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The program will be developed as we get closer to the event.


Sun- Late afternoon for Registration, welcome remarks, programming, and reception
Mon – Full day of programming with extended afternoon break for site seeing/networking and evening networking reception
Tue – Full day of programming and evening poster session/networking reception
Wed – Half day of programming


Fluoropolymers are enabling materials which find applications in critical technologies from energy conversion, to microelectronics and photonics, to extreme environment applications to biomaterials.  Traditional fluoropolymer technology is nearly 65 years old and it maintains a growth rate above the US GNP. In addition to perfluoropolymers, partially fluorinated polymers will continue to impact a wide range of technologies as better control of their unique optical, electronic, processing, extreme environment stability, and surface properties is achieved. This will be the 11th biennial FLUOROPOLYMER conference hosted by the Division of Polymer Chemistry.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Harry Allcock, Pennsylvania State University (USA)

  • Bruno Ameduri, Charles Gerhardt Institute (France)

  • Alexandru Asandei, University of Connecticut (USA)

  • Frank Blum, Oklahoma State University (USA)

  • Stephen Boyes, George Washington University (USA)

  • Giancarlo Corti, Miami University (USA)

  • Paul Deck, Virginia Tech (USA)

  • Chadron Friesen, Trinity Western University (Canada)

  • Timothy Fuhrer, Radford University (USA)

  • James Goldbach, Arkema (USA)

  • Lori Groven, South Dakota School of Mines (USA)

  • Abby Harders, University of Kansas (USA)

  • Stefan Herrmann, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

  • Hisao Hori, Kanagawa University (Japan)

  • Matthew Houck, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)

  • Scott Iacono, US Air Force Academy (USA)

  • Abby Jennings, US Air Force Academy (USA)

  • Ryohei Kakuchi, Gunma University (Japan)

  • Deepak Kapoor, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited (India)

  • Frank Leibfarth, University of North Carolina (USA)

  • Jin-Kyun Lee, Inha University (Korea)

  • James Lewicki, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)

  • Xiaoyu Li, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

  • Jena McCollum, University of Colorado (USA)

  • Michelle Pantoya, Texas Tech University (USA)

  • Sung Park, Molecular Vista (USA)

  • Attila Pavlath, Western Regional Research Center (USA)

  • Mustapha Rahaine, UCA (Morocco)

  • Nicolas Robin, Plastics Europe (Belgium)

  • Dennis Smith, Jr., Mississippi State University (USA)

  • Morgan Stefik, University of South Carolina (USA)

  • Atsushi Takahara, Kyushu University (Japan)

  • Joseph Thrasher, Clemson University (USA)

  • Marek Urban, Clemson University (USA)

  • Jay West, American Chemistry Council (USA)

  • Cheng Zhang, University of Queensland (Australia)

  • Lei Zhu, Case Western Reserve University (USA)

  • Mikhail Zolotukhin, Ciudad University (Mexico)

Topics will include

  • Advanced manufacturing and composite processing

  • New organofluorine chemistries toward new fluoropolymer architectures

  • Topics of F-polymer involving environment and recycling (environmental impact and regulatory status)

  • Fundamental and advanced technology tutorials

  • Monomer and polymer synthesis and mechanisms

  • Structure / property relationships

  • Coatings and surfaces

  • Biological and biomedical applications

  • Membrane and filtration

  • Energy applications (storage, conversion, transmission)

  • Photonic, optical, and electronic applications

  • Industrial elastomers and plastics

  • Composites, hybrids, and interphases    

  • Semi-fluorinated polymers for emerging applications

  • Reactive and energetic materials (very popular since started at FP2012)

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