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Inorganic Polymers Conference 2016

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We are proud to add to our conference listing the inaugural Inorganic Polymers Conference which shall be taking place 12th – 15th February 2016 at the Omni La Costa Resort Spa in Carlsbad, San Diego, USA.


Environmentally friendly, cost-efficient multifunctional materials are important for nearly every aspect of daily life. Polymers are one of the major areas of molecular and materials science with their various uses not only as plastics and elastomers but also as fibres, films and structural materials in application areas ranging from electronics, adhesives, lubricants structural components for cars and aircrafts to more mundane uses such as in children’s toys, clothing and food packaging.

Although most polymers are organic materials, over the last few decades attention has increasingly also been focused on inorganic polymers, containing backbone elements other than carbon. Inorganic polymers have remarkable properties that can be superior to their organic counterparts in a variety of ways including, for example, thermal stability (polysilazanes), controlled degradability in drug-delivery systems, water repellents, flame retardants and metal ion conductors in batteries (polyphosphazenes), precursors for ceramics, microlithography and electroluminescent devices (polysilanes). Furthermore, the discovery of new synthetic approaches to metallopolymers led to a rapid surge of this field and the range of applications for these functional materials. Inorganic polymers are an innovative approach for sustainability by switching from hydrocarbon/oil based polymers to element based polymers and lessen the burden on scarce non-renewable resources or even provide alternatives to those.
Outstanding experts in the field have been invited from all over the world and already accepted our invitation to hold their plenary and invited lectures at the Conference. The event will offer an excellent platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge and experience on Inorganic Polymers for young and senior scientists, and experts from companies.

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Talk Consideration Deadline: 12th December 2015 Extended to 12th January 2016……..Poster Submission Deadline: 12th January 2016

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

If you have already registered for this conference and now wish to submit your abstract or send a revised version, you can either Sign In to your account and add the abstract or Submit Your Abstract directly to us using the links below.

The Conference Chairs

eva-hawkins1Evamarie Hey-Hawkins
Universität Leipzig

Evamarie Hey-Hawkins has been a Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Leipzig University, Germany, since 1993. She has published more than 415 publications in internationally renowned journals, four patents, and has given more than…Read more

hisslerMuriel Hissler
University of Rennes1

Muriel Hissler obtained her PhD degree at the University of Strasbourg I in 1998 under the supervision of Dr. Raymond Ziessel and Prof. A. Harriman. She synthesized and studied the photo-physical properties of new luminescent transition…Read more

The Venue

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Carlsbad, San Diego. USA.



12th – 15th February 2016

Surrounded by natural beauty and tucked away in a secluded area of Carlsbad, California, sits Omni La Costa. Located 30 miles from the San Diego International Airport, Omni La Costa brings delegates to a unique destination that breaks away from the ordinary. Surrounded by mountains, lagoons and the Pacific Ocean, the city is situated on the Pacific Coast about 35 miles north of San Diego and about 60 miles south of Anaheim providing an idyllic location to serve as a conference host.

With a privileged location offering spectacular views of the green terrain and of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch situated 5 miles away. The excellent cuisine served in the restaurants promises to satisfy even the most demanding of palates, while the lounge provides the perfect setting to continue networking over a drink in relaxed surroundings at the end of the day.


Venue Rating****
Nearest AirportSan Diego Int’l
TransfersInfo & Bookings


Airport Transfers

San-Diego-Transfers-Custom-e1452160531323For airport transfers from San Diego airport to Omni La Costa Resort you can use the following link to book a transfer with Supershuttle. They offer a discounted rate for Zing Delegates booking shared rides, or you can book a private sedan for your transfer.
Transfer Information & Bookings

Should you prefer, you can call Supershuttle to make your booking on 1-800-blue-van and use code YZH3G to receive your discount .

Plenary Speakers


Frieder Jäkle
Rutgers University
Modification of Polymers with Organoborane Functional Groups


Francesc Teixidor Bombardó
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
Metallacarboranes and Carboranes in Polymers


Guy Bertrand
University of California, San Diego
Synthesis of Highly Reactive Inorganic Monomers


Anne-Marie Caminade
Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination
Inorganic hyperbranched macromolecules for catalysis, materials and nanomedicine. The case of phosphorus dendrimers


Derek Gates
The University of British Columbia
Functional Phosphorus Polymers and Materials


Ian Manners
University of Bristol
Functional Soft Materials from Polymetallocenes

Invited Speakers

wongRaymond Wong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Polymetallaynes as New Multifunctional Materials
haukka-CustomMatti Haukka
University of Jyväskylä
Metal-metal interactions in metallopolymers
Manfred-Scheer-CustomManfred Scheer
University of Regensburg
Highly reactive Monomers – Building Blocks for novel Polymers and Materials
ScheschkewitzDavid Scheschkewitz
Saarland University
Heavier Vinylidenes: Analogues of Unsaturated Carbenes as Polymer Precursors
teasdale-CustomIan Teasdale
Johannes Kepler Universität
Tailored, degradable polyphosphazenes for polymer therapeutics
vasco-CustomGyula Julius Vancso
University of Twente
Stimulus responsive, organometallic hydrogels as metal nanoparticle foundry
lászló-CustomNyulászi László
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Hetero Deoxy-Breslow Intermediates – And More
tang-CustomChuanbing Tang
University of South Carolina
Cationic Metallocenes: from Chemoselective Synthesis to Biomedical Applications
staubitz-CustomAnne Staubitz
University of Kiel
Stannole Containing Polymers – New Low Band-Gap Materials
foucher-CustomDaniel Foucher
Ryerson University
Pushpull Alternating and Hypercoordinate Asymmetrical Architectures for Light and Moisture Stable Polystannanes
uhligFrank Uhlig
Technische Universität Graz
Organometallic Group 14 Derivatives in Material Science
Paul-Lowe-CustomPaul Low
The University of Western Australia
A hop, skip and/or a jump: exploring charge transfer in metallopolyynes

Contributing Speakers

Ana Torvisco
University of Technology Graz
Ali Nazemi
University of Bristol
Elaheh Khozeimeh Sarbisheh
University of Saskatchewan
Nikolay Gerasimchuk
Missouri State University
Seth Cohen
U.C. San Diego
René Boeré
University of Lethbridge
Zhenjie Zhang
U.C. San Diego
Jens Müller
University of Saskatchewan
Udai P. Singh
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Conference Programme

A  copy of the conference programme can be viewed using the link below.
Conference Programme

Please note: The conference programme will continue to be updated as information is received. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing the programme to make sure you are aware of any changes to the schedule.

Conference Fees

We can offer 3 types of registration for the conference. Please review the available options to select the most appropriate for you. If you have any questions regarding the registration options, please get in touch via info@zingconferences.com

  • An Event Pass with private accommodation.
    This package provides full conference attendance and private accommodation at the conference venue.
    When Registering select – Academic/Industry
  • An Event Pass with shared accommodation.
    Share a room with another delegate at the venue to receive the best priced conference attendance and accommodation package.
    When Registering select – Sharer
  • An Event Pass without accommodation
    Provides full conference attendance whilst leaving you free to make your own accommodation arrangements.
    When Registering select – Event Pass
Academic/Industry Option
Earlybird Price $1250*
Earlybird Price valid until 16th Nov ’15

Standard Price $1400
Standard Price valid from 17th Nov ’15

Accommodation Nights – 12th,13th & 14th Feb

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Sharer Option
Earlybird Price$799*
Earlybird Price valid until 16th Nov ’15

Standard Sharer Price $1050
Standard Sharer Price valid from 17th Nov ’15

Accommodation Nights – 12th,13th & 14th Feb

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Event Pass Option
Earlybird Price $685*
Earlybird Price valid until 16th Nov ’15
Standard Price $899
Standard Price valid from 17th Nov ’15


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 Academic/Industry & Sharer Option fees include

  • Conference registration
  • Accommodation at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
  • Welcome reception
  • Attendance to all scientific sessions
  • Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
  • Wifi in conference room, public areas and guest rooms
  • Breakfasts
  • Buffet lunches
  • Evening meals
  • Farewell Dinner
  • All coffee breaks during the conference
  • Poster Session & refreshments
  • Ample time & opportunities for networking
  • On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference

Accommodation Information

We offer the reduced rate Sharer option based on 2 persons sharing a room at the conference. Please be aware if you book this package you will be sharing a room with another same sex attendee. If you would like to nominate another attendee to share the room, please notify us of this fact in the ‘Special Requirements’ field of the registration form.

Academic/Industry registrants will be allocated a private room at the venue

Event Pass fees include

  • Conference registration
  • Welcome reception
  • Attendance to all scientific sessions
  • Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
  • Wifi in conference room
  • Buffet lunches, including the last day
  • Evening meals on Days 1 & 2
  • Farewell Dinner (Evening Meal on Day 3)
  • All coffee breaks during the conference
  • Poster session & refreshments
  • Ample time & opportunities for networking
  • On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference

Event Pass fees do not include

  • Accommodation at the conference venue.
  • Breakfast

Accommodation reservations for the venue can be made directly by delegates via the Reservations link in the section below.

*Please Note: When you register with the Sharer, Academic or Industry option, we will not secure your room at that time. Until Zing Conferences receives full payment of your invoice, your room will not be reserved and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We have a limited number of rooms secured at the advertised rates. 

Academic or Industry rates are for one person only to stay in the room. Should you wish additional guests (such as wife, husband or children) to stay in the room with you additional fees will be payable.

The Earlybird Rates are valid for those who register and pay in full by 16th Nov 2015. After this date, the fees will return to the standard prices

Prices are shown and payable in Dollars. Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card payment. We can no longer accept payment by cheque.


If you would like to book your own accommodation at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, you can use the link below.

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