HPRG 58th Meeting: Polymer Surfaces by Design

Sunday 29th April - Thursday 3rd May 2018
Shrigley Hall Hotel, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire

Conference Chairs: Prof. Joe Keddie and Dr Arthur Wilkinson


Al Crosby (University of Massachusetts)
"Looking Beyond the Surface: Aspects of Synthetic and Biological Adhesion"

Caterina Esteves (Eindhoven University of Technology,)
"Self-Replenishing Polymer Surfaces: Repairing Surface Functionalities by Designed Polymers and Networks"

Walter Federle (University of Cambridge)
"Running with Sticky Feet: Biomechanics of Surface Adhesion in Insects"

Keith Powell (Innovia Films)
"Racing against time: Optimisation and evolution of surface functionalised BOPP films"

Matthias Gerst (BASF)
"Non-covalent Cross-Linking for High Performance Adhesives"

Peter Green (University of Michigan)
"Role of Morphology on Carrier Transport in Conjugated Polymer Films"

Craig Hawker (University of California - Santa Barbara)
"Synthetic Control of Functional Groups at Surfaces and Interfaces"

Wayne Hayes (University of Reading)
"A Supramolecular Approach to New Ink-Jet Materials"

Eugenia Kumacheva (University of Toronto)
"From pinned micelles to surface patterning"

Katharina Landfester (Max Planck Institut für Polymer Forschung Mainz)
"Nanocapsules for Self-Healing and Anticorrosion Applications"

Graham Leggett (University of Sheffield)
"Low-Dimensional Polymers: Patterning, Tribology and Biology"

Jane Lipson (Dartmouth University)
"Effects of Interfaces on the Polymer Glass Transition: Connecting to Experiment via Theory and Simulation"

Neil McKeown (University of Edinburgh)
"Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity: Generating, Maintaining and Using Free Volume in Polymers"

Élie Raphaël (ESPCI, Paris)
"Capillary Levelling of Thin Polymer Films"


The High Polymer Research Group is grateful to the following companies and organisations for their support of our 2018 conference Polymer Surfaces by Design, our 58th annual conference:

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