Confirmed invited speakers


Sadahito AOSHIMA (Osaka University, Japan) - Synthesis of stimuli-responsive block or alternating copolymers via controlled cationic polymerization

Christopher BARNER-KOWOLLIK (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) - Advanced light driven (bio)macromolecular chemistry

Laurent BILLON (University of Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France) - A tools Platform to design core@corona hybrids based on conjugated polymer brushes

Tim DEMING (UCLA, USA) - Synthesis and properties of functional ionic polypeptides

Mathias DESTARAC (University of Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, France) - Aqueous RAFT/MADIX polymerization: same monomers, new polymers

Philippe DUBOIS (Mons University, Belgium) - Key-points for polybenzoxazines to become the next generation of thermosets

Filip DU PREZ (Ghent University, Belgium) - Click/transclick reactions in combination with CRP: “TAD’s the spirit”

Andrzej DWORAK (Polish Chemical Society, Poland) - Termoresponsive surfaces for cell sheet growth via living and controlled polymerizations

Rudolf FAUST (UMass Lowell, USA) - Kinetics and mechanism of catalytic chain transfer in the carbocationic polymerization of isobutylene catalyzed by ethylaluminum dichloride bis-(2-chloroethyl) ether complex

Holger FREY (University of Mainz, Germany) - “Random” carbanionic copolymerization revisited: from in-situ NMR-monitoring to one-step block copolymer synthesis

François GANACHAUD (INSA Lyon, France) - A catalyst platform for unique cationic (co)polymerization in aqueous emulsion

Sophie GUILLAUME (University of Rennes, France) - Recent advances in ring-opening polymerization of five membered ring cyclic carbonates

Nikolaos HADJICHRISTIDIS (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) - From competition to cooperation: a highly efficient strategy towards well-defined (co)polypeptides

Junpo HE (Fudan University, China) - Controlling the microstructure of model polymers by anionic polymerization

Akira HIRAO (National Taiwan University, Taiwan ; Soochow University, China ; Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) - Living anionic polymerization of 1,4-diisopropenylbenzene

Richard HOOGENBOOM (Ghent University, Belgium) - Poly(2-oxazoline)s with methyl ester side chains: from unexpected copolymerization behaviour to biomedical applications

Lian HUTCHINGS (University of Durham, United Kingdom) - Synthesis of randomly branched polymers by anionic chain-transfer polymerisation

Takashi ISHIZONE (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) - Anionic polymerization of 1-adamantyl 4-vinylphenyl ketone

Toyoji KAKUCHI (Hokkaido University, Japan) - B(C6F5)3-catalyzed group transfer polymerization; dual organocatalysis for 1,4-hydrosilylation and polymerization of (meth)acrylate monomers

Masami KAMIGAITO (Nagoya University, Japan) - Cationic degenerative chain transfer polymerization via dormant C–S bonds

Tatsuki KITAYAMA (Osaka University, Japan) - Aluminum Lewis-acid assisted anionic polymerization: control in initiation, propagation, and termination processes

Sergei KOSTJUK ((Belarusian State University, Belarus) - Synthesis of highly reactive polyisobutylene in the presence of complexes of AlCl3 and RAlCl2 with ethers: state of the art

Patrick LACROIX-DESMAZES (University of Montpellier, France) - Amphiphilic copolymers and stimuli-responsive copolymers: synthesis, characterization and applications

Jae-Suk LEE (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea) - Synthesis of optoelectronic polymers by living anionic polymerization and their applications

Jean-François LUTZ (Institut Charles Sadron Strasbourg, France) - Synthesis of monodisperse polymers containing monomer-coded messages

Pierre LUTZ (Institut Charles Sadron Strasbourg, France) - Precise macromolecular engineering via hetero(bi)functional poly(ethylene oxide) based macromonomers

Nathaniel LYND (University of Texas at Austin, USA) - The consequences of ideality in ionic co-polymerization

Krzysztof MATYJASZEWSKI (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) - Nanostructured bioconjugate and hybrid systems by ATRP

David MECERREYES (University of the Basque Country, Spain) - Synthesis & applications of biobased poly(ionic liquid)s

Vincent MONTEIL (University of Lyon, France) - New trends in free radical polymerization of ethylene under moderate pressure conditions: from emulsion to controlled radical polymerization processes

Axel MULLER (University of Mainz, Germany) - Self-assembled multicompartment structures of ABC triblock terpolymers with controlled internal morphologies

Jacques PENELLE (University of Paris Est, France) - Entering the valley of death: the synthesis of linear polymers exhibiting high to very high local steric hindrances

Judit E. PUSKAS (Akron University, USA) - Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers by two-phase living carbocationic polymerization 

Mitsuo SAWAMOTO (Kyoto University, Japan) - Metal-catalyzed precision radical polymerization: Recent progress and perspective

Helmut SCHLAAD (University of Potsdam, Germany) - Heterophase polymerization of amino acid N-carboxyanhydride in ionic liquid

Keiji TANAKA (Kyushu University, Japan) - Importance of precision synthesis to study polymer interfaces

Christophe THOMAS (Chimie ParisTech, France) - Polymerization of heterocycles using organometallic complexes: a simple approach to sequence control in polymer synthesis

Robert WAYMOUTH (Stanford University, USA) - Organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization

Frederik WURM (Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Germany) - Poly(phosphoester)s and more: recent developments in the anionic polymerization of activated heterocycles

Yusuf YAGCI (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey) - Long wavelength photoinitiating systems for cationic polymerization

Tsutomu YOKOZAWA (Kanagawa University, Japan) - Different behavior of intramolecular transfer of catalyst depending on transition metal catalysts

Junpeng ZHAO (South China University of Technology, China) - Phosphazene-promoted ring-opening polymerization from unusual initiating sites

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