2011: Stimuli Responsive and Reactive Polymer Systems

Photograph of the speakers at the 2011 conference.

Back Row: Prof Karen Wooley, Prof Kris Matyjaszewski, Dr Gareth Crapper, Dr Richard Vaia, Dr Rachel O'Reilly, Dr Wayne Hayes, Dr Alan Russell.
Centre Row: Prof Ryo Yoshida, Prof Qui Tran-Cong Miyata, Prof David Haddleton, Dr Jon Howse, Prof Helmuth Möhwald.
Front Row: Prof Krystyn Van Vliet, Prof Tomiki Ikeda, Prof Jennifer Lewis, Prof Tony Ryan (Chairman), Prof Joanna Aizenberg, Prof Darrell Irvine.

HPRG 51st Meeting

Sunday 17th - Thursday 21st April, 2011 Shrigley Hall Hotel, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire

Conference Chairmen: Professor Anna Balazs and Dr Ezat Khoshdel


1 Professor Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard University, USA) "HAIRS: Hydrogel-Actuated Integrated Responsive Systems"
2 Professor Tomiki Ikeda (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) "Photomobile Polymer Materials: From Nano to Macro"
3 Professor Kris Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) "Stimuli Responsive Materials and Reactive Polymer Systems Prepared by ATRP"
4 Professor Helmuth Mohwald (The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany) "Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films and Capsules with Controlled and Remote Release"
5 Professor Stuart Rowan (Case Western Reserve University, USA) "Using Supramolecular Chemistry to access Stimuli-Responsive Materials"
6 Dr. Richard Vaia (Wright Patterson Air Force Base, USA) "Nanostructure Hybrids as Adaptive Materials"
7 Professor Ryo Yoshida (The University of Tokyo, Japan) "Self-Oscillating Gels as Novel Smart Materials"
8 Professor David Haddleton (University of Warwick, UK) "Bioconjugates and Therapeutics from Living Radical Polymerisation"
9 Professor Karen Wooley (Texas A&M University, USA) "Unique Optical and Mechanical Effects that Arise from the Placement of Active Units within Stimuli-responsive Nanoscopic Polymer Frameworks"
10 Dr. Alan Russell (University of Pittsburgh, USA) "The Use of Biological Macromolecules as Triggers for Responsive Multifunctional Polymers"
11 Dr. Jonathan Howse (The University of Sheffield, UK) "pH-Responsive Hydrogels: Actuation and Intelligent Swimming at the Nanoscale"
12 Dr. Rachel O'Reilly (University of Warwick, UK) "Designer Responsive and Functional Polymer Nanoparticles"
13 Professor Darrell Irvine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) "Immunostimulatory and Immune-reactive Polymer Systems as Tools for Immunobiology and Disease Therapy"
14 Professor Jennifer Lewis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) "Microscale Patterning of Functional Polymeric Structures"
15 Dr. Gareth Crapper (Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings Ltd., UK) "Powder Coatings: New Advances and Remaining Challenges"
16 Professor Krystyn Van Vliet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) "Chemomechanical Responsivity at the Cell-polymer Interface"
17 Professor Qui Tran-Cong Miyata (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan) "Phase Separation of Photo-Reactive Polymer Mixtures: Complexity and Practical Implications"

2011 conference sponsors

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