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.
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:
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.
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 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