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Como, Italy, May 31 - June 3, 2020
Teatro Sociale, Como

ISPAC 2020

33nd  International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization

May 31 - June 3, 2020

 

Teatro Sociale di Como

Como, Italy

ISPAC 2020 will be a great opportunity to celebrate the Foundation of Polymer Science Centennial. In fact in 1920, Hermann Staudinger postulated for the first time that materials such as natural rubber have very high molecular weights. In a paper entitled "Über Polymerisation," Staudinger described many reactions that form high molecular weight molecules by linking together a large number of small molecules. He also named these reactions "polymerizations," meaning that individual repeating units are joined together by covalent bonds.

Hundred years of Polymer Science have shown how essential is polymer analysis and characterization, in fact many breakthroughs would not have been possible without a precise comprehension of the molecular structure of polymers obtained by new syntheses, a famous example is the case of isotactic polypropylene.

Scientific topics

  • Characterization of smart polymers and hybrid natural-biobased polymers.
  • Characterization challenges posed by the advancement of circular economy
  • Opportunities and challenges in using turn-key instruments
  • Molecular characterization of network polymers
  • Future trends

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Registration/Accommodation is open

Registration is open, register now for ISPAC 2020.

Chair
Prof. Roberto Simonutti

University of Milano-Bicocca
Italy

 

Scientific Co-Chair
Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis

KAUST
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Scientific Co-Chair
Prof. G. Julius Vancso

University of Twente 
The Netherlands

Location

A few kilometers away from Milan, Como and its famous lake are some of the greatest destinations in Northern Italy. Lake of Como is of glacial origin and is the second largest Italian lake for surface, as well as the deepest one in Europe. The city of Como is famous for its lovely old town and shopping boutiques. The city if full of artistic monuments built in different ages, as an example the Cathedral of Como is one of the most important buildings in the region and is considered the last Gothic cathedral built in Italy. Read more >>

The International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization, ISPAC, is a non-profit scientific organization. The mission of ISPAC is to provide an international forum for the presentation of cutting-edge technologies in the field of polymer analysis and characterization.  The symposium is unique in its emphasis on state-of-the-art methodologies, in its multidisciplinary approach to problems, and in the detailed discussions available among the participants.  Over the years, the symposia have successfully brought together analytical chemists, polymers chemists, polymer physicists, chemical engineers, and material scientists involved in the characterization and analysis of synthetic and natural polymeric materials.  Meetings are held annually, rotating to venues in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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