BPG 2018

Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group

 Blankenberge, Belgium    May 28-29, 2018

Programme


09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:50

Opening Remarks

Session 1

Session Chair

Dr Johan LOCCUFIER
AGFA GEVAERT NV, Mortsel, Belgium

10:00

Dynamical Characterization of Rubber Compounds and its Link to Processing and Performance (IL01)

Dr Nicolaas-Alexander GOTZEN
ROBERT BOSCH PRODUKTIE N.V., BRUSSELS, Belgium

10:40

Improved Understanding of MADIX/RAFT Polymerization of Styrene and its Chain Extension (OC01)

Mr Dries DEVLAMINCK
GHENT UNIVERSITY, Zwijnaarde, Belgium

11:00

Design of Polymer Coatings on Nitinol: Towards Cardiovascular Applications (OC02)

Mr Bastien ARROTIN
UNIVERSITY OF MONS, Mons, Belgium

11:20

Development of Polyester-Based Biodegradable Optical Fibers for Biomedical Applications (OC03)

Mr Maxime VAGENENDE
GHENT UNIVERSITY, Gent, Belgium

11:40

Time for check-in & poster set-up

12:00

Sandwich Lunch, Exhibition and BPG General Assembly

Session 2

Session Chair

Prof. Dr Filip DU PREZ
UGENT, Ghent, Belgium

13:20

Solution Processed All-Polymer Solar Cells (OC04)

Mr Ruben LENAERTS
HASSELT UNIVERSITY, Diepenbeek, Belgium

13:40

Acetylguanidines as a Roadmap Towards Functional Polymers from Pendant Esters (OC05)

Mr Joachim VAN GUYSE
UNIVERSITEIT GENT, Gent, Belgium

14:00

Shining a Light on Macromolecular Syntheses (IL02)

Prof. Yusuf YAGCI
ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, Istanbul, Turkey

14:45

Break

14:55

Master Award French Speaking Community

15:10

Master Award Dutch Speaking Community

15:25

Coffee Break And Exhibition

Session 3

Session Chair

Prof. Roberto LAZZARONI
UMONS, Mons, Belgium

16:15

Controlled Synthesis and Chiral Expression of Helical Conjugated Polymers (OC06)

Mr Pieter LEYSEN
KU LEUVEN, Heverlee, Belgium

16:35

Poster Session A (Odd Numbers) and Exhibition

17:35

Poster Session B (Even Numbers) and Exhibition

18:35

Free Time

20:00

Conference Dinner

22:00

BPG Party

09:00

Registration Desks Open

Session 4

Session Chair

Prof. Christine JEROME
ULIÈGE, Liege, Belgium

09:30

Characterization of Industrial Polymers (IL03)

Dr Jérôme SARRAZIN
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL EUROPE, Machelen, Belgium

10:10

Poly(Lactic Acid) Modified with Plasticizers and Organic Crystal Nucleating Gelators (OC08)

Mr Maarten COLAERS
KU LEUVEN, Heverlee, Belgium

10:30

From CO2 to High-Performance Adhesives for Affixing Metal Substrates (OC09)

Mr Satyannarayana PANCHIREDDY
UNIVERSITÉ DE LIÈGE, Liège, Belgium

10:50

Coffee Break

Session 5

Session Chair

Prof. Hubert RAHIER
VUB, Brussels, Belgium

11:20

Information-Containing Macromolecules: Writing and Reading with Organic Material (OC10)

Mr Steven MARTENS
UGENT, Gent, Belgium

11:40

Photo-Crosslinkable Hydrogel for Guided Periodontal Tissue Regeneration (OC11)

Ms Pauline CHICHIRICCO
UNIVERSITÉ DE LIÈGE, Liège, Belgium

12:00

2D Direct Laser Writing of Polymer Brushes (OC12)

Dr Joachim LAUN
UHASSELT, Diepenbeek, Belgium

12:20

Lunch

Session 6

Session Chair

Dr Rene KLEIN
HUNTSMAN POLYURETHANES, Everberg, Belgium

14:00

Multifunctional Precision Polymers for Supported Cooperative Catalysis (OC13)

Mr Antony FERNANDES
UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

14:30

Self-Healing Soft Robots (OC14)

Dr Joost BRANCART
VUB, Brussel, Belgium

15:00

Award Ceremony

15:20

Closing Remarks