INTRODUCTION

Fluoropolymers are enabling materials which find applications in critical technologies involving energy storage and conversion, microelectronics and photonics, extreme environment applications, and biomaterials. Traditional fluoropolymer technology is nearly 80 years old and it maintains a growth rate above the US GNP. In addition to perfluoropolymers, partially fluorinated polymers will continue to impact a wide range of technologies as better control of their unique optical, electronic, processing, extreme environment stability, and surface properties is achieved. This will be the tenth biennial Fluoropolymer conference hosted by the Division of Polymer Chemistry. The Fluoropolymer workshops have been tremendously successful since 2000 -- don't miss this tenth installment.

CO-CHAIRS

PROF. SCOTT IACONO
Department of Chemistry
Chemistry Research Center
U.S. Air Force Academy
Email: scott.iacono@usafa.edu
DR. BRUNO AMEDURI
CNRS
Instit. Charles Gerhardt
Montpellier, France
Email: bruno.ameduri@enscm.fr

THE ORGANIZING TEAM ALSO INCLUDES

Dr. Chris Wohl, NASA
Dr. Chetan Jariwala, 3M
Dr. Chris Junk, CJIdeas
Prof. Dennis Smith, Mississippi State University
Dr. Satchit Srinivasan, Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy
Prof. Joseph Thrasher, Clemson University
Dr. Joe Mabry, Air Force Research Laboratory
Prof. Ken Wynne, Virginia Commonwealth University
Prof. Alexandru Asandei, University of Connecticut
Prof. Atsushi Takahara, Kyushu University
Prof. Michelle Pantoya, Texas Tech University
Dr. Adam Smith, Chemours
Dr. Tomomi Irita, Daikin Industries, Ltd., Japan
Dr. James Goldbach, Arkema
Dr. Chad Friesen, Trinity Western University