100 Years Macromolecular Chemistry

Ceremony for 100 years polymer science and biennial Meeting of the GDCh-Division of
Macromolecular Chemistry 2020

Conference postponed to 2021
still online format in 2020

Conference postponed to 2021
still online format in 2020

Important Information

Conference postponed to September 12-14, 2021
   still online format in 2020 - detailed information coming soon      

We thank you for your interest in the conference "100 Years Macromolecular Chemistry".

Unfortunately, we have to inform you that the meeting cannot take place in 2020 as planned due to the current situation regarding COVID-19. After a detailed examination and consultation between the organizing committee and the GDCh, we have decided to postpone the conference to September 12-14, 2021 at the same venue.

The responsibility towards the participants as well as the speakers, poster authors, organizers and the many helpers onsite unfortunately left no other choice. We ask for your understanding and hope to see you in Freiburg next year.

Of course, we will refund the registration fees that have already been paid. We will send you the cancellation invoice in due course. You will receive the refunded money the same way you paid (Credit Card or bank transfer). Please note, that the refund itself may take some time, due to the high resulting workload. Thank you for your patience.
According to our terms and conditions, we are not able to cover travel and hotel costs. If you have already booked your arrival and hotel room, we would like to recommend you to cancel it in order to keep the follow-up costs for you as low as possible.

Currently, we are examining the possibility of initiating an online-based event on September 28 and 29, 2020 with a short lecture programme and an online poster session.

You will receive further information on this soon.

Thank you for your understanding. We truly hope that we can welcome you in Freiburg in 2021.

This year´s conference will focus on 100 years of polymer

science – from past to future.

The field of macromolecular science will celebrate 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. Even 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 celebration of 100 years of polymer science, laying the foundation to deal with present challenges and enabling future solutions. For this purpose, current and future tasks will be discussed and analyzed in detail during the conference. We are delighted that internationally renowned speakers accepted our invitation to discuss past, present and emerging future topics of macromolecular chemistry and physics. As a special highlight, a lecture dedicated to Hermann Staudinger and his life will allow the participants to have a look into the early days of polymer science. Finally, a future forum will be organized in order to discuss current and future challenges of the field and to address possible solutions.


Information about the Scientific Programme

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


Dr. Thomas Früh
Arlanxeo Deutschland GmbH

Local Contact

Prof. Dr. Rolf Mülhaupt
Universität Freiburg

Information about Abstract Submission and Registration

Event Team / Macro 2020
Martina Losch
P.O. Box 90 04 40
60444 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 7917-580
Fax: +49 69 7917-1580