1982: Polymer Liquids, Their Synthesis And Applications.
Manor House Hotel, Moretonhampstead, Devon
Opening remarks - Prof. J.C. Bevington
Tuesday: Functionalisation of polymers
Dr D.H. Richards (P.E.R.M.E.)
Introductory and review lecture: "End group functionalization, syntheses and applications."
Prof. J.C. Brosso (Le Mans Universtiy)
Dr B.C. Anderson (Du Pont)
"Anionic polymerization of methacrylate."
Dr S Russo (Genoa University)
"New nylon composites based on monomer-filler systems."
Dr P.J. Senior (I.C.I.)
"Biosynthesis of oligomers."
Wednesday: Flow properties of polymer liquids
Dr R.A. Pethrick (Strathclyde University)
Introductory and review lecture: "Molecular chain entanglements."
Prof. W.W. Graessley (Northwestern University)
"Flow behaviour of specially synthesised polyethylenes."
Dr I. Meldrum (B.P.)
"Polymer additives in the oil industry."
Dr H. Block (Liverpool University)
"Relaxation phenomena inter-related with shear processes."
Dr J. Ferguson (Strathclyde University)
"Rheology of biofluids."
Thursday: Myltiphase systems
Prof. J.M.G. Cowie (Stirling University)
Introductory and review lecture: "Phase separation phenomena, comparison of liquids and solids."
Dr M.D. Croucher (Xerox Xorporation)
"Non aqueous dispersion technology."
Dr M.W. Thomsen (I.C.I. Paints)
"Organic polymer colloids."
Dr B.P. Griffin (I.C.I. Plastics)
"Liquid crystal polymers."
Dr C. Price (Manchester University)
"Micelle formation in block copolymer solutions."