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Polymers 2020: New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People

03/06/2020 - 05/06/2020, Turin, Italy
Abstract Submission
15th February 2020
Acceptance Notification
3rd April 2020
Early Bird Registration
10th April 2020
Covering Author Registration
3rd May 2020
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Welcome from the Chairs

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are very proud and honored to announce the international conference Polymers 2020: New Trends in Polymers Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open access journal Polymers. The conference will be held in Turin, Italy, on June 3–5, 2020.

Over the past 60 years, polymers have made an outstanding contribution to the development of modern society in every field. The substitution of traditional materials with tailored polymer systems in the most diverse applications has allowed us to overcome important technological challenges and improve the quality of life.

Today, however, polymeric materials face a new challenge: reconciling the technological progress and well-being of people with the preservation of the planet, from a circular economy perspective.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to present leading-edge research on the advancements in polymer science and technology in all its main aspects—from polymer chemistry and physics to polymer processing and engineering. Both oral and poster contributions are welcome. The broad themes that will be addressed during the conference include synthesis, modification, and characterization of synthetic and natural polymers, polymer hybrids, nanocomposites, polymer biomaterials, polymers in drug delivery and tissue engineering, bio-based and biodegradable polymers, polymer recycling and re-use, functional polymers, and polymers in energy, among others.

The conference follows the very successful meeting Polymers 2018: Polymers: Design, Function and Application held in March 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting in Turin!

Prof. Francesco Trotta, Prof. Pierangiola Bracco and Prof. Marco Zanetti

Polymers 2020 Chairs

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Sigrid Zhao
Mr. Qiang Liu
Mr. Als Gao

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact [email protected].

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Conference Chairs


Professor Francesco Trotta

Department of Chemistry, University of Turin

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https://chimicaindustriale.campusnet.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Alias?francesco.trotta#profilo

Professor Pierangiola Bracco

Department of Chemistry, University of Turin

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https://www.serviziweb.unito.it/rubrica/rubricaRisultati.php?tipoRic=cog&lang=ita&txtNome=Pierangiola&txtCognome=BRACCO

Professor Marco Zanetti

Department of Chemistry, University of Turin

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https://chimicaindustriale.campusnet.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Alias?marco.zanetti

Conference Committee


Professor Ignazio Blanco

University of Catania, Catania, Italy


Professor Ana María Díez-Pascual

Alcalá University, Alcalá de Henares, Spain


Professor Claudio De Rosa

University of Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy


Professor Michele Laus

Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Alessandria, Italy

Invited Speakers


Professor Dimitrios Bikiaris

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece


Prof. Dr. Claudio Gerbaldi

Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin, Italy


Prof. Dr. Sebastien Lecommandoux

University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France


Prof. Dr. Katja Loos

University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands


Prof. Dr. Rolf Mülhaupt

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany


Professor Younan Xia

Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA


Professor Gaetano Guerra

University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy


Professor Tadashisa Iwata

University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Dr. Steven Kurtz

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Dr. Lei Fang

Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

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Winner of Polymers Young Investigator Award 2018

Registration

The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, gala dinner on 4th June, conference bag and program book.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by anyone of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 3 May 2020. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

Authors with multiple contributions: Please note that one author registration will cover only ONE accepted contribution. Authors presenting more than 1 contribution during the event will be charged 50 euro per additional abstract (e.g., 1 author with 2 abstracts: registration fee + 50 euro; 2 authors with 3 abstracts: 2 registration fees + 50 euro; etc.)

Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.

Early Regular
Academic 400.00 EUR 500.00 EUR
Student 200.00 EUR 300.00 EUR
Non-academic 600.00 EUR 700.00 EUR
Guest Editor/Board Member of Polymers 300.00 EUR 400.00 EUR
MDPI author/reviewer 300.00 EUR 400.00 EUR
Early price valid until: 10/04/2020  

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:

> 2 months before the conference

Full refund but 60 EUR are retained for administration

> 1 month before the conference

Refund 50% of the applying fees

> 2 weeks before the conference

Refund 25% of the applying fees

< 2 weeks before the conference

No refund

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card


Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors
Polymers 2020: New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People
Polymers 2020 will accept abstracts only.
The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Papers based on the accepted abstracts can be also published in the special issue "New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People".
Please note that abstract submission and conference registration are two separate processes.
Abstracts
  • Create an account on Sciforum.net and click "Submit New Abstract to Polymers 2020" on the left panel.
  • Choose a session which is best suited for your research.
  • Submit an abstract in English - the word limits are minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words. .
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is 15 February 2020. You will be notified by 3 April 2020 regarding the acceptance of your submission.
  • Upon submission, you can select if you also wish to be considered for oral presentation. Following assessment by the Chair, you will be notified by 3 April 2020 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by anyone of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 3 May 2020.
Poster

Maximum poster size limited to 90 x 140 cm, vertical orientation preferred. Please print your poster prior to the conference. A plan of the poster session will be circulated later on.

Publication Opportunities
  • All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on Sciforum.net.
  • Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our special issue "New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People" in the journal Polymers.
  • This themed collection is closely aligned with the scope of the event. The submission deadline for this special issue is
    15 October 2020. The conference participants will be granted a 20% discount on the publishing fees.
  • Polymers is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Compendex (EI) , PubMed (PMC), and other databases, and has a latest Impact Factor of 3.164 (Journal Citations Reports, 2018).

Conference Awards

We are pleased to announce the availability of awards for researchers conducting research in the field of polymer research and who plan to attend the Polymers 2020 conference.

The Awards
Young Investigator Award
The award consists of 2500 Swiss Francs, a plaque, a waiver of the registration fees of the next Polymers conference in 2022 and a plenary presentation at the next conference. There will be a special session at the Polymers 2020 for the Young Investigator Award, at which point the selected candidates are requested to give a presentation of their research. Evaluation committees will attend the special session and decide which one will be granted the award.
Terms and Conditions:

Candidates’ Requirements:
–Ground-breaking contribution to the advancement of the field.
–The candidates should not be older than 35 (by 31 December 2019).

Required Application Documents:
1. Curriculum Vitae and a list of publications.
2. Nomination letter from two established scientists in the field.

The applications should be submitted on-line, before 20 February 2020, through the link. The selected candidates to give presentations at the Young Investigator Award session in Polymers 2020 will be announced by the end of March 2020.

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