ISPAC 2023

34th  International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization

24 - 26 April, 2023

Stellenbosch, South Africa

In 2023 we shall gather for the 34th ISPAC conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa. So far ISPAC meetings have been organized in a more-or-less circular way in Europe, North-America, and Asia. This is the first time that we shall hold the meeting in the African continent in Stellenbosch, with a distinguished history and great contributions to polymer science. With some delay due to COVID, at the previous meeting in Milano, Italy in 2022 we celebrated 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. Hundred years of Polymer Science have shown the great impact of polymer analysis and characterization on our discipline. In fact, many breakthrough scientific discoveries would not have been possible without a precise knowledge of the molecular structure of polymers obtained by new syntheses. And without a precise understanding of the macromolecular structure (across the length scales and the thermodynamic phases) no structure-property relations, thus also no polymer technology would exist. We look forward to welcoming participants from all over the world to the jaw-droppingly beautiful place of Stellenbosch with a highly exciting program. 


Analysis of advanced macromolecular systems
Progress in:
  • Characterization of smart polymers and polymer hybrids
  • Polymer separation for analysis of complex materials
  • MS techniques for polymer characterization
  • Theory and experiment in macromolecular analysis
  • Polymer rheology and processing
Data-based polymer analysis and
  • Application of machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Simulation and prediction in analytical experiments
  • Scientific data management in polymer analysis


Call for abstracts
Extended deadlines!

Extended deadlines for ISPAC 2023!

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Registration fees

   Early Bird Registration  
By 28/02/2023 (ZAR)
 Regular Registration Fees 
After 01/03/2023 (ZAR)
Regular/ Non-students 7500 8000 Conference only
500 500 Conference dinner
8000 8500 Total
Students 4000 4500 Conference only
500 500 Conference dinner
4500 5000 Total


Free events 

  • ISPAC Short courses on the 23rd of April.
  • Polymer Analysis meets Industry on the 27th of April


Prof. Albena Lederer 

Prof. Albena Lederer is Chair of ISPAC 2023.

Stellenbosch University, South Africa &
Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany



Dr. Helen Pfukwa

Dr. Helen Pfukwa is Organizer of ISPAC 2023.

Stellenbosch University,
South Africa


Dr. Susanne Boye  

Dr. Susanne Boye is Organizer of ISPAC 2023.

Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany

Important dates

Important dates for ISPAC 2023.


ISPAC 2023 venue is Stellenbosch University.

Scientific program

Scientific program of ISPAC 2023.

sasol is Main Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
National Research Foundation (South Africa) (NRF)
Waters TA Instruments is Main Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
Polymer Analyst is Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
Wyatt-Technology is Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
TOSOH is supporter of ISPAC 2023.
Postnova is supporter of ISPAC 2023.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry is Supporter of ISPAC 2023
Wiley VCH is Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
MCH is Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
PSS-A part of Agilent-is Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
DENS Solutions is Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
Frontier Laboratories is Supporter of ISPAC 2023
ANATECH is Supporter of ISPAC 2023. 

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