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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


5–9 August 2017 The 10th International Dendrimer Symposium and Application Innovation Contest

Weihai, China

Dendrimers are globally regarded as “the fourth generation of polymeric materials”, which can be classified as nanomaterials in the domain of advanced materials. Dendrimers are widely utilized in light of their unique structure characteristics in areas of biomedicine; plastic and rubber; coatings and print ink; petroleum; nanomaterials; photosensitive materials; water treatment; aerospace; electronics, etc. Therefore, multiple research areas such as polymer chemistry, organic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry are drawn to dendrimers, making them an essential part of contemporary research in polymer science, as well as one of the most promising areas in modern chemistry.
Chinese Chemical Society will be hosting “The 10th International Dendrimer Symposium” on 5–9 August, 2017, in Weihai, China. This symposium is co-organized by Donghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Weihai Chenyuan Dendrimer Technology Co., Ltd. The biennial event has progressively engaged more experts worldwide, ever since the 1st International Dendrimer Symposium hosted in 1999 in Germany, which in turn has facilitated academic exchange and scientific innovation. This symposium is gradually becoming a highly recognized international conference with, authority and a vast array of information exchanged.
This symposium is scheduled as the following: lectures and presentations, product exhibition, equipment and manufacturing technique exhibition, and discussion on international standards. The theme of the symposium is “Dendrimer: Future Orientation”. Parallel sessions are Biomedicine/Nano-medicine, Polymer Chemistry/Self-assembly, Photoelectricity/Energy/Catalysis, Industrialized Application, and Innovation Competition for the Application of Dendrimer Products.


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.


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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