The below nine speakers will give invited plenary lectures of 40 minutes each.

Within each session seven featured speakers will each give invited lectures of 20 minutes supplemented by contributed oral and poster presentations for which abstracts are invited by 13 January 2019. Submit oral and poster abstracts here.

Featured speakers: Advanced precision synthesis

Featured speakers: Merging polymer structure with dynamics

Featured speakers: Polymer technology for solving societal challenges

Christopher Barner-Kowollik

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Christopher Barner-Kowollik is currently Professor of Materials Science and Head of the Soft Matter Materials Laboratory at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He received a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1999 (Göttingen University).

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Stephen Z. D. Cheng

University of Akron, USA

Stephen Z. D. Cheng received his Ph.D. degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, New York, in 1985.

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Jian Ping Gong

Hokkaido University, Japan

Jian Ping Gong is a professor of Faculty of Advanced Life Science, and Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University.

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Rachel Segalman

University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Rachel A. Segalman received her B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin and Ph.D from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Universite Louis Pasteur before joining the faculty of UC Berkeley and faculty staff member of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories from 2004-2014.

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Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

Northwestern University, USA; Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Winner 2016
Photo credit: Jim Prisching Photography

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry rewarded three pioneers in the field – Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Ben Feringa – for their design and production of molecular machines which can perform controlled tasks when energy is supplied.

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Marc Hillmyer

University of Minnesota, USA

Marc Hillmyer received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1994. After completing a postdoctoral research position in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science he joined the Chemistry faculty at Minnesota in 1997.

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Sybrand van der Zwaag

TU Delft, The Netherlands

Sybrand van der Zwaag, distinguished professor, holds a full time position at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherland where he leads the group Novel Aerospace Materials.

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Tanja Weil

Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

Tanja Weil studied chemistry (1993–1998) at the TU Braunschweig (Germany) and the University of Bordeaux I (France) and completed her PhD at the MPI for Polymer Research under the supervision of K. Müllen.

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Ben Zhong Tang

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Ben Zhong Tang is Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science and Chair Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research interests include macromolecular chemistry, materials science, and biomedical theragnostics.

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To contribute to the oral and poster programmes please visit the submit abstract page.