San Francisco 2020

ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science: Challenges and Opportunities for Translational Research in Biomaterials

This one day symposium will feature a list of prominent invited speakers to present major challenges and breakthrough research in translational biomaterials (one keynote speaker envisioned per session).  In addition, the symposium will be a forum for contributed talks and posters that describe translational research involving biomaterials for medical implants, regenerative medicine, or drug delivery. The symposium will fit into the overall scheme of the August 2020 national meeting that highlights the transition from the laboratory to commercial products. 

Organizers
Joachim Kohn, Rutgers

Triggers and Switches for Polymerization and Depolymerization

Nominally co-sponsored with POLY.

Nature’s ability of regulating the synthesis and degradation of macromolecules in response to changes in the environment has inspired many recent advancements in the field of polymer chemistry. This symposium will focus on the recent developments of strategies to allow spatiotemporal control of polymerization and depolymerization in response to internal and external triggers.

Organizers
Jia Niu, Boston College
Jeff Byers, Boston College

Entrepreneurial Polymer Chemistry: From the Lab to Start-Up

After almost 30 years since the definition of polymer “brush” assemblies, this crossdisciplinary area of research is now mature for its translation into technology. Thanks to the increasing efforts by polymer chemists, materials scientists and theoreticians, polymer brush-based coatings are nowadays applied to precisely adjust the interfacial physicochemical properties of materials across the lenghtscales, in a variety of formulations, ranging from tissue engineering supports to composites.

Organizers
Edmondo M. Benetti, ETH Zürich
Prof. Harm-Anton Klok, EPFL Lausanne
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

Additive Manufacturing: From Molecules to Marketplace

After almost 30 years since the definition of polymer “brush” assemblies, this crossdisciplinary area of research is now mature for its translation into technology. Thanks to the increasing efforts by polymer chemists, materials scientists and theoreticians, polymer brush-based coatings are nowadays applied to precisely adjust the interfacial physicochemical properties of materials across the lenghtscales, in a variety of formulations, ranging from tissue engineering supports to composites.

Organizers
Edmondo M. Benetti, ETH Zürich
Prof. Harm-Anton Klok, EPFL Lausanne
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Polymer Brushes

After almost 30 years since the definition of polymer “brush” assemblies, this crossdisciplinary area of research is now mature for its translation into technology. Thanks to the increasing efforts by polymer chemists, materials scientists and theoreticians, polymer brush-based coatings are nowadays applied to precisely adjust the interfacial physicochemical properties of materials across the lenghtscales, in a variety of formulations, ranging from tissue engineering supports to composites.

Organizers
Edmondo M. Benetti, ETH Zürich
Prof. Harm-Anton Klok, EPFL Lausanne
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University