Symposium A
Stimuli Responsive and Multifunctional Polymers:
Progress in Materials and Applications

Programme Chair:
Andreas LENDLEIN, University of Potsdam and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
 
Members:
Guillermo AMEER, Northwestern University, USA
Walter CASERI, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Daniel COHN, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Yakai FENG, Tianjin University, China
Moshe GOTTLIEB, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Sunishi HAYASHI, SMP Technologies Inc., Japan
Ryan HAYWARD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
James H. HENDERSON, Syracuse University, USA
Patrick KELLER, CNRS Institut Curie, France
Christopher J. KLOXIN, University of Delaware, USA
Jennifer LU, University of California, Merced, USA
Duncan J. MAITLAND, Texas A&M University, USA
Eduardo MENDES, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Phillip B. MESSERSMITH, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Philippe POULIN, CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France
Hans-Joachim RADUSCH, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Stuart J. ROWAN, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Burkhard SCHULZ, University of Potsdam, Germany
Gianfranco SPIZZIRRI, University of Calabria, Italy
Ole Thybo THOMSEN, University of Southampton, UK
Nicola TIRELLI, University of Manchester, UK
Matthew TIRRELL, University of Chicago, USA
Julius G. VANCSO, University of Twente, Netherlands
Robert A. WEISS, University of Akron, USA
Itamar WILLNER, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Thomas WILSON, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Tao XIE, Zhejiang University, China
Ryo YOSHIDA, University of Tokyo, Japan
 
Philippe DUBOIS, University of Mons, Belgium
Yakai FENG, Tianjin University, China
Moshe GOTTLIEB, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
David H. GRACIAS, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Christopher J. KLOXIN, University of Delaware, USA
Hyunjoon KONG, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Doo Sung LEE, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Haeshin LEE, KAIST, South Korea
Sander LEEUWENBURGH, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
Andreas LENDLEIN, Univ.of Potsdam and Helmholtz-Zentr.Geesthacht, Germany
Jennifer LU, University of California, Merced, USA
Duncan J. MAITLAND, Texas A&M University, USA
Eduardo MENDES, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Philippe POULIN, CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France
Helmut SCHLAAD, University of Potsdam, Germany
Burkhard  SCHULZ, University of Potsdam, Germany
Nicola TIRELLI, University of Manchester, UK
Marek URBAN, Clemson University, USA  (Keynote Lecture)
Julius G. VANCSO, University of Twente, Netherlands
Masayoshi WATANABE, Yokohama National University, Japan
James WATKINS, University of Massachusetts, USA
Robert A. WEISS, University of Akron, USA
Itamar WILLNER, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Thomas WILSON, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Ryo YOSHIDA, University of Tokyo, Japan
 
Modern applications for polymeric materials such as batteries, flexible electronics, medical devices and implants, controlled drug delivery systems as well as smart textiles have complex requirements towards material properties and functions. Functions comprise electrical conductivity, stimuli-sensitivity, degradability, specific structural functions, transport of heat energy and substances, magnetic functions as well as biofunctionality. Often combinations of functions are demanded, which are not automatically linked by each other, but need to be implemented almost independently in a material system. Different strategies are pursued for gaining multifunctionality: molecular integration by incorporating (different) functional groups, establishing of functions on different length scales and creation of multimaterial systems, in which each component contributes a function or new functions are resulting from their combination. Sustainability aspects are playing a role in the context of the raw materials used, which should preferentially be from bio-based sources, recyclability of the material system as well as energy saving processing, e.g. by use of integrated processes combining synthesis and shaping. This symposium covers all areas of research in this field including design and synthesis of stimuli-responsive and multifunctional polymers, their processing and application development based on these materials.
Session Topics

A-1 Shape-memory polymers and shape-changing polymers

A-2 Degradable, stimuli-sensitive polymers

A-3 Stimuli-sensitive gels

A-4 Multifunctional (nano)composites and multi-material systems

A-5 Multifunctional surfaces

A-6 Multifunctional polymer systems for energy storage and flexible electronics

A-7 Pharmaceutical and medical applications of smart polymers

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