Polymers for Advanced Technologies Conference: PAT 2017, Manchester 11 – 13 Sep


The 14th International Conference on Polymers for Advanced Technologies (PAT 2017) will be held in Manchester (United Kingdom) on September 11-13, 2017.

PAT conferences are held on a biannual basis and are associated with the Polymers for Advanced Technologies journal (Wiley). PAT 2017 is organised by Profs Nicola Tirelli (University of Manchester) and Cameron Alexander (University of Nottingham) and will focus on three main themes:

  • life and health
  • energy and electronics
  • synthesis and sustainability

A number of distinguished speakers have already agreed to present in the exciting programme of our conference, which will be hosted in the town cradle of the industrial revolution, a fitting location for a technology-orientated conference.

We welcome all potential presenters to submit their abstracts for consideration (either for oral or poster presentations)  by the 30th June.

See you in Manchester!

Further information

Please see the conference conference flyer for full details.

Contact details:

All enquiries should be addressed to:
Janet Adnams
ConferCare, Conferences and Venues
The University of Manchester
Beyer Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PL, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 4082

Email: confercare-online@manchester.ac.uk
Web: www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/pat2017/

Deadlines and Fees

Submission of abstracts: 30/6/2017
Early bird registration: 31/7/2017
Early-bird registration fee: £450 for staff, £350 for students;
£100 discount per person when ≥ 2 participants per group
Late registration fees will incur an extra £50

Keynote addresses

  • Eugenia Kumacheva (U Toronto)
  • Andreas Lendlein (Helmoltz Inst. of Biomater. Sci.)
  • Krzysztof Matyjaszewskii (Carnegie Mellon U)
  • Jian Pei (Peking U).

Confirmed speakers

  • Rigoberto Advincula (Case Western U)
  • Alexander Bismarck (U Vienna)
  • Paolo Decuzzi (IIT)
  • Avi Domb (Hebrew U)
  • Dirk Grijpma (U Twente)
  • Sophie Guillaume (U Rennes)
  • Jöns Hilborn (U Uppsala)
  • Harm-Anton Klok (EPFL)
  • Teruyuki Komatsu (Chou U)
  • Jean-Francois Lutz (U Strasbourg)
  • Alvaro Mata (Queen Mary U)
  • Sebastien Perrier (U Warwick)
  • Andrea Pucci (U Pisa)
  • Steve Rannard (U Liverpool)
  • Wim Thielemans (U Leuven)
  • Tao Xie (Zhejiang U)
  • Alex Zelikin (Aarhus U).

Medal Winners Symposium Announcement: 10th Nov 2017, Aston University, Birmingham

We are pleased to announce our annual Macro Group Medal Winners Symposium will be held at Aston University, Birmingham, UK on Fri 10th November 2017.

Our medal-winning speakers will be:

Prof Ian Hamley (2016 Macro Group UK Medal)

Dr Theoni Georgiou (2016 Young Researchers Medal)

Prof Nikos Hadjichristidis (2016 Medal for Outstanding Achievement)

Dr Giovanna Sicilia (2015 Jon Weaver PhD Prize)

Charalampos Pappas (2016 Jon Weaver PhD Prize)

Further details and registration information will be available soon.

IoP Polymer Science Careers Day

The Polymer Physics Group of the IoP is running a careers day on 30th November 2016 on the subject: “Careers outside of Academia – What else can I do with a PhD in Polymer Science?”

Are you looking for a career outside of academia? If you are a PhD student or PDRA and want to hear about job options other than applying for a lectureship, please come and join us for this one day event.

Speakers will include representatives from the consumer goods, agrochemicals, paint and coatings, lubricants, patent law, journalism and scientific publishing, careers within government research councils and large scale facilities, as well as project management inside and outside of academia.
For more information and to register, please see:
Registration Deadline: 28th November 2016


EUPOC 2017 Conference ‘Polymers & Additive Manufacturing’ EPF – Gargnano (Garda Lake – Italy) May 21-25, 2017


EUPOC 2017 is aiming to introduce the most recent developments within the various areas of additive manufacturing for polymer parts with presentations from leading international scientists and industrial researchers working in this field. Contributions will address fundamental and experimental aspects, discuss the bottlenecks, model the physics of these processes in order to consider their simulations, present applications, material-related issues and part properties. In the field of polymer part production, several types of processes and variants are developing rapidly: stereo-lithography, laser sintering, fused filament fabrication, binder or material jetting, cold spray, … In coming years this area of research, at the intersection between fundamental science and technology, is expected to define new and innovative applications for polymers. EUPOC 2017 will offer a platform for discussing the main challenges facing this research field bringing together scientists, engineers, and students working on every aspect of additive manufacturing of polymer parts.

Major topics will include:
● Instrumentation of processes;
● New polymer materials for additive manufacturing : chemistries and formulations;
● Involved physical and chemical processes (experimental and modeling);
● Induced microstructures;
● Induced mechanical properties;
● Simulations of processes;
● New technologies and innovative developments.

Well-known scientists involved in polymers and additive manufacturing already agree to give a plenary lectures (list which will completed):

  • Dr. Ingo Alig – Fraunhofer Institute LBF, Darmstadt, Germany – ‘Viscoelastic modelling of gas pore collapse during polymer sintering’
  • Prof. Federica Chiellini – University Pisa, Italy  – ‘Additive manufacturing of polymer scaffolds for biomedical applications’
  • Prof. Jose A. Cova – University of Minho I3N, Portugal –
  • Prof. Ruth Goodridge – University of Nottingham, UK – ‘Laser Sintering of Polymer Nanocomposites’
  • Prof. Jacques Lalevée – IS2M Mulhouse, France –  ‘New Photosensitive Resins For LED Projector 3D Printing’
  • Prof. Olivier Lame – MATEIS Université de Lyon/INSA Lyon,France – ‘Cold spray processing of polymers’
  • Dr. Kalman Migler – NIST, Gaithersburg, USA – ‘The Polymer Physics of Extrusion-based Additive Manufacturing’
  • Prof. Francesca Nanni – University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Italy –
  • Prof. Peter Van Puyvelde – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium – ‘Polymers for laser sintering: frow powder to product’

Visit the EUPOC 2017 Conference:  http://eupoc.it/index.html

Important dates:
– Registration before April 15, 2017 (available on: http://eupoc.it/registration.html )
– Oral and poster contributions: email a one-page PDF abstract by 20 March, 2017 to mg.viola@unipi.it
– Acceptance notifications: April 7, 2017

Dr. Claire BARRES, Prof. Jean-François GERARD, Gilles REGNIER
EUPOC 2017 Chairs