IPCG 2015 Conference New Hampshire

Stefan Bon was the organising chair of the 2015 International Polymer Colloids Group Conference (IPCG) in New Hampshire (jun 28-jul 3). 110 conference delegates listened to and discussed a very exciting set of talks and posters. We would like to thank everybody for their contribution, as together we made it a fantastic event! 

The conference program was:

Monday, June 29 (NOTE: all talks will be at Paul College, G75 Auditorium)

6:30 - 8:00: BREAKFAST (Philbrook Dining Hall)

Conference Welcome

8:30 - 9:00: Introduction to Conference by Chairs
Stefan Bon (University of Warwick, UK), Chair 
Jose Ramon Leiza (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Co-Chair
Willie Lau (Oriental Yuhong, China), Co-Chair
John Tsavalas (University of New Hampshire, USA), Local Organizer

9:00 - 10:00: Carbon Dioxide Switchable Polymer Colloids
Michael Cunningham (Department of Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada)

10:00 - 10:30: Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30: Guided Assembly of Polymer Nanoparticles in Soft Adhesives and Functional Coatings with Designed Structures
Joe Keddie (Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guilford, UK)

11:30 - 12:30: Amphiphilic Core-Shell Latex Particles: Synthesis and Applications
Pauline Pei Li (Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

12:30 - 1:30: LUNCH (Philbrook Dining Hall)

19:00 - 19:30: Controlling and understanding macromolecular and colloidal architectures
Nicholas Ballard (POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain)

19:30 - 20:00: Directed Bimodal Synthesis: One reactor, two polymers
Gary Dombrowski (Principal Research Scientist, Dow Coating Materials, The Dow Chemical Company, Collegeville, PA USA)

20:00 - 21:00: Nanomaterials interfacing with the immune system
Darrell Irvine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA USA)

21:30+: Socializing (Scorpions Bar & Grill, Main Street)

Tuesday, June 30 (NOTE: all talks will be at Paul College, G75 Auditorium)

6:30 - 8:00: BREAKFAST (Philbrook Dining Hall) 

8:30 - 9:30: Active and adaptive peptide nanostructures
Rein Ulijn (Director of the Nanoscience Initiative, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, Department of Chemistry, Hunter College, New York, USA)

9:30 - 10:30: Macromolecular self-assembly based on carbohydrates
Gousong Chen (Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China)

10:30: Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00: On-Line Monitoring and Study on Structural Evolution of Core/Shell Latex Particles during Synthesis Process
Xiaoyu Li (State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China)

12:30 - 1:30: LUNCH (Phlibrook Dining Hall)

16:00 - 19:00: Poster Session, Wine Tasting Event, & Dinner (Huddleston Hall) 

19:30 - 20:00: Pickering (Mini)Emulsion Polymerization Using Graphene Oxide as Stabilizer: A Route to Hybrid Nanomaterials
Stuart Thickett (School of Physical Sciences, The University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia)

20:00 - 20:30: A Model for the Evaporation of Water from Dispersions
Jim Taylor (BASF Advanced Materials and Systems Research, Wyandotte, MI USA)

20:30 - 21:30: Static and Dynamic Colloid-Based Bioinspired Materials
Andreas Walther (DWI- Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, Germany)

22:00+: Socializing (Scorpions Bar & Grill, Main Street)

Wednesday, July 1 (NOTE: all talks will be at Paul College, G75 Auditorium)

6:30 - 8:00: BREAKFAST (Philbrook Dining Hall) 

8:30 - 9:30: Designing self-regulating, self-propelled microcapsules
Anna Balazs (Chemical Engineering Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA)

9:30 - 10:30: Engineering shape: the novel geometries of colloidal self-assembly
Stefano Sacanna (Molecular Design Institute, Department of Chemistry, New York University, New York, USA)

10:30: Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00: Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants
Daeyeon Lee (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)

12:30 - 1:30: LUNCH (Philbrook Dining Hall)

16:00 - 18:00: IPCG Member Meeting

19:00 - 19:30: Colloidal particles at liquid interfaces: tuning interactions for self assembly
Adam Law (Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Stuttgart, Germany)

19:30 - 20:00: Unresolved issues in the industrial application of polymer colloids in DSM
Ad Overbeek (Corporate Scientist, Polymer and Resin Chemistry, DSM Coating Resins, Waalwijk, Netherlands )

20:00 - 21:00: Organically-capped Metal Nanoparticles for Soft Plasmonic/Electronic Devices
Wenlong Cheng (Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Australia)

21:30+: Socializing (Scorpions Bar & Grill, Main Street)

Thursday, July 2 (NOTE: all talks will be at Paul College, G75 Auditorium)

6:30 - 8:00: BREAKFAST (Philbrook Dining Hall) 

8:30 - 9:30: Controlled radical polymerization in emulsion polymerization: from the design of block copolymer nanoparticles to the formation of surfactant-free latexes
Muriel Lansalot (C2P2 Chemistry, Catalysis, Polymers and Processes, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France)

9:30 - 10:30: Convective self-assembly: a versatile method towards novel light- and heat management structures and beyond
Natalie Stingelin (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London, UK)

10:30: Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00: Colloidal building blocks using hydrogen bonding interactions between stabilizers
Hideto Minami (Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan)

12:00 - 12:30: Election of Next IPCG Vice Chair 2017

12:30 - 1:30: LUNCH (Philbrook Dining Hall)

16:30 - 17:00: What can polymer colloids learn from the field of small molecule semiconductors?
Luke Rochford (Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK)

17:00 - 17:30: Janus Graphene Oxide Nanosheets
Emily Pentzer (Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH USA)

17:30 - 18:00: Particle design for the synthesis of tailored polymer nano-composites
Marco Villalobos (Global Applications Development Director, Cabot Corporation, Billerica, MA USA)

19:00 - 21:00: Banquet & Lobster Dinner (Huddleston Hall) 
Including a few special presentations: (IPCG Morals Officer Report & Poster Prize Winner Announcements)

21:30+: Socializing (Scorpions Bar & Grill, Main Street)

Friday, July 3

6:30 - 8:30: BREAKFAST (A meal-card will be given to each participant to be used at local establishments)

10:00: Return Bus to Boston Logan Airport