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Advances in Polyolefins (APO-22)
PROUDLY ANNOUNCES 
the third
"PROFESSOR JAMES MCGRATH MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP"

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Tobin J. Marks

Northwestern University

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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.

PARTIAL LIST OF INVITED SPEAKERS
  • Rufina Alamo (Florida State University)

  • Finizia Auriemma (Università Federico II, Napoli)

  • Eugene Chen (Colorado State University)

  • Paul Chirik (Princeton University)

  • Dongmei Cui (ChangChun Institute of Applied Chemistry)

  • Phil Fontaine (Dow)

  • Damien Guironnet (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • Clark Landis (University of Wisconsin)

  • Alceo Macchioni (University of Perugia)

  • Bob Maughon (Sabic)

  • Ken Kerns (Dow)

  • Scott McIndoe (University of Victoria)

  • Christian Paulik (Johannes Kepler University)

  • Kim Ragaert (University of Ghent)

  • Jay Reimers (ExxonMobil)

  • Aaron Sadow (Iowa State University)

  • Susanna Scott (University of California, Santa Barbara)

  • Roland Schmidt (Arlanxeo)

  • Fabio Sofri (Braskem)

Introduction

The last “Advances in Polyolefins” Workshop (APO 2019) was held in September 2019, with 137 in attendance. This Advances in Polyolefins(APO 22), will be the 13th 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.

Co-Chairs

Dr. Jerzy Klosin

The Dow Chemical Company

1776 Building

Midland, MI 48674-0001

Phone: 989-636-7435

Email: jklosin@dow.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

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