Newsletter | Edition 4 | September 2021
This is the 4th 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.
There will be a corona check at the door. You will need to show a negative PCR test based on a sample collected no more than 24 hours before the event, proof of recovery or proof of vaccination. We will update the website in case of new COVID-19 updates.
We can’t wait to meet you in person again!
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, KNCV Macromolecular Division. The Macromolecular Division is concerned with polymers and polymeric materials in the broadest sense of the word and strives to be a platform where universities, colleges, research institutes, industry and all people who work with polymers in any way can meet, exchange information, offer and find internships and find solutions to problems. In addition, the Division organises once a year a symposium on a theme in the field of polymers. This year, they have partnered up to organise the biggest Polymer congress in the Netherlands.
More information is available here.
Final program is online
Here you can book your room at the conference venue: Book my room
Prof. Rolf Mülhaupt (1954) studied chemistry at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and got his PhD degree at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Following his industrial research assignments at DuPont Central Research (Wilmington) and Plastics & Additives Research at Ciba-Geigy AG (Marly), he was appointed Full Professor for Macromolecular Chemistry and Director of the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Freiburg. Since 1992 he is Director of the Freiburg Materials Research Center and since 2013 of the new Freiburg Center of Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies.
The title of his presentation is: Do we need to reinvent plastics?
Prof. Costantino Creton graduated in Materials Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1985. He then moved on to the Materials Science and Engineering Department of Cornell University (USA) where he obtained his Ph.D in 1991. After a post-doc at the IBM Almaden Research Center (USA), he joined the Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Structurale et Macromoléculaire of the ESPCI Paris first as a post-doctoral associate in 1993 and, since 1994 as a CNRS permanent researcher. He was promoted CNRS research director (equivalent to Professor) in 2001 in the Laboratory of Soft Matter Science and Engineering.
Make sure you don’t miss his presentation: Mechanochemistry to quantitatively understand macroscopic fracture at the molecular scale.