APME 2017

Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering

 Ghent, Belgium    May 21-25, 2017

Please be aware that the conference is now full (500 participants).
New registrants will be placed in the waiting list until we have a seat available.

The 12th International Conference on “Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering” (APME 2017) will be held in the beautiful historic city of Ghent (Discover Ghent in 44 seconds), Belgium from May 21 to 25, 2017 and hosted by the Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry (CMaC) at Ghent University (click here for movie).

APME 2017 will be the latest in a series of successful polymer meetings, the most recent of which were held in Yokohama (2015), Durham (2013), Cappadocia (Turkey) (2011), Dresden (2009) and Miami (2007). The city of Ghent is quite easy to reach from Brussels airport (1 hour) or from other airports such as Paris (2,5 hours) or Amsterdam (3 hours). 

The focus of the APME2017 meeting will be on macromolecular engineering for the design of advanced polymeric structures, in connection to their characterisation and recent applications.

The scope of the meeting will include topics such as (not limited):

  • Recent Advances in Macromolecular Synthesis
  • Complex Macromolecular Structures
  • Dynamic and Supramolecular Polymers
  • Stimuli-responsive and Functional Polymer Architectures
  • Self-healing and Reprocessable Polymer Systems
  • Polymers at Surfaces and Interfaces
  • New Industrial Developments for Polymeric Materials
  • Polymers meet Biology/Biochemistry
  • Polymers from Renewable Resources
  • Polymers for Energy Applications

Confirmed plenary speakers are:

  • Prof. Craig HAWKER (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Santa Barbara, United States)
  • Prof. Ludwik LEIBLER (ESPCI, Paris, France)
  • Prof. Mitsuo SAWAMOTO (KYOTO UNIVERSITY, Kyoto, Japan)
  • Prof. Martina STENZEL (UNSW, Sydney, Australia)

In addition, around 40 keynote, 30 invited and 60 contributed speakers are foreseen.. For the list of keynote/invited speakers, click here.

Deadline for posters is March 23, 2017.

We hope to welcome you to the beautiful city of Ghent,
Home of the spirit of Leo Baekeland.

Filip Du Prez
Richard Hoogenboom