24–27 September 2018 Biennial Meeting of the GDCh-Division of Macromolecular Chemistry together with SFB 1176 "Molecular Structuring of Soft Matter"
Aim of the conference
This year’s conference focus is “Dimensional Control of Polymer Materials – From Synthesis to Function”.
The design of polymer materials from highly defined macromolecules is in the focus of the conference. Molecular definition can be one-dimensional, along a chain, two-dimensional, within a surface, or three-dimensional. Noteworthy, the function of macromolecular materials is primarily determined by their molecular structure and the thereof resulting spatial arrangement and linkages.
The focus on the molecular structure of soft materials by a dimensional organizing principle – determining the function – opens the possibility to classify the synthetic challenges as well as to transfer the scientific findings from one to the next dimension.
This conference will address developments in functional polymers in all dimensions and aims at bringing together experts from both academia and industry to present and discuss novel ideas, applications, latest breakthroughs, developments, opportunities, and challenges of dimensional control of the macromolecular structure.
The scope of the conference covers all aspects of Dimensional Control of Polymer Materials with a special focus on the synthesis and characterization of polymers, the structuring of polymers on surfaces and in networks, their resulting functional aspects with applications as smart materials, as well as polymers derived from sustainable sources.