Programme

Wednesday 13 September

12:00

Registration - School of Management

12:30

Lunch - Core West

13:55

Welcome and Introduction - School of Management
Anthony Higgins - Swansea University

 

Session 1 - Nanocomposites
Chair: James Elliott, University of Cambridge, UK

14:00

(INVITED) Fundamental polymer physics in nanocomposites
Nigel Clarke, University of Sheffield, UK

14:45

Effective interactions between nano-particles mediated by reversibly adsorbed polymers
Alexander Chervanyov, WWU University Münster, Germany

15:05

Multi-scale scattering studies of polymer-graphene nanocomposites
Mike Weir, University of Sheffield, UK

15:25

Spatially dependent dynamics of filled rubbers
Richard Thompson, Durham University, UK

15:45

Refreshment break

 

Session 2 - Rheological measurements
Chair: Ann Terry, Lund University, Sweden

16:10

Vibrations of viscoelastic polymer solution droplets
James Sharp, University of Nottingham, UK

16:30

Mesoscopic simulation of the transient behaviour of semi-diluted polymer solution in a microchannel following extensional flow
Marco Ellero, Swansea University, UK

16:50

The effect of extensional flow on shear viscosity
Richard Hodgkinson, University of Sheffield, UK


17:10


Flash posters (5 x 3 min. each)

 

Optimisation of mechanical properties of waterborne poly(Chloroprene) films
Philip Richardson, University of Surrey, UK

 

The impact of molecular weight on composition profiles in polymer/fullerene bilayers
Elizabeth Hynes, Swansea University, UK

 

Microfludic-SANS: high throughput phase mapping and contrast variation
Marco Adamo, Imperial College London, UK

 

The structural evolution of ultra-white biomimetic polymer films
Stephanie Burg, University of Sheffield, UK

 

Analysing conformation and hydration in silk feedstock
Peter Laity, University of Sheffield, UK

   
17:30

Polymer Physics Group - AGM

17:45

Refreshments and Poster Session - School of Management

19:30

Dinner - The Core

   
   

Key dates

  • Oral abstract submission deadline:
    24 May 2017
  • Poster abstract submission deadline:
    10 August 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    10 August 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    5 September 2017