INTRODUCTION

Polycondensation is one of the three dominating polymerization mechanisms applied for commercial polymer manufacturing. Condensation polymers form the basis for many commodity polymers, engineering plastics, coatings, adhesives, films and fibers. This conference will focus on the discovery of novel monomers with a focus on renewable feed stocks, fundamental advances in structure-property relationships, advances in advanced manufacturing of polymers from polycondensation processes, and emerging technologies for higher performance engineering thermoplastics and thermosets.

This workshop maintains a tradition that has continued for the last 20 years and has historically rotated between Japan, Europe and the United States.

CO-CHAIRS

Timothy E. Long
Virginia Tech
Department of Chemistry
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Email: telong@vt.edu
James L. Hedrick
IBM Almaden
650 Harry Rd.
San Jose, CA
Email: hedrick@almaden.ibm.com;

THE ORGANIZING TEAM ALSO INCLUDES

Nancy Zhang
Carbon 3D
1089 Mills Way
Redwood City, CA 94063
Email: zhangmn86@gmail.com

Theo Dingemans
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Department of Applied Physical Science
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Email: tjdatunc@email.unc.edu

Chris Wohl
Advanced Materials and Processing Branch
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA 23666
Email: c.j.wohl@nasa.gov

John W. Connell
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA 23666
Email: john.w.connell@nasa.gov