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Section Board for 'Polymer Physics' (58)

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Prof. Dr. Peter Griffiths
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Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Environmental Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Interests: formulation, polymer–surfactant mixtures, polymer–particle interactions, polymer complexation, self-assembly, pulsed-gradient spin-echo NMR, neutron scattering
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Prof. Dr. Vlasis Mavrantzas
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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras & FORTH-ICE/HT, GR 26504, Patras, Greece & Particle Technology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH-Z, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: polymer physics; polymer rheology, molecular simulations; statistical mechanics; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; constitutive modelling; dissipative quantum field theory
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Prof. Dr. Paschalis Alexandridis
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY 14260-4200, USA
Interests: self-assembly; directed assembly; surfactants; block copolymers; polysaccharides; nanoparticles; water; ionic liquids; dissolution; formulations
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Dr. Amir Ameli
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University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, United States
Interests: multifunctional polymer nanocomposites; additive manufacturing; bioproducts; smart materials and structures; advanced polymer-based foams; mechanics of materials
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Prof. Dr. Spiros H. Anastasiadis
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1. Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), 711 10 Heraklion Crete, Greece
2. Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, 710 03 Heraklion Crete, Greece
Interests: polymer surfaces/interfaces and thin films; block copolymers; polymer blends and homopolymer/copolymer blends; dynamics and diffusion in multi-constituent systems; organic/inorganic nanohybrid materials and responsive polymer systems
Dr. Mohammad Arjmand
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The University of British Columbia, School of Engineering, Kelowna, Canada
Interests: synthesis of multifunctional conductive and magnetic nanomaterials; polymer processing and forming; multifunctional polymer nanocomposites; gas sensors; 3D printed polymer nanocomposites
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Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Bartczak
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Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Division of Polymers, Sienkiewicza 112, 90-363 Lodz, Poland
Interests: structure and properties of crystalline polymers; plastic deformation and orientation of polymeric materials; polymer blends and composites; crystallization of polymers nanocompounds
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Battaglia
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Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Physics of Living System, JEOL/ESPRC Centre for Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Interests: Nanomedicine; Drug delivery; Physical Biology; Active Matter; Self assembly; Vesicles; Biodegradable and biocompatible polymers; Transmission Electron Microscopy
Prof. Dr. Ignazio Blanco
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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Edificio 10, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: thermal stability; thermogravimetric analysis; differential scanning calorimetry; nanocomposites, kinetics of degradation; lifetime prediction; POSS
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Dr. Alexey Bubnov
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Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences Na Slovance 1999/2, 18221 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: low molar mass liquid crystals; macromolecular liquid crystals; reactive mesogens; self-organization; soft nano-composite systems; ferroelectric liquid crystals; mesomorphic behaviour; soft matter
Dr. Rafael Delgado Buscalioni
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Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Interests: polymer dynamics in solution or melt. Coarse grained models
Prof. Dr. Cesare Cametti
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Department of Physics, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
Interests: electrical properties of bio-inspired materials, especially topics including structure and dynamics of complex fluids, colloidal systems in and out of equilibrium, mixed surfactant systems, polymers and biopolymers, self-organizing aggregates
Prof. Dr. Chin Han Chan
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MARA University of Technology, Malaysia
Interests: polymer electrolytes, polymer blends, phase behavior
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Prof. Dr. Hsin-Lung Chen
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Polymer Physics Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Interests: polymer crystallization; self-assemblies of block copolymers, biomacromolecules, nanocomposites, and conjugated polymers, small angle X-ray and neutron scattering
Prof. Dr. Claudio De Rosa
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Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Napoli Federico II, 80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: crystal structure of polymers and the interplay between physical properties, crystalline structure and molecular structure of polymers and the study of nanostructures produced by semicrystalline block copolymers
Prof. Dr. Jean Duhamel
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Department of Chemistry, Institute for Polymer Research, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, Canada
Interests: fluorescence; polymer science; polypeptides; polysaccharides; polymeric bottle brushes
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Prof. Dr. Brian J. Edwards
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
Interests: nonequilibrium thermodynamics; polymer dynamics; rheology; molecular simulation; statistical mechanics
Prof. Dr. Tiberio A. Ezquerra
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CSIC - Instituto de Estructura de la Materia (IEM), Madrid, Spain
Interests: physical basis of soft and polymer nanotechnology; structure and dynamics of macromolecular systems; electrical properties of polymers and composite materials
Prof. Dr. George Floudas
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Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Interests: predicting structure-property relationships in "soft" materials in the bulk and under confinement; polymer physics - biophysics; dielectric spectroscopy, scattering techniques
Dr. Mari Cruz García-Gutiérrez
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Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, IEM-CSIC. Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Interests: polymer physics; structure-property relationships; polymer crystallization; nanotechnology: thin films and nanostructures; organic electronics; X-ray scattering techniques; synchrotron radiation
Prof. Dr. Thomas F. George
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University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Interests: materials/laser/nanophysics; polymers; nanomedicine
Prof. Dr. Antonio Gloria
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National Research Council of Italy - Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials. Naples, Italy
Interests: design for additive manufacturing; reverse engineering; design methods; creative design; mechanical analysis; modeling and simulation; biomechanics; biomimetics; design of polymer and composite structures; scaffold design; design of lightweight structures
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Prof. Dr. Xiong Gong
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Department of Polymer Engineering, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, United States
Interests: organic/polymer electronic and optoelectronic devices; organic thermoelectric devices; organic supercapacitors/battery; chemistry and physics of semiconducting organic/polymer materials and inorganic quantum dots and nanoparticles; inorganic nanostructured materials and coordination compounds: synthesis, characterization and applications, CW and ultra-fast lasers, spectroscopy
Dr. Eduardo Guzmán
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Department of Physical Chemistry, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Interests: Polyelectrolyte, surfactants, interfaces, polymer, layer by layer, colloids, emulsions, interfacial rheology, biophysics
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Hellweg
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Physical and Biophysical Chemistry (PC III), Department of Chemistry, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: physico-chemical properties of polymers, scattering techniques (especially small angle scattering (SAXS and SANS) and light scattering), Pluronics, and smart polyacrylamide based microgels
Prof. Dr. Christiane A. Helm
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Universität Greifswald, Institute of Physics, Greifswald, Germany
Interests: self-assembly; polymer thin films; polyelectrolytes and polyelectrolyte complexes; physico-chemical properties of polymers
Dr. Kunlun Hong
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1. Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA 37831-6494
2. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-2200
Interests: Controlled polymer synthesis (especially via anionic polymerization); polymer molecular characterization; Isotopically labelled polymers; conjugated polymers; charged polymers; stimuli-responsive polymers; polymeric colloids
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Dr. Patrick Ilg
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 220, RG6 6AX, UK
Interests: structure and rheology of soft matter (polymer solutions and melts, liquid crystals and liquid crystalline polymers, colloidal magnetic fluids, supercooled liquids and glasses); polymer dynamics in flow; multiscale modeling and simulation; coarse-graining methods; nonequilibrium statistical physics and thermodynamics
Dr. Johannes Carolus (John) Jansen
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Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Via P. Bucci, Cubo 17/C, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: polymeric and hybrid membranes for gas and vapour separation; principles of gas and vapour transport in membranes by sorption and permeation experiments; structural, mechanical and thermal properties of polymers, polymer blends and hybrid materials; membrane preparation by phase inversion techniques; polymers of intrinsic microporosity; perfluoropolymers; ionic liquids; carbon dioxide capture
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Prof. Dr. Yong L. Joo
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Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States
Interests: microstructural rheology and mesoscale modeling, formation of nanofiber, self-assembly of block copolymers, block copolymer lithography, crystallization of polymeric materials, viscoelastic and electrohydrodynamic instabilities
Prof. Dr. Francesco Paolo La Mantia
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Palermo INSTM, Firenze, Italy
Interests: polymer processing, mechanical behaviour of polymer-based systems, rheological behaviour of polymer-based systems, green composites, biocomposites, nanocomposites, biodegradable polymers, polymer blends, degradation and recycling of polymer-based systems
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Prof. Dr. Jea Uk Lee
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Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Yusong, South Korea
Interests: carbon composites; polymer synthesis; functionalization of nanomaterials; wearable electronic devices; 3D printing composites; heat management materials
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Prof. Dr. Nadia Lotti
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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Via Terracini 28, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Interests: polyesters; synthesis; chemical modification; thermal properties; mechanical properties; barrier properties; biodegradability; packaging; tissue engineering; controlled nanodrug delivery systems
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Prof. Dr. Fernão D. Magalhães
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LEPABE, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Interests: synthetic and natural adhesives; lignocellulosic composites; high-performance industrial coatings; graphene-based biomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Carla Marega
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Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: polymer; nanocomposite, X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, electrospinning
Prof. Dr. Stefano Valdo Meille
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Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta”, Milano, Italy
Interests: structural, morphological, thermal and modeling studies especially of synthetic polymers but also of biopolymers, small organic molecules, organometallics and inorganics by diffraction techniques, by other scattering approaches, microscopies and various spectroscopies; new structure determination and structure refinement methods; polymorphism, phase transitions, crystallization and other ordering processes, self-assembly; structure-properties relationships of organic semiconducting materials for photovoltaic, sensing, and other electronic applications; polymer nanocomposites with organic and inorganic fillers
Dr. Angel J. Moreno
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Centro de Física de Materiales, CSIC-UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain
Interests: theory and simulation; polymer dynamics and rheology; polymeric nanoparticles
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Prof. Dr. Ton Peijs
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WMG, Materials Engineering Centre (MEC), University of Warwick, Lord Bhattacharyya Way, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: multifunctional composites; nanocomposites, structure-processing-property relationships; bioinspired composites; self-reinforced polymer composites; biobased composites; polymer fibres; conductive polymer composites
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Prof. Dr. Sarah L. Perry
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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
Interests: self-assembly, molecular design, biomimetic and bio inspired materials, polymer physics, microfluidic technologies
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Dr. Stergios Pispas
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Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 11635 Athens, Greece
Interests: polymer synthesis; block copolymers; polyelectrolytes; self-assembly; polyelectrolyte complexes with nucleic acids, proteins and surfactants; biohybrid nanostructures; polymeric nanomedicine; polymer/lipid nanostructures; nanoparticles; hybrid polymer/inorganic nanomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Felix Plamper
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Institute of Physical Chemistry, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Leipziger Str. 29, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Interests: non-equilibrium polymers; self-assembly; soft matter electrochemistry; polymer complexation; polymers at interfaces; scattering methods; microgels
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Dr. Giuseppe Portale
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Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL-9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: polymer physics; self-assembly; polymer crystallization; thin polymer films; hybrid polymer/nanoparticles systems; X-ray based structural characterization techniques; small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS); GISAXS/GIWAXS
Prof. Dr. Matej Praprotnik
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Laboratory for Molecular Modeling, National Institute of Chemistry, Hajdrihova 19, SI-1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: computational physics; multiscale modeling & simulation; simulation of soft and biological matter
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Dr. H Jerry Qi
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Interests: polymer physics and mechanics; nonlinear solid mechanics; computational mechanics; soft active materials; shape memory polymers; light activated polymers; polymers with dynamic covalent bonds (vitrimer); 3D/4D printing; design of functional structures using active polymers and 3D printing
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Prof. Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan
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Department of Bioengineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: multiscale modeling of soft materials; mathematical modeling in insilico oncology; next generation pharmacodynamic models, mechanobiology of cancer
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Rangelov

Institute of Polymers, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: polymer synthesis and characterization, ring-opening anionic polymerization, amphiphilic polymers, self-assembly, solution properties, polymer and polymer-hybrid nanoparticles, drug/nucleic acid delivery systems, light scattering
Prof. Dr. Günter Reiter
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University of Freiburg, Germany
Interests: Behavior and properties of polymers at interfaces and surfaces; Growth processes (crystallization) of complex systems; Molecular self-assembly and formation of functional structures on surfaces
Dr. Maria Cristina Righetti
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CNR-IPCF, National Research Council—Institute for Chemical and Physical Processes, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: polymeric materials; phase transitions; crystallization and melting; relaxations; physical ageing; thermal properties; mechanical and viscoelastic properties; interphases; morphology; composites; nanocomposites
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Prof. Dr. Paola Rizzo
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Department of Chemistry and Biology and INSTM Research Unit, Università di Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II, 84084 Fisciano -Salerno, Italy
Interests: structural characterization of polymeric materials; polymer films; oriented polymeric materials, and chiral optical materials
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Sbirrazzuoli
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Institut de Chimie de Nice UMR CNRS 7272, Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Membre de Université Côte d’Azur, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 2, France
Interests: synthetic and bio-based polymers; valorization of second generation biomass and of co-products from industry and bioraffineries; macromolecular chemistry; crystallization kinetics; polymerization kinetics; curing; glass transition; nanostructured materials; nanocomposites; calorimetry; thermal and mechanical properties; rheology; thermokinetic modeling
Dr. Michelina Soccio
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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Via Terracini 28, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Interests: polymers; polyesters; biopolymers; copolymers; soft tissue engineering; food packaging; polymer crystallization; polymer dynamics
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Prof. Dr. Daisuke Suzuki
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Graduate School of Textile Science & Technology, Shinshu University, Japan
Interests: polymer colloid; microgels/nanogels; interfaces; autonomous materials
Prof. Dr. John Sweeney
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IRC in Polymer Science and Technology, School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
Interests: polymers; mechanics; finite element analysis
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Prof. Dr. Youhong Tang
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Institute for NanoScale Science and Technology, Flinders University, South Australia 5042, Australia
Interests: advanced functional composites and marine structures; nanomaterials and nanocomposites; FRP composites and structures; biomaterials and biocomposites; aggregation-induced emission (AIE) phenomenon and its applications
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Prof. Dr. Alan Edward Tonelli
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Fiber & Polymer Science Program College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 8301, 2401 Research Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8301, United States
Interests: characterization of polymer microstructures; conformations; properties; NMR; kerr-effects; nanostructuring polymers through host–guest complex formation
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Dr. Incoronata Tritto
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Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche - SCITEC "G. Natta", Milano, Italy
Interests: olefin polymerization; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic systems; α–olefin and cyclic olefin homo- and copolymers; ROMP; stereochemistry; NMR analysis; block copolymers; nanostructured hybrid polymers; polymers from renewable sources
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Prof. Dr. Cornelia Vasile
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Romanian Academy, “P.Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Physical Chemistry of Polymers Department, 41A Gr. Ghica Voda Alley, RO 700487, Iasi, Romania
Interests: polymer physical chemistry; responsive polymers; nanocoatings, radiation-assisted polymer modification, natural/degradable polymers; synthetic/natural polymer blends, composite and nanocomposites, polymer degradation; (bio)degradability; biocompatibility; wound dressing; controlled and targeting drug release; nanomaterials; polymer surface physical chemistry
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Dr. Ben Bin Xu
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Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK
Interests: Bio-inspired responsive materials/surfaces/structures, mechanics of thin film materials and soft matters, micro-device, flexible electronics
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