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Speakers and Papers

The programme for the 12th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Workshop and Conference will consist of keynote addresses, invited speakers and submitted papers and posters.
Below are listed the names of speakers and the titles of their addresses/papers.
Acceptance of abstracts and timeslot letters will be e-mailed to speakers in the first week of December 2012.
A detailed programme will be available closer to the time of the workshop/conference.

Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013

 

Keynote Speakers

Prof Bert Klumperman (Accepted)
University of Stellenbosch, Department of Chemistry & Polymer Science, Private Bag X1, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
E-mail: bklump@sun.ac.za

PVP - new opportunities for an old polymer

Klumperman Abstract

Prof Katharina Landfester (Accepted)
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany
E-mail: landfester@mpip-mainz.mpg.de

Biopolymers in Nanocapsule Synthesis for Biomedical Applications

 

Landfester Abstract

Prof Harm-Anton Klok (Accepted)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Institute des Matériaux,
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
E-mail: harm-anton.klok@epfl.ch

Combating diseases with peptide - polymer conjugates

Klok Abstract

Prof Suprakas Sinha Ray (Accepted)
DST/CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, National Centre for Nanostructured Materials , Pretoria, South Africa
E-mail: rsuprakas@csir.co.za

Clay-containing polymer nanocomposite technology: The staple for modern plastic industry

Ray Abstract

Prof Alan Rowan (Accepted)
Radboud University Neijmegen, Cluster for Molecular Chemistry, Nijmegen 6525 AJ The Netherlands
E-mail: a.rowan@science.ru.nl

Polyisocyanopeptides hydrogels as ultimate biomimetic cytoskeletal networks from solar cells to drug delivery: "The importance of macromolecular stiffness"

Rowan abstract

Dr Saeid Mehdiabadi (Accepted)
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
E-mail: jsoares@uwaterloo.ca

The importance of having detailed ethylene/a-olefin polymerization kinetics with metallocene catalysts for developing new polyolefin products

Soares abstract

Invited Papers

Prof Bernhard Blümich (Accepted)
Institut für Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen, Worringerweg 1
52074 Aachen, Germany
E-mail: bluemich@itmc.rwth-aachen.de

Polymer analysis by compact NMR

Blumich abstract

Prof Markus Busch (Accepted)
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Ernst-Berl-Institut fur Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, Darmstadt D-64287 Germany
E-mail: Busch@Chemie.TU-Darmstadt.de

Developments in high-pressure polymerization technology (Conference); Application of pressure and SCF technology in a world scale Process (Workshop)

Busch Abstract

Prof Gert Desmet (Accepted)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Plainlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: gedesmet@vub.ac.be

Kinetic advantages of core-shell particles as a means to generate high peak capacities in liquid chromatography

Desmet abstract

Dr Rob Duchateau (Accepted)
Eindhoven University of Technology, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, PO Box 513, STO 1.38, Eindhoven 5600 MB The Netherlands
E-mail: r.duchateau@tue.nl

Fatty acid-based polyesters and polycarbonates and amphiphilic block copolymers thereof by catalytic ring-opening polymerisation

Duchateau abstract

Prof Gert Heinrich (Accepted)
Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Str. 6, D-01069 Dresden, Germany
E-mail: gheinrich@ipfdd.de

Fracture Mechanics of Rubber Nanocomposites

Heinrich Abstract

Dr Hans Heuts (Accepted)
Eindhoven University of Technology, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, PO Box 513, STO 1.38, Eindhoven 5600 MB The Netherlands
E-mail: j.p.a.heuts@tue.nl

Functional hairy particles and surfaces via block copolymer stabilized emulsion polymerization

Heuts abstract

Prof Benjamin S Hsiao (Cancelled)
Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400 USA
E-mail: bhsiao@notes.cc.sunnysb.edu

Highly Permeable Nanofibrous Membranes for Energy Efficient Water Purification

Hsiao Abstract

Dr Peter Kilz (Accepted)
PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Wöhlerstrasse 206, D-55023 Mainz, Germany
E-mail: pkilz@polymer.de

Comprehensive characterization of macromolecules by GPC/SEC methodologies (Workshop)
Investigation of polymer reactions by GPC/SEC with mass spectrometry (Conference)

Kilz Abstracts

Prof Yonggang Liu (Accepted)
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 130022 Changchun, P.R. China
E-mail: yonggang@ciac.jl.cn

Single Polymer Dynamics in a Random Flow

 

Liu Abstract

Prof Michael Monteiro (Accepted)
University of Queensland, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), St Lucia 4072, Brisbane, Australia
E-mail: m.monteiro@uq.edu.au

Monodisperse polymer nanoparticles: Independent control of particle size and molecular weight

Monteiro abstract

Prof Alejandro J Müller (Accepted)
Departamento de Ciencia de los Materiales, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas 1080-A, Venezuela
E-mail: amuller@usb.ve

Confined nucleation and crystallization of polymers and diblock copolymers within alumina nanoporous templates

Muller abstract

Prof Antonio Pizzi (Accepted)
ENSTIB, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Technologies des Industries du Bois, University of Lorraine, BP 1041, 27 rue Philippe Seguin, F-88051 Epinal, France
E-mail: antonio.pizzi@enstib.uhp-nancy.fr

Chemistry and characteristics of natural and carbonized rigid and elastic tannin foams

Pizzi abstract

Prof Igor I Potemkin (Accepted)
Chair of Polymer and Crystal Physics, Physics Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1-2, Moscow 119991
E-mail: igor@polly.phys.msu.ru

Morphology Control in Block Copolymer Films

Potemkin abstract

Prof Lilian Tichagwa (Accepted)
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Technology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, SA
E-mail: LTichagwa@ufh.ac.za

Preparation and characterization of lignocellulose-clinoptilolite composites

Tichagwa Abstract

Prof Jun-Ting Xu (Accepted)
Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 China
E-mail: xujt@zju.edu.cn

Effect of phase separation on crystallization and morphology of PP/EPR in-reactor alloys

Xu abstract

Dr Jian Xu (Cancelled)
Beijing National Lab. of Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
E-mail: jxu@iccas.ac.cn

Bionic polymer materials and their superhydrophocity

Jian Xu Abstract

Dr Hans Wittich (Accepted)
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Institute of Polymers and Composites, Hamburg 21073 Germany
E-mail: wittich@tuhh.de

Mechanical and electrical properties of carbon based nanocomposites during dynamic testing

Wittich abstract

Oral Contributions

Dr Oleg Borisov
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-Chimie pour l'Environnement et les Materiaux, Pau, France
E-mail: oleg.borisov@univ-pau.fr

Self-organized nano-structures of amphiphilic ionic copolymers: Recent advances and current challenges

Borisov abstract

Dr Claire-hélène Brachais
ICMUB UMR-CNRS 6302, EMMD, 9 Allée Savary, BP 47870 - 21078 Dijon, France
E-mail: claire-helene.brachais@u-bourgogne.fr

Migration study in antimicrobial packaging: Effect of the food stimulant and the temperature

Brachais abstract

Alan Chadwick
University of Kent, School of Physical Sciences, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NH United Kingdom
E-mail: a.v.chadwick@kent.ac.uk

The application of ionic nanoparticles in the conservation of archeological wood

Chadwick abstract

Dr Nicolas Delpouve
AMME-LECAP International Laboratory, EA4528, Institute for Material Research, Université de Rouen, 76801 Saint Etienne du Rouvray, France
E-mail: nicolas.delpouve1@inv.univ-rouen.fr

Coupling between amorphous and crystalline phases reveals from molecular mobility studies

Delpouve Abstract

Prof Marian Gomez-Fatou
Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid 28006 Spain
E-mail: magomez@ictp.csic.es

Influence of carbon nanotubes on the properties of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites

Gomez-Fatou abstract

Maria do Carmo Goncalves
University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Institute of Chemistry
E-mail: maria@iqm.unicamp.br

PLA-cellulose whisker-based nanocomposites prepared by reactive extrusion

Goncalves abstract

Abu Hasan
Chemical Engineering Department, State Polytechnic of Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia
E-mail: abu.hasan2008@yahoo.com

The effect of ingredients mixing sequence in rubber compouding on the formation of bound rubber and crosslink density of natural rubber

Hasan abstract

Prof Dominique Hourdet
Physico-chimie des Polymères et des Milieux Dispersés (PPMD) UMR 7615 (UPMC - CNRS - ESPCI), Paris Cedex 75231 France
E-mail: dominique-hourdet@espci.fr

Nano-hybrid hydrogels: Structure/properties relationships

Hourdet abstract

Prof Yong Huang (Cancelled)
Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
29# Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian, Beijing 100190, China
E-mail: yhuang@mail.ipc.ac.cn

Cellulose based functional materials

Huang Abstract

Zhibo Li (Cancelled)
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 China
E-mail: zbli@iccas.ac.cn

Construct functional polypeptide material from alpha-amino acids

Z Li abstract

Dr Mario Malinconico
Institute on Polymer Chemistry and Technology (ICTP-CNR), Via Campi Flegrei
Pozzuoli 34 - 80078 Italy
E-mail: mario.malinconico@ictp.cnr.it

Natural polymers and additives in commodity and speciality applications: A challenge for the chemistry of future

Malinconico abstract

Prof Lon Mathias
University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #10076
Hattieburg, 39406-0076 USA
E-mail: Lon.mathias@usm.edu

Polymer Education in 2012: Where we are, where we're going

Mathias Abstract

Prof Kibret Mequanint (Cancelled)
University of Western Ontario, Richmond Street, London, Canada
E-mail: kmequani@eng.uwo.ca

3D Scaffolds in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine: Who is talking to whom?

Mequanint abstract

Tanki Mochochoko
Walter Sisulu University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology,
Mthatha 5117 South Africa
E-mail: mochochoko@hotmail.com

Size tunable green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using cellulose extracted from water hyacinth eichhornia crassipes and their cytotoxicity

Mochochoko abstract

Prof Bernhard Möginger
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Von Liebig Str 20, Rheinbach 53359 Germany
E-mail: bernhard.moeginger@h-brs.de

Highly filled hybrid nano resin composites and their light curing behaviour investigated by dielectric analysis (DEA)

Moeginger abstract

Mokgaotsa Jonas Mochane
University of the Free State (QwaQwa campus), Department of Chemistry, Phuthaditjhaba 9866 South Africa
E-mail: monyatsi7@webmail.co.za

Thermal and mechanical properties of polyolefins/wax PCM blends prepared with and without expanded graphite

Mochane abstract

Julia Puseletso Mofokeng
University of the Free State (QwaQwa campus), Department of Chemistry, Phuthaditjhaba 9866 South Africa
E-mail: mofokengjp@qwa.ufs.ac.za

Preparation and characterisation of biodegradable PLA/PHBV, PLA/PCL and PHBV/PCL polymer blends and their nanocomposites with TiO2 as filler

JP Mofokeng abstract

Moipone Alice Mokoena
University of the Free State (QwaQwa campus), Department of Chemistry, Phuthaditjhaba 9866 South Africa
E-mail: mokoenama@qwa.ufs.ac.za

Morphology, mechanical and thermal properties of polypropylene (PP)/kenaf reinforced composites subjected to different fibre treatments

Mokoena abstract

Thabang Hendrica Mokhothu
University of the Free State (QwaQwa campus), Department of Chemistry, Phuthaditjhaba 9866 South Africa
E-mail: thabanghendrica@yahoo.com

In situ preparation and properties of EPDM/SIO2 nanocomposites

Mokhothu abstract

Teboho Motsoeneng
University of the Free State (QwaQwa campus), Department of Chemistry, Phuthaditjhaba 9866 South Africa
E-mail: motsoenengts@gmail.com

The effect of crystalline phase morphology on the structure and properties of the impact polypropylene copolymer (IPC)

Motsoeneng abstract

Preloshni Naidoo
Sasol Polymers, Midland Factory, Bergius Street, Sasolburg 1949 South Africa
E-mail: preloshni.naidoo@sasol.com

A comparative analysis of the chemical composition of linear low density polyethylene polymers synthesized with 1-hexene comonomer under different catalytical conditions

Naidoo abstract

Prof Suzana Nunes
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Water Desalination and Reuse Center
Thuwal 23955-6900 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-mail: suzana.nunes@kaust.edu.sa

Self-assembly and porosity control in polymeric membranes

Nunes abstract

Dr Ali Rostami
Beheshti University, Department of Chemistry, Shahid, Tehran 1983963113 Iran
E-mail: arostami.sbu@gmail.com

Poly(squaramide), a stimuli-responsive polyamide: Synthesis, anion sensing and self-assembly

Ali Rostami abstract

Jeremia Shale Sefadi
University of the Free State (QwaQwa campus), Department of Chemistry, Phuthaditjhaba 9866 South Africa
E-mail: Sefadisj@qwa.ufs.ac.za

Preparation and properties of conductive polymer nanocomposites based on polyolefin matrices reinforced with expanded graphite

Sefadi abstract

George Simon
Monash University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash 3800 Australia
E-mail: george.simon@monash.edu

Modification of stimuli-responsive hydrogel nanocomposites and their efficacy as draw agents in forward osmosis

Simon abstract

Dr Pritish Sinha
University of Stellenbosch, Department of Chemistry & Polymer Science, Matieland 7602
South Africa
E-mail: pritish@sun.ac.za

Characterization of impact polypropylene and their preparative TREF fractions by high-resolution solid-state NMR

Sinha abstract

Dr Ian Teasdale
Institute of Polymer Chemistry, JKU Linz, Welser Strasse 42, Leonding, Austria
E-mail: ian.teasdale@jku.at

Polyphosphazenes: Biodegradable alternatives for polymer therapeutics

Teasdale abstract

Prof AJ van Reenen
University of Stellenbosch, Department of Chemistry & Polymer Science, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
E-mail: ajvr@sun.ac.za

The effect of in-process ethylene incorporation on the evolution of particle morphology and molecular characteristics of commercial heterophasic ethylene propylene copolymers (HEPCS)

Van Reenen abstract

Prof Bernhard Wolf
Institut für Physikalische Chemie der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Welder-Weg 13, Mainz, Germany
E-mail: Bernhard.Wolf@uni-mainz.de

Linear versus three-arm star polybutadiene: Effects of polymer architecture on the thermodynamic solution behavior

Wolf abstract

Poster Contributions

Muftah Abdelaaziz
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Department of Dental Sciences, Tygerberg Hospital 7505 South Africa
E-mail: muftahali@hotmail.com

Synthesis of nanocomposites with nano-TiO2 particles and their applications as dental materials

Abdelaaziz Abstract

Dr Yasser Al-Angari
King Abdulaziz University, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-mail: mam_999@yahoo.com

Recycling spent zinc-carbon batteries through synthesizing nano-crystalline Mn-Zn ferrites

Al-Angari Abstract

Prof Amirul Al-Ashraf Abdulluh
School of Biological Sciences, Penang Campus, University of Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800 Malaysia
E-mail: amirul@usm.my

Enzymatic modification of various polyhydroxyalkanoate scaffolds for biomedical application

Abdullah Abstract

Prof Hamad Allohedan
Chemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-mail: hlohedan@ksu.edu.sa

Novel superabsorbent core shell clay nanocomposite based on crosslinked sodium acrylate / acrylamide copolymers for efficient dye wastewater treatment

Allohedan Abstract

Prof Hamad Allohedan
Chemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-mail: hlohedan@ksu.edu.sa

Novel dispersed silver core-shell nanogel polymers as corrosion inhibitors for carbon steel in acidic medium

Allohedan Abstract (2)

Dr Eid Al-Mutairi
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Chemical Engineering Department, Dhahran 31261 Saudi Arabia
E-mail: mutairi@kfupm.edu.sa

Retrofit and energy analysis of fuild catalytic cracking unit using heat recovery approach temperature as decision criterion

Al-Mutairi Abstract

Ismael Amer
Chemical Resource Beneficiation, Catalysis and Synthesis Research Group, North-West University, Potchefstroon 2520 South Africa
E-mail: 23447397@nwu.ac.za

Using aluminium triflate for the polymerization of O-phenylenediamine and its derivates

Amer Abstract

Dr Abd Baleg
Sensor Lab, Department of Chemistry, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535 South Africa
E-mail: abaleg@uwc.ac.za

Synthesis, characterization and electrochemistry of polypyrrole-poly(propylene imine) dendrimeric star co-polymer

Baleg Abstract

Linda Botha
Sasol Polymers, Polymers Road, Sasol works, Secunda 2302 South Africa
E-mail: linda.botha1@sasol.com

The effect of in-process ethylene incorporation on the evolution of particle morphology and molecular characteristics of commercial heterophasic propylene copolymers (HEPCs)

Botha abstract

Dr Margaretha Brand
University of Stellenbosch, Department of Chemistry & Polylmer Science, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602 South Africa
E-mail: maggie@sun.ac.za

The use of laser light scattering to study solution crystallization phenomena in polyolefins

Brand Abstract

Cheryl-Ann Elizabeth Clarke
University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), Department of Chemistry, Phuthaditjhaba 9866 South Africa
E-mail: ClarkeCE@qwa.ufs.ac.za

Preparation and characterization of polymer composites with bloodmeal

Clarke abstract

Dr Reda El-Shishtawy
King Abdulaziz University, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-mail: relshishtawy@kau.edu.sa

Intimate composite formation from crosslinked chitosan and magnetic nanoparticles

El-Shishtawy Abstract

Prof MA Gabal
King Abdulaziz University, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-mail: mgabaladonnada@yahoo.com

Facile preparation and characterization of nano-crystalline SrTiO3

Gabal 2 Abstract

Dr Nagi Greesh
DST/CSIR National Centre for Nanostructured Materials, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria 0001 South Africa
E-mail: Ngreesh@csir.co.za

Impact of the clay types on the morphology of polystyrene-clay nanocomposites prepared via emulsion polymerization

Greesh Abstract

Prof Ahmed Haroun
Chemical Industries Research Division, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
E-mail: haroun68_2000@yahoo.com

Cytotoxicity and antioxidant activity of beta vulgaris extract released from grafted carbon nanotubes based nanocomposites

Haroun Abstract

Okerio Jaspher
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Chemistry, Port Elizabeth 6031 South Africa
E-mail: jaspherokerio@yahoo.com

Synthesis of fluorescent polymers with coumarin backbone by "click" polymerization

Jaspher Abstract

Ujjwal Man Joshi
Kathmandu University, Department of Natural Sciences, School of Science, Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal
E-mail: umjoshi@gmail.com

Surface treatment of PET and PTFE films using atmospheric pressure DBD in air and argon

Joshi abstract

Prof Sung-Ryong Kim
Korea National University of Transporation, Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Chungju, South Korea
E-mail: srkim@ut.ac.kr

Graphene-gold particle hybrid nanocomposite counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells

Kim Abstract

Robert Kwinda
Sasol Polymers, 22 Pressburg Road, Founders View, Modderfontein 1645 South Africa
E-mail: Robert.kwinda@sasol.com

From the laboratory to the plant: Importance of PTSC polymerisation laboratory

Kwinda abstract

Prof Krisztina László
Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary, Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, Budapest, Hungary
E-mail: klaszlo@mail.bme.hu

Influence of phenols on the phase transition of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) gels

Laszlo Abstract

Prof Krisztina László
Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary, Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, Budapest, Hungary
E-mail: klaszlo@mail.bme.hu

Influence of pH and ionic strength on the phase transition of monolithic Pnipa hydrogels

Laszlo 2 Abstract

Dr Sung-Goo Lee
Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Advanced Functional Materials Research Group, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-600 Korea
E-mail: sglee@krict.re.kr

Structure-property relationship of thermally conductive liquid crystal composites based on h-boron nitride

Lee Abstract

Prof Rathanawan Magaraphan
The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
E-mail: Rathanawan.K@chula.ac.th

Mechanical and thermal properties of Sericin/PVA/Bentonite scaffold: Comparison between uncross-linked and cross-linked

Magaraphan Abstract

Ashwell Makan
University of Stellenbosch, Department of Chemistry & Polymer Science, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602 South Africa
E-mail: acmakan@sun.ac.za

Polybutadienes and polyrotaxanes: A study of unusual elution phenomena using SEC- and AF4-MALLS

Makan Abstract

Bafana Mazibuko
Sasol Polymers, 22 Pressburg Road, Founders View, Modderfontein 1645 South Africa
E-mail: Bafana.mazibuko@sasol.com

Optimization of the rotational moulding process: A case study in customer support

Mazibuko abstract

Dr Abdullah Mimaroglu
University of Sakarya, Faculty of Technology, Esentepe Kampusu, Adapazari, Turkey
E-mail: mimarog@sakarya.edu.tr

Friction and wear of GUR 1020 medical grade UHMWPE polymer at dry environmental condition

Mimaroglu abstract

Tladi Mofokeng
University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), Department of Chemistry, Phuthaditjhaba 9866 South Africa
E-mail: mofg@webmail.co.za

Preparation and characterization of polymer nanocomposites with piezoelectric properties

Mofokeng abstract

Aliyu Danmusa Mohammed
Catalysis and Synthesis Research Group, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520 South Africa
E-mail: 23946822@nwu.ac.za

Synthesis and study of superabsorbent properties of acryloylated starch ester grafted with acrylic acid

Mohammed Abstract

Tshwafo Motaung
University of the Free State (QwaQwa campus), Department of Chemistry, Phuthaditjhaba 9866 South Africa
E-mail: LuytAS@qwa.ufs.ac.za

Influence of the modification, induced by zirconia nanoparticles, on the structure and properties of polycarbonate

Motaung abstract

Mpho Mothunya
University of Stellenbosch, Department of Chemistry & Polymer Science, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602 South Africa
E-mail: bklump@sun.ac.za

Mechanistic aspects of RAFT mediated (CO) polymerization by in situ 1H NMR

Mothunya Abstract

Milos Netopilik
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague 6, Czech Republic
E-mail: netopil@imc.cas.cz

Pitfalls of multidetector SEC analyses of branched polymers

Netopilik Abstract

Jean Marie Vianney Ngororabanga
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Chemistry, Port Elizabeth 6031 South Africa
E-mail: ngororajv@yahoo.fr

Synthesis of fluorescent polymers with pendant quinoline groups by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (RAFT)

Ngororabanga Abstract

Idemudia Omoruyi
Chemistry Department, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag X1314, Alice 5700 South Africa
E-mail: idemudiaog@yahoo.com

New bioactive pyrazolone based dinitrophenylhydrazone and its nickel complex

Omoruyi Abstract

Dr Abdollah Omrani
University of Mazandaran, Faculty of Chemistry, Babolsar, Mazandaran, Iran
E-mail: omrani@umz.ac.ir

Polymerization kinetics of epoxy-polycarbonate nanocomposite reinforced by alumina nanoparticles

Omrani abstract

Olga Philippova
Physics Department, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1-2, Moscow 119991 Russia
E-mail: phil@polly.phys.msu.ru

Epoxy/silica nanocomposites with improved thermal properties

Philippova Abstract 1

Olga Philippova
Physics Department, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1-2, Moscow 119991 Russia
E-mail: phil@polly.phys.msu.ru

Magnetorheological fluids based on associating polymers

Philippova Abstract 2

Dr Panuphong Pootawang
Green Mobility Collaborative Research Center, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 Japan
E-mail: poota@rd.numse.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Roles of amphiphilic surfactants with different ethylene oxide/propylene oxide ratios on nanostructured porous silica synthesized by solution plasma

Pootawang Abstract

Ali Riaz
Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas SP, Brazil
E-mail: aliriaz@iqm.unicamp.br

Glycidoxyl, phenyl and methacrylate anchored polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes: Synthesis and characterization

Riaz Abstract

Prof Abbas Ali Rostami
University of Mazandaran, Faculty of Chemistry, Babolsar, Mazandaran, Iran
E-mail: rostami@umz.ac.ir

Advanced isoconversional method and dynamic modeling of curing process for GDE based nanocomposite

Rostami abstract

Waheed Saban
University of the Western Cape, Department of Chemistry, Catalysis Research Group, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535 South Africa
E-mail: saban.w@gmail.com

Functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for heavy metal removal from waste water

Saban Abstract

George Simon
Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, 3800 Australia
E-mail: george.simon@monash.edu

Electrospun fibres with in situ and blended bioglass incorporation for bone tissue engineering applications

Simon Poster Abstract

Dr Salam Titinchi
University of the Western Cape, Department of Chemistry, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535 South Africa
E-mail: stitinchi@uwc.ac.za

New coordination polymers as catalysts for oxidation reactions

Titinchi Abstract

Ralf Weberskirch
Technische Universität Dortmund, Fakultät Chemie, AG Polymere Hybridsysteme, Dortmund D-44227 Germany
E-mail: ralf.weberskirch@tu-dortmund.de

"Grafting-from" polymerisation from stainless steel surfaces by RAFT-polymerisation

Weberskirch Abstract

Trevor Wright
University of Stellenbosch, Department of Chemistry & Polylmer Science, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602 South Africa
E-mail: twright@sun.ac.za

NMR studies on the mechanism of reverse iodine transfer polymerisation of styrene

Wright Abstract

Gil Yeroslavsky
Bar Ilan University, Department of Chemistry, Ramat-Gan 52900 Israel
E-mail: gil_yeros@hotmail.com

A facile sonochemical synthesis of metal-chelated polydopamine micro and nano-spheres

Yeroslavsky Abstract

Dr Ahmed Youssef
National Research Center, Packing and Packaging Materials Department, Dokki, Giza 12311 Egypt
E-mail: amyoussef27@yahoo.com

Selective removal of heavy metals from drinking water using titanium oxide nanowire

Youssef Abstract

Anna Zubrowska
Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sienkiewicza 112, Lodz 90 363 Poland
E-mail: azubrows@cbmm.lodz.pl

Thermal and mechanical properties of polypropylene composites with nano- and micro-diamonds

Zubrowska 1 Abstract

Anna Zubrowska
Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sienkiewicza 112, Lodz 90 363 Poland
E-mail: azubrows@cbmm.lodz.pl

Modification of polylactide with poss derivatives

Zubrowska 2 Abstract