The next Congress of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) will be held in Dresden, Germany, from June 21 to 26, 2015. It is organized by the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. (IPF) and the German Chemical Society (GDCh). Congress chairperson is Professor Brigitte Voit, President of the EPF and Director of the IPF.
European Polymer Congresses are held every two years at different places in Europe and are the most important meeting points of European polymer science. They address a broad scope of topical challenges in polymer science and provide an excellent basis for interdisciplinary exchange. Topics of the European Polymer Congress 2015 are:
- Advances in macromolecular synthesis: From precision polymer structures towards interactive polymer materials
- Nanomaterials and composites: Preparation, characterization, processing, modelling, application
- Polymers meet biology: Bioinspired and bioactive polymers, biohybrides and polymers at the biointerface
- From polymer science to soft matter science
- More with less: Polymers address challenges of resources, sustainability, and energy efficiency
- The post-silicon age: Polymer and organic electronics
For the 2015 congress the organizers expect again 1200 to 1500 participants from all over Europe and beyond. The scientific program will include invited plenary of Kristie Anseth (USA), Vincenzo Busico (Italy), Antonio Facchetti (USA), Ilias Iliopoulus (USA), Eugenia Kumancheva (Canada), Tom McLeish (United Kingdom), Klaus Müllen (Germany), and Karen Wooley (USA). In parallel sessions, about 50 invited keynote lectures of leading international groups (cf. website www.epf2015.org) and up to almost 400 short oral talks and 800 posters will be presented. In addition, the program includes an Australian-European Workshop as well as an industrial exhibition.
Contributions may be submitted online by January 15, 2015. Click here for the call for papers.