The 16th Pacific Polymer Conference
Singapore December 8 – 12, 2019
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
- 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
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
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
Previous IPCG Conferences
|Date||Location||Chair, Vice-Chair & Host|
|July 6 -11, 2009||Il Ciocco, Italy||Conference Chair: Dr. Wolf-Dietter Hergeth, Wacker Polymer Systems Gmbh & Co, Germany|
|June 26 – July 1, 2011||The 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, 2013||Fudan University in Shanghai, China||Conference Chair: Dr. Dieter Urban, BASF, Germany|
|June 28 – July 3, 2015||The 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, 2017||Arantzazu (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 2019||Sentosa 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.