Programme


The conference will start on Monday 9 September 2013 at 11:30 and close on Wednesday 11 September 2013 at 13:30.

The registration desk will be open from Monday 9 September 2013 at 11:30 for delegates to collect their conference materials.

Please click here to download the oral programme (98 KB).

Please click here to download the poster programme (88 KB).

 

Monday 9 September 2013

11:30

Registration & refreshments
The Ridge, Ranmoor Village, University of Sheffield

12:20

Lunch & exhibition
Bar, The Ridge

13:20

Welcome and introduction of the conference sponsors
Dovedale Lecture Theatre, The Ridge

Session 1

13:30    

(invited) Structure-property relationships in the dynamics of polymer melts
K Jacobs, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

14:15

Slip and interfacial structure of polymer melts and solutions in contact with functionalized surfaces
P Gutfreund, Institut Laue-Langevin, France

14:35

Novel conditions for controlling the final state of polymer blend thin films
S Coveney, University of Sheffield, UK

 14:55

Phase separation and crystallization in thin film polymers
L Jiang, University of Oxford, UK

 15:15

Crystallisation in fullerene/polymer thin-film bilayers
D Mon, University of Swansea, UK

 15:35

Refreshment break and Exhibition
Bar, The Ridge

Session 2

16:00

(invited) A relation of the swelling and viscoelastic behaviours of smart hydrogels for combination with oscillatory reactions
G A Hurst, University of Newcastle, UK

16:20

Elastic Modulus of a Polymer Nanodroplet: Theory and Experiment
A Evangelopoulos, University of Edinburgh, UK

16:40

Teasing Crystals from Soft Phases: The Journey to Self-Assembled, Co-crystalline Nanostructures for OPV's
A Nedoma, Imperial College London, UK

17:00

Flash Posters (5 x 4 min. each)
FP1. A Guilbert, Imperial College London, UK
FP2. M Mears, University of Sheffield, UK
FP3. P Stasiak, University of Reading, UK
FP4. Y Mouhamad, University of Sheffield, UK

17:20

IOP Polymer Physics Group AGM

17:45

Exhibition and Poster Session
Bar, The Ridge

19:30

Conference drinks reception & buffet dinner
The Edge, Endcliffe Village, University of Sheffield

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Session 3

09:00   

Magnetic polymer vesicles for in vitro magneto-cytoxicity and in vivo tumor targeting
O Sandre, Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO) / Université de Bordeaux, France

09:20

The hydration and ordering of lamellar block copolymer films prior to the formation of polymer vesicles
A Parnell, University of Sheffield, UK

 

09:40

Effect of the polymer architecture on the shape transformation of nanoscale polymer vesicles
R Salva, Université de Bordeaux/CEA Saclay, France

10:00

Coherent X-ray Imaging of Polymeric Colloids
T Waigh, University of Manchester, UK

10:20

Using silk as a model for efficient, sustainable biopolymer processing
C Holland, University of Sheffield, UK

10:40

Refreshment break and Exhibition
Bar, The Ridge

Session 4

11:05

(invited) Protein adsorption on polymer surfaces; Nightmare or Blessing?
J Genzer, North Carolina State University, USA

11:50

Nanoscale viscoelastic properties and adhesion of polydimethylsiloxane with varied crosslink densities
J Chen, University of Newcastle, UK

12:10

True molecular resolution studies of bulk polymer samples by torsional tapping mode atomic force microscopy
N Mullin, University of Sheffield, UK

12:30

Crystallinity modification in Polyethylene-b-Polyethylene glycol diblock copolymers adsorbed on chemically grafted substrates
D Fischer, Université de Haute Alsace, France

12:50

Lunch
Bar, The Ridge

Session 5

14:35

Relaxation of knotted chains in shear flows
S Hanna, University of Bristol, UK

14:55

Association of Smart Rheological Systems
S Boothroyd, University of Durham, UK

15:15

Effect of Molecular Weight Distribution on Flow-Induced Nucleation in Polymers
O Mykhaylyk, University of Sheffield, UK

15:35

Refreshment break and Poster Session
Bar, The Ridge

 

IOP Polymer Physics Group Best Student Paper Prize
Chair: Joe Keddie, University of Surrey, UK

16:15

Directed phase separation of PFO:PS blends during spin-coating using feedback controlled in situ stroboscopic fluorescence microscopy
D Toolan, University of Sheffield, UK

16:35

 Founders' Prize Lecture
D Bradley, Imperial College London, UK

17:15

Conference drinks reception
Bar, The Ridge

19:00

Conference dinner

Wednesday 11 September

Session 6

09:00    

APS/DPOLY exchange lecture - 'Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Deposition of Polymer Thin Films'
R Priestley, Princeton University, USA

09:45

Thick Oriented Nanostructure of Block Copolymer by Multilayer Assembly
J-Y Yu, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France

10:05

Photonic and Plasmonic Nanocomposites through Infrared-Radiation-Assisted Film Formation of Nanoparticle Blends
A Utgennant, University of Surrey, UK

10:25

Microwave annealing: An emerging technique for Rapid Self- Assembly of Block Copolymers. Case study: Lamellar Forming Poly (styrene-b-lactic acid) (PS-b-PLA)
P Mokarian, University College Cork/Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

10:45

Refreshment break
Bar, The Ridge

Session 7

11:05

(invited) Title tbc
W Blau, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland 

11:50

Pre-Processing of Polymer:Fullerene Solutions to Impact Thin Film Morphology
R Dattani, Imperial College London, UK

12:10

Hyper-elasticity, Electro-mechanical and Thermo-mechanical Properties in Thermoplastic Polymer/Carbon Black Nanocomposites
A Mdarhri, University Cadi Ayyad, Morocco

12:30

Minimum in proton mean square displacement in PS-SWCNT nanocomposites
V Bird, University of Durham, UK

12:50

Relation between structure and electrical properties of chitosan-based bionanocomposites
Y Prokorov, CINVESTAV del IPN, Unidad Queretaro, Mexico

13:10

Closing remarks 

13:30

Lunch
Bar, The Ridge


Key dates

  • Early registration deadline:
    8 August 2013
  • Poster abstract submission deadline:
    8 August 2013
  • Registration deadline:
    2 September 2013
Links
Conference Handbook (3.1 MB)