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21–23 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 21-23, 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.


21–25 January 2018 GEI 2018

Sestriere, Italy

The Giornate dell'Elettrochimica Italiana (GEI 2018) traditional meeting of the Italian Electrochemistry Community will be held in Sestriere, Italy from 21 to 25 January 2018, center of one of the most famous European ski areas known as Vialattea.

The conference aims at further promoting the collaboration between the Italian electrochemists, as well as those of other countries in the European Community, involved in all the different aspects of environmental, analytical, spectro-/bio- electrochemistry and energy conversion and storage, from fundamental studies to applied materials and devices. The Congress will be held in the Olympic Village Hotel (4*) in Sestriere, built for 2006 Winter Games, with panoramic views toward the Valley. During 5 days, a rich scientific schedule will be offered including Plenary/Keynote Speakers, invited oral, oral and poster presentations and the awarding with the 15th Galvani Medal to Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon (Lectio magistralis on Sunday).



20–24 May 2018 EUPOC2018

Como, Italy

EUPOC 2018 aims to provide an ideal forum for researchers to exchange and share innovative ideas on biomimetic polymers with rationally designed molecular recognition and response properties. The conference will cover fundamental aspects of molecular recognition, high efficiency bioconjugation, molecular imprinting, and novel strategies in synthetic design and nano-fabrication of multifunctional materials. Invited presentations will be given by leading experts from both academic and industrial settings.

EUPOC 2018 will cover the following topics:

  • Molecular recognition polymers by rational/computational design
  • Biomimetic polymers through (bio)chemical conjugation
  • Traditional and modern methods of molecular imprinting
  • Biomimetic polymers for sensing, affinity separation and catalysis
  • Biomimetic polymers for drug delivery, imaging, detection of biomacromolecules and cells
  • Imprinted polyelectrolyte films, nanostructures and nanomaterials
  • Switchable and multifunctional biomimetic polymers


28–31 May 2018 1st Bordeaux Polymer Conference

Bordeaux, France

The goal of the first Bordeaux Polymer Conference (BPC 2018) is to gather the top specialists from all over the world, offering them the opportunity to present their most recent research findings and to discuss the latest ideas, discoveries and innovations in the field of Polymer Science and Engineering.

The number of participants will be limited to around 250 to ensure a relaxed atmosphere and encourage dialogues and debates between scientists of international repute and young researchers. 12 outstanding Plenary Speakers, including Prof. Robert H. Grubbs (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005) and Prof. Ben L. Feringa (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016), 14 Keynote Speakers and 30 Invited Speakers will present their most recent results and discuss upcoming challenges in polymer science with regards to the diverse applications of polymers. Around 50 researchers will be offered the opportunity to contribute with lectures and 2 poster sessions will be organized.

The event will take place in Bordeaux, FRANCE on May 28th-31st 2018. Bordeaux is a French city renowned for many aspects: Bordeaux is figuring as part of the UNESCO World Heritage, is described as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”, classified as “City of Art and History”, and last but not least, Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world!

On behalf of the organizing committee of BPC 2018, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Bordeaux in May 2018.


3–7 June 2018 POC 2018

Palavas Les Flots - France

This IUPAC conference is organized by research scientists of the Institute Charles Gerhardt of Montpellier (ICGM), with the support of National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Montpellier (ENSCM). This conference will contribute to promote the role of polymers in various areas of chemistry (organic chemistry, chemical transformations, catalysis, polymer applications, and environmental issues), and will provide perfect opportunities for participants to present and share the results of their research in the fields of polymer chemistry and applications.

The first POC conference took place in Lyon (France) in 1982. Since then, POC conference has been held every two years in different countries and continents (China, USA, Japan, Canada, Qatar, Romania). The latest POC conference was organized in Crete in 2016. In 2018, 36 years after the first edition, POC is back to France in the beautiful beach resort of Palavas.

The conference will bring together chemists from all over the world, from both academia and industry. The topical sessions of POC 2018 are:

  • Phosphorus chemistry and polymers
  • Polymers for and from the sea
  • Polymers for energy
  • Smart and novel functional polymers
  • Supramolecular chemistry for polymers
  • Bio-inspired polymers for health
  • Bio-based polymers and their applications

Each topical session will start with an invited speaker. Overall, two plenary and ten keynote lectures will be delivered during POC 2018. Oral presentations will be given for all the topical sessions and two poster sessions will be organized (on Monday 4^th and Tuesday 5^th after the last oral presentation) during cocktail receptions.

As mentioned above, this conference is organized inside the Mediterranean Lighthouse of Palavas-les-Flots, a southern town located on a strip of land between the Mediterranean Sea and wild ponds, and taking its identity from over three centuries of history. The Mediterranean Lighthouse, this former water tower, completely rehabilitated and transformed into an amazing tourist infrastructure will host POC 2018. Thirty four meters above ground, the fully glazed panoramic lookout point and bar and restaurant on the top floor will welcome us for lunch and drinks during the conference.

More information can be accessed at the conference website:


5–8 June 2018 4th Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

Nassau, Bahamas

Prof. Dr. Thomas Epps (University of Delaware), Prof. Brent Sumerlin (University of Florida) and Prof. Nathan Gianneschi (Northwestern University) are co-organising the 4th Functional Polymeric Materials Conference from the 05 – 08 June 2018, in Nassau the Bahamas.

Key sessions include:

-stimuli-responsive materials

- stimuli-responsive soft matter

- stimuli-responsive hybrid/composite materials

- biomolecular self-assembly

- bioinspired materials

- polymerization catalysis or polymer-modified catalysts

- synthetic methodology

- catalytic self-assembly

- activated catalysis at surfaces and interfaces

- nanoparticle assemblies

- multi-component systems

- organized assemblies

- self-replicating molecular systems

- self-sorting molecular systems

- enzyme responsive materials

- non-equlibrium self-assembly

- translational applications in biomedicine

- translational applications in detection systems

- translational applications in nanotechnology

For more information please take a look at


18–22 June 2018 The 2018 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit

Strasbourg, France

The 2018 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit will be held in the Convention Centre of Strasbourg (France), from June 18 to 22, 2018.

The conference will consist of 29 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations and a plenary session to provide an international forum for discussing recent advances in the field of materials science. The conference will be augmented by an exhibition of products and services of interest to the conference participants.

This will be an exciting event which should not be missed! We look forward to welcoming you to Strasbourg and your active contribution and participation in the conference.


1–5 July 2018 The World Polymer Congress MACRO 2018

Cairns, Australia

The World Polymer Congress MACRO 2018 is being held in Cairns at the Cairns Convention Centre from 1-5 July.

The program covers all areas of polymer science and engineering, including synthesis, characterisation, processing, modeling and materials. A large number of sessions will also cover topics at the interface between polymer science and other disciplines that address a range of important issues faced by our modern society, for instance in medicine, energy and the environment. Such a varied programme shows how multidisciplinary polymer science has become and how collaborations across fields are the best approach to tackle today’s challenges.

Over the years, the MACRO conference has developed a strong reputation for bringing together the latest polymer research from top international polymer scientists and, again in 2018, a number of leading Plenary and Keynote Speakers will be attending from around the world.

The reputation of MACRO events goes further than great science; they are also famous for their warm and convivial atmosphere. The 2018 Congress starts with a welcome reception and extends to a number of special events throughout the conference that will highlight Australian heritage and the region of Cairns, including the Great Barrier Reef, and concluding with the conference banquet.

For enquiries regarding delegate registrations or any other questions you may have about the Congress, please contact Emma Harrison at .


4–7 August 2018 International Conference on Advanced Polymers, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine


It is our great pleasure to announce our second International Meeting in Mauritius – The International Conference on Advanced Polymers, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine. The idea and the essence of this meeting stems from the huge success of our 2016 international conference on Nanomedicine, also held in Mauritius. We once again, bring together several of the top scientists from around the world who will showcase their most recent and exciting research in a truly fantastic location. Attendees will also have the opportunity to make poster presentations to showcase their research results. The main goal of this meeting is to encourage and stimulate the exchange of ideas and of cross-disciplinary discussion while also allowing for social interaction and recreation. We hope to create an exciting and truly memorable meeting and we invite to join us and be a part of its success. The meeting will focus on modern aspects of polymer science and engineering, biomaterials advances and recent development in nanomedicine. Overall, the focus will be on both the fundamental and applied aspects of this growing field of research. Some of the plenary speakers include Prof. Steve Armes (University of Sheffield), Prof. Kazuhiko Ishihara (University of Tokyo), Prof. Neil Cameron (Monash University) and Prof. Yoshiko Miura (Kyushu University). Please check the conference website below for the complete list of plenary and keynotes.

This meeting will take place in Mauritius, well-known for its fantastic breathtaking landscapes, beautiful beaches and safe environment. Mauritius is the prime touristic destination for visitors from Europe, Asia and Africa. Several tours will be organized.

On behalf of the organizing committee of ICAPBN 2018, we are looking forward to welcoming you in Mauritius from August 4-7, 2018.


7–12 October 2018 SAS 2018

Traverse City, MI, USA

Every three years, the small-angle scattering community comes together at the international small-angle conference to showcase recent technique advances and to document its wide-ranging impact on numerous scientific fields. These conferences are known to bring together the best and the most recognized scientists in the field with researchers from other areas. The future generation is well represented by students, post docs, and young scientists. Conferences are also famous for active participation of industrial partners, represented by both instrument manufacturers in the exhibition as well as industry researchers in the scientific program. Thanks to this broad community involvement, these conferences create unique meeting places where new relationships and collaborations are forged.

XVII International Small-Angle Scattering conference, SAS2018, returns this series to the US after 19 years.  SAS2018 will showcase the progress of small-angle scattering research in North America, including the many instruments at user facilities across the continent and the rich variety of research taking place. Coincident with major facility upgrades are renewed small-angle scattering capabilities across the U.S. (National Synchrotron Light Source-II, Advanced Photon Source, and Linac Coherent Light Source) which are either complete or well-in-progress, the SAS2018 conference offers a timely opportunity to promote stronger scientific and personal interactions.

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, Michigan, was selected as an ideal venue to promote strong interactions among the conference participants and to host this conference in a more intimate setting, in the style of a Gordon Research Conference. This venue has extensive conference facilities and provides for numerous social activity opportunities for both participants as well travel companions. This time of year, Michigan provides unique opportunities for travel before or after conference during the colorful fall season.

For more details, to sign for e-mail list, and to submit abstract, see


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