On behalf of the worldwide POLY-CHAR community we invite you to join us in May 2022 for the annual International Polymer Characterization Forum with associated 1 day short course. In addition to POLY-CHAR’s traditional focus on Polymer synthesis, characterization and application, a particular focus of this conference will be laid on (i) Circular economy of polymers and sustainable applications as well as (ii) Polymers for biomedical applications. We have reveived so far more than 100 submissions from all parts of the world and are looking with confidence very much forward to a highly interesting meeting in May 2022.
To ensure unrestricted worldwide participation in times of global uncertainty regarding travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic POLY-CHAR [Halle | Siegen] 2022 is organized as live digital event.
Sven Henning (Halle, Germany) & Holger Schönherr (Siegen, Germany)
Access to sessions.
The assess links to the different sessions will be sent to all registered presenters and attendees in the digital book of abstracts latest one day before the start of the meeting by e-mail.
In case you meet difficulties, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. This address will be checked on the days of the conference, i.e. May 22 - 25.
The conference is all digital and you share your presentations live via a video platform. Internet access and an appropriate audio connection is hence required (video recommended, but not necessary). The final program with login information will be circulated to all appropriately registered participants latest one day before the start of the meeting.
1) Lectures (May 23-25)
The lectures will be given digitally using Zoom as a video platform. Please prepare your talks in powerpoint, pdf, or any format you think appropriate. You will run your talk live on your computer and share the screen and audio with the audience. Please adhere strictly to the maximum time allotted for your talk to enable meaningful discussions and synchronous parallel sessions. There will be options to test the screen sharing as well as video and audio before your session. Questions will asked via the chat function and will be asked by the session chair.
2) Posters (May 24)
The poster presenters are asked to prepare a 1 slide summary (to be made available in all breaks and parallel to all sessions during the conference). For the poster session a brief presentation (max. 5 slides) in powerpoint, pdf, or else is suggested. You will be assigned an individual video session to which participants can join the discussion work online live. There will be options to test the screen sharing as well as video and audio before your session.
3) Workshop (May 22)
The workshop lectures will be given digitally using Zoom as a video platform. Questions will asked via the chat function and will be asked by the session chair. The recorded workshop lectures will be available for streaming during the conference. The links will be sent to all registered presenters and attendees after the end of the workshop (May 22).
Further details will be communicated in due course. As mentioned above, the final program with login information will be circulated to all appropriately registered participants latest one day before the start of the meeting.
May 22, 2022 Short Course on Polymer Characterization
May 23, 2022 Opening of Conference
Keynote lectures, parallel sessions
May 24, 2022 Keynote lectures, parallel sessions
May 25, 2022 Keynote lectures, parallel sessions
Introduction to POLY-CHAR [Auckland] 2023
Closure of conference & farewell
POLY-CHAR International Polymer Characterization Forum
The idea behind POLY-CHAR [Halle|Siegen] 2022 is to provide an opportunity to bring together scientists and technologists from different areas of polymer science.
Special attention is laid on two guiding themes of the meeting:
Polymers and the Environment: Circular Economy
Polymers for Health / Biomedical Materials
The symposium's topics concomitantly include: Polymer Synthesis, Polymer Characterization, Polymer Physics, Theory and Simulations, Circular Economy of Polymers and Sustainable Applications, Polymers for Biomedical Applications: Biopolymers, Biomedical Materials and Biotechnology, Biopolymers in Nutrition and Health, Elastomers and Amorphous Materials, Nanomaterials and Smart Materials, Economics of Polymeric Materials, Mechanics of polymers, Adhesives and Coatings, Advanced Hybrid Materials etc.
POLY-CHAR [Halle | Siegen] 2022
Prof. Dr. Zhenan Bao, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, US confirmed
Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung Mainz, Germany confirmed
Prof. Dr. Harm-Anton Klok, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland confirmed
Prof. Dr. Archana Bhaw-Luximon, Center for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research (CBBR), Réduit, Mauritius confirmed
Prof. Dr. Mehrdad Negahban, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA confirmed
Confirmed invited speakers
Dr. Nowsheen Goonoo, Center for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research (CBBR), Réduit, Mauritius
Prof. Dr. Sedat Nizamoğlu, Koç University, Turkey
Dr. S. N. Aisyiyah Jenie, Research Centre for Chemistry, Indonesian Instute of Sciences, Indonesia
Dr. Mareike Müller, University of Siegen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Toby Jenkins, University of Bath, UK
Dr. Xiaoqiu Dou, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Prof. Dr. Bo Song, Soochow University, China
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ertan Yildirim, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Rafał Poręba, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Dr. Siyu Jiang, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao City, China
Dr. Ewa Tocha DOW Chemical, Terneuzen, The Netherlands
Papers presented at POLY-CHAR [HALLE | SIEGEN] 2022 can be submitted for publication (following rigorous peer review) in a
Special issue of Macromolecular Symposia (Macromolecular Symposia - Wiley Online Library) devoted to the conference.
Additionally, selected conference papers may be considered for submission to Pure and Applied Chemistry (Pure and Applied Chemistry (degruyter.com).
Detailed Information will be provided in due course.
Deadlines and registration
Abstract submission closed.
Payment registration fee (regular) 30.04.2022
Delegate Category Fee (early bird)
Academia 250,00 € (200,00 €)
Industry 250,00 € (200,00 €)
Young scientists 150,00 € (120,00 €)
Students 150,00 € (120,00 €)
Scientists from 150,00 € (120,00 €)
Young scientists 75,00 € (50,00 €)
and students from developing countries
International Advisory Board of POLY-CHAR [Halle|Siegen] 2022
Peter Mallon South Africa
Shigeru Okamoto Japan
Valerio Causin Italy
Michael Hess Germany & USA
Rameshwar Adhikari Nepal
Jakub Sirc Czech Republic
Alejandro J Müller Spain & Venezuela
Chuanliang Feng China
Araceli Flores Spain
Chan Chin Han Malaysia
Jean-Marc Saiter France
Mehrdad Negahban USA
Veena Chaudhari India
Giselle Boiteux France
Chunye Xu China
Jianyong Jin New Zealand
Marta Da Pian Italy
Ewa Tocha DOW Chemical, Terneuzen, The Netherlands
Local organizing committee of POLY-CHAR [Halle|Siegen] 2022
Dr. Marcus Schoßig, Geschäftsführer IPW Merseburg
Dr. Ralf Lach, IPW Merseburg
Prof. Dr. Mario Beiner, Fraunhofer IMWS
Prof. Dr. Peter Michel, Hochschule Merseburg, Fraunhofer IMWS und Sprecher Waste4Future
Dr. Lars Birlenbach, Physikalische Chemie I, Universität Siegen
Dipl.-Ing. Gregor Schulte, Physikalische Chemie I, Universität Siegen
Dr. Mareike Müller, Nachwuchsgruppenleiterin Biofunktionale Materialien für zelluläre und angewandte Mikrobiologie, Universität Siegen
1. Richard Robert Ernst Polymer Science Award for Young or Innovative Scientist
2. Jean-Marie Lehn Award for Senior Polymer Scientist
3. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Award for Polymer Science and Technology
4. Best Oral Presentations for Young Scientists
5. Best Oral Presentations for Students
6. Best Student Posters
7. IUPAC Awards for Best Student Posters
The prize committee is headed by Dr. Sven Henning (POLY-CHAR Vice president for awards), Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, Germany.
POLY-CHAR (https://poly-char.org/) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization devoted to create a friendly environment to share information, organize student exchange and cooperation, to hold international meetings and to provide a platform in the field of Materials Science, in particular Polymer Characterization and Polymer Materials Science and Technology, for scientist from all over the word disregarding where they are from. An important goal of POLY-CHAR is to offer a forum for PhD students and young researchers to create their own scientific networks and experience a true scientific community. POLY-CHAR is rooted in polymer synthesis, characterization, processing, application, recycling, education and its environmental/social consequences.
JEAN-MARC SAITER University of Rouen, France
HOLGER SCHÖNHERR University of Siegen, Germany
SVEN HENNING Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of VICE PRESIDENT FOR AWARDS Materials and Systems IMWS, Germany
POLY-CHAR [Auckland] 2023
POLY-CHAR 2023 World Forum on Advanced Materials and “Short Course on Polymer Characterization” (postponed from 2021 & 2022)
January 22, 2023 to January 27, 2023
The Annual Forum on Advanced Materials brings together professors, students and people from industry involved in theory, experiment and computer simulations under one roof to achieve systemic understanding of connections between structures, interactions, processing and properties in polymer materials science. This is a long-term activity, not aimed at temporary fashions.
From the very beginning one of the important aims of the conference is to give young scientists a forum to present their result and to meet with distinguished scientists from all over the world. The conference to set its mark in all parts of the work in order so that students and scientists from all parts of the world have a chance to participate at least occasionally.
Dr Jianyong Jin and A/P Duncan McGillivray
Organizing Chair of Poly-Char 2021
School of Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science
The University of Auckland