50 years of "Polymer Research" at the University of Palermo
in honour of the retirement of Prof. Francesco Paolo La Mantia

Under the auspices of

Welcome

The Conference aims to bring together researchers from academia, research organizations and industry in the very important area of filled systems and polymer mixtures.

The Technical Programme will feature plenary/keynote lectures, invited talks, and oral and poster presentations. It will cover all major relevant topics of current interest in the areas relevant to the topic of the Conference, please see topics

We are looking forward to welcoming polymer scientists from all over the World to participate in the conference.

The Venue

The symposium will be held at the University of Palermo Building 19, VialedelleScienze, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Welcome party and gala dinner will be held at Orto Botanico(Botanic Garden), Via Lincoln, Palermo, www.ortobotanico.unipa.it.

Please note that in April, usually, climate in Sicily is pleasant: (15°C/20°C).

Topics

The Conference aims to bring together researchers from academia, research organizations and industry in the very important area of filled systems and polymer blends.

The Scientific Programme will feature plenary/keynote lectures and oral and poster presentations. It will cover all major relevant topics of current interest in the following areas:

  • Polymer Blends, Copolymers and Hybrid Systems
  • New (nano and micro)fillers, Bio-Based Fillers, Coupling Agents and Surface Treatments
  • Interfaces and Interphases in Multicomponent Materials
  • Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites
  • Nanostructured Polymer-Based Materials
  • Functional Polymer-Based Materials
  • Bio-based Polymers and Biocomposites
  • Innovative Non-Reactive and Reactive Processing Methods
  • Modern Applications of Polymer systems

Grants

Grants for young researchers will be available (information to follow ..)

Accommodation

April is high season in Palermo with a significant flow of tourism and early reservation will ensure you confidential rates.

Selected hotels can be suggested at the end of this year.

Please remember to mention the Agreement with the University of Palermo when booking.

Social Events

Welcome Party, Visit of Botanic Garden, Gala Dinner, Trip to Monreale, Sea Tour (www.mareventocharter.com)

Important deadlines

Abstract Submission: December. 16, 2018; 

Notification of Acceptance: February 3, 2019

Full delegates: € 560; Students: € 280 before December 31, 2018

Full delegates: € 600; Students: € 300 after December 31, 2018

Call for papers

Conference participants are invited to submit one or more abstracts related to the Conference topics.

Two-page abstracts should be prepared in English according to specific instructions (see template under “Information for Authors”) provided by the Organizers and submitted electronically to the conference Secretariat in DOC or DOCX format

Information for authors

Please download the template for papers HERE and prepare your full paper by editing the file.

Authors are kindly requested to carefully follow the format provided.

All submissions will be evaluated by the members of the Scientific Committee and the contributors will be notified for acceptance of their paper for oral or poster presentation.

Registration

Full delegates: € 560; Students: € 280 before December 31, 2018

Full delegates: € 600; Students: € 300 after December 31, 2018
Registration fees includes: Coffee- breaks, Lunches, Welcome Party, visit to the Orto Botanico (Botanic Garden), visit to Monreale, Gala Dinner and Conference Proceedings.

Accompanying persons: € 100
Registration fees include: Welcome Party, visit to the Orto Botanico (Botanic Garden), visit to Monreale, Sea Tour and Gala Dinner.

All Conference attendees must register online.

For additional information please contact:

Conference Secretariat Tel: +39- 09123863703; email: mc.mistretta@gmail.com

The Conference Organising, Scientific and Local Committees

Organising  Committee

  • F.P. La Mantia, University of Palermo, (Chairman)
  • A. Valenza, University of Palermo
  • R. Scaffaro, University of Palermo
  • N. Dintcheva, University of Palermo
  • V. La Carrubba, University of Palermo
  • B. Megna, University of Palermo
  • M. Morreale, University Kore, Enna
  • L. Botta, University of Palermo
  • V. Fiore, University of Palermo
  • M.C. Mistretta, University of Palermo

Scientific Committee

S. A-Malaika, England; S. H. Anastasiadis, Greece; G. Camino, Italy; Ph. Cassagnau, France; I. Chodak, Slovak Rebublic; Ph. Dubois, Belgium; A. Eceiza, Spain; J. F. Gerard, France; I. Kelnar, Czech Republic; F. P. La Mantia, Italy; J.-M. Lopez-Cuesta, France; J. M. Martin-Martinez, Spain; A. J. Müller, Spain; M. Omastova, Slovak Republic; J. P. Pascault, France; K. Pielichowski, Poland; B. Pukanszky, Hungary; M. Stamm, Germany; J. Vuorinen, Finland; U. Wagenknecht, Germany; R. Williams, Argentina

Local Committee

  • F.P. La Mantia, University of Palermo, (Chairman)
  • L. Botta, University of Palermo
  • V. Fiore, University of Palermo
  • M.C. Mistretta, University of Palermo
  • M. Ceraulo, University of Palermo

Sponsors

  • Agriplast
  • Irritec
  • Joeplast
  • MP Strumenti
  • Novamont
  • TA Instruments
  • Anton Paar