IPCG 2023 Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed Speaker List IPCG 2023

Prof. Takuzo Aida

Tokyo University 
Depart. of Chemistry & Biotechnology 

Tokyo, Japan 


Title: Conceptual Expansion of Supramolecular Polymerization

Prof. Jose M. Asua

University of Basque County
Polymat Institute

San Sebastian, Spain


Title: Overcoming the film formation dilemma


Prof. Sabine Beuermann

Clausthal University of Technology
Institute of Technical Chemistry

Clausthal-Zellerfeld Germany


Title: Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations – a valuable tool for modeling emulsion polymerization processes

Dr. Matthew Carter

The DOW Chemical Company

Collegeville, PA, USA

Title: Hybrid latex particles: new approaches for industrial applications

Prof. Todd Hoare

McMaster University, Department of Chemical Engineering

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Todd Hoare – Faculty of Engineering (mcmaster.ca)

Title: Nanogels and Nanogel Assemblies for Enhanced Drug Delivery

Ing. Daniel Horak

Czech Academy of Sciences
Inst. of Macromolecular Chemistry,

Prague, Czech Republic

Title: Surface engineering of upconversion colloid particles for sensing, targeting, multimodal bioimaging, and photodynamic therapy

Prof. Eugenia Kumacheva

University of Toronto
Department of Chemistry

Toronto, Canada


Title: Nanocolloidal liquid crystals under confinement

Dr. Muriel Lansalot

University of Lyon a

Lyon, France


Title: Degradable vinylic polymer particles synthesized by aqueous (controlled) radical emulsion polymerization

Dr. Yang (Aaron) Liu

University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry

Toronto, Canada

Title: Controlling Surface Properties of Polymer Films: Insights from 2K Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings and Polymer-Colloid Mixtures

Prof. Yingwu Luo

 Zhejiang University, Dept of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Hangzhou, China

Prof. Yingwu LUO’s Group (zju.edu.cn)

Title: Raft emulsion polymerization: fundamentals and emerging new materials

Dr. Samane Mehravar

Dispersions & Resins



Title: An insight into product carbon footprint of polymer colloids

Dr. Timo Melchin  

Wacker Chemie AG 

Innovation Polymers

Burghausen, Germany  

Title: Towards biodegradable vinyl acetate polymer dispersions – limitations in radical ring-opening emulsion polymerization

Prof. Orlando Rojas

University of British Columbia
Department of Chemistry

Vancouver, Canada


Title: Approaching Circularity with the tools of Colloid Science

Dr. Jutta Rieger

Sorbonne Université, CNRS
Institute Parisien de Chemie Moléculaire

Paris, France


Title: Recent Developments in Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly

Prof. Takaya Terashima

Kyoto University,
Department of Polymer Chemistry

Kyoto, Japan


Title: Controlled Self-Assembly and Self-Sorting Systems of Amphiphilic Polymers: Discovery and New Stage by Random Copolymers

Prof. John Tsavalas,

University of New Hampshire,
College of Engineering & Physical Sci.

Durham, NH, USA


Title: Frustrating the system to achieve new hybrid particle morphologies

Dr Hugo Vale

BASF SE, Scientific Modeling

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Digitalization in R&D (basf.com)

Title: Emulsion polymerization modeling – from industrial practice to aqueous-phase kinetics of hydrophobic monomers

Prof. Alex van Herk

Eindhoven University of Technology,
Department of Built Environment

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Title: Insertion of breakable bonds in polyacrylates through polymerization in aqueous media (with Dr. Thoniyot Praveen, ISCE2, Singapore)

Dr. Sarah Eckersley

Vice President of R&D, Dow

Midland, MI, USA

Title: Advancing the Sustainability Agenda: Innovation at Scale

Prof. Emeritus Mohamed El-Aasser

Lehigh University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Bethlehem PA, USA

Title: Some Historical Aspects of Polymer Colloids