List of invited speakers

Tentative list of confirmed invited speakers (as of 25th August 2017)

No.  Name Organisation Country Abstract Title
1 A.R. Ravindranatha Menon CSIR – National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) India  
2 Adrian Williams PSS Polymer Standard Service Germany The Application of Different Chromatographic Techniques to Obtain an Insight in the Product Distribution of Graft Copolymers 
3 Albert Johannes van Reenen Stellenbosch University South Africa Immobilization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Modified Commercial Thermoplastic Microfibres
4 Alejandro J. Müller  University of the Basque Country Spain Crystallization of cyclic poly(e-caprolactones): effect of linear chain ?impurities?
5 Aleksandra Nešić University of Belgrade Serbia Development Of Edible Emulsion Coatings To Prolong Shelf-life Of Cheese
6 Alex van Herk Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences Singapore Old-fashioned latex technology and controlled radical polymerization combined
7 Amalina Muhammad Afifi University of Malaya Malaysia  
8 Andre Braun Anton Paar Germany GmbH Germany Sophisticated Rheometric Tools for Polymer Characterization
9 Andrzej Galeski Polish Academy of Sciences Poland Polypropylene with reduced chain entanglements-properties and features.
10 Anne Jonquieres Université de Lorraine France Innovative polymer materials for the purification or recovery of bio-fuels by a sustainable membrane process
11 Aracelli Flores Institute for the Structure of Matter Spain Nanoindentation in graphene reinforced polymers 
12 Atsushi Kajiwara Nara University of Education Japan Direct Observation of Active Radicals during Radical Polymerizations by Various ESR/EPR Techniques
13 Atul Gupta University of Allahabad India  
14 Azizeh Javadi Amirkabir University of Technology Iran  
15 Azman Hassan Universiti Teknologi Malaya, Malaysia Malaysia Development of Hybrid Montmorillonite/Cellulose Nanowhiskers Reinforced Polylactic Acid Nanocomposites
16 Azura A Rashid Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Gel Network Formation and the Reinforcement of Alkali Gelatinized Starch filled Natural Rubber Latex Films
17 Bernabe L. Rivas University of Concepción Chile Functional synthetic polymers with ability to remove inorganic pollutants
18 Bhaskar Idage National Chemical Laboratory India  
19 Boon Hoong Ong University of Malaya Malaysia  
20 Chan Bee Eng Mary Nanyang Technological University Singapore Glycosylated Polymers as Promising Antimicrobial Peptides and Potentiating Agent for Antibiotics 
21 Chantara Thevy Ratham Malaysian Nuclear Agency Malaysia Electron Beam Irradiation of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, EVA/ Recycled Nitrile Butadiene Rubber, rNBR Blends: Effect of Additives
22 Chin Han Chan  Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia Dispersion control of inorganic salt in poly(ethylene oxide)/polyacrylate-based composite polymer electrolytes
23 Chin Hua Chia Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia Flow Chemistry Process for Continuous Synthesis of Silver Nanowires
24 Choon Kong Woo Cardinal Health Malaysia Malaysia  
25 Chris Fellows The University of New England Australia Thermogravimetric Analysis of End-Groups Derived from ?Switchable? RAFT Agents
26 Christoph Schick University of Rostock Germany Calorimetry on Time Scales from Microseconds to Days 
27 Christophe Serra University of Strasbourg France  
28 Chuanliang Feng Shanghai Jiao Tong University China Bioinspired Chiral Supramolecular Hydrogels 
29 Chunye Xu  University of Science and Technology of China China High performance black-to-transmissive switching electrochromic device with panchromatic absorption based on TiO2-supported viologen and triphenylamine derivatives
30 Dan Zhu Nanjing Normal University P. R. China Dielectric and Mechanical Investigations on the Conformation of Condensing Polyethylene Oxide Chains Grafted on Silicon Surface
31 Deodato Radic Pontifical Catholic University of Chile  Chile  
32 Din Ping Tsai Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica Taiwan Plasmonic Metadevices for Nanophotonic Applications
33 Du Ngoc Uy Lan Universiti Malaysia Perlis Malaysia  
34 Dušan Berek  Slovak Academy of Science Slovakia Functional Composites Based on Microporous Carbon Fibers with Deposited Nanoparticles
35 El-Nabulsi Ahmad Rami Neijiang Normal University China  
36 Ewa Piorkowska Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies Poland Crystallization of nucleated gamma-PP and gamma-PP nanocomposites under high pressure 
37 Francesco Picchioni University of Groningen Netherlands  
38 Fumitoshi Kaneko Osaka University Japan Development of a Simultaneous SANS/FTIR Measurement System and its Application to Crystalline Polymer Complex Systems
39 George P. Simon Monash University Australia Mixing Carbon Nanotubes with Liquid Crystalline Polymers and Blends
40 Gregory T. Russell University of Canterbury New Zealand Use of Standard Chemistry Characterization Techniques for Elucidation of Radical Polymerization Kinetics
41 Guoliang Zhang China University Of Petroleum, Beijing China  
42 Han Young Woo Pusan National University South Korea P- and N-type Organic Photovoltaic Materials for Fullerene and Nonfullerene OPV Devices
43 Hang Ta The University of Queensland Australia Novel bionanotechnological solutions for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease
44 Harm-Anton Klok Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland  
45 Hathaikarn Manuspiya Chulalongkorn University  Thailand  
46 Hazizan Md Akil  Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia  
47 Hiroshi Ito Yamagata University Japan Structure-Physical Properties of Novel Polymer Alloys and Blends Obtained by Special Melt Mixing Technology
48 Hiroshi Uyama Osaka University Japan Functional Nanocomposites Based on Bacterial Cellulose
49 Holger Schönherr  University of Siegen Germany A Detailed Look at Different Bacteria Sensing Reporter Polymersomes
50 Hong Ngee Lim, Janet Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia Malaysia Electrochemical Properties of Carbon Nanofibres Membranes Reinforced with Graphene Materials
51 Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka Interfaces, Traitements, Organisation et Dynamique des Systèmes (ITODYS) - UMR 7086, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France Nanostructured Redox Active Polymer Ionic Liquids 
52 Igor I. Potemkin Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia Counterintuitive properties of polymer microgels
53 Inderbir Singh Chitkara University India  
54 Jan Nisar University of Peshawar Pakistan Kinetics of Thermo-Catalytic Degradation of Polypropylene into Fuel Oil using Cu-Co-MS-LZ-Y52 as Catalyst
55 Jean-Marc Saiter  ONYX Company France  
56 Jean-Pierre Habas University of Montpellier II France  
57 Jiasong He  China Academy of Science China IUPAC Activities on Commercial Polymers: Processing, Rheology and Mechanical Properties
58 Jitladda Sakdapipanich Mahidol University Thailand Origin of gel formation and storage hardening phenomena in natural rubber, including an elucidation of an effective storage hardening inhibitor
59 Jose Rajan Universiti Malaysia Pahang Malaysia  
60 Jui-Hsiang Liu National Cheng Kung University Taiwan  
61 Julio San Román Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, CSIC, Madrid  Spain  
62 Jun-ichi Kadokawa Kagoshima University Japan Enzymatic Preparation of Functional Polysaccharide Hydrogels by Phosphorylase Catalysis
63 Juozas Vidas Grazulevicius Kaunas Polytechnoc University, Lithuania Lithuania Organic Emitters Exhibiting Aggregation Induced Emission Enhancement and Thermally Activated Delaed Fluorescence
64 Kamlendra Awasthi Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur India Functionalized and engineered nanochannels for gas separation
65 Kazuyuki Takai Hosei University Japan Host-Guest Interactions in Graphene 
66 Keiji Tanaka Kyushu Univeristy Japan Relaxation Behavior of Polymer Chains at Solid Interfaces
67 Ken Terao Osaka University Japan Chain Dimensions and Stiffness of Cellulosic and Amylosic Chains in an Ionic Liquid: Cellulose, Amylose, and an Amylose Carbamate in BmimCl
68 Kevin Menard Veritas Testing and Consulting LLC US Determination of Trace Solvents in Polymeric Materials: Measurement by TGA-GCMS
69 Khairil Juhanni Abd Karim Universiti Teknologi Malaya Malaysia  
70 Kinsuk Naskar Rubber Technology Centre India Process, Properties and Applications of Novel Thermoplastic Elastomers
71 Kohji Ohno Kyoto University Japan Polymer-Brush-Decorated Hybrid Particles: Precise Synthesis and Self-assembly
72 Kohji Tashiro Toyota Technological Institute Japan Powerful Usage of Synchrotron X-ray Technique for the Microscopically-Viewed Structural Study of Polymer Substances 
73 Kok Chong Yong Malaysian Rubber Board Malaysia Electrically Conductive Thermoplastic Vulcanisate [TPV] based on doped Polyaniline with Potential Industrial Application
74 Kotaro Satoh Nagoya University Japan Controlled/Living Polymerization of Novel Functional Renewable Vinyl Monomers
75 Ku Marsilla Ku Ishak Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Fish Waste as Starting Materials for Bioplastic
76 MANSOR B. AHMAD Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia Preparation and Characterization Nanocrystalline Cellulose Supported Copper Nanoparticles by Chemical Reduction Method
77 Mariatti Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia  
78 Masaru Matsuo Dalian University of Technology China Average gap distance between adjacent conductive fillers in polymer composite calculated by impedance extrapolating to zero frequency in terms of thermal fluctuation-induced tunneling effect
79 Masataka Sugimoto Yamagata University Japan Foaming of Polystyrene with Self-assembled Nanofibrils of Sorbitol Derivative
80 Michael Hess University of North Texas US  
81 Mineo Hiramatsu Meijo University Japan Synthesis of Vertical Nanographene Network as a Platform for Electrochemical and Bio Applications
82 Mohammed Reza Nateghi  Islamic Azad University Iran  
83 Mubarak Ahmad Khan Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bangladesh  
84 Muthusamy Sarojadevi Anna University India Polyimides containing 1, 2, 3-triazole ring (prepared by click reaction) and their nanocomposites with graphene oxide
85 Nadendla Srinivasababu  Vignan's Lara Institute of Technology & Science, Vadlamudi India Mechanical Performance of Coconut Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composites
86 Nadras Othman  Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Physico-chemical Characterization of Alkaline and Organosolv Lignin from Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus Core) as an Alternative Filler for Polymer Composites
87 Narayan Chandra Das Indian Institute of Technology India Small Angle X-ray Scattering and Neutron Scattering studies on Polymers, Nano and Smart Materials 
88 New Siu Yee The University of Nottingham Malaysia Formulation of DNA Chimera Templates for Silver Nanoclusters 
89 Ng Thian Hong Synthomer Malaysia  
90 Nik Noriman Bin Zulkepli Universiti Malaysia Perlis Malaysia  
91 Nikhil K. Singha Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India Thermo-reversible Self-healable Polymer Materials: Preparation and characterization
92 Nikolai Boshkov Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Bulgaria  
93 Norazilawati Muhamad Sarih University of Malaya Malaysia Polyaniline-coated Graphene Oxide@SrTiO3 Nanocube Nanocomposite as an Absorbent in Aqueous Solution for Superior Removal of Carcinogenic Dyes 
94 Olga E. Philippova Moscow State University Russia Self-Assembled Networks with Tunable Properties
95 Olivier Soppera University Of Haute-Alsace Maison du Technopole France  
96 Ololade Olantunji University of Lagos Nigeria Hydrolyzed Collagen from Scales of Croaker Fish: Extraction, Processing and Drug Delivery Applications
97 Omari Mukbaniani Ivane Javahishvili University Tbilisi Synthesis and Ionic Conductivity of Siloxane Based Polymer Electrolytes with Pendant Propyl Acetoacetate Groups (oral)  
98 Ong Siew Kooi Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Rheological Properties of Carbon Black/Silica Hybrid Filler in Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber Masterbatch
99 P. Pazhanisamy Sir Theagaraya College India  
100 Peter E. Mallon University of Stellenbosch South Africa Novel physically crosslinked  poly(dimethylacrylamide)-graft-poly(dimethyl siloxane) hydrogel films and nanofibres
101 Peter Makgwane Council for Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa Ruthenium Based Nanocomposites for Redox-Catalysed Selective Oxidation and Hydrogenation of Biomass-Model Chemicals
102 Pradip Premchand Patil North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India India Conducting Polymer-Metal Oxide Nanocomposites in Gas and Humidity Sensing Applications
103 Qumrul Ahsan Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Malaysia  
104 R. S. Sapkal Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, India India  
105 Raja Ram Yadav University of Allahabad India  
106 Rajashekhar F. Bhajantri Mangalore University India Impact of GO Nanoparticles on PVA and PVA/PEDOT:PSS Polymer Nanocomposites 
107 Rajeev Mehta Thapar University India Shear - Thickening Fluids With Nanoparticles And Their Applications
108 Rameshwar  Adhikari  Tribhuvan University Nepal Biomass Based and Compostable Polymer Composites: Structure-Properties Correlations and Applications
109 Ranimol Stephen St. Joseph's College, India India  
110 Ratan Kumar Singh Rubber Research Insitute of India India  
111 Ravindra Gaikwad Pravara Rural Engineering College India  
112 Robert G. Gilbert  University of Queensland Australia The characterization of complex branched polymers
113 Rolando Pedicini Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l'Energia, Italy Italy  
114 Rozana Mohd Dahan Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia  
115 Ryusuke Tomita Tosoh Asia Pte. Ltd. Singapore High-Throughput SEC Analysis With Combination of Dedicated GPC System and Semi-Micro Sec Columns
116 Sandhyarani Biswas National Institute of Technology, India India Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Coir Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites Using a Micromechanical Approach
117 Sang Ouk Kim Kaist South Korea  
118 Sarani Zakaria Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia Biopolymer from Oil palm Fibre and Kenaf Core
119 Scoponi Marco Università de Ferrara Italy Synthesis and characterization of polyesters  fully derived from natural resources
120 Seiichi Kawahara Nagaoka University of Technology Japan  
121 Shigeru Okamoto Nagoya Institute of Technology Japan Singular Value Decomposition Analysis on Nucleation and Growth of a New Gyroid Phase in an Old Phase
122 Shinichi Sakurai Kyoto Institute of Technology Japan  
123 Shogo Nobukawa Nagoya Institute of Technology Japan Photo-elastic Property of Antiplasticized Polycarbonate
124 Shuichi Akasaka Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan Novel filler network formation by EHD convection in UV curing resin
125 Simon Fleming School of Physics, University of Sydney Australia Polymer Drawing for Microstructured Functional Devices
126 Siti Baidurah  Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Direct Determination of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Accumulated in Bacteria by Thermally Assisted Hydrolysis and Methylation-Gas Chromatography  in the Presence of Organic Alkali
127 Sono Sasaki Kyoto Institute of Technology Japan Crystallization Behavior of Linear Polyesters in Spin-coating Film-forming Process 
128 Stephen Moratti University of Otago New Zealand  
129 Sujin. B. Babu Indian Institute of Technology Delhi India Study of irreversible aggregation of patchy spherical particles
130 Sujitra Wongkasemjit Chulalongkorn University Thailand  
131 Sunit Hendrana Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Indonesia Challenges in Preparation of Supramolecular Structured Fuel Cell Membran Based on Sulfonated Polystyrene 
132 Suprakas Sinha Ray DST/CSIR National Centre for Nanostructure Materials, Council Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa Thermo-Oxidative Degradation of Melt-Processed Polyethylene and its Blend with Polyamide Using Time-Resolved Rheometry 
133 Suriani Abu Bakar Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Malaysia  
134 Sven Henning Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials Germany  
135 Tea Datashvili Beckton & Dickinson Co. US  
136 Tee Tiam Ting Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Malaysia Effects of Nano-zinc Oxides on The Crosslinking of Nitrile Rubber 
137 Tetsuya Suzuki  Keio University Japan Hard carbon films synthesized by atmospheric pressure filamentary dielectric barrier discharge
138 Tomasz Sterzyński Poznan University of Technology Poland Specific crystal structure creation by multi-nucleation of   isotactic polypropylene  
139 Toshitaka Funazukuri Chuo University Japan Hydrothermal Conversion of Cellulosic Samples to Cello-oligosaccharides
140 Tushar Jana University of Hyderabad India Self-assembly In Functionalized Butadiene Based Polyurethanes
141 Utai Meekum Suranaree University of Technology Thailand  
142 V. Sivaramakrishnan Bahi Dar Institute of Technology Ethiopia  
143 Valerio Causin Universita Degli Studi Di Padova Italy pH- and Thermo-Responsive Cellulose-Based Hydrogels
144 Varaporn Tanrattanakul Prince of Songkla University Thailand Modification of Natural Rubber and its Applications in New Approaches 
145 Volker Abetz Universität Hamburg Germany On the formation of block copolymer membranes
146 W. B. Gurnule Kamla Nehru College India  
147 Wei-Song Hung Chung Yuan Christian University Taiwan Characterization of a Thermoresponsive Chitosan Derivative as a Potential Draw Solute for Forward Osmosis 
148 Wirach Taweepreda Prince of Songkla University Thailand Adhesion and Cohesive Force Characterization of Isoprene Rubber Blending with Hydrocolloids
149 Witold Brostow University of North Texas US Composites containing bamboo with different binders
150 Wong Tin Wui Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia Development of resistant corn starch for use as an oral colon-specific drug carrier
151 Yasuhiko Tabata Kyoto University Japan Biomaterials Technology to Realize Regenerative Medicine
152 Yasuhiro Morisaki Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) Japan Synthesis of Optically Active Macromolecules Based on Planar Chirality
153 Yasuhito Koyama Toyama Prefectural University Japan One-Pot Synthesis of Alternating Peptides Exploiting a New Polymerization Technique based on Ugi's 4CC Reaction
154 Yazmin Bustami Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Cellulose Nanocrystals from Oil Palm Trunk:  From waste to a Smart Nanomaterial 
155 Ying-Ling Liu National Tsing Hua University Taiwan Self-Healing Polymers/Nanocomposites: Preparation and Applications 
156 Yuezhen Bin Dalian University of Technology China Morphology of PPEK Nano-fibers and its Application as Separator of Lithium-ion Battery
157 Yukari Oda Kyushu University Japan Bio-inert Modifications of Polymer Films in Water Using Janus-like Macromolecules
158 Yutaka Ohno Nagoya University Japan Carbon Nanotube-based Flexible/Stretchable Devices on Polymer Films for Wearable Electronics
159 Zainal Arifin  Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia  
160 Zhaobin Qiu Beijing University of Chemical Technology China Crystallization Behavior and Properties of Biodegradable Polymers
161 Zurina Mohamad Universiti Teknologi Malaya Malaysia The Effect of Different Processing Method on The Mechanical Properties of Toughened Polylactic Acid/Graphene Nanocomposite.
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