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Polymers 2022 - New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People

Part of the Polymers series
25–27 May 2022, Turin, Italy

Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Composites, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Physics
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We would like to thank our chairs, committee members, session chairs, speakers, sponsors, and all the attendees for making this a great meeting.
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Event Awardees

We are pleased to announce that the Polymers 2022 Best Oral Presentation Award, judged by the Conference Chairs, Invited Speakers, and Scientific Committee, has been granted to:

Maddalena Bertolla*, Michele Cecchetto, Anacleto Dal Moro, Mattia Comotto - "Comparison of the properties of a random copolymer and a molten blend PA6/PA6.9"

The Polymers 2022 Best Poster Award, voted on by our attendees, has been granted to:

Lazaros Papadopoulos*, Tobias Robert, Dimitrios Bikiaris - "Turning additive manufacturing green: Exploring the potential of biobased polyester resins into UV 3D printing applications"

Congratulations to the awardees!

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are very proud and honored to announce the international conference Polymers 2022 - New Trends in Polymers Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open access journal Polymers. The conference will be held in Turin, Italy, on May 25–27, 2022.

Over the past 60 years, polymers have made an outstanding contribution to the development of modern society in every field. The substitution of traditional materials with tailored polymer systems in the most diverse applications has allowed us to overcome important technological challenges and improve the quality of life.

Today, however, polymeric materials face a new challenge: reconciling the technological progress and well-being of people with the preservation of the planet, from a circular economy perspective.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to present leading-edge research on the advancements in polymer science and technology in all its main aspects, with a particular emphasis on those aiming to preserve and improve the health of the planet and of people, as per title. Both oral and poster contributions are welcome. The broad themes that will be addressed during the conference include synthesis, modification, and characterization of synthetic and natural polymers, polymers from green chemistry, polymer hybrids, nanocomposites, polymer biomaterials, polymers in drug delivery and tissue engineering, polymers for human health, bio-based and biodegradable polymers, polymer recycling and re-use, polymers for the environment, functional polymers, and polymers in energy, among others.

The conference follows the very successful meeting Polymers 2018 - Polymers: Design, Function and Application held in March 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting in Turin!

Prof. Francesco Trotta, Prof. Pierangiola Bracco and Prof. Marco Zanetti
Polymers 2022 Chairs

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Janny Chen
Ms. Judith Wu
Dr. Elena Gonzalez

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Conference Chairs

Department of Chemistry, University of Turin


Department of Chemistry, University of Turin


Department of Chemistry, University of Turin


Conference Committee

University of Catania, Catania, Italy

University of Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy

Alcalá University, Alcalá de Henares, Spain

École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille – ENSCL, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Novamont S.p.A., Novara, Italy

Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Alessandria, Italy

University of Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain

National Research Council—Institute for Chemical and Physical Processes, Pisa, Italy

University of Hyogo, Hyogo, Japan

University of Rome, Italy

Invited Speakers

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

Dimitrios N. Bikiaris is a Professor at the Chemistry Department of AUTH since 2015. His research interests include: synthesis and characterization of polyesters, development of polymers using biobased monomers, synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites, the use of polymers to remove contaminants and the use of polymers in tissue engineering and pharmaceutical applications. His work has been published in more than 365 scientific papers, with over 13500 references and h-index 63 (scopus). He participated in more than 50 research projects, has written 4 chapters in international scientific books and he holds 15 international patents and 2 Greek. He has participated in more than 200 international and 50 national conferences, having 150 oral presentations as a simple and invited speaker, and 250 poster presentations. He has been a reviewer in more than 150 international journals and is member of editorial committees in six scientific journals.

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Winner of Polymers Young Investigator Award 2018

Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin, Italy

Solid-like electrolytes for safe, ambient temperature operation of alkali metal ion batteries
Claudio Gerbaldi is Professor of principles of chemistry for applied technologies and Chair of Chemistry from nine years. He is the leader of the Group for Applied Materials and Electrochemistry (GAME-Lab, at the Department of Applied Science and Technology – DISAT. The specific mission of GAME Lab is the development and thorough characterization of innovative electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, which are nowadays fundamental to exploit the full potential of future technologies requiring high performance, such as smart electronics, storage from renewables and electric transportation, with strong collaboration with academy/research centers worldwide and effective connections with industry and EU. He is author/co-author of about 135 scientific research articles published in international ISI journals with >1000 annual citation counts in recent years (>4700 total citations) and h-index 43 (source SCOPUS, 08/2019), 5 International granted patents, 4 research book chapters, and participated in > 60 national/international conferences (>80 oral talks and/or poster presentations), 12 as distinguished invited/keynote speaker. Among others, he has received the International “Roberto Piontelli” Award – International award delivered in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, for outstanding scientific or technological contributions in the field of electrochemistry for energy-related applications, corrosion or physical chemistry (2015) and the ‘‘UniCredit Award’’ for the Young Innovation in Research (2007).

University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

Gaetano Guerra received his doctor degree in Chemistry under the direction of Paolo Corradini. He was researcher at Montedison and professor at the Naples University. Presently he is Professor of Macromolecular Chemistry, at the University of Salerno. Most of the scientific activity of Prof. Guerra has been devoted to theoretical and experimental studies relative to polymeric materials. This research activity is documented by more than 300 scientific papers on international journals and by many industrial patents. He is a member of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and President of Italian Association of Chemistry.

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dr. Kurtz is a Principal and the Director of Exponent's Biomedical Engineering practice. He serves as a part-time Research Professor and Director of the Implant Research Center at Drexel University's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems. Dr. Kurtz’ research activities have emphasized point-of-care additive manufacturing of medical devices and implants; real-world clinical performance of medical devices, including orthopedic, spine, and cardiovascular implants, as assessed by human implant retrieval specimens, national implant registries, and national health care databases; clinical studies of medical devices; and the mechanical behavior of synthetic biomaterials. His recent research interests include 3D printing of high-temperature polymers, including PEEK, to create novel drug delivery devices that treat spine and orthopaedic implant infection. Dr. Kurtz is active in many professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Hip Society, the Knee Society, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Dr. Kurtz has edited 10 books and written over 240 journal articles and 500 conference abstracts. He has co-edited STP 1591: Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacements for the ASTM in 2015 and recently completed the PEEK Biomaterials Handbook, 2nd Edition, which was published in 2019.

University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Katja Loos is Professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands holding the chair of Macromolecular Chemistry and New Polymeric Materials. She specialized in Organic Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry during her university studies at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, USA. She moved into the field of Enzymatic Polymerizations during her doctoral research at the University of Bayreuth, Germany and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil. After a postdoctoral research stay at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY, USA she started an independent research group at the University of Groningen. Katja Loos pioneered the field of enzymatic polymerization, especially the biocatalytic synthesis of polysaccharides and polyamides, and the synthesis and self-assembly of PVDF containing block copolymers. Already early in her career Katja Loos was awarded two travel scholarships of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and she received the very prestigious Feodor Lynen Fellowship award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct her postdoctoral research. During her independent research career, on the basis of her unique approach in combining modern polymer synthesis, (macro) molecular self-assembly, and utilization of the arising structures the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded her the prestigious VIDI grant in 2009 and VICI grant in 2014 and the German Research Council (DFG) the Eleonore Trefftz guest professorship within the scope of its excellency initiative. Katja Loos is a distinguished scientist with over 200 scholarly peer-reviewed publications, various patents and book chapters. She is the editor of the only currently available textbook in the field of Enzymatic Polymerizations (Biocatalysis In Polymer Chemistry; Loos, K. Ed.; Wiley-VCH, 2010) and co-author of a introductory textbook on Polymer Science widely sold and used in The Netherlands and Belgium.

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Rolf Mülhaupt studied chemistry at the University of Freiburg, Germany and received his PhD degree at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. After industrial research at Dupont Central Research in Wilmington, Delaware/USA and Ciba Plastics and Additives Research in Marly, Switzerland, in 1989 he was appointed full professor for macromolecular chemistry at the University of Freiburg Germany, where he is the managing director of the Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF). His research spans from polymerization catalysis to sustainable materials, nanocomposites, specialty polymers, and 3D printing.

University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Dr. Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt leads an independent research group as Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Dr. Schmidt’s research group investigates the self-assembly and demixing behaviors of hydrophilic polymers for application in the biomedical field. Another focus of the group is metal–organic framework/polymer hybrid materials and polymer–mediated crystallization modulation. Additionally, the group synthesizes carbon nitride/ polymer hybrid materials for photocatalytic and biomedical applications. Dr. Schmidt received his PhD in 2013. He has since received several awards and has an outstanding publication record, comprising 74 primary publications and seven reviews in peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Schmidt has around 3281 Scopus Scientific Citations, and his Hirsch index is 36. He is clearly a rising figure in the field of polymer materials. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Schmidt for his outstanding achievement.

Local Organizing Committee

Valentina Brunella (

Adrián Matencio Duran (

Claudio Cecone (

Alberto Rubin Pedrazzo (

Gjylije Hoti (

Viktoria Ilieva (

Antonella Moramarco (

Edoardo Miravalle (

Riccardo Ferrero (


The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, gala dinner on 26 May, conference bag and program book.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by anyone of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 20 April 2022. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates are available in the logged-in area of Sciforum Platform. Once logged-in, go to "My Certificates" to download it.

Registration Extra Type: 100€, including gala dinner and welcome cocktail; 70€ for gala dinner only. Please note that gala dinner and welcome cocktail are included in the full registration. The extra type is provided for the accompanying person who will only attend the gala dinner and welcome cocktail.

Early Bird
Until 8th April 2022
Supported documents
Academic 400.00 EUR
Student 200.00 EUR Scanned copy or photograph of your current student ID is required.
Non-academic 600.00 EUR
Guest Editor/Board Member of Polymers 300.00 EUR
MDPI author/reviewer 300.00 EUR
Invited Speakers Free
Cancellation policy

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:

> 2 months before the conference

Full refund but 60 EUR are retained for administration

> 1 month before the conference

Refund 50% of the applying fees

> 2 weeks before the conference

Refund 25% of the applying fees

< 2 weeks before the conference

No refund

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card

Instructions for Authors

Polymers 2022 will accept abstracts only.
The accepted abstracts will be available online on both during and after the conference. Papers based on the accepted abstracts may also be published in the special issue "New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People".
Please note that abstract submission and conference registration are two separate processes.
  • Create an account on and click "Submit New Abstract to Polymers 2022" on the left panel.
  • Choose a session which is best suited for your research.
  • Submit an abstract in English - the word limits are minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words. .
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is 25 February 2022. You will be notified by 25 March 2022 regarding the acceptance of your submission.
  • Upon submission, you may select whether you wish to be considered for oral presentation. Following assessment by the Chair, you will be notified by 25 March 2022 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by anyone of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 20 April 2022.

Update: Maximum poster size limited to 80 x 120 cm, vertical orientation preferred. If you already printed your poster in 90 x 120 cm, contact us and we will find a way to accommodate it. Please print your poster prior to the conference. A plan of the poster session will be circulated later on.

Publication Opportunities
  • All accepted abstracts will be available online in an Open Access format on
  • Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our special issue "New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People" in the journal Polymers.
  • This themed collection is closely aligned with the scope of the event. The submission deadline for this special issue is
    25 August 2022. The conference participants will be granted a 20% discount on the publishing fees.
  • Polymers is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Compendex (EI) , PubMed (PMC), and other databases, and has a latest Impact Factor of 4.329 (Journal Citations Reports, 2020)

Program Overview

Detailed Program

Wednesday 25 May 2022

08:15 – 08:45

Registration Desk Open (Check-in)

08:45 – 09:00


Chairs: Francesco Trotta, Pierangiola Bracco, and Marco Zanetti

Session Chair: Dimitri Bikiaris

09:00 – 09:35

Rolf Mülhaupt "From Hermann Staudinger to Sustainable Material Systems"

Session 1

Health of the Planet – Part I

09:35 – 09:55

Pedro Luis de Hoyos-Martinez "Synthesis of Biopolyols from Wood Residues for the Elaboration of Performing Polyurethane Foams"

09:55 – 10:15

Enzo Pichon "Waterborne and Bio-Based Non-isocyanate Polyurethane Dispersions: Towards Safer Polyurethane Coatings"

10:15 – 10:35

Liudmyla Gryshchuk "Influence of Recycled Polyurethane-Polyols on the Properties of Rigid Polyurethane Foams for Pre-insulated Pipes"

10:35 – 11:35

Coffee Break & Poster Session A

Session Chair: Alberto Frache

11:35 – 12:10

Dimitri Bikiaris "Progress and Critical Parameters for the Production of High Molecular Weight Poly(alkylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate)s Biobased Polyesters"

Session 1

Health of the Planet – Part II

12:10 – 12:30

Louis Meunier "Synthesis of PBT Vitrimers Through Reactive Extrusion - Effect of Flame Retardant Additives"

12:30 – 12:50

Alberto Fina "Phenoxy Resin-Based Covalent Adaptable Networks: A Recyclable Alternative to Epoxy Thermosets"

12:50 – 13:10

Maddalena Bertolla "Comparison of the Properties of a Random Copolymer and a Molten Blend PA6/PA6.9"

13:10 – 14:30


Session Chair: Gaetano Guerra

14:30 – 15:05

Claudio Gerbaldi "Solid-Like Electrolytes for Safe, Ambient Temperature Operation of Alkali Metal Ion Batteries"

Session 2

Health of the People – Part I

15:05 – 15:25

Maurice Brogly “Structuration of Amphiphilic PE-b-PEO Copolymer Thin Films at Interfaces”

15:25 – 15:45

Pierre Carmona “Structure Evolution of Phase-Separated Biopolymer Films for Controlled Drug Delivery”

15:45 – 16:05

Joong Ho Moon “Conjugated Polymers for Intracellular Labeling and Delivery”

16:05 – 16:30

Coffee Break

Session Chair: Claudio Gerbladi

Session 1

Health of the Planet – Part III

16:30 – 16:50

Niclas Conen “Model Based Investigation of Sustained Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactide With Non-toxic Zinc-Guanidine Catalysts”

16:50 – 17:10

Christina Gkountela “Exploring Enzymatic Polymerization Pathways for the Production of Aliphatic Polyesters”

17:10 – 17:30

Viktoria Ilieva “Biodegradation of Polyesters by Filamentous Fungi”

17:30 – 17:50

Felice Quartinello “Bioexploration Towards Novel Plastic-Degrading Microorganisms: Rumen Metagenomic Study for Synthetic Polyester Decomposition”


Welcome Cocktail

Thursday 26 May 2022

Session Chair: Francesco Trotta

08:30 – 09:05

Gaetano Guerra "Co-Crystalline and Nanoporous-Crystalline Polymers"

Session 3

Young Investigator Award Session – Part I

09:05 – 09:40

Lei Fang (YIA Winner 2018) “Conjugated Ladder Polymers and Polymer Networks: New Functions Imparted by Fused-Ring Constitution”

09:40 – 10:15

Bernhard Schmidt (YIA Winner 2020) “Double Hydrophilic Block Copolymers as an Avenue to Self-Assembly and Multi-Phase Systems”

10:15 – 11:15

Coffee Break & Poster Session B

Session Chairs: Lei Fang, Bernhard Schmidt

Session 3

Young Investigator Award Session – Part II

11:15 – 11:35

Athina Anastasaki “Concurrent Control Over Sequence and Dispersity in Multiblock Copolymers”

11:35 – 11:55

Mikelis Kirpluks “Bio-Based Thermoset Polymer as Viable Alternative for Rigid Polyurethane Foams”

11:55 – 12:15

Erlantz Lizundia “Bio-Based Polymers Endow Environmentally Sustainable Energy Storage Systems With Long Lifespan”

12:15 – 12:35

Matteo Bonomo “Polyurethanes as Low Cost and Sustainable Moisture and Oxygen Barriers for Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells”

12:35 – 12:55

Joost Brancart “Sustainability of Dynamic Covalent Polymer Networks”

12:55 – 14:15


Session Chair: Alberto Fina

14:15 – 14:50

Katja Loos “Advanced Nano-Composites Based on Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Block Copolymers”

Session 2

Health of the People – Part II

14:50 – 15:10

Sarah Burkhardt “Expanding the Range of Processable Polymers by Melt Electrowriting for Medical Applications”

15:10 – 15:30

Dania Olmos “Flexoelectric Response of PVDF-Based Materials Prepared by Solution Blow Spinning”

Session 1

Health of the Planet – Part IV

15:30 – 15:50

Celina Maria Damian “Epoxy Sustainable Nanocomposites Reinforced With Functionalized Nanocellulose for Electronic Coatings”

15:50 – 16:10

Rachel Yerushalmi-Rozen “Polymer and Solvent Mediated Nano-Cellulose Chiral Nematic Phases”

16:10 – 16:30

Anna Sowińska-Baranowska “Influence of Biofillers on the Crosslinking of Natural Rubber Compounds and the Performance of Vulcanizates”

16:30 – 16:50

Coffee Break

Session Chair: Katja Loos

Session 1

Health of the Planet – Part V

16:50 – 17:10

Antonis Gitsas “Electrical Conductivity and Crystallization Dynamics of EVA Nanocomposites in the Melt State”

17:10 – 17:30

Silvia Lage-Rivera “Enhancement of the Electrical Conductivity and Mechanical Properties of PLA/MWCNT Composite Thanks to a Natural Biopolymer: The Lignin”

17:30 – 17:50

Alice Boarino “PLA-Lignin Films for Sustainable Packaging”


Bus to Gala Dinner

Friday 27 May 2022

Session Chair: Roberta Cavalli

08:30 – 09:05

Steven Kurtz "Point of Care 3D Printing of PEEK for Orthopaedic Applications"

Session 2

Health of the People – Part III

09:05 – 09:25

Elisa Guazzelli “Single-Chain Folded Unimer Micelles for the Encapsulation and Release of the Anticancer Combretastatin A-4 Drug”

09:25 – 09:45

Daniel Cuadra Rodriguez “Well-Controlled Drug Delivery Systems Based on Polycaprolactone Hollow Fibers”

09:45 – 10:05

Khalid Ferji “Polymerization Induced Self-Assembly (Pisa): A Powerful Approach Toward Formulation of Advanced Nano-Objects of Polysaccharides-Based Copolymers”

10:05 – 10:25

Mohammad Mamunur Rashid “Sustainable Approach to Combine TiO2 with Various Polysiloxane Matrices to Produce Self-Sterilising, Uv-Protecting, Self-Cleaning, and Flame-Retardant Cotton Textiles for Technical Applications”

10:25 – 11:25

Coffee Break & Poster Session C

Session Chair: Massimo Lazzari

Session 1

Health of the Planet – Part VI

11:25 – 11:45

Maria Laura Tummino “Alginate and Alginate-Chitosan Hydrogels for Wastewater Remediation: Effect of Composted Biowaste-Derivative Addition”

11:45 – 12:05

Jakub Łagiewka “The β-Cyclodextrin Polymer Cross-Linked via 3,3′,4,4′-Biphenyltetracarboxylic Dianhydride for Removal of Organic Dyes From Water”

12:05 – 12:25

Claudio Cecone “Sub-Micrometric Cross-Linked Mats and Fibrous Carbons Produced From Nades-Derived Beta Cyclodextrin-Based Polymers”

12:25 – 12:45

Justyna Miedzianowska “The Efficiency of Straw Modification Methods in Functionalization of Elastomer Composites”

12:45 – 13:05

Bolesław Szadkowski “Pro-ecological Hybrid Pigments Based on Natural Dyes and Mineral Supports as Multifunctional and pH Sensing Colorants for Polymer Composites”


Closing Remarks

Poster Sessions

Posters have been divided in three groups and each poster will be presented in one of the three poster sessions:

  • Poster Session A – Wednesday, 25 May 2022; 10:35-11:35h
  • Poster Session B – Thursday, 26 May 2022; 10:15-11:15h
  • Poster Session C – Friday, 27 May 2022; 10:25-11:25h

The session in which each poster will be presented can be found HERE, together with the posters' numbers, titles, and presenters' names. Please contact us if the poster presenter's name is incorrect in the list (last update 19 May 2022).

Please print your poster prior to the conference. Note that maximum poster size limited to 80 x 120 cm, vertical orientation preferred. If you already printed your poster in 90 x 120 cm, contact us and we will find a way to accommodate it.

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Venue, Travel and Accommodation

Please find here a welcome brochure with useful information and discounts offered to the Polymers 2022 participants.

Entering Italy

Italy applies health-related restriction measures to incoming travellers, which may vary depending on their country of origin. You can find actualized information on the following website:


Torino is the capital of the Piedmont region, recently selected by Lonely Planet as the World’s Top Region to Visit in 2019.

The symposium site “La Cavallerizza Reale” is in the heart of downtown Turin, close to the Royal Palace and other important buildings and monuments.

Address: Via Giuseppe Verdi 9, 10124 Turin TO, Italy


We have carefully selected several comfortable hotels near the conference, at a variety of price options . Click here to book your room.

For more information to plan your stay in Turin, please visit the Turismo Torino e Provincia Convention Bureau website.


Turin is easily reachable:

By car (

Several motorways (A4, A5, A6, A21, A32) connect Turin to other Italian cities and also to France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia.

By train (,

The main railway station, Torino Porta Nuova (Piazza Carlo Felice) is a 5–10 minute walk from the congress center. Torino Porta Susa station (Piazza XVIII Dicembre) is also close by and provides an alternative for travel. Both stations have high-speed train connections (FrecciaRossa and Italo), which travel in from many of Europe's cities.

By air (

Turin Caselle “Sandro Pertini” International Airport is just outside of central Turin and there are direct connections to many major cities. From the airport, there are shuttle services to central Turin by bus and train (about 40 minutes). Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, and also Genova Cristoforo Colombo airports can be reached in less than two hours by shuttle or train.

Gala dinner

The gala dinner will be held on 26 May 2022 at Castello di Pavone. FREE buses to and from the Gala dinner will be arranged.

Event Awards

We are pleased to announce two awards available for researchers who plan to attend the Polymers-2022 conference. Applications and nominations will be assessed by the Scientific Committee and the winners will be announced online after the conference.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Award

Number of Awards Available: 600

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given for the oral presentation judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference. Prize: 600 CHF
Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 500

The Best Poster Award is given for the poster judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference. Prize: 500 CHF

Polymers 2022 Young Investigator Award

We are delighted to announce the Polymers 2022 Young Investigator Award for one young researcher conducting research in the field of polymers and who plans to attend the Polymers 2022 conference. The award consists of 2500 Swiss Francs (CHF), a plaque, a waiver of the registration fees of the next Polymers conference in 2024, and a plenary presentation at Polymers 2024.

The applications should be submitted online here before 4 February 2022. A pre-selection of the candidates will be made for all applications received. The selected candidates will be announced by 25 March 2022. These candidates will be required to give a short presentation* during Polymers 2022, and the evaluation committee will select the winner out of the presentations given.

Candidate Requirements:

– Ground-breaking contribution to the advancement of the field.
– The candidates should not be older than 35 (by 31 December 2021).

Required Application Documents:

– Curriculum Vitae and a list of publications.
– Nomination letter from two established scientists in the field.
– An abstract submitted to S3. Polymers Young Investigator Award 2022 of Polymers 2022 conference.

*Please note that the registration fees to attend and present at Polymers 2022 are to be covered by the participant.

Update 31 March 2022: The candidates selected for the Young Investigator Award session are:

  • Athina Anastasaki, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mikelis Kirpluks, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Latvia
  • Matteo Bonomo, University of Turin, Italy
  • Erlantz Lizundia, University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • Joost Brancart, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Update 30 May 2022: We are glad to announce that the winner of the Polymers 2022 Young Investigator Award is Athina Anastasaki, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Congratulations!

INSTM Registration Fee Waiver for Young Researchers

INSTM offers 5 registration fee waivers for young researchers. The aim of INSTM is to support early career researchers (bachelor, masters and PhD students) actively attending the Polymers 2022 Conference. The selection has to ensure equal representation of men and women, as well as take into account geographic distribution.

The registration fee waivers will be distributed at the discretion of the scientific organizers on the basis of the CV and quality of the abstract submitted by the applicant. Applicants must:

- Be registered as student with the Early Bird registration

- Have submitted an abstract to Polymers 2022

To participate Applicant should send to a short CV, indicating nationality, date of birth, and recent relevant publications, and a copy of the submitted abstract. Please indicate in the mail object “INSTM waiver application”

Winners will be welcome to become a member of INSTM (membership is free of charge)

The deadline for applications for fee waivers is 18 March 2022. Winners will be notified by 25 March 2022

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