Important Dates:

Abstract submissions
18 September 2014

Early bird registration:
before 30 Apr 2015:

Abstract presenters informed of outcome of submission:
30 May 2015

Last date of registration payment:
31 July 2015

Online registration closes:
31 July 2015

Pre-conference workshop:
7 September 2015

Conference begins:
8 September 2015













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Convention Centre

7 September 2015 (Workshop), 8 - 10 September (Conference)
The Boardwalk International Convention Centre (ICC)
Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

On behalf of the organizing committee of Conference 2015 it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 13th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Workshop & Conference on Macromolecules & Materials to be held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in September 2015.

This conference is a continuation of a very successful series of conferences that were held over the last ten years mainly in South Africa. It is a unique opportunity for (mainly) Southern African researchers and students to present and discuss their research in polymer science. Over the years the conferences had specific themes ranging from polyolefins over composites to materials with biological and medical applications. In 2015, the focus of the conference will be on biologically active polymer systems and polymer characterization.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Biologically active polymer systems (synthesis, properties and application)

  • Polymer characterization (special focus on characterization of biopolymers, biologically active polymers and systems)

  • Directed sessions on polyolefin research; rubber technology, chemistry, recycling and devulcanization

  • General topics

Port Elizabeth, located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, is the fourth-biggest city in South Africa and has a modern airport that is situated 15 minutes drive from the Boardwalk International Convention Centre. The famous Addo Elephant National Park is 75 minute drive from Port Elizabeth. Come and enjoy the wildlife of South Africa after some top lectures on polymer science and experience the South African way of life.

We look forward to welcoming you to Port Elizabeth in September of 2015.

Albert van Reenen: Chairman of the organizing committee,
Stellenbosch University