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Invited speakers

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Short course

Topics of the Short course at ISPAC 2023
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Travel award program

Travel award program of ISPAC 2023 for selected  graduate students and postdocs.

Who should attend?

Who should attend ISPAC 2023?

ISPAC is a non-profit scientific organization formed to provide an
international forum for the presentation of recent advances in the field of
polymer analysis and characterization methodologies. Read more >>                                                                 

ISPAC 2023 Main Supporters

sasol is Main Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
National Research Foundation (South Africa) (NRF)
Waters TA Instruments is Main Supporter of ISPAC 2023.
Anton Paar is Supporter of ISPAC 2023.


ISPAC 2023

34th  International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization

24 - 26 April, 2023

Stellenbosch, South Africa

ISPAC 2023 Supporters

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
Contextualize is Supporter of ISPAC 2023. 
ANATECH is Supporter of ISPAC 2023. 

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. 

ISPAC is seeking support. ​Are you interested in supporting ISPAC 2023? Please contact us

Looking back


The scientific program is finalized and can be downloaded here.

The book of abstracts can be downloaded here.


Important information for active contributions:

Length of Plenary Lectures: 40 min

Length of Key Note Lectures: 30 min

Length of Oral Lectures: 20 min (including discussion)


Important information for poster contributions:

Please use A0 size (841 × 1189 mm) in portrait format, mounting material is provided by us. 


ISPAC 2023 is organized under the auspices of




ISPAC 2023 Organizing committee


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.