Conference feedback-APME 2011

APME 2011, “IUPAC 9th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering”, was held at Dedeman Cappadocia Hotel & Convention Center, Cappadocia, TURKEY, from September 5th to 8th, 2011. The aim of the APME 2011 was to discuss the fundamental aspects and recent developments of macromolecular engineering and evaluate its potential in the syntheses of smart materials from complex structures (grafts, brushes, dendrimers, etc.) to nanostructures (self-assembly, nano-size, etc.) for a wide range of applications.

The APME 2011 was attended by 220 participants from 25 different countries. There were 80 oral and 170 poster presentations in the conference. The poster prizes were awarded to:

1st Functionalization of MW-CNT by Demet Karaca Balta, Ahmet Ozsen, Nergis Arsu

2nd Photo Cross-Linked pH and Temperature Sensitive Positively Charged Hydrogel Films for the Immobilization of Enzymes by Anne Richter, Dietmar Appelhans, Brigitte Voit

3rd Asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) for the characterization of different polymer systems by Esra Altuntas, Martin Hager, Ulrich S. Shubert

The APME 2011 was organized by Dr. Yusuf Yagci (Co-chairman), Dr. Munmaya K. Mishra (Co-chairman) and Dr. M. Atilla Tasdelen (General Secretary). The selection of Cappadocia for the location of APME 2011 provided an exciting atmosphere for the exchange of scientific ideas. The APME 2011 provided a useful platform for scientific, social and cultural interactions amongst the participants. The organizing committee would like to sincerely thank all the participants for their contributions to the success of the meeting.

The next APME 2013 will be held in Durham Centre for Soft Matter, Durham University, United Kingdom.
The symposium will be chaired by Dr. Lian R. Hutchings.

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