ISPAC 2022

33rd  International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization

June 5 - 8, 2022

Milan, Italy

ISPAC 2022 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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Prof. Roberto Simonutti

University of Milano-Bicocca


Scientific Co-Chair
Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Scientific Co-Chair
Prof. G. Julius Vancso

University of Twente 
The Netherlands



Milan is one of the greatest destinations in Northern Italy. 

The meeting will be held at the University of Milano-Bicocca in the Building  U6 - AGORÀ  Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1 Milano


ISPAC 2022 is organized under the auspices of:

Italian Association of Polymer Science, AIM
Italian Association of Polymer Science is partner of ISPAC 2020.

Italian Association of Plastics Technicians, TMP

TMP is partner of ISPAC 2020.

Italian Chemical Society, SCI
Italian Chemical Society is partner of ISPAC 2020.

National Interuniversity Consortium for Materials Science and Technology, INSTM

INSTM is partner of ISPAC 2020.

Fondazione Alessandro VOLTA
Fondazione Alessandro Volta is partner of ISPAC 2020.

National Interuniversity Consortium for Materials Science and Technology, INSTM

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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Postnova is Sponsor of ISPAC 2020.

ThermoFischer is sponsor of ISPAC 2020.

Alfatest is Sponsor of ISPAC 2020.

NETZSCH is Sponsor of ISPAC 2020.