IPCG 2023 Schedule

IPCG 2023 Conference Schedule

Please find below the schedule for the International Polymer Colloids Group (IPCG) Conference.

GRS Schedule

GRS Program

Friday 16th of June

15:00 – 16:00          Registration and settling in – Brant House

16:00 – 18:00          Ice breaking activities (Round 1) – Field outside Brant House

19:00 – 20:30          Dinner –Ban Righ Dining Hall

20:30 – 22:30          Ice breaking activities (Round 2) – Grad Club 2nd Floor

Saturday 17th of June

*Lectures/Seminars/Posters in Ellis Hall Room 226*


8:00 – 9:00               Breakfast –Ban Righ Dining Hall

9:00 – 10:00            Master Class by John Tsavalas: “Particle Morphology Control in Emulsion Polymerization: The Critical Variables”

10:00 – 11:00          Student Talks (20 min each)

Sara Beldarrain (POLYMAT-UPV/EHU – Spain): Functionalized Latexes as Dispersants and Spacers for Inorganic Particles in Waterborne Coating Formulations.

Yinan Li (Chinese University – Hong Kong): Measuring Nanoparticle-Nanoparticle Interaction by Total Internal Reflection Microscopy.

 Zhengao Shi (Chinese University – Hong Kong):  Pickering PU silica. Porous Film Fabrication for Synthetic Leather Through Templating Water-borne Polyurethane and Hydrophobic Silica Particles Co-Stabilized Pickering Foam.

 11:00 – 11:30          Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30          Student Talks (20 min each)

Ainara Agirre (POLYMAT-UPV/EHU – Spain). Synthesis and Characterization of ABS Polymers using Polymerizable Surfactants.

Sandra Smeltzer (Queen’s University – Canada). Structure-Property Relationship of Amphiphilic Block-Random Copolymers.

Thibaut Fevrier (C2PM Lyon CNRS – France). Surfactant-Free Emulsion Polymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride Mediated by Various Reactive Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Chains.

 12:30 – 14:00          Lunch–Ban Righ Dining Hall

14:00 – 15:30         Master Class by Mohammad El-Aasser: “My 50-Years Journey with Miniemulsions”

15:30 – 16:30          Student Talks (20 min each)

Magalie Shoumacker (C2PM Lyon CNRS – France). Toward IR-induced Radical (Mini)Emulsion Photopolymerization with Organo-Soluble and Water-Soluble Photoinitiators.

Yung-Chun Lin (University of New Hampshire – USA). Investigation of Radical Diffusion Within Latex Particles During Emulsion Polymerization Through Dynamic Modelling.

Zachary Hollins (University of New Hampshire – USA). Mechanistic Study of Allyl Methacrylate as a Crosslinking Agent in Emulsion Polymerizations.

16:30 – 18:00          Poster Session 1

18:30 – 20:00         Dinner–Ban Righ Dining Hall

 20:00 – 23:00         Social activities – Juniper Café

Sunday 18th of June

8:00 – 9:00               Breakfast–Ban Righ Dining Hall

9:00 – 10:00            Master Class by Takaya Terashima: “Precision Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Polymers: From Design to Nanostructure Control and Functions”

10:00 – 11:00          Student Talks (20 min each)

Huanhuan Ma (C2PM Lyon CNRS – France). Synthesis of Poly(Methacrylic Acid)-Stabilized SiO2/Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Nanocomposite Colloids by Nitroxide-Mediated Surface-Initiated Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly.

Steven Thompson (University of New South Wales – Australia). Utilizing Customizability of Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) for Preparation of Sequenced-Defined Multiblock Copolymers.

Suren Wang (C2PM Lyon CNRS – France). From Surfactant-Free Latexes to Vitrimer Films: The Key Role of the Hydrophilic Macromolecular Stabilizer.

11:00 – 11:30          Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30          Student Talks (20 min each)

Alvaro del Castillo (POLYMAT-UPV/EHU – Spain). Epoxy/Styrene-Acrylic Hybrids for Anticorrosive Steel Coatings.

Laura Sinniger (C2PM Lyon CNRS – France). Synthesis of Block Copolymers Based on Ethylene and Methyl Methacrylate by Combining Catalytic Chain Transfer Polymerization (CCTP) and Radical Emulsion Polymerization in Water

Mehdi Naderi (POLYMAT-UPV/EHU – Spain). Synthesis and Characterization of the Redispersible Latexes.

12:30 – 14:00          Lunch–Ban Righ Dining Hall

14:00 – 15:00         Master Class by Samane Mehravar: “Sustainability for Chemical Industries: Tools and Challenges”

15:00 – 15:40          Student Talks (20 min each)

Ana Trajcheva (POLYMAT-UPV/EHU – Spain). Novel Strategies to Reduce End of Reaction VOCs in Acrylic Waterborne Systems.

Emily M. Brogden (University of Warwick – UK). Hard-Soft Polymer Colloid Mixtures for Waterborne Linerless Pressure Sensitive Adhesives.

15:40 – 17:10          Poster Session 2

18:00 – 19:30         Dinner at University Club (IPCG Conference Begins)