Over 85 companies are part of the Polymer Club. Join us for free
Over 85 companies are part of the Polymer Club. Join us for free
If you are working in industry and have an interest in polymer science we would like to cordially invite you to our Annual Polymer Club Symposium, to be held on Wednesday 1st November 2017.
We hope to welcome a large audience from a wide variety of industries related to polymer and colloid science. Our previous meetings have had delegates from a range of companies including, Postnova Analytics, Innospec, AkzoNobel, Withers & Rodgers LLP, Lubrizol, BASF, Merck, BYK Additives, Synthomer, Unilever, Silson Ltd., RSC, Marches Ltd., Tata Steel, Merck, Nuplex Resins, DSM, Devan Chemicals, and Medherant.
The meeting will be on-campus in our Conference facitilies. You will have the opportunity to see the full research profile of Warwick Polymer Science and to meet the Warwick Polymer Team and other industrial members of the Polymer Club, followed by a Polymer Club Dinner in the evening (dinner is on us), with overnight accommodation available if required, in our award winning Conference Residences where you can also take full advantage of the University of Warwick’s world-class sports-centre and swimming pool.
The event is organised for you to network with people from a variety of companies and academia.
Tentative program 1 November 2017 (venue is Oculus):
13:30 Registration and Coffee
14:00Introduction and Welcome to the Polymer Club: prof.dr.ir. Stefan Bon
14:01 - 14:10 Welcome by Pro-VC for Research prof. Pam Thomas and head of Research and Impact Services dr. Catherine Cochrane
14:10 - 14:25 Richard England - Astra Zeneca
14:45-15:05 Prof. David Haddleton
15:05-15:20 Dr Alasdair Taylor - Royal Society
15:20-15:45 Coffee and Tea Break
15:45-16:00 Caroline Bray - Warwick PhD Candidate
16:00-16:15 Chris Kay - Interface Polymers
16:15-16:35 Kyle Nesti - Infineum
16:35-16:55 Dr. Simon Leigh - Digital and Materials Technologies Lab
16:55 - 17:00 Wrap up.
17:00-18:00 Posters and Networking Event - Oculus
18:15 Dinner (Panorama)
Warwick University is a global centre of excellence for Polymer Science and amongst the very best places in the world within this discipline. The Polymer Club adds an extra dimension and is an exciting pathway to interact and strengthen the relationship between its members and affiliates.
Please fill out this form if you wish to register for the Polymer Club Symposium. If your company is not a Polymer Club Member yet will will contact you to offer free membership.
The Polymer Club was launched in 2013 at the University of Warwick with an aim to promote research and education in the areas of polymer and colloid science by bringing together academic groups from Warwick University and industries with an interest in polymer and colloid science worldwide.
The Polymer Club is an exciting and vibrant central hub with over 85 international companies as Polymer Club members and the Warwick Polymer Science community, which spans across the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and the Warwick Manufacturing Group.
Warwick University is a global centre of excellence for polymer science and amongst the very best places in the world within this discipline. Warwick Polymer Science is home to a a variety of academic research groups and associated research teams across the science faculty, with a combined total of over 150 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers involved in polymer and colloid science on a daily basis.
The BonLab undertakes research in the area of supracolloidal chemical engineering. Stefan Bon and his team have wide expertise in the synthesis, characterization, and formulation of colloidal systems. They are experts in heterogeneous polymerization techniques, such as emulsion polymerization, and study soft matter physics of colloidal systems for coatings/adhesives, nanocomposite materials, and colloidal delivery systems for personal and household care, catalysis, and delivery systems that operate in a biological setting.
Transition metal mediated polymerizations; protein-polymer conjugates.Research is problem led where problems come from industry and customers. Controlled polymerisation to give macromolecules of designed, desired and targeted structure. Work is directed to the synthesis of polymers one monomer at a time in an attempt to approach the degree of sophistication exhibited by natural polymers. An overriding aspect of all the work is the desire to use environmentally friendly processes which are viable on the commercial scale. Work is carried out to use existing polymerisation methodology to build polymers of specific geometry whilst attempting to understand polymerisation mechanisms. The work in the Haddleton group is often a hybrid between organometallic catalysis and traditional polymer synthesis. Dave Haddleton was founder of Warwick Effect Polymers Ltd (now part of Abzena Ltd now trading on AIM) and founder of Medherant Ltd, a transdermal drug delivery company.
Synthesis of macromolecules with highly controlled and pre-determined structures, nanomedicine, materials science, chemistry.
Cameron's research interests lie at the interface between materials chemistry and biology. They use modern synthetic chemistry to create designed macromolecules and materials that interrogate, interrupt or mimic biological systems and processes. This in turn leads to opportunities to create novel systems with therapeutic or biotechnological applications. Research projects fall into one or more of the following interlinked themes: (1) New Tools for Biology: scaffolds for 3D cell culture; glycopolymers; polypeptides, (2) New Tools for Chemistry: supported catalysts, organocatalysts, biocatalysts and reagents; novel materials, (3) Materials for Medicine: tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; nanomedicine; targeted delivery, (4) Synthetic Biology: polymersomes as protocells.
Sustainable materials, green chemistry and biomaterials and bioenergy.
Polymers, nanoparticles, nanobiotechnology, free radical polymerization, drug delivery.
The GibsonGroup seeks to address healthcare challenges using a combination of polymer and carbohydrate chemistries. This broadly covers the development of new materials to aid cryopreservation of donor tissues/cells, nanoscale biosensors and new treatments for infectious disease alongside new material development and characterisation. They work extensively with clinical and biological collaborators to achieve these aims.
Ziegler catalysis of polyolefin synthesis, mechanisms, polyolefin-polar block copolymers, polymer compatibilization for recycling, surface-active polyolefins, fuel additives for cold-flow.
Statistical physics with emphasis on self-organising systems. Examples include fractal aggregates, polymer microstructures and protein folding, dynamics of fracture and granular and colloidal materials.
Tara Schiller specialises in the synthesis and physical and chemical characterisation of polymer and polymer composites. Tara Schiller is armed with extensive advanced materials characterisation experience and her background in techniques such as spectroscopy, electron microscopy, thermal and mechanical analysis. She has also hands on experience with design and application of in-situ equipment for Synchrotron experiments, with applications in polymer growth and polymer/nanocomposite deformation