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Program

December 1, 2021, Wed- Late afternoon for Registration, welcome remarks, programming, and reception
December 2, 2021, Thurs – Full day of programming with an extended afternoon break for site seeing/networking and evening networking reception
December 3, 2021, Fri – Full day of programming and evening poster session/networking reception
December 4, 2021, Sat – Half day of programming
 

Speaker list formulating now...

 

  • Michael Brook (McMaster U)

  • Hongzhi Liu (Shandong U)

  • Hemali Rathnayake (UNC-Greensboro)

  • Jonathan Goff (Gelest), Rick Laine (Michigan)

  • Michel Wong-chi-man (ICGM France)

  • Masafumi Unno (Gunma U)

  • Paul Zelisko (Brock U)

  • Beata Dudziec (Adam Mickiewicz U)

  • Ulrich Weisner (Cornell)

HISTORY

The inaugural Silicon-Containing Polymers and Composites workshop was held
December 11-14, 2010. The workshop was held again in the same location, the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA, in December 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018. Each event had more than 70 attendees (the last two having 95 or more), with a good mix of industrial, academic, and government speakers and poster presenters. 

OBJECTIVES

Establish a constructive dialogue between government, academic, and industrial
representatives to form a shared understanding of future needs in polymers and
composites.

Bring together leading research scientists and engineers in this field from around the world to foster networking and stimulate collaborative research to improve the degree of use of silicon polymers and nanocomposites, especially with the growing negative attention on the use of hydrocarbon-based materials.

 

Provide a series of state-of-the-art presentations outlining the current status of, and recent advancements in, silicon-based polymer science.