Speakers &  Program

Short course is focused on functional polymers, mainly for electronic, optical, sensing and biomedical applications.
Adi Eisenberg (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
     Introduction to Block Copolymer Vesicles

Jean-Francois Gerard (INSA, France)
     Self-Healing Polymer-Based Materials

Andreas Holländer (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, Golm)
     Design and preparation of three dimensional surface functionalizations

Olivier Lavastre  (University, Rennes)
    Analytical imaging of polymeric materials: the link between the chemical composition     and the macroscopic properties

Adam Pron (CEA Grenoble)
    Conductive polymers

František Rypá?ek (Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, Prague)
    Polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering

Brigitte Voit (Leibniz-Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden):
    Responsive and smart materials for for sensing and biomedicine

Josè M. Kenny (ICTP, Madrid)
     Processing and characterization of polymer nanocomposites with carbon nanoparticles: nanotubes, nanofibers, grafenes

Preliminary schedule

Young Scientist Conference covers polymer science from fundamentals to applications: Synthesis of polymers, polymer architecture, processing, theory and characterization, interfaces, supramolecular chemistry. The program will consist of oral presentations of young scientists 20 minutes long (including discussion) and posters.
Scientific Topics Covered
  • Polymer networks and gels
  • Polymer nanocomposites for biomedical application
  • Stimuli responsive polymers for optoelectronics, sensing and actuators
  • Conductive polymers
  • Polymer materials from renewable resources
  • Nanofillers: carbon nanotubes, graphene and nanofibres
  • Nanostructured coatings and adhesives
  • Advanced characterization techniques
  • Mathematical modelling of processes and properties

The events will begin in the afternoon on Sunday 22th April 2012 and end at 7 pm on Tuesday 24th April 2012.