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This conference has now taken place. Abstract submission is currently closed.


Best poster awards: Six best poster awards will be offered. Each participant at the Symposium will be given voting ballots upon registration and will be expected to vote for their favourite poster at the end of each of the three poster sessions. The voting box will be placed at the Elsevier booth. The winners of the 6 Best Poster Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at the end of the Symposium.

For revisions or queries regarding papers already submitted

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact usopens in new tab/window with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

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Conference sessions and topics

Parallel Session: Advanced Precision Synthesis

Topics include:

  • Novel synthetic routes for polymerization,

  • Molecular recognition and higher order polymer structures,

  • Supramolecular and supracolloidal architectures

  • Sequence- and topology-specific polymers

  • New polymer structures by macromolecular engineering,

  • Polymerization mechanisms and kinetics,

  • Functional modification of polymers

  • Soft and hard nanoparticles

  • Conjugated/conducting polymers

  • Bio-inspired polymer systems

  • Externally controlled polymerizations

Parallel Session: Physics of Dynamic and Non-equilibrium Polymer Structures

Topics include:

  • Characterization and simulation of molecular and materials properties in bulk, solution, and thin films

  • Polymer structure and dynamics under confined environments

  • Molecular dynamics near phase transformations

  • Polymer structural formations in multiple length and time scales

  • Structures and dynamics of self-assembled macromolecular systems

  • Far from equilibrium macromolecular systems/ Dissipative systems

  • Stimuli responsive and dynamic polymers

  • Polymer processing in different dimensions

  • Macromolecular nanotechnology and dynamic force spectroscopy

  • Protein molecular dynamics

  • Molecular machines

Parallel Session: Polymer Technology for Solving Societal Energy and Environmental Challenges

Topics include:

  • Polymers for energy generation and storage,

  • Renewable and sustainable polymers,

  • Biomedical applications and nanomedicine\

  • Polymer for optics

  • Shape-memory and self-healing polymers.

  • Polymer blends, films, fibers, and networks

  • Nanocomposites and hybrid nanomaterials

  • Polymer membranes for biomedical and separation techniques

  • Polymer degradation and stabilization

  • Molecularly imprinted polymers

  • Biobased polymer systems

  • Additive manufacturing

  • Antifouling and polymer adhesion

Conference dinner

The optional Frontiers in Polymer Science Gala Dinner will be held on Wednesday 31 May at Universeumopens in new tab/window in Gothenburg.

Universeum is the national science centre of Sweden and a powerful arena for learning and popular education in science, technology and sustainable development.

A welcome drink and starter will be served in the Aquarium Hall followed by dinner in the restaurant.

Universeum is within walking distance of the symposium venue

There will be a two-course seated meal after the welcome drink and starter served in the Aquarium Hall.

This will be great opportunity to mingle with colleagues and relax, tickets to the dinner can be booked at the same time as registering for the conference and cost €70 (+VAT).

Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment please book early via the online registration system