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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

  • Bruno Ameduri, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS- France)

  • Alexandru Asandei, University of Connecticut

  • Frank Blum, Oklahoma State University

  • Cynthia Corley, U.S. Air Force Academy

  • Luigi Corti, Miami University - Ohio

  • Chadron Friesen, Trinity Western University (Canada)

  • Yong Guo, Shanghai Innstitute of Organic Chem (China)

  • Christoph Horn, Dresden University (Germany)

  • Matthew Houck, U.S. Air Force Academy

  • Shinsuke Inagi, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

  • Chris Junk, CJIdeas

  • Ryohei Kakuchi, Gunma University (Japan)

  • Jin-Kyun Lee, Inha University (South Korea)

  • Jena McCollum, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

  • Miguel Modestino, New York University

  • Levi Moore, Air Force Research Academy

  • Doris Pospiech, Dresden University (Germany)

  • Hideo Sawada, Hirosaki University (Japan)

  • Mustapha Raihane, Cadi Ayyad University (Morroco)

  • Morgan Stefik, University of South Carolina

  • Atsushi Takahara, Kyushu University (Japan)

  • Dennis Smith, Jr., Mississippi State University

  • Mikhail Zolotukhin, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (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)