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The PolyChar forum has a tradition of arranging daily plenary presentations (55 minutes, including questions) followed by only two or three simultaneous sessions, each starting with a keynote lecture (40 min, including questions), followed by invited (20 min, including questions) and submitted presentations (20 min, including questions). There are also Young Scientist Plenary presentations after lunch (40 min, including questions). The program also includes a poster session on Wednesday.

The tentative program includes:

Short Course: Monday, May 11, 2015
  1. Holger Schönherr, Germany, Microscopy
  2. Brett P. Fors, USA, Photochemistry in Polymer Science
  3. Witold Brostow, USA, Friction, Wear and Scratch Resistance
  4. Bernhard Blümich, Germany, Solid State NMR.
  5. Dirk Schubert, Germany, Rheology & Processing
  6. Jean-Marc Saiter, France, Glass Transition and Glass Transition Temperature
  7. Jean-Michel Guenet, France, Scattering
  8. Kevin Menard, USA, Dynamic Mechanical Properties
  9. Sven Henning, Germany, Micromechanics
Conference: Tuesday, May 12, to Friday, May 15, 2015

Plenary Speakers:
  1. Tuesday: Harald Ade, Distinguished Professor of Physiscs, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
  2. Wednesday: Richard M. Laine, Professor and Director of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  3. Thursday: Stephen Z. D. Cheng, NAE, Frank C. Sullivan Distinguished Research Professor, Robert C. Musson Professor, Trustees Professor, Senior Editor, Polymer, Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, OH, USA
  4. Friday: Rachel A. Segalman, E. N. Kramer Professor, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials, University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA, USA,
Young Scientist Plenary Speakers:
  1. Tuesday: Gila Stein, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston, USA
  2. Wednesday: Abby R. Whittington,Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA
Flory Medal Talk:
  1. Thursday
Symposia for PolyChar 23:
  • General Papers
  • Characterization Methods and Structure-Properties Relations
  • Predictive Methods, Modelling, and Simulation
  • Green Polymers, Green Engineering and Recycling
  • Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
  • Fibers, Interfaces and Composite Materials
  • Nanomaterials and Smart Materials
  • Dielectric, Electrical, Magnetic, Optical and Optoelectronic Properties
  • Polymers in Electronics and Optoelectronics Devices
  • Progress in Polymer Synthesis
  • Mechanical Properties and Performance
  • Characterization with Scanning Probe Microscopes
  • Rheology, Solutions and Processing
  • Processing and Properties of Semicrystalline Polymers
Poster Session: Wednesday afternoon, May 13
  • The poster session will be reviewed by a scientific review panel
  • Awards given Friday
  • Poster size: Should fit in a 1 m wide by 1.2 m wall space (3.3-ft by 4-ft)
  • Should include: Title, Authors (Speaker/Presenter underlined), Affiliations, Sponsors
The detailed program of the PolyChar 23 will be available in April, 2015.