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Plenary Speakers


1. Moshe Gottlieb, Ben-Gurion University, ISRAEL
“Entropic Effects in Polymer Crystallization”
2. Kris Matyjaszewski, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
“Stars, Nanogels and Networks by ATRP”
3. Anthony J. Ryan, University of Sheffield, UK
“Polymer Gels for Muscles and Motility”


Invited Speakers


1. Jack Douglas, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
“The Localization Model of Rubber Elasticity”
2. Gert Heinrich, University of Dresden, GERMANY
“Routes to Rubber Elastic Nanocomposites”
3. Lian Hutchings, Durham University, UK
“DendriMacs and HyperMacs:Well-defined Long Chain Branched Network Precursors”
4. Béla Iván, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HUNGARY
“Nanophasic Intelligent Amphiphilic Conetworks and Gels”
5. Peter Kofinas, University of Maryland, USA
“Imprinted Polymer Hydrogels for the Separation of Proteins and Viruses”
6. Pierre J. Lutz, CNRS and University of Strasbourg, FRANCE
“New Trends in Poly(ethylene oxide) Macromonomer-based Amphiphilic Networks with Silsesquioxane Cores”
7. Oguz Okay, Istanbul Technical University, TURKEY
“Design of Tough Gels With Super-Fast Response Rates”
8. Judit E. Puskas, The University of Akron, USA
"Drug Release from Novel Rubbery Coatings"
co-authored by Robert A. Hoerr
9. Stephen Rimmer, University of Sheffield, UK
“Synthesis and Biological Properties of Methacrylate Amphiphilic Conetworks and Amine Functional Hydrogels”
10. Mitsuhiro Shibayama, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
“Pressure- and Temperature-induced Gelation of β-Lactoglobulin”

Joerg C. Tiller, University of Freiburg and University of Dortmund, GERMANY
“Phase Transfer Catalysis in Amphiphilic Polymer Conetworks”
co-authored by Nico Bruns, Jan Tobis, Reinild Ladisch, Matthias Thiel and

Stephan Dech

François Tournilhac, ESPCI, Paris, FRANCE
"Self-healing Supramolecular Rubbers"
co-authored by Ludwik Leibler
13. Constantinos Tsitsilianis, University of Patras, GREECE
“Reversible Gels from Model Block Copolymers”
14. Kenji Urayama, Kyoto University, JAPAN
“Stimuli-Responsive Nematic Elastomers and Gels”
15. Maria Vamvakaki, University of Crete, GREECE
“Catalytic Metal Nanoparticles Within Responsive Microgels”
16. Wen-li Wu, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
“A Neutron Scattering Study of the Toughening Mechanism in Double Network Hydrogels


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