11th MoDeSt-2024 Conference will be held in Palermo, Sicily

For further information, please visit the conference website:

Welcome to the MoDeSt Society

The Modification Degradation and Stabilisation (MoDeSt) Society was founded with the aim of promoting a unique platform for knowledge exchange, mobility and networking among scientists and engineers  working in the area of polymer modification, degradation and stabilization.

MoDeSt coordinates and organises scientific activities in this field across Europe, and continues to hold major international conferences every second year as well as a range of workshops in the year in between in different European countries .  The MoDeSt Conferences and workshops cover a comprehensive and well-structured scientific programmes covering the latest knowledge and developments in a wide range of areas related to the field of modification, degradation and stabilisation of polymers as well as related areas including fire retardancy, polymers and the environment, bio-related polymers, polymer blends and composites, advances in nanocomposites and nanotechnology.

MoDeSt Officers


Vice President

Professor Sahar Al-Malaika
Aston University
PPP Research Unit, CEAC
Birmingham B4 7ET, England
Professor Jean-Luc Gardette
Laboratorie de Photochimie Moleculaire Macromoleculaire
Universite Blais Pascal
63170 Aubiere, France



Professor Franco La Mantia
University of Palermo
Department of Civil, Aerospace, Environment and Materials Engineering
Vialla della Scienze, 90128
Palermo, Italy
Dr Pieter Gijsman
DSM Ahead B.V.
P.O.Box 18
6160 MD Geleen
The Netherlands

To contact us, use our contact form or click on this email address: info@modest.org.uk