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4th Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

05 Jun 2018 - 08 Jun 2018

Nassau, Bahamas

Synopsis

The fourth Functional Polymeric Materials (FPM) series will bring together leaders in polymers and polymeric materials from around the world to describe their most recent and cutting edge discoveries.

The aim of the conference is to capture the multidisciplinary nature of polymer chemistry with topics spanning "basic synthesis and methodology" to "nanoscale and bioinspired materials".

Target Audience

This conference will appeal to academics, students, postdoctoral research associates, industrial scientists and leaders, governmental researchers and those currently involved in the development of polymeric material applications to address the most critical needs in areas such as medicine, energy and sustainability.

Key Sessions

-stimuli-responsive materials
- stimuli-responsive soft matter
- stimuli-responsive hybrid/composite materials
- biomolecular self-assembly
- bioinspired materials
- polymerization catalysis or polymer-modified catalysts
- 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

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Grants Available

9 x $500 grants available to attend the conference, these are available first come first served basis. To apply please email your abstact for either oral or poster presentation to Meredith@fusion-conferences.com by Thursday 26th April 2018.

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Register an academic at the earlybird rate of $1,823 and bring a student for only $850. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 05, 06, 07 June 2018 (on a shared basis for students) and a 24hour all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Meredith Willmott (Meredith@fusion-conferences.com) to obtain a special registration link for your student.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Matthew Becker (The University of Akron)
HOW NEW MATERIALS AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ARE CHANGING MEDICINE

Coray Colina (University of Florida)

William Dichtel (Northwestern University)

Eva Harth (University of Houston)

Christine Luscombe (University of Washington)
DESIGNING HIGH DUCTILITY POLYMERS FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

Rachel O'Reilly (University of Birmingham)
TEMPLATION IN MATERIALS SYNTHESIS

Stuart Rowan (University of Chicago)
SYNTHESIS OF POLY[N]CATENANES

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Bryan Boudouris (Purdue University)
THE NANOSCALE FEATURES THAT ALLOW NON-CONJUGATED RADICAL POLYMER GLASSES TO ACHIEVE HIGH ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY VALUES

Adam Braunschweig (CUNY Advanced Science Research Center)
COMBINATORIAL DIKETOPYRROLOPYRROLE-RYLENE OPTOELECTRONIC SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMER FILMS 

Erik Berda (University of New Hampshire)
FUNCTIONAL NANOMATERIALS FROM SINGLE POLYMER CHAINS

Blair Brettmann (Georgia Institute of Technology)
ENCAPSULATION OF HIGH LOADINGS OF MICROPARTICLES DURING ELECTROSPINNING

Anthony Convertine (University of Washington)
POLYMERIZABLE PRODRUG MONOMERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

Kamil Godula (University of California, San Diego)

Melissa Grunlan
(Texas A&M University)
AMPHIPHILIC SILICONES WITH BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTI-FOULING BEHAVIOR

Will Gutekunst (Georgia Institute of Technology)
NEW CHEMISTRY FOR LIVING RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION

Padma Gopalan (University of Wisconsin- Madison)
ULTRA-THIN COATINGS FOR GROWTH OF HIGH DENSITY POLYMER BRUSHES

Arthi Jayaraman
(University of Delaware)
UNDERSTANDING EFFECT OF POLYMER ARCHITECTURE ON STRUCTURE AND THERMODYNAMICS IN POLYMER SOLUTIONS USING THEORY AND SIMULATIONS

Julia Kalow (Northwestern University)
REACTIVITY-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS IN PHOTOCONTROLLED POLYMER NETWORKS

Rebekka Klausen (Johns Hopkins University)
A BN AROMATIC VINYL MONOMER FOR FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS 

LaShanda Korley (University of Delaware)
MANIPULATING PHASE INTERACTIONS AND MECHANICS IN SUPRAMOLECULAR SYSTEMS

Frank Leibfarth (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
STEREOCONTROLLED CATIONIC POLYMERIZATION OF VINYL ETHERS THROUGH ASYMMETRIC ION-PAIRING CATALYSIS

Nathaniel Lynd (The University of Texas at Austin)
CATALYSIS FOR RAPID AND FACILE LIVING POLYMERIZATION OF EPOXIDES TO FUNCTIONAL POLYETHERS

John Matson (Virginia Tech)
NON-CENTROSYMMETRIC NANOSTRUCTURES: TAPERED (CONE-SHAPED) BOTTLEBRUSH POLYMERS BY SEQUENTIAL-ADDITION OF MACROMONOMERS RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION (SAM-ROMP)

Dawanne Poree (U.S. Army Research Laboratory)
FUNCTIONAL CHEMISTRIES FOR THE NEXT-GENERATION WARFIGHTER

Megan Robertson (University of Houston)
DISPERSITY-ENHANCED RESPONSIVE PROPERTIES IN POLYELECTROLYTE BRUSHES

Timothy Scott (University Of Michigan)
SEQUENCE-DIRECTED ASSEMBLY OF DYNAMIC COVALENT OLIGO(PEPTOID)S

Mihaela Stefan (University of Texas at Dallas)
FUNCTIONAL POLYCAPROLACTONES FOR DRUG DELIVERY APPLICATIONS

Nick Tsarevsky (Southern Methodist University)
APPLICATIONS OF HYPERVALENT IODINE(III) COMPOUNDS IN POLYMER SYNTHESIS

Marek Urban (Clemson University)

Adam Veige (University of Florida)
WATER SOLUBLE, PH RESPONSIVE, CONJUGATED, TRANSPARENT, AND INDUSTRIALLY RELEVANT CYCLIC POLYMERS



Sponsors

Sponsors

Programme

TUESDAY 05TH JUNE 2018

14:00 – 14:45

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

Group Welcome Lunch

Session Chair: Brent Sumerlin

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

15:00 – 15:30

Stuart Rowan
University of Chicago

SYNTHESIS OF POLY[N]CATENANES.

15:30 – 16:00

Marek Urban
Clemson University

COMMODITY SELF-HEALING COPOLYMERS

16:00 – 16:30

Julia Kalow
Northwestern University

REACTIVITY-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS IN PHOTOCONTROLLED POLYMER NETWORKS

16:30 – 17:00

Dawanne Poree
US Army Research Office

FUNCTIONAL CHEMISTRIES FOR THE NEXT-GENERATION WARFIGHTER

17:00 – 17:30

Refreshments

Session Chair: Nathan Gianneschi

17:30 – 18:00

Eva Harth
University of Houston

TBA

18:00 – 18:30

John Matson
Virginia Tech

NON-CENTROSYMMETRIC NANOSTRUCTURES: TAPERED (CONE-SHAPED) BOTTLEBRUSH POLYMERS BY SEQUENTIAL-ADDITION OF MACROMONOMERS RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION (SAM-ROMP)

18:30 – 19:00

Melissa Grunlan
Texas A&M University

AMPHIPHILIC SILICONES WITH BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTI-FOULING BEHAVIOR

19:00 – 19:30

Padma Gopalan
University of Wisconsin

ULTRA-THIN COATINGS FOR GROWTH OF HIGH DENSITY POLYMER BRUSHES

19:30 –19:45

R. Joseph Fortenbaugh
Penn State University

EXTREME ENHANCEMENT OF THERMALLY ACTIVATED CURING AND POTENTIAL INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

19:45

Dinner

WEDNESDAY 06TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 09:00

Breakfast

Session Chair: Thomas Epps, III

09:00 – 09:30

William Dichtel
Northwestern University

TBA

09:30 – 10:00

Erik Berda
University of New Hampshire

FUNCTIONAL NANOMATERIALS FROM SINGLE POLYMER CHAINS

10:00 – 10:15

Matthew Golder
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SYNTHESIS OF FUNCTIONAL MACROMOLECULAR TARGETS

10:15 – 10:45

Refreshments & Group Photo

Session Chair: Frank Leibfarth

10:45 – 11:15

Coray Colina
University of Florida

IN SILICO SYNTHESIS AND CHARATERIZATION OF AMORPHOUS POLYMERS

11:15 – 11:30

Josef Jancar
Brno University of Technology

SELF-ASSEMBLY AND PROPERTIES OF FIBRILLAR NETWORK NANO-COMPOSITE HYDROGELS

11:30 – 12:00

Arthi Jayaraman
University of Delaware

UNDERSTANDING EFFECT OF POLYMER ARCHITECTURE ON STRUCTURE AND THERMODYNAMICS IN POLYMER SOLUTIONS USING THEORY AND SIMULATIONS

12:00 – 16:30

Lunch & Free Time

12:30 – 16:00

Group Activity: Snorkeling (signups required in advance)

Session Chair: Eric Berda

16:30 – 17:00

Adam Veige
University of Florida

WATER SOLUBLE, PH RESPONSIVE, CONJUGATED, TRANSPARENT, AND INDUSTRIALLY RELEVANT CYCLIC POLYMERS

17:00 – 17:30

Rebekka Klausen
Johns Hopkins University

A BN AROMATIC VINYL MONOMER FOR FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS

17:30 – 18:00

Frank Leibfarth
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

STEREOCONTROLLED CATIONIC POLYMERIZATION OF VINYL ETHERS THROUGH ASYMMETRIC ION-PAIRING CATALYSIS

18:00 – 18:30

Will Gutekunst
Georgia Institute of Technology

NEW CHEMISTRY FOR LIVING RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION

18:30 – 19:00

Nicolay Tsarevsky
Southern Methodist University

APPLICATIONS OF HYPERVALENT IODINE(III) COMPOUNDS IN POLYMER SYNTHESIS

19:00 – 20:00

Poster Session & Refreshments

20:00

Dinner

THURSDAY 07TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 08:45

Breakfast

Session Chair: Rebekka Klausen

08:45 – 09:15

Matthew Becker
The University of Akron 

HOW NEW MATERIALS AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ARE CHANGING MEDICINE

09:15 – 09:30

Michael Schulz
Virginia Tech

DEVELOPING MATERIALS FOR DRUG CAPTURE: AN APPROACH TO REDUCING THE OFF-TARGET TOXICITY OF CHEMOTHERAPY

09:30 – 10:00

Adam Braunschweig
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

COMBINATORIAL DIKETOPYRROLOPYRROLE-RYLENE OPTOELECTRONIC SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMER FILMS

10:00 – 10:30

Andrew Boydston 
University of Washington

INTEGRATED SYNTHESIS, DESIGN, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, AND MECHANORESPONSIVE MATERIALS

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

Session Chair: Will Gutekunst

11:00 – 11:30

Kamil Godula
University of California, San Diego

FUNCTIONAL MACROMOLECULAR GLYCOCONJUGATES FOR ENGINEERING HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS

11:30 – 11:45

Oliver Brueggemann
Johannes Kepler University Linz

IMPROVED LIQUID PHASE SYNTHESIS OF PEPTIDE NUCLEIC ACID OLIGOMERS USING HYDROPHOBIC ANCHORING GROUPS

11:45 – 12:15

LaShanda Korley
University of Delaware

MANIPULATING PHASE INTERACTIONS AND MECHANICS IN SUPRAMOLECULAR SYSTEMS

12:15 – 17:00

Lunch & Free Time

Session Chair: Adam Braunschweig

17:00 – 17:30

Christine Luscombe
University of Washington

DESIGNING HIGH DUCTILITY POLYMERS FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

17:30 – 18:00

Bryan Boudouris
Purdue University

THE NANOSCALE FEATURES THAT ALLOW NON-CONJUGATED RADICAL POLYMER GLASSES TO ACHIEVE HIGH ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY VALUES

18:00 – 18:30   

Refreshments

18:30 – 19:00

Mihaela Stefan
University of Texas at Dallas

FUNCTIONAL POLYCAPROLACTONES FOR DRUG DELIVERY APPLICATIONS

19:00 – 19:30

Gregory Holland
San Diego State University

MICELLAR PROTEIN NANO-ASSEMBLIES IN THE NATIVE SILK DOPE OF BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS

19:30 – 20:00

Timothy Scott
University of Michigan

SEQUENCE-DIRECTED ASSEMBLY OF DYNAMIC COVALENT OLIGO(PEPTOID)S

20:00 – 20:15

Free time

20:15

*Gala Dinner & Poster Awards*

FRIDAY 08TH JUNE 2018

07:00 – 09:00

Breakfast

Session Chair: Timothy Scott

09:00 – 09:30

Rachel O'Reilly
University of Birmingham

TEMPLATION IN MATERIALS SYNTHESIS

09:30 – 10:00

Anthony Convertine
University of Washington

POLYMERIZABLE PRODRUG MONOMERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

10:00 – 10:30

Megan Robertson
University of Houston

DISPERSITY-ENHANCED RESPONSIVE PROPERTIES IN POLYELECTROLYTE BRUSHES

10:30 – 11:00

Blair Brettmann
Georgia Institute of Technology

ENCAPSULATION OF HIGH LOADINGS OF MICROPARTICLES DURING ELECTROSPINNING

11:00 – 11:15

Closing Comments

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. Christine Luscombe
    Professor, University of Washington
  • Professor Rachel O'Reilly
    Academic, University of Birmingham
  • Prof. William Dichtel
    Professor, Northwestern University
  • Prof. Matthew Becker
    Professor, The University of Akron
  • Prof. Coray Colina
    Professor, University of Florida
  • Prof. Stuart Rowan
    Barry L. MacLean Professor for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Harth
    Full Professor, University of Houston

Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. LaShanda Korley
    Associate Professor, University of Delaware
  • Assist. Prof. Julia Kalow
    Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
  • Prof. Rebekka Klausen
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Mihaela Stefan
    Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Prof. Erik Berda
    Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire
  • Prof. Dr. Arthi Jayaraman
    Associate Professor, University of Delaware
  • Prof. Melissa Grunlan
    Associate Professr, Texas A&M University
  • Assist. Prof. Will Gutekunst
    Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Associate Professor Adam Veige
    Associate Professor, University of Florida
  • Prof. Adam Braunschweig
    Associate Professor, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
  • Prof. Frank Leibfarth
    Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Prof. John Matson
    Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
  • Prof. Dr. Bryan Boudouris
    Robert and Sally Weist Associate Professor, Purdue University
  • Prof. Anthony Convertine
    Assistant Research Professor, University of Washington
  • Prof. Timothy Scott
    Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Megan Robertson
    Associate Professor, University of Houston
  • Associate Professor Nicolay Tsarevsky
    Associate Professor , Southern Methodist University
  • Prof. Padma Gopalan
    Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Prof. Kamil Godula
    Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
  • Prof. Blair Brettmann
    Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Nathaniel Lynd
    Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Prof. Marek Urban
    J.E. Sirrine Endowed Chair and Professor, Clemson University
  • Dr. Dawanne Poree
    Program Manager, US Army Research Laboratory - Army Research Office

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