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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Synopsis

This second Functional Polymeric Materials conference seeks to bring together leaders from across the field of polymer chemistry, and will include experts in the development of new methodologies, novel applications and will include both fundamental and materials aspects of polymer science. Topics will include new innovations in polymer synthesis and functionalization, with particular focus on structure-property relationships. Applications will also be covered in the areas of drug delivery, smart biomaterials, complex sensing systems, and bioinspired polymeric materials with functionalities that relate to the organization and interactions of their building blocks.

The symposium has invited and contributed talks and posters from scientists from across chemical and materials science disciplines. We believe this blending of people interested in the concepts, rather than specific disciplines, will provide for an enlightening and vibrant multi-day conference. 

Key Sessions:

Academics from inorganic, organic, and biological polymeric materials backgrounds will be represented. A broad range of topics will be covered, including:

  • stimuli-responsive materials
  • stimuli-responsive soft matter
  • stimuli-responsive hybrid/composite materials
  • molecular motors
  • swimmers
  • biomolecular self-assembly
  • dissipative / fueled self-assembly
  • bioinspired materials
  • catalysis
  • synthetic methodology
  • catalytic self-assembly
  • activated catalysis at surfaces and interfaces
  • nanoparticle assemblies
  • multi-component systems
  • organized assemblies
  • self-replicating molecular systems
  • self-sorting molecular systems
  • enzyme responsive materials
  • non-equlibrium self-assembly
  • translational applications in biomedicine
  • translational applications in detection systems
  • translational applications in nanotechnology

Plenary Speakers

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University)
NANOSTRUCTURED FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS BY ATRP

Steven Armes (University of Sheffield)
POLYMERISATION-INDUCED SELF-ASSEMBLY

Sankaran Thayumanavan (UMass)
BIOMIMETIC RESPONSES FROM POLYMERIC NANOASSEMBLIES

Kenneth Wagener (University of Florida)
PRECISION MODEL POLYMERS FOR CYCLIC AND LONG CHAIN BRANCHED POLYOLEFINS 

Invited Speakers

Thomas H. Epps III  (University of Delaware)
TAPERED BLOCK POLYMERS: CONTROLLING SEGMENT SEQUENCE TO IMPROVE MATERIALS PROPERTIES 

Adam Braunschweig  (University of Miami)
CORRELATED STRUCTURE AND PHOTOPHYSICS IN SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMER FILMS

Martina Stenzel (University of New South Wales)
SELF-ASSEMBLED GLYCOPOLYMERS FOR THE DELIVERY OF DRUGS

Theresa Reineka  (University of Minnesota)
SUGAR-COATED POLYMER SYNTHESIS: FROM SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS TO SELECTIVE DRUG DELIVERY

Matthew Becker (University of Akron)
POLY(ESTER UREA)S FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Daniel Savin  (University of Florida)
TUNING THE TG AND ENERGY DAMPING CAPABILITIES OF THIOL-ENE THERMOSET NETWORKS

John Matson (Virginia Tech)
THE TRANSFER-TO APPROACH TO BOTTLEBRUSH POLYMER SYNTHESIS

Abraham Joy (University of Akron)
MULTIVALENT POLYESTERS WITH ‘PEPTIDE-LIKE’ PENDANT FUNCTIONAL GROUPS

Eva Marie Harth (Vanderbilt University)
PRINTING, TEMPLATING AND SOLUTION CROSSLINKING FOR PRECISE SIZING IN NANO AND MICRONSCALE FOR ADAPTATION AND RELEASE

Kamil Godula (UCSD, San Diego)
DESIGN OF FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS TO TAILOR GLYCAN-MEDIATED INTERACTIONS AT THE CELL-MATRIX INTERFACE

Chi-How Peng (National Tsing Hua University)
CONTROLLED RADICAL POLYMERIZATION MEDIATED BY COBALT(II) AND ORGANO-COBALT(III) COMPLEXES: MECHANISM AND APPLICATION 

Tony Convertine (University of Washington)
INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY OF BIOLOGIC DRUGS VIA ENDOSOMALYTIC POLYMERS PREPARED BY REVERSIBLE ADDITION-FRAGMENTATION CHAIN TRANSFER POLYMERIZATION

Derek Patton  (University of Southern Mississippi)
THIOL-MEDIATED MACROMOLECULAR ENGINEERING: FROM FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS TO COMPOSITE NANOPARTICLES

Andrew Lowe (Curtin University)
SYNTHESIZING SMART MATERIALS FROM POLY(2-VINYL-4,4-DIMETHYLAZLACTONE)S

Yi-Tsu Chan(National Taiwan University)
FROM SELF-ASSEMBLED METALLOMACROCYCLES TO MULTIPLE STIMULI-RESPONSIVE SUPRAMOLECULAR GELS

Arthi Jayaraman (University of Delaware)
USING SIMULATIONS TO LINK MOLECULAR DESIGN TO MACROMOLECULAR MORPHOLOGY AND FUNCTION IN POLYMER COMPOSITES

Cyrille Boyer (University of New South)
CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)-RELEASING POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Erik Berda (University of New Hampshire)
INTRA-CHAIN RADICAL CHEMISTRY AS A ROUTE TO SINGLE-CHAIN NANOPARTICLES

Rob Mathers (Penn State University)
TAILORING THE HYDROPHOBICITY OF POLYESTERS

Emily Pentzer (Case Western Reserve University)
RADICAL POLYMERIZATION OF KETENES

Philip Costanzo (California Polytechnic State University)
INCORPORATING DIELS-ALDER CHEMISTRY TO PREPARE THERMALLY-RESPONSIVE MATERIALS

Frieder Jaekle  (Rutgers University Newark)
ORON-CONTAINING POLYMERS AS LUMINESCENT, SENSORY AND STIMULI-RESPONSIVE MATERIALS

Scott Phillips (The Pennsylvania State University)
SWITCHING ADHESIVES ON AND OFF

 

 

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

Adam Braunschweig

Assistant Professor, University of Miami

Matthew Becker

Professor, The University of Akron

Martina Stenzel

Professor, University of New South Wales

John Matson

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Emily Pentzer

Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Chi-How Peng

Assistant Professor, National Tsing Hua University

Abraham Joy

Assistant Professor, The University of Akron

Frieder Jaekle

Professor, Rutgers University Newark

Anthony Convertine

Assistant Research Professor, University of Washington

Rob Mathers

Associate Professor, Penn State University

Erik Berda

Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

Philip Costanzo

Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State U

Cyrille Boyer

A/Professor, UNSW Australia

Eva Harth

Associate Professor , Vanderbilt University

Scott Phillips

Martarano Associate Professor of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Programme

Wednesday 5th August 2015

14:00 – 15:15

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

 Group Welcome Lunch (Hyperion Restaurant)

Session Chair: Nathan Gianneschi and Brent Sumerlin

15:15 – 15:30

Nathan Gianneschi & Brent Sumerlin

OPENING COMMENTS

15:30 – 16:15

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Carnegie Mellon University

NANOSTRUCTURED FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS BY ATRP

16:15 – 16:45

John Matson
Virginia Tech

THE TRANSFER-TO APPROACH TO BOTTLEBRUSH POLYMER SYNTHESIS

16:45 – 17:15

Emily Pentzer
Case Western Reserve University

RADICAL POLYMERIZATION OF KETENES

17:15 – 17:45

Refreshments

Session Chair: Nathan Gianneschi and Brent Sumerlin

17:45 – 18:15

Adam Braunschweig
University of Miami

CORRELATED STRUCTURE AND PHOTOPHYSICS IN SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMER FILMS

18:15 – 18:45

Thomas H. Epps III
University of Delaware

TAPERED BLOCK POLYMERS: CONTROLLING SEGMENT SEQUENCE TO IMPROVE MATERIALS PROPERTIES

18:45 – 19:00

Subrata Chattopadhyay
Ghent University

TAD-ENE CLICK CHEMISTRY AS A POWERFUL TOOL FOR DESIGN OF PLANT OIL NANOPARTICLES

19:00 – 19:30

Arthi Jayaraman
University of Delaware

USING SIMULATIONS TO LINK MOLECULAR DESIGN TO MACROMOLECULAR MORPHOLOGY AND FUNCTION IN POLYMER COMPOSITES

19:30

Group Dinner (Hyperion Restaurant)

Thursday 6th August 2015

07:00 – 9:00

Buffet Breakfast (Hyperion Restaurant)

Session Chair: Matthew Becker

09:00 – 09:45

Sankaran Thayumanavan
UMass Amherst

BIOMIMETIC RESPONSES FROM POLYMERIC NANOASSEMBLIES

09:45 – 10:15

Anthony Convertine
University of Washington

INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY OF BIOLOGIC DRUGS VIA ENDOSOMALYTIC POLYMERS PREPARED BY REVERSIBLE ADDITION-FRAGMENTATION CHAIN TRANSFER POLYMERIZATION.

10:15 – 10:45

Martina Stenzel
University of New South Wales

SELF-ASSEMBLED GLYCOPOLYMERS FOR THE DELIVERY OF DRUGS

10:45 – 11:15

Refreshments

Session Chair: Daniel Savin

11:15 – 11:45

Theresa Reineke
University of Minnesota

SUGAR-COATED POLYMER SYNTHESIS: FROM SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS TO SELECTIVE DRUG DELIVERY

11:45 – 12:00

Iza Radecka
University of Wolverhampton

BACTERIAL POLY- γ- GLUTAMIC ACID – FUNCTIONAL POLYMER OF COMMERCIAL INTEREST

12:00 - 12:30

Matthew Becker
The University of Akron

POLY(ESTER UREA)S FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

12:30 – 17:00

Group Lunch (Hyperion Restaurant)  & Free Time

13:15 – 16:50

Group Tour to Windsor Castle

Session Chair: Martina Stenzel

17:00 – 17:30

Eva Marie Harth
Vanderbilt University

PRINTING, TEMPLATING AND SOLUTION CROSSLINKING FOR PRECISE SIZING IN NANO AND MICRONSCALE FOR ADAPTATION AND RELEASE

17:30 – 17:45

Corinne Nardin
University of Geneva

DNA HYBRIDS: STRUCTURE FORMATION AND MODES OF INTERACTION

17:45 – 18:15

Kamil Godula
University of California, San Diego

DESIGN OF FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS TO TAILOR GLYCAN-MEDIATED INTERACTIONS AT THE CELL-MATRIX INTERFACE

18:15 - 18:45

Scott Phillips
The Pennsylvania State University

SWITCHING ADHESIVES ON AND OFF

18:45 – 19:45

Poster Session & Refreshments

19:45

Group Dinner (Hyperion Restaurant)

Friday 7th August 2015

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast (Hyperion Restaurant)

Session Chair: Emily Pentzer

09:00 – 09:45

Ken Wagener
University of Florida

PRECISION MODEL POLYMERS FOR CYCLIC AND LONG CHAIN BRANCHED POLYOLEFINS

09:45 – 10:15

Rob Mathers
Penn State University

TAILORING THE HYDROPHOBICITY OF POLYESTERS

10:15 – 10:45

Derek Patton
University of Southern Mississippi

THIOL-MEDIATED MACROMOLECULAR ENGINEERING: FROM FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS TO COMPOSITE NANOPARTICLES

10:45 – 11:15

Refreshments

Session Chair: Rob Mathers

11:15 – 11:45

Philip Costanzo
California Polytechnic State University

INCORPORATING DIELS-ALDER CHEMISTRY TO PREPARE THERMALLY-RESPONSIVE MATERIALS

11:45 – 12:00

Liz Williams
CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship

CYANOMETHYL 3,5-DIMETHYL-1H-PYRAZOLE-1-CARBODITHIOATE: A NEW VERSATILE RAFT AGENT

12:00 – 12:30

Erik Berda
University of New Hampshire

INTRA-CHAIN RADICAL CHEMISTRY AS A ROUTE TO SINGLE-CHAIN NANOPARTICLES

12:30 – 17:00

Group Lunch (Hyperion Restaurant)  & Free Time

Session Chair: Derek Patton

17:00 – 17:30

Andrew Lowe
Curtin University

SYNTHESIZING SMART MATERIALS FROM POLY(2-VINYL-4,4-DIMETHYLAZLACTONE)S

17:30 – 18:00

Daniel Savin
University of Florida

TUNING THE TG AND ENERGY DAMPING CAPABILITIES OF THIOL-ENE THERMOSET NETWORKS

18:00 – 18:30

Yi-Tsu Chan
National Taiwan University

FROM SELF-ASSEMBLED METALLOMACROCYCLES TO MULTIPLE STIMULI-RESPONSIVE SUPRAMOLECULAR GELS

18:30 – 19:30

Poster Session, Refreshments & Cocktail Reception

20:00 – 23:00

*Gala Dinner, Group Photo & Poster Awards*

Saturday 8th August 2015

07:00 – 09:00

Buffet Breakfast (Hyperion Restaurant)

Session Chair: John Matson

09:00 – 09:45

Steven  Armes
The University of Sheffield

POLYMERISATION-INDUCED SELF-ASSEMBLY

09:45 – 10:15

Cyrille Boyer
The University of New South Wales

CARBON MONOXIDE (CO)-RELEASING POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

10:15 – 10:45

Frieder Jaekle
Rutgers University Newark

BORON-CONTAINING POLYMERS AS LUMINESCENT, SENSORY AND STIMULI-RESPONSIVE MATERIALS

10:45 – 11:15

Refreshments

Session Chair: Philip Costanzo

11:15 – 11:45

Abraham Joy
The University of Akron

MULTIVALENT POLYESTERS WITH ‘PEPTIDE-LIKE’ PENDANT FUNCTIONAL GROUPS

11:45 – 12:00

Malancha Gupta
University of Southern California

FABRICATION OF POROUS POLYMER MEMBRANES VIA SOLVENTLESS VAPOUR PHASE DEPOSITION

12:00 – 12:30

Chi-How Peng
National Tsing Hua University

CONTROLLED RADICAL POLYMERIZATION MEDIATED BY COBALT(II) AND ORGANO-COBALT(III) COMPLEXES: MECHANISM AND APPLICATION

12:30 – 12:45

Mathilde Weiss-Maurin
LCPO

COBALT-MEDIATED RADICAL CROSS-LINKING COPOLYMERIZATION FOR THE PREPARATION OF NANOGELS

12:45 – 12:55

Closing Comments

 


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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic $980 $1047 $558 $105 $128 $35
Industry $980 $1047 $558 $105 $128 $35
Student $774 $841 $558 $105 $128 $35

All registration fees include 3 nights accomodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

Accompanying child fees are inclusive of family style accommodation only, no food and beverage is included and will be charged to your room on consumption.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration and accompanying person fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (5th, 6th, 7th August)
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juice
- 3 Course Buffet Lunch with juices
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with one glass of wine or bottled beer, juices and tea or coffee
- Complimentary Wifi in both conference rooms and your guest room
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Twice daily beverage breaks including light snacks
- Daily complimentary bottled water in guest room

Additional nights are inclusive of one night’s accommodation and buffet breakfast only. 

Accompanying Children Group Food & Beverage Prices

Children aged 4-12 years are welcome to order from the child's menu, during group meals, which can be requested from any of the restaurant staff. Please note, any food and beverage purchased for children is the responsibility of the parent. These charges can be posted to your room upon request.

Children age 0-3 years eat free of charge at the group meals.

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Venue

Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa

Venue Rating
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Address
Nearest Airport
Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot, is a beautiful English hotel which is surrounded by picturesque landscaped gardens and the Berkshire woodland. This historical manor offers modern facilities mixed with traditional British charm. The hotel has a state-of-the-art thermal spa, an 18-metre swimming pool and an outdoor hydro pool. Rooms at the stylish Ascot hotel feature a luxurious décor which create an expert blend of period opulence and contemporary chic.  

Throughout your stay you will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. During each meal delegates are entitled to a choice of hot beverages and fresh juices plus one glass of house wine or bottled beer during dinner. The themed Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast exclusively designed by the head chef and a live band. Complimentary drink tickets will be handed out upon arrival. We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

 Hotel Facilities:

  • Luxury spa with outdoor hydro pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • AA Rosette Restaurant with Roof Terrace
  • The Diadem Bar and Oak Lounge

 

Location

Ascot is based in east Berkshire, England, about 25 miles (40 km) west of London. It is most notable as the location of Ascot Racecourse, home of the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting. Nearby attractions include Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen and is just a 20 minute drive away. Also in close proximity to the hotel are The Royal Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 the Royal Gardens at Kew are world leaders in plant science and conservation.

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Transportation

Local London Airports

The nearest airport to the Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa is London Heathrow Airport (LHR), only a 30minute drive from the hotel. However there are many other airports serving London providing you with a variety of options to choose from should you be flying nationally or internationally.

London Heathrow (LHR) – 11 Miles – 30 minutes from Ascot
London Gatwick (LGW) – 39 Miles –  55 minutes from Ascot
London Luton (LTN) – 44 Miles – 1 hour from Ascot
London Stansted (STN) – 72 Miles – 1 hour 30 minutes from Ascot
London City (LCY) – 70 Miles –  1 hour 40 minutes from Ascot

Airport Transfers

Cedar Cars are a reputable and trustworthy transfer company based in Ascot. They will be on hand to provide our delegates with a seamless transfer to and from Heathrow Airport (or any other London airport) offering great group rates. Cedar Cars will manage and confirm your booking so please contact them directly and ensure you quote the group code ‘Fusion’.

The transfer rates from all London airports to the Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa are quoted as follows:

Airport

Standard Rate                         

Meet and Greet Service

Heathrow Airport

£30+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£40

Gatwick Airport

£55+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£65

Stansted Airport

£90+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£100

London City Airport (plus congestion charge if applicable)

£75+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£85

Luton Airport

£60+ Car parking (£3.50)**

£70

 

 **Car parking for standard rate covers 45mins from plane landing. There will be a small additional charge if the driver has to wait longer than this.

Standard Rate
The driver will contact the passenger giving details of his car and where they are waiting. There are designated areas at each terminal.

Meet and Greet
Your driver will be waiting in arrivals with a name board (both your name and Fusion’s logo will be displayed).   

The transfer rates from the Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa to all London airports are quoted as follows:

Airport

Standard Rate                         

Meet and Greet Service

Heathrow Airport

£30

N/A

Gatwick Airport

£55

N/A

Stansted Airport

£90

N/A

London City Airport (plus congestion charge if applicable)

£75

N/A

Luton Airport

£60

N/A

 

To make a booking, please contact Cedar Cars directly. Payment can either be made over the phone or direct to the driver.

Quote the Group Booking Code: Fusion
Email:  info@cedarcars.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1344 872 666

Please note Fusion Conferences is not responsible for any bookings made with Cedar Cars as airport transfers are not included within the registration package.

Train Stations

Ascot rail station is located only 1 mile from the hotel.
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/ACT.aspx

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Local Activities

Please find a selection of local attractions listed below.  If you are wishing to visit/book an attraction then please visit the relevant website and book directly with the preferred attraction.

To book transport to and from the attractions we recommend using Cedar Cars.

To make a booking, please contact Cedar Cars directly. Payment can either be made over the phone or direct to the driver.

Quote the Group Booking Code: Fusion
Email:  info@cedarcars.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1344 872 666

Please note Fusion Conferences accepts no responsibility for any bookings made with the local attractions and/or Cedar Cars.

Ascot Racecourse 

Distance: 1.5 miles 

There are few sporting venues that can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse. For almost 250 years, Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece for the British social calendar. Tradition, pageantry, fashion and style all meet in a glorious setting at one of the most beautiful racecourses in the country, offering to visitors an exceptional experience. Take in the expanse of the grand entrance, extensive variety in racing events and the fine dining experience.

www.ascot.co.uk

Guards Polo Club 

Distance- 2.08 miles

Guards Polo Club is the most prestigious polo club in the world. and is the polo club most closely associated with the British Royal Family. HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh has been President of the club since its formation in 1955 and HM The Queen is its Patron.

www.guardspoloclub.com

Royal Ascot Golf Club 

Distance- 2.3 miles

Ascot Golf Club was founded by local Barrister F.J. Patton in 1887, and given Royal status by Queen Victoria later that year. Many of her children learned to play golf at Royal Ascot and The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, was patron of the club in 1901.
All Visitors are required to phone into the Pro Shop (01344 624656) to check availability and when arriving show a valid handicap certificate before playing at Royal Ascot.

Weekend Green Fee- Adult Ticket (Visitors not before 12.00pm at Weekends) £55
Weekday Green Fee- Adult Ticket £40

http://www.royalascotgolfclub.co.uk/

The Royal Landscape 

Distance: 2.72 miles

The Royal Landscape is a paradise for gardeners. Whether youre an expert or an aspiring horticulturalist who loves exploring the structure and form of certain plants, or just someone who appreciates their visual appeal.
Discover The Savill Garden, The Valley Gardens and Virginia Water all situated in the southeast corner of Windsor Great Park.. Less directed and more exploratory than many other gardens, our flowers and plants are spread across a thousand acres of landscaped gardens, lakes and woodland.

Opening times- 10am to 6pm daily. Last admission to the Garden is at 5.30pm.
Admission- Adults £9.75, Seniors £8.75, Groups (10+) £8.00, Child (6-16) £4.35 (children under 6 are free), Family £26.00 (up to 2 adults and 2 children)

www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/landscape/savillgarden

Legoland Windsor 

Distance: 4.27 miles

Legoland Windsor Resort theme park, aimed at 3-12’s, is an inspirational park where the kids are the heroes. Its a family attraction where the fun never stops and with over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, it’s a unique family experience. Prepare for a soaking on the wet and wild water rides, follow a pirate trail thatll leave you wetter than walking the plank or join a Viking fleet where youll battle sea monsters and rough waters. Little ones will also love making a splash in the fountains at Waterworks and many interactive rides put you, quite literally, in the driving seat.

1 Day Ticket- Adult £48, Child £43.80, Senior £43.80 (family deals and advanced booking deals available on website)

www.legoland.co.uk

The Look Out Discovery Centre

Distance: 4.38 miles

The Look Out is a great day out for all the family, with the main attraction being the interactive science exhibition which has over 90 activities where everyone can get their hands stuck in to understanding science. Also boasting an adventure play area and being set in 1000 hectares of woodland there is plenty to keep kids and big kids entertained come rain or shine.

Open every day from 10am to 5pm
Admission- Adult £7.25, Under 16s, students*, 63+, visitor with disability £4.95, Under 4s free, Shows £1.85
 

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/thelookoutdiscoverycentre

Windsor Castle 

Distance: 5.86 miles

Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castles dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and numerous outbuildings. The Castle is used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions. It is here that The Queen often hosts State Visits from overseas monarchs and presidents. St George’s Hall makes a spectacular setting for a State Banquet, when a single table, stretching the length of the hall and seating 160 people, is decorated with porcelain, and silver-gilt from the Royal Collection. Visitors can take in all the lavish décor as well as Queen Anne’s luxurious doll’s house. Celebrating the jubilee, there are also exclusive displays of the Queen in images from over her reign.

Open daily 09:45-17:15 (last admission 16:00)
Admission- Adult £19.20, Over 60/Student (valid ID required) £17.50, Under 17/Disabled £11.30, Under 5’s free

www.royalcollection.org.uk

French Brothers Boat Trips 

Distance: 5.86 miles

Based on the Thames, French Brothers, take passenger boats from Windsor, Runnymede and Maidenhead, to explore the beauty of the idyllic villages and wildlife along the river, allowing families, groups and individuals to experience the surroundings from the comfort of the beautiful boats. Even if you know the area well it is an exciting and different way to see such a tranquil area and see things you might have missed from the window of your car.

Please visit their website to view all trips/prices

www.boat-trips.co.uk

Thorpe Park 

Distance: 5.96 miles

Thorpe Park, the roller coaster and thrill seeking theme park home to Nemesis Inferno, Colossus, The Swarm and the first of its kind in the dark, reverse rollercoaster, is located in Chertsey, Surrey, just off junction 11 on M25. For those wanting an adrenaline fuelled day, look no further for over 25 white-knuckle rides all in one park and an experience not to be forgotten. Book in advance for some great ticket offers for groups and families and check out which ride you will head to first.

Admission- Gate price £59.99, Online price £29.99

www.thorpepark.com

Hampton Court Palace 

Distance: 13.12 miles

Join Henry VIIIs courtiers and discover the history of the infamous King and his visits to Hampton Court Palace, as well as the opportunity to bump into the man himself, along with others of his time decorated in the stately costumes and surroundings. Visit the many grand rooms including the chapel, great hall and the exhibition of paintings of Charles II’s mistresses. Also get interactive with the smells of the Tudor kitchens that were expected to provide meals for 600 people twice a day and take in over 60 acres of beautifully maintained and internationally celebrated gardens which contain one of the most famous Mazes in the world.

Admission- Adult £19.30 (gate price) £18.20 (online price), Children under 16 £9.70 (gate price) £9.10 (online price), Full-time students/over 60s with ID £16 (gate price) £14.90 (online price), Under 5’s free

www.hrp.org.uk/hamptoncourtpalace/

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 

Distance: 16.05 miles

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. As well as being one of London’s top visitor attractions, Kew is also a world leader in plant science and conservation. Their work helps to discover and describe the world’s plant and fungal diversity, safeguard the worlds plant life for our future, promote the sustainable use of plants and inspire an appreciation of plants and the environment.

Admission- Adult £15 gate price/online £14, Concession (registered disabled, student with ID, senior citizen 60+) £14 gate price/£13 online, Child (ages 4-16) (0-3 years old free) £3.50 gate price/ £2.50 online

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Group Activities

Windsor Castle Tour

We have arranged an exciting group tour for all FPM 2015 participants. The tour will take place during free time on Thursday 06th August 2015.

The tour will begin in style with a journey to Windsor Castle aboard an iconic London Routemaster double-decker bus. Upon arrival at Windsor Castle, the group will be given a private guided tour by a Blue Badge tourist guide. The group will then be collected by the Routemaster from the Castle to enjoy a scenic trip back to the hotel in time for the afternoon talks.

The tour is optional and should you wish to participate we would ask that you email sarah@fusion-conferences.com to confirm your participation no later than Wednesday 22nd July as we are required to confirm numbers for the transport and tour guide.

Itinerary for Thursday 06th August 2015:

  • 12:30 - Lunch at the Hotel
  • 13:15 - Depart from the Macdonald Berystede
  • 13:50 - Arrival at Windsor Castle
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Guided Tour
  • 16:15 - Return to the Macdonald Berystede
  • 16:50 - Arrive back at the Macdonald Berystede

Please note that the price of the tour will vary depending on confirmed numbers. The final price will be confirmed in advance of the conference. For guidance, please see the following price breakdown depending on final group size.

£60- require 21 delegates minimum
£50- require 28 delegates minimum
£40- require 39 delegates minimum

The above prices include transportation, the tour guide and entrance fees. Please note the maximum capacity for this tour is 64 persons.

**Please note that payment for the tour will need to be made during conference registration and we are only able to accept cash payments. This is a non-refundable fee should you later change your mind and decide not participate in the tour. 

The History of Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. As a royal residence, the castle is guarded by the Queen's regiments of Foot Guards in their splendid full-dress uniform of red tunics and bearskins. The castle's Round Tower stands where in the 1080's William the Conqueror sited his wooden fort, one day's march from the Tower of London. In the late 1600s Charles II built the State Apartments for entertaining; Samuel Pepys, the seventeenth-century diarist, called Windsor 'the most romantic castle in the world'. The castle we see today was finally completed by George IV in the 1820s.

The History of the London Routemaster Bus

RM548 worked the Capital’s streets for 45 years making her one of London’s longest serving Routemasters. She entered service in December 1960 at Hanwell garage in West London serving routes 207 and 255. She too paid regular visits to Aldenham, where we know her first overhaul was carried out in 1964 with subsequent visits taking place in 1971, 1974, 1976, 1980 and 1985. In between these repairs she worked from Hackney, Upton Park, South Croydon, Poplar, Edmonton, Norwood and Brixton garages.

In 1994 RM548 was withdrawn and sold into private hands where she was used as a promotional vehicle for Yellow Pages and Marie Curie Cancer Care, but due to a shortage of Routemasters in London she was purchased back by London Transport and in 2002 was part of the Routemaster modernisation programme where she was sent to Marshalls of Cambridge for a complete re-build. Her AEC engine was replaced with a more modern Cummings unit and nearly all her traditional 1960s interior and styling was replaced with modern fixtures.

After modernisation, RM548 re-entered service in South London at Battersea and Brixton garages; it was here on the 9th December 2005 that she was one of the last Routemasters to operate on route 159 in front of the world's media on the final day of general Routemaster operations in London.

Finally, in 2006 some 46 years after first entering service, RM548 was retired and sold for preservation. In 2013 RM548 was also lovingly restored back to 1960s livery with original red moquette seats, period advertising and yellow ceiling.

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Oral Presenters

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline: 30th June 2015

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9) and in Landscape Orientation; in any other format (i.e 4:3) your presentation will not fill our screens.
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please safe your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

Posters

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 30 June 2015

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3 but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening. 

2015 #2 FPM Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 30th June 2015. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded. 1st Place £500, 2nd Place Wiley Book Voucher, 3rd Place Journal Subscription. 

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#2 Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015

Ascot, UK

Chairs

Nathan Gianneschi
Northwestern University

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