Our aim to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Polymer Science and Composite Materials.
To provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent solutions adopted in the fields of Polymer Science and Composite Materials.
April 22, 2021
Early Bird Registration
April 16, 2021
November 08-10, 2021
International Conference on Polymer Science and Composite Materials is scheduled to be held from November 08-10, 2021 in Frankfurt, Germany and will provide a meeting place for researchers in all fields of polymer science. Organized by PAGES conferences, the conference provides wonderful opportunities to introduce new participants to this field and will highlight innovative tools and approaches.
Polymers are at the forefront of most of the current technological developments and play a vital role in many industries and applications. ICPSCM-2021 will discuss some of the key areas in this field to deliver state-of-the-art research outcomes. It will be a perfect forum for professionals in these fields and will help in defining the capabilities of a global network focused on exchanging views through scientific discovery.
The conference will include several plenary talks, keynote lectures, interactive sessions, academic discussions, oral and poster presentations, technical workshops and social events that will provide huge networking opportunities for the participants. The organizing committee will include leaders in the field of polymer science and technology and will guide the participants on the latest developments and emerging challenges in these fields.
ICPSCM-2021 is an ideal platform to discuss, learn and inform current discoveries and new ideas and will draw huge participation from eminent scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, students, policy makers, members of associations and industry professionals to network with each other and disseminate new trends. Special breakout sessions will further highlight concerned areas on polymer science and engineering and will pave way for future research directions. We hope this conference will explore different avenues in these fields and will help in gaining innovative insights.
We look forward to the honor of welcoming you to ICPSCM-2021 in Frankfurt.
University of Stuttgart Germany
Prof. Dr h.c. Guido Schmitz, Institut of Materials Science, Univ. of Stuttgart, Germany. Guido Schmitz studied Physics and Theology at the Universities of Freiburg and Göttingen in Germany. He graduated in Material Physics from the University of Göttingen in the year 1994. After periods as assistant professor in Göttingen and a research fellowship at the Univ. of California, Los Angeles, he was appointed in 2002 as full professor in Materials Physics at the University of Münster, Germany. In 2012, he accepted a call to the University of Stuttgart, to chair the department of Materials Physics. His scientific work is focussed on the understanding of solid state reactions in nanostructured materials and devices, at the cutting edge of microscopy. Atomic transport along grain boundaries and triple junctions, structure and stability of interfaces, or the impact of elastic stress are physical phenomena to be pointed out. From the viewpoint of application, semiconductor metallization, magnetic sensors, solder interconnects, thin film batteries and hydrogen storage should be named. His research team is well known for instrumental and computational developments of the atom probe tomography, an exciting nanoanalytical tool of outstanding resolution and single atom sensitivity. Guido Schmitz received the Werner Köster award of the German Materials Society, holds an honorary doctor grade of the National University in Cherkasy, Ukraine, and is an appointed Fellow of the International Field Emission Society. He serves as the editor in chief of the International Journal of Materials Science.
Graz University of Technology Austria
Karin Stana Kleinschek, obtained her PhD degree from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Graz, Austria. Her field of expertise is surface modification and characterization of biopolymers, especial polysaccharides and its usability in biomedical applications, biomaterials, 3D bioprinting and new bioinks development, biopolymer composites. Karin Stana Kleinschek led more than 15 years the Institute of the Engineering Materials and design and the Laboratory for Processing and Characterization of Polymers LCPP at University of Maribor, Slovenia and is from 2020 a Head of the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Bio Based Systems, Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering and Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Austria. She teaches various courses on Organic Chemical Technology, Functional Polymers, Biopolymers in advanced applications, Macromolecular Materials and Material Technologies - Composite Materials. She is also a full Prof at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Maribor. From 2011- 2015 she was a Vice Rector for Research and Development of the University of Maribor, Slovenia. She is a member of various scientific organizations, as for example she is a vice president of research of European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence EPNOE. Since 2013 she is a member of the European Academy for Science and Art and from 2014 permanent member of Slovenian Academy of Engineering. Her scientific bibliography consists of more than 1100 units, including 203 scientific peer-reviewed papers; she participates and coordinates numerous of national as well as international research projects and supervises master, doctoral and postdoctoral students.
University of Liverpool UK
Professor Zhongwei Guan is Reader in Lightweight Composite Materials and Structures at the University of Liverpool. He has led a research group with eight PhD students, four Honorary Visiting Research Fellows, two Postdoctoral Researchers, one project manager and one financial officer focusing on lightweight composite structures subjected to extreme loading conditions such as projectile impact and blast, covering fibre metal laminates, PVC foam based sandwich and SLM lattice structures, corrugated sandwiches, high temperature TP prepreg, etc. He is also leading an EU consortium (€4.8 millions) with 6 countries to develop adhesive free pure woodbased composite structural members. He has published more than300 research papers in which more than 130 SCI papers are in refereed international leading journals, with an h-index of 32 in Google Scholar and citation of more than 3000. He has recently received IAAM (International Association of Advanced Materials) Medal and the International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics(ICACM) Fellows Award. He was awarded a Short Term Invitation Research Fellowship by JSPS. He is also a Guestand Lecture Professor of Sichuan University, South China University of Technologyand Xian Jiaotong University and a Visiting Professor of Kyoto University in Japan. Professor Guan chaired the 5th International Conference on Computational Methods held in Cambridge in 2014. He is a member of editorial board of International Journal of Impact Engineering. He also serves as a scientific committee member of more than 20 international conferences and has given more than 20 keynotes, thematic and plenary speeches.
University of Pau and the PaysFrance
Jacques Desbrieres, Emeritus University Professor. Doctor-Engineer from Grenoble University (1980) Engineer from ENSC Paris (National School of Chemistry, Paris, France) (1978) Professor at University of Pau and Pays Adour (UPPA), Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physico-Chemistry for Materials and Environment After a position as research engineer with Dowell Schlumberger related to the application of polymers in oil well operations, he joined Grenoble University in 1990 and then UPPA in 2004. His research domain is concentrated on chemical modification of natural polymers and relations between their chemical structure, functional properties and their applications. In the last years his research activities were dedicated to physico-chemistry (interfacial properties) of amphiphilic polysaccharide solutions and polysaccharide-surfactant interactions, hydrogels and particularly their characterization and their specific applications (biomedical or cosmetics applications, wastewater treatments) and new “green processes” applied to bio-sourced materials (microwave irradiation as an example). He authored around 200 publications, 26 book chapters and 10 patents. He is member of advisory board of Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, Carbohydrate Polymers and has teaching activities in physico-chemistry and polymer science. Awards: In 2009 he was appointed "Doctor Honoris Causa" of the Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" in Iasi (Romania) for his input in Natural Polymer Science.
Pontifical Catholic University Peru
Juan's is a professor at Pontifical Catholic University, peru. Thermally sensitive polymers have been synthesized and produced by a combination of the cationic ring-opening polymerization of 2-oxazolines and the free radical polymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide (NiPAAm). The polymers made had various polymeric structures such as block copolymers, graft copolymers and hydrogels. In some cases the thermal sensitivity was provided by the NiPAAm segments and in other cases this sensitivity was obtained by the poly(2-oxazolines) segments. The polymers were characterized by NMR, FTIR and GPC and the conformational transition (LCST or Ttr) of the polymers was determined by NMR, turbidity and DSC measurements. The transition temperature of the polymers could be adjusted by balancing their composition (hydrophilic and hydrophobic elements) and their macromolecular structure. An increasing amount of hydrophobic elements in the polymer decreased the value of the conformational transition while a greater hydrophilicity the value of LCST increased. In some cases pH sensitivity was also obtained when elements such as carboxylic acid groups were introduced into the polymer structure. The water-soluble polymers showed the formation of micelles or macromolecular aggregates in water, which in some cases could give rise to the formation of polymeric nanogels, pH- and thermosensitive, by means of irradiation with electron rays.
University of Lund
Bjorn Lindman was chair professor in physical chemistry at Lund University, Sweden since 1978, now emeritus. He isguest professor at MidSweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden. For several yearshe was professorat Coimbra University, Portugal. His research interests are in the field of colloid science, including surfactant and polymer self-assembly, polymer-surfactant systems, polymer adsorption, amphiphilic polymers and biopolymers like DNA and cellulose. He consults and gives training courses for industry on formulations and is also a co-founder of spin-offs in this area. He is a fellow of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and science academies abroad (Romania and Portugal). Björn Lindman has published over 650 papers in journals and books; these have been cited more than 25000 times, with an h-index of 87. He has received the Overbeek Gold Medal of the European Colloid and Interface Society, and prestigious awards from US, China, Japan, India, UK, Finland and Sweden. He is a cofounder of the European Colloid and Interface Society and has been the president of this organization as well as the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS). In 2015 he received the Life-time Achievement Award of IACIS. He is one of the authors of the textbook Surfactants and Polymers in Aqueous Solutions (2 editions and translated into Chinese and Russian) as well as of Surface Chemistry of Surfactants and Polymers (Wiley 2014).
Arabian Gulf UniversityBahrain
SumayaY. Abbas, Assistant Professor in the Dept. Natural Recourses & Environment, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. Sumaya holds Ph.D. and M Phil in Engineering and Sustainability from the University Of Warwick, UK, M Sc. in Environmental Management from the Arabian Gulf University, PG Certificate in Bio-systems Sustainability, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and B Sc. in Biology, College of Science, University of Bahrain. L’OREAL-UNESCO Pan Arab for Women in Science Award winner, Venus International Women Award (Outstanding Woman Achiever), Role Model of Women in the Arab World as a recognized researcher in waste management by ECO-MENA. Published papers and research interest about sustainable waste management and Bio energy, Feasibility of green technologies and socio-economic. Speaker in many international and local conferences, UN ESCWA, EUROMA member.
Osaka University Japan
Dr. Kei Ohkubo, Chemistry Doctor (Ph.D. Engineering), now is a Professor of Chemistry of Division Innovation Research for Drug Design, Institute of Academic Initiatives, Osaka University, Japan. Kei Ohkubo earned his Ph.D. degree from Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 2001. He was working as a JSPS fellow and JST research fellow at Osaka University (2001-2005), a designated associate professor in Osaka University (2005-2014) and a specially appointed professor at Osaka University (2014-2017). He has been a full professor at Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies, Osaka University since 2017.
Chinese Academy of Science China
Professor Daining Fang, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, President of International Association of Applied Mechanics (IAAM), President of Chinese Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (CSTAM), and Vice President of Chinese Society for Composite Materials. He received Ph.D. from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1993. After one-year postdoc at Tel Aviv University, and half a year visiting scholar at Maryland University, he has taught at Tsinghua University (1995-2009), Peking University (2009-2015) and Beijing Institute of Technology (2015-present). Professor Fang is an expert of Mechanics of Materials. His research focuses on the mechanical behaviors of advanced materials and structures under magneto-electro-thermal-mechanical multi-field coupling in the aspects of theory, calculation and experiment.
Aix-Marseille University France
Philippe Knauth is Professor ("Classe Exceptionnelle") of Materials Chemistry at Aix Marseille Université (France). He earned his PhD in 1987 at Saarland University (Germany) and his habilitation in 1996 at Université d'Aix Marseille. He has spent sabbaticals at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997-1998 and now in 2013 as well as at the National Institute for Materials Science (Japan) in 2007 and 2010. Prof. Knauth is recipient of the CNRS Bronze Medal (1994), has been elected member of the French National Council of Universities (materials chemistry division) since 2003, is President of the regional section "Provence-Alpes-Côté d'Azur" of the French Chemical Society (SCF) since 2010 and is a member of its national administration council since 2012. Prof. Knauth has been working for many years on solid ionic conductors, especially ionic conduction at interfaces, and nanostructured materials for energy storage and conversion. His current research topics include self-organized TiO2 nanotubes for Li-ion microbatteries and ion-conducting membranes for fuel cells.
The University of Huddersfield
Chair in Signal Processing UK
Len Gelman, PhD, Dr. of Sciences (Habilitation)joined HuddersfieldUniversity as a Professor, Chair in Signal Processing/Condition Monitoring and Director of Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering,in 2017 from Cranfield University, where he worked as Professor and Chair in Vibro-Acoustical Monitoring since 2002. Len developed novel condition monitoring technologies for aircraft engines, gearboxes, bearings, turbines and centrifugal compressors. Len published more than250 publications, 17 patents and is Co-Editor of 12Springer books. He is Fellow of:British Institute of NDT, International Association of Engineers and Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, Executive Director, International Society for Condition Monitoring, Honorary Technical Editor, International Journal of Condition Monitoring, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Engineering Sciences (SCMR),Chair, annual International Condition Monitoring Conferences, Honorary Co-Chair, annual World Congresses of Engineering, Co-Chair, International Congress COMADEM 2019 and Chair, International Scientific Committee of Third World Congress, Condition Monitoring. Len is Editorial Board member of the International Journal “Electronics”, the International Journal “Sensors”, the International Journal “Energies”, the International Journal “Insight”,the International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, the International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management,the International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, the International Journal Vibration and Acoustics Research and the International Journal Signal, Image and Video Processing. He was Chair,First World Congress, Condition Monitoring, Chair, Second World Congress, Engineering Asset Management and Chair, International Committee of Second World Congress, Condition Monitoring. Len is Chair of International CM Groups of ICNDT and EFNDT and Member of ISO Technical Committee, Condition Monitoring. Len made 42 plenary keynotes at major international conferences. He was Visiting Professor at ten Universities abroad. Len received two Rolls-Royce (UK) Awards for Innovation, COMADIT Prize (by British Institute of NDT) for significant contribution through research/development in condition monitoring, Oxford Academic Health Science Network Award, William Smith Prize by UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers and USA Navy Award.
North Carolina State University USA
Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina State University. He has also served as a Finland Distinguished Professor of Chemistry with the department of Chemstry of the University of Helsinki, Finland and Distinguished visiting Professor with the centre for Advanced Materials and the Department of Chemistry King Abdulaziz University, Jedah, Saudi Arabia. Professor Argyropoulos’sresearch team is internationally recognized for his leading contributions to Green Chemistry using cellulose and lignin wood-based polymers. His work focuses at promoting our understanding of the structure and reactivity of such polymers and the development of novel NMR and material science techniques for the structural elucidation and upgrading of these biopolymers. The efforts of his research group have been disseminated in excess of 200 scientific papers, numerous scientific conferences invited presentations and patents. Professor Argyropoulos is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, International Academy of Wood science and the Chemical Institute of Canada.
University of Waterloo Canada
Dr. John Montesano, Assistant Professor. John Montesano is the Director of the Composites Research Group (CRG) and has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo (Canada) since 2015. He earned his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University (Canada) in 2012 and was an NSERC-funded Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Toronto from 2013-2015. He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and in conference proceedings. His research is focused on developing and implementing advanced experimental techniques and numerical tools to investigate and model the highly intricate multiscale failure processes of high-performance composite materials and structures under cyclic and impact loading.
Master in Nuclear ChemistryUSA
Senior Researcher of the Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares T.C. UNAM, and professor The chemistry Faculty of the National Autonomus University of Mexico, UNAM., Investigador Nacional Emeritus of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores; member of the Academia Nacional de Ciencias; Award as Catedrático UNAM 1997-2001, Award UNAM Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (2004); Award to the best article in 2010, by the American Nuclear Society, Latinoamerican Section. Award Nacional de Química, 2015, by the Mexico Chemical Society. Publishing of 159 international and 19 national publications, 8 chapter of books and one chapter in one Polymer Encyclopedia, 3 divulgation articles and 71 publications of memories. Presentation of more than 350 research in Congress and Academic events, several of them by invitations in Turquía, China, Australia, España, Japón, Chile, México, Rumania, Yugoeslavia and USA. Direction of 90 Thesis: 59 Bachelor thesis, 17 Master on Sciences and 14 of Ph degree.
University Putra Malaysia Malaysia
Dr. Norkhairunnisa Mazlan is an Associate Professor of polymer nanocomposites at University Putra Malaysia. She is currently serving under the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She graduated with honors from Universiti Sains Malaysia's (USM) School of Industrial Technology in 2005. In 2006, she earned her master`s degree in Materials Engineering from USM and in 2012, she received her PhD in Nanotechnology from USM. Her research focuses on the use of natural fibres in composites, nanocomposites and the development of geopolymers for various potential applications.To date, she has authored and co-authored more than 80 publications. Based on her background and knowledge in materials, Norkhairunnisa Mazlan has been involved in multidisciplinary research across department, faculty and communities.
Sheffield Hallam UniversityUK
Dr Evangelos Kordatos graduated with a MEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 2008. He received his MSc in Chemistry and Materials Technology and his PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Ioannina in 2013. Upon the completion of his PhD, he became a Postdoctoral research associate at the Texas A&M University, Texas (USA), working on Non-Destructive assessment of aerospace materials, shape memory alloys (SMAs). Evangelos joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 as a Lecturer in Materials Engineering and became a Senior Lecturer in 2016. Evangelos is the Course Leader for the BEng and MEng Materials Engineering courses at Sheffield Hallam University, UKand he led the MEng Materials Engineering course successful accreditation by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).Evangelos’ research is focused on the study of the mechanical and thermal behaviour of advanced materials, such as Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs), Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs), Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers (CFRPs), Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs), smart materials, etc. He has worked extensively on the non-destructive monitoring of materials.
Federal Institute of Education Science and TechnologyBrazil
Dr. Arlan da Silva Gonçalves concluded his PhD in Biophysics in 2009, by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the PhD studies, he worked mainly in the elucidation of the reactivation routes of acetylcholinesterase inhibited by organophosphorous compounds. This study is of crucial importance to the development of efficient antidotes against poisoning by chemical warfare agents. At a recent work, applied molecular modeling techniques to predict inter and intramolecular interactions between the Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) / antibiotics and Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) / antibiotics complexes, and both for the PEG and PVP model hexamers were constructed and, in the case of antibiotics, Amoxicillin (AMX), Cephalexin (CFX), Azithromycin (AZT) and Penicillin (PEN) were used, in order to verify the possible ability to adsorption in their carrying, when present in water.
Donghua University China
Dr. Atta ur Rehman Khan is currently associated with Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Lab, as a research fellow, in College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Donghua University, Shanghai, China. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology from PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and a Master's in Biotechnology from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He earned his doctoral degree in Biomaterials Science from Donghua University in 2020. He received the grand prize for outstanding international researcher award from Donghua University for the year 2020. In recent years, he published his finding in prestigious journals of materials science. His core interests include the fabrication, characterization and evaluation of polymer-based regenerative biomaterials and drug delivery systems mainly through electrospinning and 3D printing techniques. His major interest is to fabricate bioactive polymer-based composite biomaterials for various biomedical applications mainly including regeneration of soft tissues.
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest Romania
MD. Valentin POPESCU is a general surgeon from Bucharest, ROMANIA, with a PhD thesis on natural polymers involved in wound healing and hernia mesh integration at University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest. His research in a multidisciplinary team which involves top surgeons and top researchers from Advanced Polymer Materials Group (APMG) at Politehnica University of Bucharest is focused on tissue integration of artificial polymers used as implants in general surgery. In his career as Assistant Professor he is teaching and orienting young medical doctors and students in the Translational medicine point of view.
BMS College of Engineering India
Dr. Chethana K.Y, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India. Has Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master degree in Machine Design and perusing a Ph. D in Composites- Crashworthiness structure from BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru. Has 8 years of teaching experience . His research interests are in the fields of Crash-worthiness structures, FEA, Vibrations, Composite materials, Functionally Graded Materials. Has guided more than 10 UG projects. Published 10 Technical papers in refereed International Journals, 3 National Journals, and presented 4 Technical papers in International Conferences.
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University India
Dr. Gulshan Kumar done his Master Degree from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hissar, India with specialization in Polymer Science. Completed Ph.D in polymer science in the year 2004 from Guru Gobind Singh Inpraprastha University, NCT of Delhi, India having the topic of synthesis & characterization of co-polymers of Alkyl-ita-conates with Styrene. Joined Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, NCT of Delhi, India as Assistant Professor during the year 2005. Till now having teaching & research experience of more than twelve years. Immensely contributed in the field of polymer science. Having number of publications in National and International Journals and also presented papers in various conferences in India and abroad like USA, UK, South Korea, Portugal, Italy, Finland, France etc. Presently research work is being carried out in the field of Green Composites and nanocomposites. Some students are also pursuing their Ph.D. and four students had already been awarded degree.
University of Sheffield
Dr. Frederik Claeyssens is a Senior Lecturer at the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Sheffield (U.K.). During his independent career Dr. Claeyssens established a materials microstructuring laboratory, and his main research explores laser-based 2D and 3D direct-write techniques for (bio)materials micro-structuring and the use of these structures in a range of different applications, e.g. tissue engineering, (bio)sensors, and microelectronics. Frederik Claeyssens has published papers in leading chemistry and materials science journals, he has 82 publications in refereed journals which have received 3059 citations, and an h-index of 27.