Functional Polymeric Materials

Organization: Fusion Conferences

Venue: Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive

Location: Cancun, Mexico

Event Date/Time: Feb 10, 2014 / 10:00 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Feb 13, 2014 / 1:30 pm - (CST)
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2014
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Oral submission still open, please submit for consideration by 15th January. Registration still remains open, please register by 15th January.

The conference will cover:

  • Novel polymerization strategies
  • Materials from nano- to the micro scale
  • Materials for drug delivery
  • Smart biomaterials
  • Complex sensing systems
  • Bioinspired materials

Biological systems are characterized by complex molecular networks combining self-assembly, compartmentalization, gelation and catalysis propagated by polymeric materials. The vast array of functions that characterizes natural systems is awe inspiring and has driven an incredible burst of interest in functional, synthetic polymers. Chemical diversity in the realm of synthetic systems is extraordinary, with increasingly greater opportunities to develop functional materials across many length scales. This conference seeks to bring together researchers interested in fundamentally new strategies for organizing matter utilizing polymeric systems. This will include investigations of function from the nano- to the micro scale, and the study of novel polymerization strategies designed to enable the development of functional materials. Applications will be discussed in the areas of drug delivery, smart biomaterials, complex sensing systems, and bioinspired materials with functionalities that relate to the organization and interactions of their building blocks.

Plenary Speakers

Professor K. Barry Sharpless W. M. Keck Professor of Chemistry The Scripps Research Institute

Professor Sankaran Thayumanavan UMass Amherst

Professor Heather Maynard University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Jean Frechet Vice-President for Research King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Professor Charles L McCormick Department of Polymer Science, University of Southern Mississippi

Invited Speakers

Professor Rachel O'Reilly University of Warwick

Professor Jeremiah Johnson Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Osama Musa Vice President Technology & Innovation, Ashland Inc.

Oral submission still open, please submit for consideration by 15th January. Registration still remains open, please register by 15th January.

Venue

Blvd Kukulcan Km 16 5
Cancun
Mexico
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Organizations

Fusion Conferences