Welcome to the Macro Group UK

logoThe Pure and Applied Macromolecular Chemistry Group (Macro Group UK) is a joint interest group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry.

Message from Macro Group Chair, Cameron Alexander

cameron-alexander-chairWelcome to the web site of Macro Group UK, affiliated to both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society for Chemistry and Industry. The Group aims to encourage and enhance polymer chemistry in The UK by promoting meetings and fostering interactions. This web site contains a range of information and links which we hope you will find useful and informative. Polymer chemistry is diverse in science and in its application with uses ranging from adhesives and coatings, biomedical materials and devices through to electronics and structural materials. Macro Group UK is equally diverse, reflecting the broad base of our community.

If you are not a member I urge you to join via one of our parent societies and to get involved in our activities and if you are a member thank you for your continued support and we welcome further active involvement.

One area of focus for MacroGroup is to encourage participation by Early Career Researchers in industry and in the academy. You can do this through the Young Researchers Meetings. In particular, I encourage you to apply to present a Poster or an oral paper and perhaps you might be the winner of one of our annual Domino/Macro Group YRM awards. Make sure you attend these important meetings!

ppg_logoThe Macro Group is closely affiliated with the Polymer Physics Group, which is a joint interest group of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The two groups together encompass the UK’s leading polymer scientists in industry and academia.

RAPS-logoThe Macro Group is also committed to the development of new scientists working in industry and academia. This is currently achieved through the Recent Appointees in Polymer Science (RAPS) network.