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Cancellation 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers

Dear Colleagues,

Due to a limited number of high quality submissions to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers, we have unfortunately had to cancel this e-conference. However, we still want to offer contributing authors the chance to present their work. As such, we invite you to submit a  paper to the polymers section of the e-conference on Materials (ECM). Please visit the section page at:
http://sciforum.net/conference/ecm-1/ecm-d.

We hope to organize an e-conference dedicated solely to Polymers at a later date. The Organizing Committee wants to thank you very much for your interest and support and would be delighted if you joined the conference and discussions on polymers at the ECM from 26 May to 10 June 2014 (http://sciforum.net/conference/ecm-1/).

Kind regards,
The Organizing Committee of ECP

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Welcome from the Chair of 1st International Electronic  Conference on Polymers

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker

I am pleased to announce the 1st International Electronic  Conference on Polymers, which will be held on this special  platform developed by MDPI.

The conference will cover the following main topics, which will  be chaired by well-known experts from the field:

  • New Developments in Polymerization Techniques
  • Complex Macromolecular Architectures
  • Water-Soluble Polymers
  • Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis, Polymers from  Biomass
  • Bioconjugates/Biohybrid, Biomimetic Polymers
  • Polymer Colloids, Nanogels and Microgels
  • Non-Covalently linked Polymers, Supramolecular Interactions 
  • Blockcopolymer Self-Assembly in thin Films and Bulk
  • Polymers Triggered by External Fields (pH, Temp., light,  etc.)
  • Polymers for Medical Applications
  • Multiscale Simulations in Soft Matter

This is the first time that such a conference will be held in  our field and some of you may wonder about the usefulness of  such an event. From my point of view, I consider this a nice  opportunity to discuss upcoming topics in Polymer Science in a  relaxed environment.

The platform will give you the opportunity to get in contact  with specialists in the field from all over the world without  the usual hustle of a big conference everyone knows.

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers is  sponsored by MDPI and the open access scientific journal  Polymers.

I am looking forward to focused discussions and new impulses  for the field and welcome all participants.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker
Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on  Polymers
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Polymers (Founding  Editor-in-Chief)
Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Surfaces (IPC)
RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany)
DWI at RWTH Aachen e.V.


Alexander Böker holds the Chair of Macromolecular Materials  and Surfaces at RWTH Aachen and is Co-Director of the DWI an  der RWTH Aachen e.V. He studied chemistry at the Johannes  Gutenberg University Mainz and received his PhD from Bayreuth  University in 2002 working with Prof. G. Krausch and Prof. Axel  H.E. Müller. From 2002 – 2004 he was a postdoctoral fellow with  Thomas P. Russell at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  In 2006 he received a Lichtenberg-Professorship funded by the  VolkswagenStiftung. Besides being Founding Editor-in-Chief of  Polymers, Alexander Böker is Member of the Reimund Stadler  Minerva Center for Mesoscale Macromolecular Engineering in Beer  Sheva, Israel, Member of the International Advisory Board of  Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics (Wiley-VCH) as well as the  Editorial Board of Colloid & Polymer Science (Springer) and  Polymer (Elsevier). 

He published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals  which were cited more than 3500 times. The main research  interests of his group include guided self-assembly of block  copolymer systems, hierarchical (bio)nanoparticle assemblies  and the control of self-assembly processes via external  fields.