2009: Polymer Composites: Natural and Man-made
Sunday 26th - Thursday 30th April, 2009
Shrigley Hall Hotel, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire
Conference Co-Chairmen: Dr Andrew Burgess and Professor John L Stanford
|1||Professor Peter Schurtenberger (University of Fribourg,
"From Colloid Physics to Functional Nanocomposites"
|2||Dr Alex Baidak (Cytec Engineered Materials Ltd, UK)
"Fibre Reinforced Composites: Promoting Cooperative Behaviour at Different Length Scales"
|3||Dr Mike Elwell (Huntsman Chemicals, Switzerland)
"Delivering Differentiated Performance in Composite Materials with 'Hard' and 'Soft' Nanotechnologies"
|4||Professor Peter Fratzl (MPI Potsdam, Germany)
"Hierarchical Structure and Mechanical Performance of Natural Composites"
|5||Professor Robert Richie (UC Berkeley, USA)
"On the Mechanistic Origins of the Strength and Toughness of Hard Mineralized Biological Tissue: A Question of Structural Length-Scales"
|6||Dr Molly Stevens (Imperial College, London, UK)
"Bio-inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine"
|7||Professor Kazutoshi Haraguchi (Kawamura Institute of Chemical
"New Advanced Polymer / Clay Nanocomposites: Gels and Transparent Soft Materials"
|8||Professor Claus Eisenbach (University of Stuttgart,
"Molecular Aspects of Polymer/Polymer Nanocomposites and their Mechanical Properties"
|9||Dr Elodie Bourgeat-Lami (LCPP, Lyons, France)
"Making the Best of Miniemulsion Polymerization: Encapsulation of Solids and Liquids"
|10||Professor Clement Sanchez (University P&M Curie, Paris,
"Designed Construction of Nanostructured Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials"
|11||Professor Philippe Dubois (University Mons-Hainaut,
"Nano and Bio: A Promising Wedding in Polymer Composite Materials?"
|12||Dr Steve Eichhorn (University of Manchester, UK)
"The Mechanics and Interfaces in Cellulose Composites"
|13||Dr Ian Kinloch (University of Manchester, UK)
"Carbon Nanotubes as Functional Fillers and Reinforcements in Polymer Composites"
|14||Professor Ton Peijs (Queen Mary College, University of
"Polymer Nanocomposite Fibres: Getting the Best out of Carbon Nanotubes"
|15||Dr Harm Weise (BASF, Germany)
"Silica-Acrylate Nanocomposite Dispersions - An Innovation in the Field of Water-based Coatings"
|16||Professor Markus Antonietti (MPI Potsdam, Germany)
"Polymers in Times of Energy and Raw Material Change"
Programme arranged by Dr Andrew Burgess and Professor John L Stanford
2009 conference sponsors
The High Polymer Research Group is grateful to the following companies and organisations for their support of the 2009 Conference:
If you would like to sponsor the High Polymer Research Group conference, please contact the group secretary: