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The First International Conference on “Green” Polymer Materials 2020

5–25 Nov 2020

Green Polymers, Bioapplications, Polymer Synthesis, Modification and Self-assembly, Polymer Colloids
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We are pleased to announce that the 1st International Conference on "Green" Polymer Materials 2020 was successfully closed with the high visibility of 7073 views and 5043 unique visitors! Thank you for your active participation in it.

We hope you enjoyed the conference and we would like to take this opportunity to invite you submit your related work to the joint special issue "Feature Papers of Green and Sustainable Chemistry in Polymer Science".

Invited Speakers

Department of Chemistry, Swansea University,Swansea, UK

Title of the talk: Mixed matrix membranes for gas separation: crystalline vs. amorphous fillers
Mariolino Carta completed his PhD in Organic Material Chemistry at Cardiff University in 2008. He then held PDRA positions at Cardiff University until 2014 and at the University of Edinburgh. In October 2017, he was appointed as a lecturer in Chemistry at Swansea University and promoted to senior lecturer in March 2020. His research involves the design and synthesis of novel organic monomers for polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) and their structural modification, with the objective of tailoring the polymeric structures and tuning the physical properties of the final materials.

Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Research Keywords
Interests: materials science; biopolymers; bioplastics; bio-composites; sustainability; biodegradation

Chemical Institute of san Carlos, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

The prospering of macromolecular materials based on plant oils within the blooming field of polymers from renewable-resources.
Alessandro Gandini completed his PhD at Keele University in 1965. He has personally researched, and taught in, polymer chemistry, photochemistry and the physical chemistry of surfaces and interfaces, in Switzerland, Canada, the USA, Cuba, France, Brazil and Portugal. He has also been a visiting professor in the UK, Italy, Tunisia, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Sweden and Spain. Dr. Gandini’s major research interests include polymers from renewable resources, of which he has been a pioneer. He has published around 480 publications, three books (more than 22,000 citations, h-factor 72), and around 500 communications at scientific symposia, including ~130 invited or plenary lectures. He has directed or co-directed more than 80 doctorate theses. Additionally, he has honorary doctorates from St. Petersburg Forestry Academy and Havana University.

Department of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering at the National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain

Reliability and thermal aging of polymers intended to severe operating conditions
Alvaro Rodríguez-Prieto is Assistant Professor within the Department of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering at the National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain, and also provides materials consulting services for the Swiss multinational company SGS. He holds an MSc in Materials Engineering (2007) from Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), as well as an MSc (2011) and a PhD degree (2014) in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering from the National Distance Education University (UNED). During 2018, he was Guest Faculty Researcher (Visiting Scholar) at the Applied Materials Division of Argonne National Laboratory (USA). His experience corresponds to more than 14 years of intense professional and research activity in the field of Materials and Manufacturing Technologies for energy applications, including qualification of mechanical equipment for nuclear facilities and materials reliability studies for the oil and gas industries.
Research Keywords
materials selection; advanced processing; industrial applications; degradation; reliability; prognosis

CNRS Senior researcher, IPREM, Pau FRANCE

Dr Stéphanie Reynaud (F) is Permanent Researcher at the CNRS and project coordinator. She is the co-leader of the scientific axe ‘Materials and polymer physico-chemistry’ of the IPREM institute; she is also the leader of the platform dedicated to the elaboration and characterization of polymers. She is a polymer chemist, and her research interests focus on the design of well-defined polymers and/or polymer particles. She develops eco-friendly process as water dispersed, microwave-assisted and fluidic processes for environmental applications as sensors, artificial photosynthesis and nanoplastics fate and behavior study. Research she carries out is targeting to imagine and create functional polymers based on a comprehensive study of relation structure-properties. Since 2018, she is one of the co-leaders of the team Nanoplastic devoted to the study of the plastic pollution: fate, transport and analysis. The team focuses on the smallest plastic debris called nanoplastic, and IPREM researches within this domain are internationally recognized. She has published 3 patents and around 65 peer-viewed articles for an h index of 20 and 1300 citations. - Co-leader of the Scientific team ‘physico-chemistry of materials and polymers’ - Manager of the scientific and instrumental platform POLYCATS (Polymer characterization Technologies and Synthesis) - Responsible of 5 permanent engineers within the domain of polymer characterization - Member of the IPREM scientific committee - Member of the IPREM laboratory scientific council - Member of the UPPA scientific council - Supervision of 18 PhD students (4 on-going) and of 11 postdoctoral fellows (1 on-going) Since 2003, she has been responsible for 10 industrial projects, leader of 2 ANR projects, task leader within 2 European projects, and numerous projects with institutional partners: 10 as scientific responsible and 7 as scientific partner.

List of Keynotes & Videos from Invited Speakers

List of accepted submissions (66)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Poster PDF
sciforum-033163 Design of Cellulose Interfaces Through Self-Assembly of Adhesive Peptides with Intrinsic Stress-Sensitive Properties

Submitted: 13 Jul 2020

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sciforum-033449 Wood Flour Treated with Pickering Emulsion Could Improve Its Composites with High-Density Polyethylene?

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Submitted: 22 Jul 2020

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sciforum-034662 Study of Defects and Geometric Anomalies on Monolayer Parts Obtained by Fused Deposition Modeling Process , , , , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-034938 Bisphenol-Free Epoxy Resins Derived from Natural Resources Exhibiting High Thermal Conductivity , , Video Thumbnail N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-034946 Dual/Bi-Stage Curing of Nanocomposites from Renewable Resources upon Volumetric Expansion

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Submitted: 17 Aug 2020

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Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Presentation Awards and the Best Paper Awards. Five winners will be selected and each winner will receive a cash award of 500 CHF and a certificate.

The winners will be announced after the conference.

Terms and Conditions:
  1. Submit full paper with video uploaded after short abstract is accepted
  2. Originality / Novelty of the paper
  3. Significance of Content
  4. Scientific Soundness
  5. Interest to the readers
  6. English language and style

The winners will be announce in March 2021.

Terms and Conditions:
  1. Submit full paper to the Special Issue
  2. Originality / Novelty of the paper
  3. Significance of Content
  4. Scientific Soundness
  5. Interest to the readers
  6. English language and style


Winners Announced – CGPM2020 Best Paper Awards & Best Presentation Awards

We are so pleased to announce that the winners of CGPM2020 Best Paper Awards & Best Presentation Awards have been selected by the Conference Committee. A total of five papers stand out, and the winner will receive a 500 CHF bonus and award certificate. Come join us and congratulate them!

Best Presentation Awards

Dual/Bi-Stage Curing of Nanocomposites from Renewable Resources upon Volumetric Expansion

by Fabio Blaschke, Philipp Marx, and Frank Wiesbrock

A Characterization Study of Morphology and Properties of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) / Aloe Vera Fibers Biocomposites: Effect of Fiber Surface Treatments

by Celia IDRES, Mustapha KACI, Nadjet DEHOUCHE, Idirs ZEMBOUAI, and Stéphane BRUZAUD

Best Paper Awards

Thermo/Shear-Responsive Injectable Hydrogels from an Alginate/PNIPAM-Based Graft Copolymer: Effect of Divalent Cations Ca2+

by Sofia-Falia Saravanou, Fotoula Kounelaki, and Constantinos Tsitsilianis

Using Olive Stone Powder for Biodegradation of Bio-based Polyamide 5.6

by Şebnem Gülel and Yüksel Güvenilir

Bio-Polymers in the World of Plasma: Effects of Cold Plasma on Seed Surface

by Pia Starič, Ita Junkar, Katarina Vogel-Mikuš, and Miran Mozetič

We would also like to thank all the authors of the 66 published papers, thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you at the next electronic conference!

The Awards
Best Presentation Awards

Number of Awards Available: 2

The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs and a certificate (for two attendees).
Best Paper Awards

Number of Awards Available: 3

The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs and a certificate (for three attendees).

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the 1st International Conference on "Green" Polymer Materials 2020 that will take place exclusively online at:

"Green" polymers are a strongly rising field due to, on the one hand, the perceived future decrease of oil resources, and their consequent increasing scarcity and cost. Correspondingly, the public, governments, and industry are well aware of the fact that materials from biogenic resources are the valid alternative to secure the substitution supply preferably at the same or lower cost or even at a higher cost if no feasible alternatives exist. Based on this background, "green" polymer research is vibrantly alive today and gaining growing importance as a research area. This huge interest creates an urgent need for a place enabling the exchange of the latest cutting-edge research in the innumerable areas that are now of interest.

The 1st International Conference on "Green" Polymer Materials 2020 seeks to fulfill this need by offering a completely digital (online) scientific conference. It will allow participants to share their latest research results and receive near-instantaneous feedback from researchers throughout the world through online question-and-answer sessions and discussion groups. In this way, the conference will serve as a platform for advancing the state-of-the-art of ‘green’ polymers.

In order to stimulate scientifically profound discussions among the scientists in the field, both from academy as well as from industry, the conference will be scheduled as a three-week event taking place on 5–25 November 2020. There is no cost to participate.

"Green" polymer materials are involved in a number of application fields of high relevance, now linked to petrochemicals, but in the future most likely to depend on renewable and sustainable materials. This includes the role of bioderived polymer materials in a number of applications such as:

  1. Polymer adhesives, binders and coatings;
  2. Polymeric thermoplastics and thermosetting solid materials;
  3. Polymers in medic(in)al applications such as drug delivery/pharmaceuticals;
  4. Polymers in microelectronics, high-voltage engineering and automotive (e-mobility);
  5. Polymers for applications in aircraft and aeronautics;
  6. Polymers for special applications (e.g., dentistry, sealants, water purification);
  7. and many others.

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the conference committee. Upon acceptance of their abstract, authors will be asked to contribute an extended abstract for the conference proceedings and a slide presentation of their work. The authors of the most outstanding contributions will be invited to submit a full manuscript for potential publication in a Special Issue of the open-access journal Polymers (impact factor: 3.426).

We hope you will choose to be a part of this exciting conference and look forward to welcoming you.

CGPM 2020 Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi and Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Sigrid Zhao

Ms. Betsy Feng


Conference Chairs

LERMAB, Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le MAteriau Bois, Université de Lorraine, 27 rue Philippe Seguin, CS60036, 88021 Epinal, France

will be updated soon.

PCCL - Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben, Austria

will be updated soon.

Session Chairs

Prof. Ana Diez-Pascual

Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Sciences, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

Prof. Dr. Xiao Hu

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA

Dr. Marián Lehocký

Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic

Prof. Mariaenrica Frigione

Innovation Engineering Department, University of Salento, Prov.le Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy

Conference Committee

“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy, 41 A, Grigore Ghica Voda Alley, 700487 Iasi, Romania

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4362, Luxembourg

Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment, Sapienza - University of Rome;Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Rome, Italy

Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors


Submission should be completed online by authors by registering with and using the “Start New Submission” function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–300 words describing the manuscript for Proceedings) online at this website until 25 September 2020.
  2. Based on the submitted abstract, the Conference Committee will conduct a pre-evaluation of whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Plant Science. All authors will be notified by 5 October 2020 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author will be invited to prepare a full description of their work (max. 8 pages), optionally accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation/poster, until the submission deadline of 20 October 2020.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available for discussion on during the time of the conference 5–25 November 2020 and will be published in the journal Proceedings.
  5. The open access journal Polymers will publish a conference Special Issue, while accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select abstracts for which extended papers may be included for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Polymers (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer review and application of an APC).

Proceedings Manuscripts

Manuscripts for Proceedings must conform to the following structure:

First page:

  1. Title
  2. Full author names
  3. Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors’ email addresses
  4. Abstract (200–250 words)
  5. Keywords
  6. Introduction
  7. Methods
  8. Results and Discussion
  9. Conclusions
  10. (Acknowledgments)
  11. References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables, and references) .

Microsoft Word

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and create difficulties related to layout.


Manuscript Preparation

  1. Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm × 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, and left and right sides).
  2. Formatting/Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of the CGPM2020 template. The full titles and cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example, [4] or [1–3], and all the references should be listed separately as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  3. Author List and Affiliation Format: Authors’ full first and last names must be given. Any abbreviated middle names can be added. For papers written by various contributors, a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should only be listed under Acknowledgments. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  4. Figures, Schemes, and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text with numbers and titles supplied for all tables. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes, and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, figure, or scheme.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides, if available, will be directly displayed on the website using’s proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.


Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared with the following formats:

  • MOV
  • MPEG4
  • MP4
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • FLV

The video should be submitted via email before 20 October 2020.

Presentation of Posters

Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. As with papers presented at conferences, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters can be presented without an accompanying Proceedings paper will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, they will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors’ responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there are no conflicts, please state here “The authors declare no conflicts of interest”. This should be conveyed in a separate “Conflicts of Interest” statement preceding the “Acknowledgments” and “References” sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under the “Acknowledgments” section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a communications paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

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