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.

Unfortunately, due to COVID pandemic related restrictions, we had to postpone the meeting until now. We offer ISPAC 2022 with the same emphasis as we originally intended in 2020. This also means that we shall commemorate the 100 years history of polymers science. Despite progress in combatting COVID there is still a slight chance that new restrictions would hamper participation of some delegates. For these we shall consider online participation options in due course.

ISPAC 2022 will also be available on-line, you can register for the online participation >>

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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


Prof. Roberto Simonutti
Scientific Co-Chair
Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis
Scientific Co-Chair
Prof. G. Julius Vancso



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



Registration is closed.

Registration fees
  • Academic 600 € (VAT 22% included)
  • INSTM members 540 € (VAT 22% included)
  • Students 300 € (VAT 22% included)
  • Industrial attendee 840 € (VAT 22% included)
  • Online attendance 240 € (VAT 22% included)


Social event fee
  • Social event fee (banquet dinner) 70 € (VAT 22% included)

Abstract submission is closed.

Deadline extended: April 15, 2022                                                                                                                      

ISPAC 2022 is organized under the auspices of:

Italian Association of Polymer Science, AIM
Italian Association of Polymer Science is partner of ISPAC 2022.

Italian Association of Plastics Technicians, TMP

TMP is partner of ISPAC 2022.

Italian Chemical Society, SCI
Italian Chemical Society is partner of ISPAC 2022.

National Interuniversity Consortium for Materials Science and Technology, INSTM

INSTM is partner of ISPAC 2022.

Fondazione Alessandro VOLTA
Fondazione Alessandro Volta is partner of ISPAC 2022.

                                                                                     University of Milano-Bicocca

University of Milano-Bicocca is partner of ISPAC-2022.

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 2022.     

     ThermoFischer is sponsor of ISPAC 2022.     

     Alfatest is Sponsor of ISPAC 2022.

            Foundation Polymer Conferences for Better Life - University of Twente

               NETZSCH is Sponsor of ISPAC 2022.

JEOL is sponsor of ISPAC 2022.