Seventh International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science

29  May - 1 June 2023 | Gothenburg, Sweden

Join us for Frontiers in Polymer Science 2023: This major conference regularly attracts around 600 interdisciplinary delegates to discuss and review pioneering work in the field of modern polymer science.

An exciting programme will include expert plenary talks and three parallel sessions, each with featured speakers, supplemented by contributed oral and poster presentations.

Present your own research

Abstracts are invited for posters by 27 March 2023 on the following main themes:

  • Advanced Precision Synthesis
  • Physics of Dynamic and Non-equilibrium Polymer Structures
  • Polymer Technology for Solving Societal Energy and Environmental Challenges

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Frontiers in Polymer Science will be held 29 May – 1 June 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden  in association with Progress in Polymer SciencePolymerEPJPolymer Degradation and StabilityReactive and Functional Polymers and Polymer Testing and in partnership with Materials Today.

The Symposium will feature 9 plenary lectures, given by outstanding scientists whose exceptionally work represents new frontiers for polymer science. Three parallel sessions with invited and contributed talks in addition to large poster sessions will cover interdisciplinary hot topics within polymer science.

The Andrew Keller Award for Best European Paper will be presented at the conference: This best paper award is for authors submitting a paper to a virtual special issue collection.

As with the previous six editions of this top quality international event, we expect to attract more than 600 participants from over 50 countries.

We look forward to welcoming you to Gothenburg in 2023!

Symposium chairs

Benny Freeman, The University of Texas at Austin, USA - Editor in Chief of Polymer

Yanchun Han, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China – Senior Editor of Polymer

Richard Hoogenboom, Ghent University, Belgium – Editor in Chief of EPJ

Jean-Francois Lutz, Charles Sadron Institute, France – Senior Editor of Progress in Polymer Science

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University, USA – Editor in Chief of Progress in Polymer Science

Before travelling to the conference, please familiarise yourself with the Covid-19 requirements for Sweden which Elsevier will be following. The current country guidelines can be found here.

We still request that anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or is under any self-quarantine orders does not attend the conference.

Previous symposia

The First International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science took place in Mainz, Germany from 7-9 June 2009 and celebrated the 50th anniversary of the journal polymer. You can find out more about this and the subsequent symposia in the series via the history page.

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Supporting publications

European Polymer Journal

Polymer Degradation and Stability



 Progress in Polymer Science

Reactive and Functional Polymers

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