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Abstracts

The abstracts of the papers to be presented at the 12th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Workshop & Conference on Macromolecules and Materials focusing on the following topics:

nano- and biomaterials (synthesis, properties and application),
polymer characterization (special focus on characterization of nanomaterials and nanocomposites),
polyolefins (characterization and structure-property relationships) and
general topics

To access a particular abstract, please go to Programme and click on the title of the presentation in question.

Abstract submission guidelines

  • The deadline for submission of poster(s) is 31 Janyary 2013.
  • Abstracts should be submitted as a word document (doc.file) via e-mail to the conference secretary: aef2@sun.ac.za
  • Poster size: AO (1189mm x 841mm) with Portrait Orientation.
  • Please use the following Abstract template as guidance when preparing your abstract - download it as a word file here.
  • Graphs, schemes and images can be included in the abstract, but the total length of the abstract may not exceed 1 A4 page.
  • English will be the language for all oral and poster presentations.
  • Notificiation of acceptance by the Local Organizing Committee will be e-mailed to the author.
  • Failure to send abstract to the conference secretary by the presenting author by 1 February 2013 will automatically imply that the abstract will neither be included in the Final Programme nor be printed in the abstract book.
  • The organizers will not do any proof reading.
  • A poster prize will be awarded to young scientists (MSc / PhD / post-doctoral level) on behalf of the University of Stellenbosch, Department of Chemistry & Polymer Science.

Posters

  • Contributors to the Poster Session are kindly asked to be present and available for discussion during the Poster Session.
  • Posters can be fixed with double-sided self-adhesive tape that will be available at the site.
  • The Poster Session Social Evening will take place on Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 18:00-20:00 @ STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre, wine and snacks will be served (free of charge).
  • Posters will be set up on Tuesday, 26 March 2013, throughout the day from 10:00-18:00.
  • Posters will be displayed during the full conference period, posters can be removed on Thursday morning, 28 March 2013 before the closing session.
  • A poster prize will be awarded to young scientists (MSc / PhD / post-doctoral level) on behalf of the University of Stellenbosch, Department of Chemistry & Polymer Science.

Oral Presentations

  • Due to the scheduling constraints the time allocated to opening lecture is 40 minutes, to each invited lecture 20 minutes and to oral presentations 15 minutes, with 5 minutes for discussion included.
  • Presenters will have on disposal a digital projector and a PC running Microsoft Powerpoint.
  • Speakers are kindly asked to prepare PowerPoint presentations in the format compatible with Microsoft Office 2003.
  • Speakers should be present at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the session in which they will speak in order to introduce themselves to the Session Chair.

Publications

  • A Book of Abstracts will be provided. Conference proceedings will not be printed but presenters will have the opportunity to print it from the Conference website.