101 Years of Macromolecular Chemistry

Biennial Meeting of the GDCh Division of Macromolecular Chemistry 2021

September 13 - 14, 2021, Online Conference

After registration and in the week before the conference, you will receive your personalized access data for the digital conference platform.

As this congress had to be postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the corona pandemic, it will still focus on future perspectives of polymer science.

The field of macromolecular science has celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020. Within this century, polymers have greatly changed human life, based on the pioneering macromolecular hypothesis of Hermann Staudinger. Innovations in the synthesis and characterization of many different classes of polymers have been accompanied by an in-depth understanding of the behavior of polymers in solution and in bulk.
Today the field is still growing, and numerous scientific key developments took place only in recent years. New application areas are being generated and industrial products are continuously improved. On the other hand, there are also pressing challenges for current polymer science, including issues related to recycling and the eventual fate of polymer materials, as well as renewability and waste reduction. Pending key issues of mankind may profit from polymer based solutions in the future, such as energy storage and conversion, new therapies for diseases, and even approaches to a “cyclic economy”.

Consequently, this event will focus on the future of polymer science, from dealing with present challenges and enabling future solutions. We are delighted that internationally renowned speakers accepted our invitation to discuss past, present and emerging future topics of macromolecular chemistry and physics. 

The conference starts on Monday, September 13th. at 2 p.m. and ends on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 1 p.m. (Central European Summer Time)

Further information on the congress coming soon. 


Information about the Scientific Programme

Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert 
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena


Prof. Dr. Patrick Théato
KIT Karlsruhe


Dr. Joachim Simon
Covestro Deutschland AG

Information about Abstract Submission and Registration

Event Team / Macro 2021
Silvia Kirrwald
P.O. Box 90 04 40
60444 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 7917-358
Fax: +49 69 7917-1358