2017: The Role of Molecular Architecture in the Chemistry, Physics and Engineering of Macromolecules

Photograph of the speakers at the 2017 conference.

HPRG 57th Meeting

Sunday April 23rd – April 27th 2017
Shrigley Hall Hotel, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire

Conference Chairs: Prof. Nigel Clarke and Prof. Darrin Pochan


Todd Yeates (UCLA, USA)
"Design of nanomaterials with proteins"

Jan van Hest (Radboud University, Netherlands)
"Shaping polymersomes with biomimetic features"

Justin Cooper-White (University of Queensland, Australia)
"Polymer networks in biomaterials"

Theresa Reineke (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Sugar-coated polymer synthesis: from sustainable plastics to selective gene delivery"

Thomas Epps (University of Delaware, USA)
"Tapered Block Copolymers: Manipulating Monomer Segment Distributions to Control Structure and Enhance Performance"

Karen Winey (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Precise Functional Polymers: New Morphologies and New Insights to Properties"

Rachel Segalman (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
"Polypeptoids: Using bioinsipired polymers to understand the role of sequence and chain conformation on self-assembly"

Jeff Meth (DuPont, USA)
"Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites and Development of Potential Products"

Joao Cabral (Imperial College, UK)
"Light-driven 3D polymerisation waves, networks and materials"

Steve Eichhorn (Exeter University, UK)
"Assembling and Disassembling Cellulose into Functional Materials"

John Dutcher (University of Guelph, Canada)
"Structure and Hydration of Monodisperse Phytoglycogen Nanoparticles: Nature's Dendrimer"

Laura Hartmann (University of Dusseldorf, Germany)
"Sequence-controlled glycopolymers for biomedical applications"

Julia Kornfield (Caltech, USA)

Stephen Cheng (University of Akron/Peking University)
"Precisely Functionalized Molecular Nanoparticles Are Unique Elements for Macromolecular Science: From “Nanoatoms” to Giant Molecules"

The High Polymer Research Group is grateful to the following companies and organisations for their support of our 57th annual conference:

GOLD sponsor - High Polymer 57:

INFINEUM Formulating, manufacturing and marketing fuel and lubricant additives.

SILVER sponsor - High Polymer 57:

UNILEVER: Foods, personal and household care products.

BRONZE sponsors - High Polymer 57:

ACS Biomaterials and Engineering journal publishes biomaterial research with fast time-to-publication.

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals.

ALIAXIS Manufacturing and distributing plastic fluid handling systems for residential and commercial construction, industrial and public infrastructure.

ASHLAND: Specialty chemicals.

Elsevier's Polymer: The International Journal for the Science and Technology of Polymers.


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