Katharina Landfester received her doctoral degree in 1995. After a postdoctoral stay at the Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA), she worked at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany) leading the miniemulsion group. From 2003 to 2008, she was full professor at the University of Ulm. She joined the Max Planck Society in 2008 as one of the directors of the MPIP. She was awarded the Reimund Stadler prize of the German Chemical Society and the prize of the Dr. Hermann Schnell Foundation, followed by the Bruno Werdelmann Lecturer in 2012 and the Bayer Lecturer in 2014. Her research focusses on creating functional colloids for new material and biomaterial applications. She has published more than 600 papers in international journals, 30 reviews and holds more than 50 patents.
The Role of Polymeric and Hybrid Membranes in Sustainable Applications of the Future
Raymond received his academic education at KU Leuven Belgium where he graduated from the faculty of Bioscience engineering in 2016. Immediately after, he joined the Membrane Technology Group of professor Ivo Vankelecom in pursue of a PhD as an FWO-funded research fellow. During his time as PhD researcher, he focused on finding new and innovative membrane solutions for existing challenges in the field of carbon capture, biogas purification and olefin/paraffin separation. He was a visiting researcher at institutes in Canada and Germany and obtained his PhD title in November 2020. In 2021, he started a position as postdoctoral fellow at KU Leuven and in beginning of 2022 he joined the Zirfon team at Agfa Gevaert.
Stimuli-Responsive Polymers based on Supramolecular Designs
Prof. Christoph WEDER
ADOLPHE MERKLE INSTITUTE, Fribourg, Switzerland Read more
Prof. Christoph WEDER
Christoph Weder is Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Materials and Director of the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the Uni¬ve¬rsi¬ty of Fribourg, Switzerland. Chris was trained in chemistry and materials science at ETH Zurich, before he joined the MIT as a postdoc. After a Habilitation at ETH he held a faculty position at Case Western Reserve University for nearly a decade, before joining the AMI in 2009. From 2014 to 2020 Chris served as founding director of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research Bio-Inspired Materials. Chris’ main research interests are the design, synthesis and investigation of novel functional poly¬mers, in particular stimuli-responsive polymers, bio-inspired materials, supramolecular systems, and polymer nano¬¬composites. He has mentored about 20 MS and 55 PhD students and some 40 postdoctoral researchers. He is co-author of about 300 research papers and co-inventor of twenty patent families. He was involved in one start-up company and has made contributions to several commercialized technologies. Chris is an Associate Editor of ACS Macro Letters, member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymer Chemistry
Confirmed Oral Communications
Designing ABS-basednanocomposite Materials for Fused Filament Fabrication
Mr Daniel Victor AMARAL CERETTI
UGENT, Zwijnaarde, Belgium
Nanostructured Core-shell solid Polymer Electrolytes for all Solid-state Batteries
Tess De Maeseneer is a 4th year PhD-student at the KU Leuven in Belgium under supervision of prof. Moldenaers and prof. Cardinaels. During her master of Chemical Engineering at the same institution, she had the opportunity to work together with multiple companies including DSM, PepsiCo, Valio, Döhler and Glucanova on a project concerned with developing healthier yogurt alternatives. This immediately sparked her interest in combining the field of engineering with health science. As a consequence, she was very excited to start her PhD in the field of tissue engineering. Her main research focus is the in-depth rheological and structural characterization of polymer hydrogels aimed to be used in a novel breast reconstruction method.
Shape-memory Polymers as a Tool for Corneal Endothelial Tissue Engineering
Mr Jasper DELAEY
UGENT, Ghent, Belgium
Inherently Intumescent Polymer Via Solid-state Modification of Poly (Butylene Terephthalate) using Sugar Derivatives
Ms Carolane GERBEHAYE
UMONS, Mons, Belgium
Characterization and Benchmarking of New Polymer Powders for Additive Manufacturing
Mrs Mouna HAMID
KU LEUVEN, Leuven, Belgium
Dynamic Double Network Hydrogels with Tunable Properties and Processing
Ms Sofie HOUBEN
UHASSELT, Hasselt, Belgium
Sequence-defined Oligomers and Supramolecular Polymers
Sinan Kardas obtained his Bsc. and Msc. degrees in Chemistry at the
University of Mons (UMONS, Belgium). His Master research was mainly
focused on the elaboration of hairy cellulose nanocrystals using a
supramolecular approach. After obtaining his master’s degree in Materials
Chemistry in 2018, he started as a joint PhD student between the
Laboratory for Chemistry of Novel Materials (UMONS), under the
supervision of Prof. Mathieu Surin and the Institute for Complex
Molecular Systems (TU/e, The Netherlands) under the supervision of Prof. E.W. Meijer.
During his thesis, he focuses on the theoretical study of sequence-defined oligomers for catalysis
and supramolecular oligomers with molecular modelling techniques.
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Mr Michael LALANNE-TISNE
KU LEUVEN, Kortrijk, Belgium
1,2-Cyclohexane Diamine as a New Key Component for Polymeric Nanofiltration Membranes
Mrs Marie LENAERTS
KU LEUVEN, Leuven, Belgium
Phase Behavior and State Diagrams of Mixtures for Organic Near-IR Photodetectors based on Novel PBTTT Derivatives
Ms Zhen LIU
VUB, Brussel, Belgium
Fine-tuning the Endcap Chemistry of Acrylated Poly (Ethylene Glycol)-based Hydrogels for the Treatment of Burn Wounds
Ms Manon MINSART
UGENT, Gent, Belgium
Fully Degradable Shape Memory Composites: Impact of Fiber Diameter on Mechanical and Shape Memory Properties
I graduated in 2019 from a European Institute of Technology (EIT Raw Materials) labelled Master degree named AMIS (Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability). This led me to obtain two degrees: (i) an engineering degree in Grenoble (France), (ii) a Master of Physics at the University of Liège. I started my research on polymer materials during my Master Thesis on the self-assembly at water-air interface of diamond shape-memory polymers. Then, I started a PhD at the Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM) thanks to a FNRS – FRIA grant. My research consists on the development of fully degradable, self-folding shape memory elastomer composites for biomedical applications. I synthesize networks of poly(phosphoester) reinforced with nanofibers of poly(caprolactone). Today I will present such networks, which is a completely new formulation for shape-memory composites such that I follow the impact of interface between the two polymers via the fiber diameter on a large spectrum of properties.
Homocoupling in Push-pull Conjugated Polymers for Organic Solar Cells: Structural Defect or Benefit?
Mr Sander SMEETS
UHASSELT, Diepenbeek, Belgium
Amphiphilic Polyvinylpyrrolidone-based Lipoplex Modifiers for Drug Delivery Applications
Mr François TOUSSAINT
ULIÈGE, Liège, Belgium
Recyclable Thermosets Without Creep: Mission Impossible?