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4th Zing Polymer Chemistry Conference 2014

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Zing Polymer Chemistry 2014

The field of polymer chemistry has experienced rapid growth over the last decade as a result of the expansion of synthetic techniques that have facilitated the realization of previously inaccessible materials. Macromolecules with complex structures and a diverse array of functionality can now be prepared with controlled molecular weights and precise architectures. Advances in the area of polymer physical chemistry and characterization have generated new insight into the structure-reactivity and structure-property relationships that govern the preparation and applications of new polymeric materials. The conference will focus on recent developments in the area of polymer synthesis and characterization and the application of polymeric materials in a variety of fields, including medicine and medical devices, smart materials, coatings, personal care products, structural materials, and many other areas. Researchers in polymer chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and all others interested in learning more about the fundamental chemical principles governing polymer properties and behavior are encouraged to attend.

Poster Prize: A poster prize has been provided by RSC Polymer Chemistry, the winner will be decided and announced at the conference, and will receive a years subscription to the journal as well as their certificate.

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

A copy of the conference programme can be viewed using the above link. Please review this programme periodically to ensure you are aware of any revisions to the schedule.

Conference Sponsors




The Conference Chairs


Brent S. Sumerlin
University of Florida
Eva M. Harth
Vanderbilt University


Talk Consideration Deadline: 20th August 2014……..Poster Submission Deadline: 17th October 2014

For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please follow the links below.

Abstract Information Abstract Template Word Format Abstract Template .pdf Format

If you have already registered for this conference and now wish to submit your abstract or send a revised version, please use the link below

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The Venue

Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas
Cancun, Mexico.



10th December 2014 – 13th December 2014

The Omni Cancun Hotel is a five-star, “Gran Tourism” resort nestled between the dazzling Mexican Caribbean and secluded Nichupte Lagoon on Cancun Island. It offers stylish 5 Star all-inclusive accommodation in a beautiful location, overlooking expansive swathes of white sandy beach. Capturing the spirit and tradition of the Mayan culture, the resort is elegant and contemporary, surrounded by acres of tropical gardens that lead down to the sea. The three cascading zero-entry swimming pools are a definite highlight, with swim-up pool bar, sunken chaise lounges and a unique ocean view Mega Jacuzzi seating up to 35 people.

Eating and drinking at the Omni Cancun is a real treat with 7 restaurants offering a wide choice including Italian, Mexican, Indonesian, Sushi, rotating themed buffet and seafood. For drinks, there are 5 bars including the Kukus Jacuzzi Beach Bar or you could head to the Lobby Bar to sample their delicious Martini Menu and listen to live music in the evening – a great way to round off another perfect conference day!

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Plenary Speakers


Timothy P. Lodge
The University of Minnesota
Block Polymer Nanostructures in Ionic Liquids: Stimuli Responsive and Functional Materials


Kristi S. Anseth
University of Colorado Boulder
Cellular Control in a Couple of Clicks


Christopher N. Bowman
University of Colorado Boulder
Clicking Polymers Together: Assembly of Complex, Controlled Polymer Structures from Efficient Chemistries


Stuart Rowan
Case Western Reserve University
Using Dynamic Chemistry to Access Stimuli-Responsive Materials


Harm-Anton Klok
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Surface and Interface Engineering with Polymer Brushes


Kathryn Uhrich
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Sugar-based Amphiphiles that Repress Atherogenesis


Dave Haddleton
University of Warwick
Photoactivation With Copper(II) and Disproportionation of Copper(I) To Achieve Excellent Living Polymerisation of Acrylamides and Acrylates

Invited Speakers

Jean-Francois-Lutz-150x150Jean-François Lutz
ICS Strasbourg
Writing, Reading and Erasing Molecular Information on Synthetic Polymers
Rigoberto-Advincula-150x150Rigoberto Advincula
Case Western Reserve University
Electrochemically – Molecularly Imprinted Polymers

robert-grubbs-150x150Robert B Grubbs
Stony Brook University
From macromolecules to functional materials: Controlling structure and properties through synthesis

darrin-pochanDarrin Pochan
University of Delaware
Exotic Nanoparticle Construction through Block Copolymer Solution Assembly

Hoogenboom_2013_small-150x150Richard Hoogenboom
Ghent University
Poly(2-oxazoline)s: From basic polymer chemistry to biomedical applications

desterac-150x150Mathias Destarac
Paul Sabatier University – Toulouse III
Novel RAFT-derived poly(fluorovinyl esters): Controlled synthesis and enhanced CO2-philicity

melissa-grunlan-150x150Melissa A. Grunlan
Texas A&M University
PEO-Silane Amphiphiles to Decrease Biofouling on Silicones

Jaime-Grunlan-150x150Jaime Grunlan
Texas A&M University
Multilayer Polymer Nanocomposite Thin Films Capable of Separating Gases and Stopping Fire

Anthony-Covertine-150x150Anthony Convertine
University of Washington
Development of intracellular drug delivery systems via RAFT polymerization

chan-parkMary Chan-Park
Nanyang Technological University
Selective chitosan-based antimicrobial polymers

pyun-150x150Jeffrey Pyun
The University of Arizona
Polymerizations with elemental sulphur: Teaching an old dog new tricks

nicolas-150x150Julien Nicolas
University Paris-Sud 11
Advanced Polymer Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

Pentzer-150x150Emily B. Pentzer
Case Western Reserve University
Janus Graphene Oxide

stefan-bonStefan Bon
University of Warwick
Supracolloidal Chemistry: Hard-soft Janus Particles, Swimmers and Shakers

Patton-150x150Derek L. Patton
The University of Southern Mississippi
Thiol-mediated Reactions: Routes to Functional Polymers, Networks and Surfaces

siegwartDaniel Siegwart
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Scalable synthesis of lipocationic polyester libraries for effective siRNA delivery

kloxin-150x150April M. Kloxin
University of Delaware
Responsive materials for controlling cellular microenvironments

S.-ThayumanavanSankaran Thayumanavan
University of Massachusetts
Programmable Supramolecular Disassembly of Polymeric Assemblies

Veige-150x150Adam S. Veige
University of Florida
Ring Expansion Polymerization (REP) of Alkynes by a Highly Active Tetraanionic Pincer Tungsten Complex: Evidence for Production of Cyclic Polymers

Contributing Speakers

Pierre Schaaf
INSERM – Université de Strasbourg
Qi Wang
Zhejiang University
Adam Braunschweig
University of Miami
Andrew Boydston
University of Washington
Eva Bundgaard
Technical University of Denmark
Fabienne Barroso-Bujans
Donostia International Physics Center
Ivo Nischang
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Christopher Kloxin
University of Delaware
Patrice Woisel
UMET, University of Lille
Tomislav Pintauer
Duquesne University
Zhongfan Jia
The University of Queensland
Christophe Thomas
Chimie ParisTech
John Matson
Virginia Tech
Alexandru Asandei
University of Connecticut
Frank Wiesbrock
Polymer Competence Center Leoben
Darryl Boyd
US Naval Research Laboratory
Scott Grayson
Tulane University
Greg Grover
University of California, San Diego

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

A copy of the conference programme can be viewed using the above link. Please review this programme periodically to ensure you are aware of any revisions to the schedule.

Conference Fees

Event Pass – No Accommodation Included
Optional Extra
Gala Dinner $39

Price includes conference registration and attendance, lunches, evening meals and coffee breaks.
This option does not include breakfast or accommodation at the venue.
Payments for the Gala Dinner can be made at the conference.
Standard Booking – Accommodation Included
EarlybirdStandardAccompanying Adult Accompanying ChildExtra Night AdultExtra Night Child
Registration & Payment DeadlineJun 30 2014Sep 30 2014Sep 30 2014Sep 30 2014Sep 30 2014Sep 30 2014

Delegate Fees: Include conference registration and attendance, accommodation, all meals on a specially negotiated full-board package and The Gala Night (including any accompanying persons).

Accompanying Persons Fees: Include the same specially negotiated full-board package as delegates excluding conference attendance.

Group Discounts: We offer group discounts to 2, 4 or 6 attendees from the same lab (based on sharing a twin room), please contact us for more information

Additional Night Fees: Prices are per person per night.

Children: Children aged 12 and above are regarded as adults by the hotel. Children under the age of 2 years stay free of charge.

A maximum of 2 children can be accommodated per delegate room.

To ensure maximum safety at our conferences, registered attendee’s children are not permitted in the conference room, poster room or exhibitors room at any time including during the conference hours and poster sessions.


Please Note: Your accommodation will not be reserved and conference registration is not confirmed until Zing Conferences Ltd have received full payment of all outstanding fees.