Combined, the Polymers GRS and GRC constitute an exciting, influential and important collection of presentations in the field of polymer science.
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The GRS on Polymers is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. The focus of this meeting is the synthesis, characterization, and application of new polymers. Areas of interest include biomimetic systems, energy applications, and self-assembled materials.
The 2015 Polymers GRC will assemble an international community of participants to share and discuss the most recent and innovative advances in polymer synthesis, assembly, characterization, and performance. Both synthetic and biologically-derived materials will be emphasized in the oral and poster presentations. Conference topics will span fundamentally new methods for polymer synthesis to emerging concepts in polymer self-assembly to application of novel polymers across technological arenas that positively impact society including energy, medicine, sustainability, and microelectronics. Importantly, the conference will provide mechanisms for professional networking through discussion sessions, daily poster sessions, and the participation of a broad cohort of student and scientists from industry academia and national laboratories.