100 Years Macromolecular Chemistry

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

September 27 - 29, 2020 in Freiburg/Germany

Invitation

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
E-Mail 

and

Dr. Thomas Früh
Arlanxeo Deutschland GmbH
E-Mail

Local Contact

Prof. Dr. Rolf Mülhaupt
Universität Freiburg
Email


Information about Abstract Submission and Registration

GESELLSCHAFT DEUTSCHER CHEMIKER e.V.
Event Team / Macro 2020
Martina Losch
P.O. Box 90 04 40
60444 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Phone: +49 69 7917-580
Fax: +49 69 7917-1580
E-Mail