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Advances in Polyolefins (APO-24)
PROUDLY ANNOUNCES 
the fourth
"PROFESSOR JAMES MCGRATH MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP"

MCGRATH LECTURER

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Geoffrey W. Coates - Cornell University

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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.

Invited Speakers

  • Umang Agarwal (Shell)

  • Amanda Brandao (Pontifícia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro)

  • Trey Bruffey (Quantum)

  • Geoffrey W. Coates (Cornell University)

  • Dongmei Cui (Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

  • Shrikant Dhodapkar (Dow)

  • Christopher Ellison (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

  • Sharon Elyashiv-Barad (US Food and Drug Administration)

  • Markus Gahleitner (Borealis)

  • LaShanda Korley (University of Delaware)

  • Ronald Larson (University of Michigan)

  • Graham Lief (CPChem)

  • Frank Leibfarth (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

  • Oliver Lhost (Total)

  • Kimberly McLoughlin (Braskem)

  • Timothy McKenna (ESCPE Lyon/CNRS UMR)

  • Stefan Mecking (Universitat Konstanz)

  • Sarah Mattler (ExxonMobil)

  • Kenji Michiue (Mitsui Chemicals)

  • Kotohiro Nomura (Tokyo Metropolitan University)

  • Sara Orski (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

  • David Parrillo (Dow)

  • Francisco Perez Valencia (SABIC)

  • Lina Prada (SABIC)

  • Sanjay Rastogi (KAUST)

  • Michael Shaver (University of Manchester)

  • Margaret Sobkowicz (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)

  • Vasileos Touloupidis (Borealis)

  • Bernhard von Vacano (BASF)

  • ​Simone Weber (Evonik)

  • Zhibin Zhang (LyondellBasell)

Introduction

The last “Advances in Polyolefins” Workshop (APO 2022) was held in September 2022, with 87 in attendance. This Advances in Polyolefins (APO 24), will be the 14th 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 Engi
neering
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544-5263
Phone: 609-258-4691
Email: r
egister@princeton.edu

Prof. Kim Ragaert

Department of Circular

Chemical Engineering

Maastricht University

Maastricht, the Netherlands

Phone: 0031-6-283-13606

Email: k.ragaert@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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

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