The International Polymer Colloids Group
Conferences and Courses
ON THIS PAGE:
Industrial Short Courses
Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
June 3-7, 2013
The 44th short course on "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology" will be held at Lehigh University,Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA on June 3-7, 2013. This courses gives in-depth coverage of the synthesis, characterization, properties and applications of Polymer Latexes. The subject matter includes a balance of theory and applications as well as a balance between chemical and physical problems. Lectures will be given by leading academic and industrial researchers. Lectures will begin with introductory materials and reviews and will progress through recent research results and applications. Please see the attached PDF file for the course brochure or you may visit the course web site for further details and for registration.
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Vice President for International Affairs
SEP Condensed Course 2013
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
June 17 to 19, 2013
The Foundation Emulsion Polymerization (SEP) organizes the condensed course on Emulsion Polymerization (June 17th-19th 2013) at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. The course is now open for the general public. The course focuses on basic aspects of (controlled) radical polymerization and emulsion polymerization and also includes several lectures from industry and exposés on more advanced topics.
Included is the brochure and you can also find the program on the website http://www.emulsion-polymerization.info.
We are using the textbook Chemistry and Technology of Emulsion Polymers (ed A.M. van Herk) as course material.
You are welcome to participate,
Alex van Herk
Professor Polymer Reaction Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
Caroline van Os-Rovers
Foundation Emulsion Polymerization
Helix, STO 1.33
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
Tel. +31 40 247 5026
Fax. +31 40 246 3966
Donostia - San Sebastián, 26-28 June 2013
IPCG Research Conference 2013 in Shanghai
Diverse Synthesis and Applications of Polymer Colloids
Click here for more details
Please remember the scheduled dates:
Graduate Research Seminar (GRS) June, Fri 21, 18:00 - Sun 23, 22:00, 2013
IPCG Research Conference June, Sun 23, 18:00 - Fri 28, 10:00, 2013
"Visit a Company" (planned) June, Fri 28, 2013
The conference web-site will be available soon; the delay is due to some uncertainties in calculating the GRS and IPCG-Conference fee for students. For the design of the webpage we need some nice electron micrographs. If you send me one which we are allowed to use for the Conference webpage, it will be highly appreciated. The web-site will provide details about the conference and will be used to register for the conference. After registration all participants who need a visa will get a letter from the Organizing Committee. This letter is an official invitation to the IPCG Research Conference, which is needed to apply for a visa at the Chinese Embassy.
At previous IPCG Conferences there was always only one fee for participation and departure was always on Friday morning. This time we offer different rates, a full rate for hotel rooms with single occupancy at Fuxuan Hotel (http://www.ee.ucr.edu/~stan/iwecs_workshop/2009/hotel_info.pdf) and a reduced rate for students for rooms with double occupancy at Han Ting Hotel (http://ir.htinns.com). Both hotels are in walking distance to the lecture hall.
And we want to organize “Visit a Company” on Friday morning and will ask four (4) companies to arrange a tour at their R+D facilities in Shanghai for 20-30 participants of the IPCG Conference. The companies should be somehow related to polymer colloids and they should have R+D activities in Shanghai (like 3M, BASF, Unilever, DSM, etc.). If you can help us facilitating contacts to local persons of those or other companies with R+D activities in Shanghai, we will highly appreciate this.
"Visit a Company" should be combined with sponsoring the student's meals. The estimated cost for lunch & dinner at all days for all students is between 80,000 and 100,000 CNY (13,000-16,000 USD). If four companies provide 25,000 CNY each, we will be able to lower the participation fee for students from 3,100 CNY to 1,500 CNY. These are more affordable fees and they will hopefully increase the number of participating students.
The four companies sponsoring the meals for students and providing a guided tour at their R+D facilities (preferably for students) will be mentioned in a particular way on the webpage and during the whole conference.
If we can find those four sponsoring companies, this will be a great opportunity to attract a lot of students to join this conference. And when local students can participate at a fee of only 500 CNY (without accommodation), we are envisioning the lecture hall will be full of young people. And this would be great! By the way, the capacity of the lecture hall is 230 total.
Confirmed Speakers 2013
Frank Caruso, University of Melbourne, Australia
Drug targeting using functionalized capsules
Jerome Claverie, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Catalytic polymerization of ethylene in aqueous emulsions
James Gilchrist, Lehigh University, USA
Convective assembly of nanostructured optical and biofunctional coatings
Steve Granick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, USA
Polymer colloids and biological systems
Zhongze Gu, Southeast University, Nanjing, P.R. China
Colloidal particle arrays for bio-sensing and other applications
Chengyou Kan, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China
Hollow and covalently colored particles
Patrick Lacroix-Desmazes, Montpellier School of Chemistry, France
Synthesis of amphiphilic polymers for clean processes in super-critical CO2
Alex Routh, University of Cambride, United Kingdom
Film formation and self-stratification
Sebastian Seiffert, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Small but Smart: Sensitive microgels as model colloids and functional materials
Zhiyong Tang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China
(Bio-inspired) Assembly of nano-particles
Alex van Herk, tue/Institute of Chemical & Engineering Science, Singapore
Adsorption of aqueous phase co-oligomers on latex particles
Mitch Winnik, University of Toronto, Canada
Limin Wu, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China
Formation of functional polymer films
Zhen-Zhong Yang, ICCAS Institute of Chemistry, Beijing, P.R. China
Composite hollow particles & Janus polymeric cages
Shu-Hong Yu, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, P.R. China
Bio-inspired inorganic-organic hybrids
Per Zetterlund, University of New South Wales, Australia
Biomimetic radical polymerization
(Six more to come)
Short Course - Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology
August 4 to 9, 2013
Below you will find an announcement for the course Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology, to be held August 4-9, 2013 in Gstaad, Switzerland. (Due to renovations at our hotel in Davos, we have moved the Course to Gstaad for 2013.) This course has been offered for nearly 40 years. Between 3,000 and 4,000 scientists and engineers have participated over the years. You may find that it would be very beneficial to your students or colleagues who are involved in the development, production, formulation or use of latexes. Please pass this brochure on to whoever in your organization might benefit from a very basic understanding of the fundamentals of emulsion polymerization, as well as the latest technology in latex formulation.
Emulsion Polymerization Processes Course
Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
September 9 to 13, 2013
This year again, the Institute for Polymer Materials "POLYMAT" organizes a session of courses on EMULSION POLYMERIZATION PROCESSES (September 9th-13th 2013). We are delighted to invite you and strongly encourage applications from all scientists, engineers and students interested in Emulsion Polymerization.
Ms. Inés Plaza
Course on Emulsion Polymerization Processes
When?: September 9-13, 2013
Where?: POLYMAT, Centro Joxe Mari Korta, The University of the Basque Country
Donostia-San Sebastián, SPAIN
Why attend ?: This is a one-week short course offered by the Institute for Polymer Materials “POLYMAT”, and specially designed for engineers, chemists and scientists who have an active and/or potential interest in EMULSION POLYMERIZATION PROCESSES.
The course will be held in Donostia-San Sebastián, in September 2013 (Monday 9 to Friday 13). A relevant tradeoff between fundamental aspects of emulsion polymerization and industrial applications is the key-feature of these tutorials. Recent progresses in emulsion science and technology will also be covered by specialists in the field. We have the feeling that participants from industry shall benefit from a combination of their tacit knowledge obtained in industrial daily practice with the in-depth knowledge to be provided during the course. Academics and curious scientists shall also profit from the thorough and practical approach of the course program.
Full program information and online registration are available on the web page together with a video:
If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are looking forward to seeing you in Donostia-San Sebastián.
Ms. Inés Plaza
Secretary to Professor José M. Asua