Organizing Committee Members - Polymer Chemistry 2018
University of Texas
John Bannister Goodenough is the Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is known for his insights into d-electron behavior in transition-metal oxides, including cooperative orbital ordering now known as cooperative Jahn-Teller ordering, which he used to realize the ferrimagnetic-oxide memory elements of the first random-access memory of the digital computer and to articulate the Goodenough-Kanamori rules for the sign of interatomic spin-spin interactions; the origin of metallic d electrons in oxides, which solved the problem of metallic oxide perovskites and is used for the catalytic cathodes of the solid oxide fuel cell; the character of the lattice instabilities at the crossover from localized to itinerant d-electron behavior, which are manifest as charge-density waves and high-temperature superconductivity in the copper oxides; and the oxide cathodes that have enabled realization of the Li-ion rechargeable batteries of the wireless revolution. Goodenough received a B.A. in Mathematics from Yale University in 1943 (Class of 1944) while serving as a meteorologist in the USAAF during World War II; he obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1951 and 1952. From 1952 to 1976, he was a Research Scientist and Group Leader at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In 1976, he accepted an appointment as Professor and Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory in Oxford, England; and facing retirement in England in 1986, he accepted his present appointment in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Goodenough is a member of the U.S. National Academies of Engineering, Sciences, and Inventors; a Foreign Associate of Lâ€™Academie des Sciences de Lâ€™Institute de France, Academia de Ciencas Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales of Spain, and the Royal Society (UK). His awards include Laureate of the Japan Prize, 2001; the Presidential Enrico Fermi Award, 2009; the National Medal of Science, 2012; the Charles Stark Draper Prize of the National Academy of Engineering, 2014, Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate, 2015, and the Eric and Sheila Samsun Prime Ministerâ€™s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation in 2015. His publications include Magnetism and the Chemical Bond (1967), Les oxydes des mÃ©taux de transition (1973), Witness to Grace (2008), and (with Kevin Huang) Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology: Principles, Performance, and Operations (2009); 94 book chapters and reviews, over 800 refereed journal articles.
John Goodenough(Research Area)
He is known for his insights into d-electron behavior in transition-metal oxides, including cooperative orbital ordering now known as cooperative Jahn-Teller ordering, which he used to realize the ferrimagnetic-oxide memory elements of the first random-access memory of the digital computer and to articulate the Goodenough-Kanamori rules for the sign of interatomic spin-spin interactions; the origin of metallic d electrons in oxides, which solved the problem of metallic oxide perovskites and is used for the catalytic cathodes of the solid oxide fuel cell; the character of the lattice instabilities at the crossover from localized to itinerant d-electron behavior, which are manifest as charge-density waves and high-temperature superconductivity in the copper oxides; and the oxide cathodes that have enabled realization of the Li-ion rechargeable batteries of the wireless revolution.
Austrian Institute of Technology
Wolfgang Knoll was appointed director and scientific member of the MPI-P in 1993. He headed the department of material science until 2008.Wolfgang Knoll moved to the Austrian Institute of Technology as managing director in 2008.
Knoll Wolfgang(Research Area)
Research interests included aspects of the structure/ order - property/ function relationships of polymeric/ organic systems, in particular, in thin films and at functionalized surfaces. Strong emphasis was put on optical techniques to elucidate the structural and functional properties of supramolecular assemblies and nano-materials.
University of Pau and Pays Adour
Jacques DESBRIERES is Professor at University of Pau and Pays Adour in France. Engineer for National School of Chemistry in Paris (in 1978) and Doctor-Engineer at Grenoble University (in 1980) he worked during 10 years in Dowell Schlumberger, a service company for oil-well treatments. Then he joined Grenoble University in 1980 as an Associate Professor and then University of Pau and Pays Adour in 2004 as Professor. In 2009 He received the Doctor Honoris Causa Diploma of Technical University â€œGheorghe Asachiâ€ in Iasi (Romania) for his contribution to natural polymers science.
Jacques DESBRIERES(Research Area)
His research domains are mainly the controlled chemical modification of polysaccharides, the structure-properties relations, their specific functional properties (rheology, interfacial, interactionsâ€¦) and their applications (food, cosmetics, environment, biomedicalâ€¦).
Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Biomaterials and Bioengineering for the Innovation in Surgery, professor at the Department of Materials Engineering at Laval University, adjunct director at the Division of Regenerative Medicine of the Research Center of the CHU de QuÃ©bec, Diego Mantovani is a recognised specialist in biomaterials. At the frontier between engineering, medicine and biology, within his team, their works aim to improve the clinical performances of medical devices for functional replacement, and to envisage the next generations of biomaterials to develop artificial organs enhancing the quality of the life of patients. He has authored more than 200 original articles, holds 4 patents, and presented more than 120 keynotes, invited and seminar lectures worldwide in the field of advanced materials for biomedical applications. His H-Factor is 40 (Google Scholar), 31 (Scopus) as of June 2017 and his works received more than 5500 citations. In 2012, he was nominated Fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE) for his leadership and contribution to biomaterials for medical devices. He was Executive Co-Chair of the 10th World Biomaterials Congress 2016. He is advisor of three medical devices consortium in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Diego Mantovani(Research Area)
Materials, Surface Modifications, Medical Applications, Tissue Replacement, Regenerative Medicine.
Prof. Peter Foot studied chemistry at the Universities of Southampton and Oxford. Later, working at Brighton and Sussex Universities, he became interested in solid inorganic materials and organic polymers. His current research mainly involves functional polymers and nanocomposites for energy conversion, organic electronics and drug delivery. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and an active member of other professional bodies in chemistry, physics and materials science. He has lectured and collaborated widely in interdisciplinary research. Peter Foot has been leader of the Materials Research Group, Kingston University London (since 1995). He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Materials Research (2008-10). This is now the Nanomaterials and Composites Research Centre. Professor of Materials Science, Kingston University (1998-2013). Current Position: Emeritus Professor of Materials Science (2014-2019) Prof. Foot is currently supervising 5 Ph.D. students at Kingston University. He has previously been the supervisor of 56 successfully-completed research students (8 as co-supervisor), and of 9 postdoctoral researchers. Peter has attracted research funding of almost Â£2M in the past, including a recent KTP award (2013-15) worth about Â£130k from InnovateUK.
Peter Foot(Research Area)
* Organic electronics and photovoltaic materials. * Conducting polymer synthesis, properties and device applications, e.g. Biosensors. * Polymer nanocomposites and polyblends. * Electrochromic display materials and liquid crystal conducting polymers. Evaporable organic semiconductors and OFET devices. * Smart polymers & nanomaterials for drug-delivery. * Lightweight composites and bone-replacement materials.
Igor F. Perepichka(Biography)
Igor Perepichka is a Professor of Chemistry at Bangor University, UK. He obtained his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from Donetsk Polytechnic Institute (1981) and his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, IPOCC NASU (1987). He started his career at IPOCC NASU in Ukraine as an engineer in 1981 and was promoted to Senior Research Scientist in 1989. He has held several visiting positions, including Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (WÃ¼rzburg University, Germany, 1995â€“1997), Visiting Scientist (CEA Saclay, France, 1999 and CNRS, Angers, 2000â€“2001), Invited Professor (Angers University, 2001â€“2002), Senior Research Associate (Durham University, 2003â€“2007). In 2007 he moved to the University of Central Lancashire (Preston, UK) as Reader in Chemistry. In 2010 he was appointed as Professor of Chemistry at Bangor University, UK. His work is documented in over 100 papers in refereed journals, over 20 patents and several books and book chapters, including last â€œHandbook of Thiophene-Based Materials: Applications in Organic Electronics and Photonicsâ€ (I. F. Perepichka, D. F. Perepichka, Two-Volumes Set, Wiley, 2009).
Igor F. Perepichka(Research Area)
Prof Perepichkaâ€™s field of research is organic materials chemistry. The main research activity is focused on design, synthesis and studies of novel organic pi-functional systems, from small molecules to conjugated polymeric materials, toward their applications in organic electronics, optoelectronics and photonics. Current research interests encompass the development of functional pi-conjugated systems with tailored electronic properties in view of applications in solar energy conversion, electronic and photonic devices, and nanoscience: novel conjugated pi-functional systems, reactions and methods of synthesis; conjugated polymers with tailored properties and functions; conductive, semiconductive and photoconductive pi-conjugated materials (from small molecules to oligomers and polymers); charge, electron and energy transfer processes in pi-systems; intermolecular and intramolecular charge transfer processes in pi-conjugated systems; electroactive and photoactive pi-functional systems; organic nanomaterials, supramolecular architectures and self-organized systems; organic molecular and polymeric materials for light-emitting devices, organic photovoltaics, field-effect transistors, electrochromic devices, non-linear optics, nanotechnologies, sensors/biosensors etc.
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Bien Tan is the professor of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the College of Materials at South China University of Technology. He then joined in Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials for postdoctoral research in National Laboratory of Advanced Composites (1999-2001). He worked as a PDRA at The University of Liverpool (2001-2007). He then returned to China and joined HUST in September 2007 as a professor. In December 2009, Tan was awarded New Century Excellent Talents in University by the Ministry of Education, and in the same year he was awarded Chutian Scholar Distinguished Professor by Hubei province. He has so far published more than 70 journal papers in high impact journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials and 5 book chapters, approximately half of these being in the last 5 years. Current impact factor of Tan is more than 310. His main research interests are polymeric materials, supercritical fluids, microporous materials, hydrogen storage, metal nanoparticles, emulsion-templated materials, and high-throughput materials methodology. He was invited to serve as reviewer for nearly 30 international journals (such as ngew. Chem., Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., J. Phys. Chem., Soft Matter, Polym. Chem., J. Polym. Sci., Polymer, ChemCatChem, J. Colloid Interface Sci., J. Nanopart. Res., Chem. Eng. J., Microporous Mesoporous Mat., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Appl. Catal., A. etc.)
Bien Tan(Research Area)
Nanomaterials microporous polymer synthesis gas storage research supercritical fluid chemistry space organic materials specialty polymer materials resin-based advanced composites waterborne macromolecules
Dr Tai is a senior lecturer in Organic and Polymer Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at Bangor University. Dr Tai's scientific and academic background has covered a wide range and she has accumulated substantial research and industrial experience and expertise on the development of polymeric materials, e.g. seeking their synthetic/isolation/functionalization routes, characterising their structures, investigating their properties, evaluating their post processisiblity, and developing their applications. Her research concerns both synthetic polymers and natural polymers. Dr Taiâ€™s recent research focuses on the development of synthetic and natural polymeric biomaterials for wound healing and drug delivery. She also works on the development of natural biopolymers from renewable sources for personal care and medical applications. Dr Tai has published 37 research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and two book chapters. She has also presented her research findings at more than 30 national and international conferences. Dr Tai teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the subjects in Organic Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry, as well as General and Research skills for Chemists. Dr Tai is also the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes (MSc and MRes Courses Coordinator) in the School of Chemistry at Bangor University.
Hongyun Tai(Research Area)
Dr Tai is a polymer scientist. Her research concerns both synthetic polymers and natural polymers, including the synthesis, isolation, functionalization and engineering of polymeric materials for a variety of applications, in particular, for biological and biomedical applications. Polymeric biomaterials with rational designed and engineered chemical composition, functionality and topologies are highly desirable for drug delivery, tissue engineering, sensing, imaging and diagnostics. We isolate, synthesize and functionalize polymeric biomaterials by chemical and/or enzymatic approaches, living/controlled radical polymerisations, click chemistry and bioconjugation techniques. In addition, self-assembly and colloidal behaviours of biomacromolecules as well as physical and processing properties of polymeric biomaterials are studies.
Principal CAE Engineer
Dr. Luo obtained his BEng in 1981, MEng in 1984 at Central Southern University in China & PhD in 1994 at South Bank University in London and completed his post-doctoral research at Leicester University in UK. He is a Principal CAE Engineer at Trelleborg IAVS in UK. He is also teaching CAE course for post-graduate students in China. He has performed simulation works on several hundred rubber anti-vibration products in industry over 20 years. He is Charted Engineer, Industrial Adviser and Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers in UK. He has published his own book â€œNumerical prediction & case validation for rubber anti-vibration systemâ€ in both English and Chinese. He, as the first author, has also published nearly 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Robert Luo(Research Area)
His research interests: stress, fatigue, dynamics, creep and relaxation, CFD with FSI evaluations on design and applications of rubber anti-vibration components.
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Jintao Zhu received his Ph.D. (Polymer Chemistry & Physics) in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Science in 2005. Afterwards, he carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta, Canada and University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. In 2009, he joined as a Professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). Since 2016, he is the Dean of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at HUST. He has published over 100 papers, contributed 3 book chapters and holds 5 patents. He is a recipient of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar (2015) and Chinese Chemical Society Youth Awards (2013).
Zhu Jintao(Research Area)
Confined assembly of block copolymers and inorganic nanoparticles, interfacial manipulation of shape and international structures of functional particles, responsive photonic materials and microfluidics processing of polymer particles.
Anil Kumar is currently a Professor at IIT Bombay, in the Department of Chemistry, Center for excellence in Nanoelectronics, National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education and National Center for Excellence in Technologies for Internal Security. His group's research interest are in the area of continuous flow processes and printable optoelectronic devices based on conjugated polymers. In this direction, the main focus is on the development of handheld explosive sensors, electrochromic devices, thin film optoelectronic devices and transparent conductor etc. They have developed a state of the art continuous flow process lab and also conduct regular training programs and workshops in Continuous Flow Process to train the next generation of human resources in this important emerging technology. Based on the processes, he started a company â€œSycon Polymers India Pvt Ltdâ€ (http://sycon.in/Home). His group also has developed many technologies including transfer of technology in the domain of handheld explosive sensors and continuous flow processes.
Anil Kumar(Research Area)
His group's research interest are in the area of continuous flow processes and printable optoelectronic devices based on conjugated polymers. In this direction, the main focus is on the development of handheld explosive sensors, electrochromic devices, thin film optoelectronic devices and transparent conductor etc.
Indian Institute of Science
Satish Amrutrao Patil (Biography)
Prof. Satish Patil is presently an Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Prof. Patil has made extensive fundamental and applied contributions to the field of molecular electronics. In particular, his research works on air-stable n-channel conjugated polymers and observation of band-like transport in conjugated polymers is truly path breaking. He has authored over 100 scientific papers and has about 4 technical patents to his credit. Professor Patil has guided several Ph.D. students and has more than 10 years of teaching experience in Indiaâ€™s premier R&D and academic institution. He is a recipient of Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for Young Scientist (2009), Young Affiliate of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), DST-SwarnaJayanti Fellow, Bronze Medal of Chemical Research Society and Materials Research Society of India and Prof. Kaushal Kishore Memorial Award of the Society of Polymer Science, India.
Satish Amrutrao Patil (Research Area)
Exploring the manifold of molecular electronics ranging from organic photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes and field-effect transistors and synthesizing multifunctional conjugated polymers and oligomers with novel properties and studying their characteristics working at the interface of chemistry, physics and materials engineering.