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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)

  • Cristophe Boisson (CNRS, France)

  • Eugene Chen (Colorado State University)

  • Paul Chirik (Princeton University)

  • Dongmei Cui (ChangChun Institute of Applied Chemistry)

  • Phil Fontaine (Dow)

  • Leon Govaert (Eindhoven University of Technology)

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

  • Julia Ham (U.S. Naval Academy)

  • Ken Kearns (Dow)

  • Clark Landis (University of Wisconsin)

  • Carlos Lopez-Barron (ExxonMobil)

  • Alceo Macchioni (University of Perugia)

  • Bob Maughon (Sabic)

  • Scott McIndoe (University of Victoria)

  • Kalman Migler (NIST)

  • Alejandro Mueller, (University of Basque Country, Spain)

  • Alberto Ortin (Polymer Char)

  • Christian Paulik (Johannes Kepler University)

  • Marcia Pires (Nova Chemicals)

  • Kim Ragaert (Maastricht University)

  • Jay Reimers (ExxonMobil)

  • Aaron Sadow (Iowa State University)

  • Roland Schmidt (Arlanxeo)

  • Susannah Scott (University of California, Santa Barbara)

  • Ken-ichi Seno (Sumitomo)

  • Fabio Sofri (Braskem)

  • Maria Soliman (Sabic)

  • Theo Tervoort (ETH)

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