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Grand Challenges in Polymer Science & Soft Matter

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Materials Science

Polymer research entered its second century in 2021. The landmark first report of polymerization by Staudinger in 1920 opened the floodgates for new developments that helped shape the 20th Century. But how can we equip polymer scientists to address the 21st Century’s Grand Challenges to shape a sustainable future? What challenges should you consider for your research? Can the way we share and publish research accelerate new discoveries? For a lively discussion of the Grand Challenges that face polymer scientists, join:

Professor Karen Wooley (Texas A&M University, USA) Strategies to Afford Natural Product-based Polymer Materials With Consideration of the End Game

Professor Kurt Kremer (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany) Challenges and Opportunities in Polymer/Soft Matter Science: A Computational View

Professor Bert Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) Supramolecular Polymers; we’ve come full circle


  • Professor Karen Wooley, Texas A&M University, USA (Photo courtesy Robb Kendrick)
  • Professor Kurt Kremer, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
  • Professor Bert Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

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