The 9-th International Symposium “Molecular Mobility and Order in Polymer Systems

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The main purpose of the Symposium is to bring together leading Foreign and Russian scientists,
young researches, experts and companies in the field of polymer chemistry and physics to
exchange their experience and discuss the research results.

The slogan for this year's Symposium is "Technology transfers: new opportunities for science and


7–10 July 2017 3rd Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

Rome, Italy

The third FPM series will bring together leaders in polymers and polymeric materials from around the world to describe their most recent and cutting edge discoveries. The aim of the conference is to capture the multidisciplinary nature of polymer chemistry with topics spanning "basic synthesis and methodology" to "nanoscale and bioinspired materials".


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