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

  • 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)

  • Michael Davis, Chemours (USA)

  • Christian Dreyer, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung IAP (Germany)

  • Toby Edwards, University of Southern Mississippi (USA)

  • Chadron Friesen, Trinity Western University (Canada)

  • 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)

  • Abby Jennings, US Air Force Academy (USA)

  • Deepak Kapoor, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited (India)

  • Bradley Kent, Solvay (USA)

  • Moira Lauer, Air Force Research Laboratory (USA)

  • Jin-Kyun Lee, Inha University (Korea)

  • Frank Leibfarth, University of North Carolina (USA)

  • Alex Lonnecker, Air Force Research Laboratory (USA)

  • Jena McCollum, University of Colorado (USA)

  • Gustavo Munoz, Mississippi State University (USA)

  • Derek Nowak, Molecular Vista (USA)

  • Michelle Pantoya, Texas Tech University (USA)

  • Attila Pavlath, Western Regional Research Center (USA)

  • Mustapha Rahaine, University of the Creative Arts (Morocco)

  • Pedro Resende, University of Bordeaux (France)

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

  • Morgan Stefik, University of South Carolina (USA)

  • Kevin Stewart, University of Florida (USA)

  • Atsushi Takahara, Kyushu University (Japan)

  • Abe Takefumi, AGC Inc. (USA)

  • Joseph Thrasher, Clemson University (USA)

  • Jay West, American Chemistry Council (USA)

  • Cheng Zhang, University of Queensland (Australia)

  • Lei Zhu, Case Western Reserve University (USA)

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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