Conference Feedback: IPST2011, the International Polymer Conference meets in Bali, Indonesia

The Innovation in Polymer Science and Technology 2011 (IPST2011) was held in Bali, Indonesia on November 28 – December 1, 2011. The event was organised by Indonesian Polymer Association (HPI) under the auspices of Asian Polymer Association (APA).

Photograph of the attendees at The Innovation in Polymer Science and Technology 2011

The format consisted of workshop and micro‐symposium on Polymer in Biomedical and Pharmacy Applications, Conference and Exhibition. IPST2011 was attended by more than 200 participants from 16 countries, presenting about 160 paper works consist of 80 oral and 80 poster presentations, including 10 plenary speakers, 30 keynote and invited speakers.

Plenary lectures were delivered by Jöns Hilborn (Sweden), Didier Letourneur (France) and Der‐Jang Liaw (Taiwan) at the first day, while Kell Mortensen (Denmark), Atsushi Suzuki (Japan) and Anil Kumar Bhowmick (India) in the second day. Suminar S. Achmadi (Indonesia) and William H. Starnes Jr. (USA) presented their lectures at the third day. Finally, Markus Meyer (Germany) and Asmuwahyu Saptorahardjo (Indonesia) delivered the plenary lectures on industrial applications of polymers.

The Asian Polymer Association presented a 2011 APA award to Prof. Atsushi Suzuki of Yokohama National University, Japan. Meanwhile, HPI award for the 2011 was presented to Ms. Nursyamsu Bahar from Research Center of Pulp and Paper, Ministry of Industry of Republic of Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia for her lifetime contributions in polymer research as well as in the polymer society in Indonesia.

The best student posters were awarded to 5 students: Mohamad R. Ishak (Malaysia), Khairanissa Muchlis (Indonesia), Teenakrishna Sehgal (India), Geu‐Bim Lee (Korea) and Tomoki Yoshida (Japan). Tomoki Yoshida was also honored the Polymer Chemistry Best Poster Prize. Shuntaro Tsubaki (Japan) and Paula S. Rudati (Indonesia) were awarded the best oral presentation prize.

The IPST2011 was officially closed by Mr. Sudirman who elected on HPI Congress in Bali and succeeded Mr. Sunit Hendrana as the chairman of Indonesian Polymer Association.

Report by Edy Giri Rachman Putra

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