HPRG 61st Meeting: Polymers in Extreme Environments

Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th April 2022
Shrigley Hall Hotel, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire

Programme Organisers: Dr Gareth Crapper and Professor Eva Malmstrom


Provisional Speakers for 2022: Polymers in Extreme Environments

Professor Neil Bourne (School of Materials University of Manchester)
"Extreme Timescales"

Professor Matthew I Gibson (Department of Chemistry University of Warwick)
"Antifreeze Polymers for the Biologic Cold Chain"

Professor Miriam M. Unterlass (Institute of Materials Chemistry Technische Universität Wien)
"New production technique for highperformance polymers"

Professor Lorna Dougan (School of Physics and Astronomy University of Leeds)
"The physics of life in extreme environments"

Professor Chris Ober (Materials Science & Engineering Cornell University)
"Creating vanishing polymers: Enabling extremely rapid degradation of polymer structures"

Professor Linda Schadler (College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences University of Vermont)
"Nanodielectrics under high electric field"

Professor Timothy P Lodge (Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science University of Minnesota)
"Phase behavior and transport in ion-containing block copolymers and blends"

Marion Ingle (Sandberg LLP)
"Design (or lack of) for using polymers in extreme environments"

Dr Matthew Unthank (Department of Applied Sciences Northumbria University)
"Cargo tank coatings - impact of network structure on chemical resistance"

Professor Sanat Kumar (Chemical Engineering Columbia University)
"Polymer-grafted nanoparticles under extreme confinement"

Dr Vicky Garcia Sakai (Dr Giuseppe Paterno) (Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Italian Institue of Technology Centre for Nano Science and Technology at Polimi, Milan)
"Instrument for rapid testing of high energy neutron effects"

Dr Matthieu Gresil (School of Materials University of Manchester)
"Early damage detection in composites"

Professor David Bucknall (School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University)
"Polymers designed for the Ocean Depths"

Professor Richard Thompson (School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth)
"Plastic litter in the oceans: are there solutions to this global environmental problem?"

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