The characterization challenge for polymeric and hybrid nanomaterials I

  • “Direct Characterization of In-plane Phase Separation in a polymer Brush in solvent”
    Prof. Hiroshi Jinnai (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • “Polymer brushes prepared via surface-initiated controlled radical polymerization – synthetic and analytical challenges”
    Prof. Harm-Anton Klok (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland) 
  • “Characterization of Polymer Conformations at Surfaces and Interfaces by ToF-SIMS”
    Prof. Chi-Ming Chan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

Analysis of combustion/thermal behavior in polymers and nanocomposites

  • “Polymer combustion testing for fire risk or fire performance”
    Prof. Giovanni Camino (Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy)
  • “New trends in flame retardancy of polymers: evaluation, characterization and mechanism”
    Prof. Serge Bourbigot (École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, France)
  • “Water-Based Flame Retardant Nanocoatings from Environmentally-Benign Ingredients”
    Prof. Jaime Grunlan (Texas A&M University, USA)

The characterization challenge for polymeric and hybrid nanomaterials II

  • “Grazing Incidence X-ray Scattering from functional organic thin films”
    Prof. Mike Toney (Stanford Synchrotron  Radiation Lightsource, USA)
  • “Characterization of materials for polymer and hybrid photovoltaics”
    Prof. Carsten Deibel (Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)
  • “Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy – mapping chemical composition at the nanoscale”
    Prof. Paul Dastoor (The University of Newcastle, Australia)

Analysis and characterization of interfaces and interphases

  • “Functional biointerfaces to harness stem cell fate”
    Prof. Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
  • "Spectroscopic characterization of oligomeric architectures on solid supports"
    Prof. Bo Liedberg (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Characterization of polymer systems for personal care and drug delivery

  • “Polyelectrolyte-surfactant association—from fundamentals to applications”
    Prof. Bjorn Lindman (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • “Microrheology and Unique Performance of Sparse Cellulose Nanofiber Dispersions”
    Prof. Patrick Spicer (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Colloid Characterisation of Polymers in Formulated Products in Personal Care”
    Dr. Eric Robles (Analytical Household Care Procter & Gamble Newcastle Innovation Centre, United Kingdom)

Characterization of biopolymers in food and nutrition

  • “Using biosynthesis - structure - property relations to develop tailor-made starches with improved functional properties”
    Prof. Robert Gilbert (The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • “Microstructural analysis approaches towards the understanding of food processing, nutritional and sensory properties”
    Dr. Chan Kok Ping (A*Star Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Singapore)