Polymer Photochemistry is a rapidly growing field both in fundamental science and material technology, and requires a multidisciplinary approach based on chemistry, physics and polymer technology. The proposed symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum for  discussing the current progress in advanced polymer photochemistry. The topics include  up-to-date research fields and methodologies, with special emphasis on photo- polymerization and photo- as well as radiation induced reactions in polymeric materials.  This symposium addresses fundamental and applied topics, thus bridging the gap between  science and application. The meeting will bring together scientists and engineers all areas  of polymer photochemistry, and stimulate  further research and development in this field.  The program of the symposium will comprise invited presentations by leading scientists, and contributed oral and poster presentations.

Symposium Topics

  • Chemistry for  Advanced  Photopolymer  Science
  • Hydrogels and  Biomaterials
  • Smart and  Responsive  Polymers
  • Radical and  Cationic  Photopolymerization
  • Next Generation  Lithography  and  Nanotechnology
  • Photo- functionalization of  Polymer  Surfaces
  • Advanced Materials  for  Photonic  /  Electronic  Devices Emerging  Applications  in  Polymer  Photochemistry Photoreactive  Materials  for  3D  Printing
  • Two photon  photochemistry
  • Functional UV-Cured  films

Invited Speakers

Céline Croutxé-Barghorn (Universite de Haute-Alsace, France), Led-cured self-replenishing hydrophobic coatings

Yusuf  Yagçi  (Istanbul  Technical  University,  Turkey), New Methods for Photoinitiated Controlled/Living Radical and Cationic Polymerization Processes

Allan  Guymon  (University  of  Iowa,  USA), Nanostructured Materials through Photopolymerization in Liquid Crystal Templates

Jun  Nie  (Bejing  Institute  of  Technology, P.R. China), Surface functionalization by photopolymerization

Thomas A. Klar (Johannes Keppler University Linz, Austria), From STED microscopy to STED lithography

Annalisa Chiappone (Center for Sustainable Futures, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy), Development of DLP-3D printable functional materials

Xavier Coqueret (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France), Bio-based photoresists: micro- and nanolithography with lignin

Robert Mcleod (University of Colorado Boulder, USA), Self-actuated origami via optically patterned photopolymer gels