EMERGING POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT 2019 (EPTS'19) | Sidney Myer Asia Centre (building 158) - The University of Melbourne | Wednesday, 06. November 2019

The Emerging Polymer Technologies Summit 2019 (EPTS'19) seeks to bring together key polymer science and technology communities from Australia and around the world to share and discuss the latest innovations in polymer science, engineering and technology, including applications in the areas of health, advanced materials and sustainability.
Main topics are: Polymer fundamentals - polymer synthesis, polymerization mechanisms, polymer characterization, polymer and material properties.Polymers for medical, biological and personal care applications - biosensing, drug delivery, biomaterials and implants, diagnostics, imaging agents, and biological separations. Polymers for the environment and sustainability – electroactive polymers, solar cells, polymer light-emitting diodes, fuel cells, membranes (e.g for desalination), water treatment, environmental sensors, recycling, green materials, and polymers derived from bio or eco sources. Polymers for advanced materials – polymer nanocomposites, carbon fibre composites, nanostructured materials, coatings, dispersants, polymers for 3D printing, porous polymers, stimuli responsive polymers, polymer self-assembly, fibres and textiles. One key feature of the summit is a session on translational research and academia - industry collaboration. Polymer Synthesis Symposium will be held to celebrate Prof. Ezio Rizzardo's 75th and Prof. David Solomon's 90th birthdays.