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Advances in Polyolefins (APO-2019)

PROUDLY ANNOUNCES 

the second 

"PROFESSOR JAMES MCGRATH MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP"
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

Thank you to our Advances in Polyolefins sponsors
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John E. Bercaw

Centennial Professor of Chemistry

California Institute of Technology

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THE MCGRATH MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP

In honor of the many contributions of Prof. James E. McGrath, including the creation of the "Advances in Polyolefins" workshop series in 1997, APO 2017 introduced a lectureship in his honor. Prof. McGrath was the University Distinguished Professor and Ethyl Corp. Professor of Chemistry at Virginia Tech. He wrote more than 400 articles and was a co-inventor of 40 patents. Prof. McGrath was the recipient of many awards in recognition of his scientific contributions.

Confirmed Speakers

John Bercaw (CalTech)
Markus Busch (Technical University of Darmstadt)

Vincenzo Busico (University of Naples)

Peter Callais (Townsendsolutions)
Brad Carrow (Princeton University)
Geoffrey Coates (Cornell University)
Rongjuan Cong (Dow)
Dongmei Cui (Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry)
Sudhin Datta (Exxon-Mobil)
David Fiscus (ExxonMobil)  

Jeff Fodor (Chevron-Phillips)

Vinicius Grassi (Braskem)
Rhett Kempe (University of Bayreuth)
Justin G Kennemur (Florida State University)

Markus Klapper (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)

John Layman (P&G)

Bun Yeoul Lee (Ajou University)

Jill Martin (Dow)
Nathan Mehl (Milliken)

Gabriele Mei (LyondellBasell)
Scott Milner (Penn State University)
Barry Morris (DuPont)
Kyoko Nozaki (University of Tokyo)
Francisco Perez (SABIC Netherlands)
Daniel Read (University of Leeds)

Megan Robertson (University of Houston)

Brad Rogers (PepsiCo)

Greg Rutledge (MIT)

Michelle Sing (Braskem)
Mike Tilston (Dow)
Gerard van Doremaele (Arlanxeo)

Karen Winey (University of Pennsylvania)
Eva Zurek (University at Buffalo)

Co-Chairs

Dr. Pal Arjunan
Eureka-GlobChem Consultants
Houston, TX 77044
Phone: 832-643-0692
Email: arjunan.pal@gmail.com

Prof. Rick Register
Department of Chemical and
Biological Engineering
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544-5263
Phone: 609-258-4691
register@princeton.edu

Prof. Kenneth B. Wagener
Center for Macromolecular Science & Engineering Department of Chemistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-392-2012
Email: wagener@chem.ufl.edu

Dr. Jerzy Klosin
The Dow Chemical Company
1776 Building
Midland, MI 48674-0001
Phone: 989-636-7435
Email: jklosin@dow.com

Prof. João B. P. Soares
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9
Phone: (780) 492-2858
Email: jsoares@ualberta.ca

Introduction

The last “Advances in Polyolefins” Workshop (APO 2017) was held in September 2017, with 126 in attendance. This Advances in Polyolefins(APO 2019), will be the 12th in this series held biennially. Topics will include catalysis, characterization, physical/mechanical behavior, structure/property relationships, thermal analysis, melt rheology, processing/fabrication, applications, stability/degradation phenomena, and blends/composites. All invited speakers are experts in their areas from both industries and academia worldwide. This workshop will again bring together researchers from industrial, academic and government laboratories to discuss the state-of-the-art in polyolefin chemistry and technology. The purpose of this workshop is to address key challenges, opportunities and advances in the area of polyolefin research. We are making changes (more social and meal events) to how this workshop is run to allow maximum interactions among all participants.

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