Adaptive Polymers and Systems - Biennial Meeting of the GDCh-Division of Macromolecular Chemistry

Together with SFB 985 "Functional Microgels and Microgel Systems"

September 12th - 14th, 2022 - Aachen, Germany

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The seminal field of adaptive polymers and systems deals with interactive and smart functional materials. The ability of biological systems and matter to sense their environment, process information and react in an autonomous fashion inspires the development of similar complex and functional polymers and polymer systems. Thus, the term “intelligent materials” has emerged and further developments strive towards the imitation of functionalities and properties of living matter and systems.

The scope of the conference covers all physical and chemical aspects of this broad topic including experimental and theoretical insights in the following subjects:

  • switchable polymer systems
  • stimulus-responsive macromolecules
  • bioactive, bioinspired and biohybrid macromolecular systems
  • integration of fuels and motile polymer systems
  • interactive soft colloids
  • sustainable polymer material solutions

This conference provides a platform for experts and young talents from both academia and industry to share the latest research and breakthroughs, as well as discuss challenges and opportunities of the field.

Information about the Scientific Programme

Prof. Stefan Hecht, PhD and Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann (Conference Chairmen) 
DWI - Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien 
RWTH Aachen University
Forckenbeckstr. 50, D-52074 Aachen
+49 (0) 241 80-233-01

Information about Abstracts and Registration

GDCh Event Team
Lea Miskovsky
+49 (0) 69 7917 364