Newsletter | Edition 5 | October 2021
This is the 5th 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 wait is almost over… The first Polymer conference in a very long time is just around the corner! 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
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, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, a breeding ground for materials science and innovation. In the past, they organized the Brightlands Rolduc Polymer Conference, an international conference presenting the latest scientific results in Polymer Materials Research. The aim of this conference was to bring together leading academics and key researchers from the industry. Now, this very same mission can be carried out even better by joining forces together with all partners. We hope to meet and inspire you all at this unique polymer conference
More information is available here.
Prof. Dr. Steve Howdle
Steve Howdle is Professor and Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. He held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (1991-1999) and a full Chair since 2001. He has received several awards.
Steve’s research focuses on sustainable chemistry and in particular on the utilisation of supercritical carbon dioxide for polymer synthesis, polymer processing and preparation of novel polymeric materials. He has published over 330 peer reviewed papers in this field.
The title of his presentation is: Clean Synthesis of Renewable Polymers
Hanne van der Kooij is currently a Staff Scientist at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter of Wageningen University. Her research revolves around the literal and figurative illumination of nanomechanical patterns in soft and (inter)active materials. Her ambition is to unravel the nanoscopic mechanisms underlying macroscopic functionality, and pinpoint key design criteria to truly control the spatiotemporal response from the single-molecule level upwards. In this pursuit, she has developed a four-dimensional microscopy method, laser speckle imaging, which offers highly resolved insight into non-transparent systems.
Make sure you don’t miss her presentation: Let there be light: Quantitative imaging of nanoscale dynamics in polymer materials
Hanne van der Kooij