Featured speakers: Polymer technology for solving societal challenges

Within each session featured speakers will each give invited lectures of 20 minutes supplemented by contributed oral presentations. Abstracts for the large poster sessions are invited. Submit poster abstracts here.

Featured speakers

Annette Andrieu-Brunsen

TU Darmstadt, Germany

Presentation title: Controlling polymer functionalization in nanopores or how to gradually design nanopore transport

Annette Andrieu-Brunsen is Professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) heading the research group “Macromolecular Chemistry – Smart Membranes” since June 2018.

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Harm-Anton Klok

EPFL, Switzerland

Presentation title: Cell-Mediated delivery of polymer nanomedicines

Harm-Anton Klok is Full Professor at the Institutes of Materials and Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Lausanne, Switzerland). He studied chemical technology at the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) from 1989 to 1993 and received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Ulm (Germany) after working with Martin Möller.

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Tadahisa Iwata

University of Tokyo, Japan

Presentation title: Polymer technology for solving societal challenges

Tadahisa Iwata graduated from Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University in 1989. He studied in CERMAV-CNRS (Grenoble) as a French Government scholarship foreign student in 1992-93 and obtained his PhD degree in Wood Science & Technology from Kyoto University in 1994.

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Jeffrey Pyun

University of Arizona, USA

Presentation title: Finding light in the darkness with CHIPs:  A new class of polymers for thermal imaging and IR optics

Professor Jeffrey Pyun is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Arizona. In Fall 2004, he joined the faculty in Chemistry at the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 has been a Full Professor since 2015

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Brigitte Städler

Aarhus University, Denmark

Brigitte Städler (ORCID: 0000-0002-7335-3945) was Assistant Professor at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at Aarhus University, Denmark between 2011 and 2014, before she was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. Prior to this, she obtained her PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland followed by post doc time at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Xiaofeng Sui

Donghua University China

Presentation title: Preparation, structures and multifaceted applications of cellulosic porous materials

Prof. Dr. Xiaofeng Sui obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Tsinghua University (2006) and his master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Tsinghua University (2008).

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