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The 16th Pacific Polymer Conference
                              Singapore                                   December 8 – 12, 2019

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One of the most important events in the PPF calendar, the Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC) is an international milestone event held bi-annually. True to the intentions of the PPF, the conference has proven to be a highly effective international platform for a host of polymer scientists from the Pacific basin countries to cross-pollinate research ideas and discuss emerging ‘hot’ topics and trends in polymer science.

The PPC is an empowering tool for aspiring polymer scientists and professionals to network and explores collaborative opportunities. Beyond the posited academic success, the PPC also presents an excellent opportunity for the host countries to showcase many beautiful sights and sounds of their stunning cities and countries.

The inaugural PPC was held in Maui (Hawaii), USA in 1989. Since then, the conference has been organized every 2 years by various Pacific Rim countries. The following is a list of the host countries and the venues of the various editions of the PPC.

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Frontiers of Polymer Colloids

Prague, Czech Republic

July 12-16, 2020

TOPICS

  • Preparation of advanced polymer and/or inorganic colloids, living polymerization systems, kinetics and mechanism, micro- and nano-encapsulation, core-shell and hollow particles, engineered surfaces, computer simulations.
  • Biomedical aspects: particles for life sciences, drug and gene delivery, biomedical diagnostics, sensors. Colloids in nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine.
  • Stimuli-responsive colloids, self-assembled systems, interfacial phenomena, characterization and physicochemical properties.
  • New trends in industrial applications: coatings, adhesives, catalysis, paper, textile, optical devices, energy storage.

International Polymer Colloids Group (IPCG) Conference 2021

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

June 18 – 25, 2021

(Graduate Research Seminar June 18 – 20, IPCG Conference June 20 – 25)

Hosted at Queen’s University

Chair: Bernd Reck

Vice-Chair: Per Zetterlund

Local Organizer: Michael Cunningham

Short Courses

42nd Annual Short Course Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology 

Davos, Switzerland
August 19-23, 2019

A one week Short Course held in the Davos resort area of Switzerland.

Dr. Mohamed S. El-Aasser, Course Director
Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Lehigh University

Dr. F. Joseph Schork
Professor Emeritus, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Ms. Debra Nyby, Course Coordinator
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Lehigh University/Davos

Previous IPCG Conferences

 
DateLocationChair, Vice-Chair & Host
July 6 -11, 2009Il Ciocco, ItalyConference Chair: Dr. Wolf-Dietter Hergeth, Wacker Polymer Systems Gmbh & Co, Germany
June 26 – July 1, 2011The University of New Hampshire, USA

Conference Chairs: Prof. Michael Cunningham, Queen’s University, Canada & Dr. Dieter Urban, BASF

Hosts: Prof. John Tsavalas and Prof. Donald Sundberg, University of New Hampshire, USA

June 23 – 28, 2013Fudan University in Shanghai, ChinaConference Chair: Dr. Dieter Urban, BASF, Germany
June 28 – July 3, 2015The University of New Hampshire, USA

Conference Chair: Prof. Stefan A. F. Bon, University of Warwick, UK

Vice-Co-Chairs: Prof. Jose R. Leiza, University of the Basque Country, Spain & Dr. Willie Lau, Oriental Yuhong, China

Host: Prof. John Tsavalas, University of New Hampshire, USA

June  25 – 30, 2017Arantzazu (Oñati, Gipuzkoa) – SPAIN

Conference Co-Chairs: Prof. Jose R. Leiza, University of the Basque Country, Spain & Dr. Willie Lau, Oriental Yuhong, China

Conference Vice-Chair: Prof. Pauline Pei Li, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

June 23-28 2019Sentosa Island, Singapore

Conference Chair: Prof. Pauline Pei Li, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Conference Vice-Chair: Dr. Bernd Reck, BASF SE, Germany

Host: Dr. Alex M. Van Herk, Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences (ICES), Singapore

June 2021 Ontario, Canada

Conference Chair: Dr. Bernd Reck, BASF SE, Germany

Conference Vice-Chair: Per Zetterlund, University of New South Wales

Host: Prof. Michael Cunningham, Queen’s University, Canada

IPCG Conference History

IPCG Conferences had their start as the Gordon Conference Seminars back in the 1970’s. The organization ran these meeting until 2009 when the IPCG Conference began hosting its own conferences bi-annually.

Today the IPCG Conference still keeps the spirit of the Gordon Conferences by hosting Graduate Research Seminars in the two days before the conference and allowing ample time for members and students to engage and interact through casual activities as well as the seminar sessions.

History of IPCG (1971-2017), Dr. Mohamed El-Aasser’s presentation

Please click the link to see Dr. Mohamed El-Aasser’s presentation given at the 2017 IPCG Conference.

Dr. Mohamed El-Aasser’s talking points on the History of IPCG (1971-2017)

Please click the link to see Dr. Mohamed El-Aasser’s talking points for the presentation given at the 2017 IPCG Conference.