Newsletter | Edition 3 | August 2021
This is the 3rd newsletter of Brightlands Polymer Days 2021 which will be held from 7 – 9 November, 2021 in NH Conference Centre Koningshof in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
The conference is a physical conference, where we apply and secure the actual COVID-19 measurements of the Dutch National Government at all times.
With this newsletter we would like to give you a sneak preview of Brightlands Polymer Days 2021.
You can read more about the conference here: https://polymerdays.brightlands.com/.
Brightlands Polymer Days 2021 is a series of scientific conferences in the field of polymer science and technology. It is a collaboration and organised by the Belgian Polymer Group, KNCV Macromolecular Division, PTN, the former Dutch Polymer Days and Brightlands Rolduc Polymer Conference. These partners have joined forces to start a new scientific conference where academia, from student to Nobel Prize winner, and industry can meet.
In this newsletter we would like to highlight one of the partners, PTN.
PTN is the Dutch Research School in Polymer science with the aim to educate a new generation of scientists and engineers in the area of Polymers and Coatings.
Since 2000, the Dutch Polymer community assembles for the so-called “Dutch Polymer Days” (DPD), a two-day annual conference in different areas of polymers. The primary objective of DPD was to encourage young researchers (PhD- & PDEng-students and post doctoral fellows) to present their work in plenary lectures, workshops lectures and a poster session, to a wide audience. This year, they have partnered up with the above mentioned partners to organise an even bigger international event for you to enjoy.
More information is available here.
Here you can book your room at the conference venue: Book my room
Dr. Sylvain Caillol is Research Director at CNRS. He was born in 1974 in Sète, France. He received his M. Sc. Degree in Chemistry from the Engineering School of Chemistry of Montpellier. Then, he received his PhD degree in 2001 from the University of Bordeaux. Subsequently he joined Rhodia Company. Later, promoted Department Manager, he headed the Polymer Research Department in the Research Center of Aubervilliers. In 2007 he joined the CNRS at the Institute Charles Gerhardt of the University of Montpellier where he started a new research topic dedicated to Green Chemistry and Specialty Polymers. He is co-author of more than 150 articles, patents and book chapters. He is Chairman of “Oleochemistry, Molecule and Polymer Science” division of European Federation of Lipids. He won the Innovative Techniques for Environment Award in 2010, the Green Materials Prize in 2018 and was nominated Pioneering Investigator by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2019.
The title of his presentation is: Biobased radically polymerizable monomers for sustainable polymers
Michael Meier received his diploma degree (M.Sc.) in Chemistry in 2002 from the University of Regensburg (Germany) and his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert from the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) in 2006. After stays as junior group leader in Emden and as junior professor at the University of Potsdam, Germany, he was appointed full professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2010. His research interests include the sustainable use and derivatization of renewable resources for polymer chemistry as well as the design of novel highly defined macromolecular architectures.
Make sure you don’t miss his presentation: RENEWABLILTY IS NOT ENOUGH: SUSTAINABLE SYNTHESIS OF BIOMASS-DERIVED MONOMER AND POLYMERS