Friday 15 September

  Session 7 - Networks and gels
Chair: Mike Ries, University of Leeds, UK
08:30 Registration
09:00 (INVITED) Bio-aerogels 
Tatiana Budtova, MINES, ParisTech, France
09:45 Elasticity dominated surface segregation in polymer mixtures
Buddhapriya Chakrabarti, University of Sheffield, UK
10:05 Neutron reflectivity, water dynamics and performance of polyamide nanofilms for water desalination
Joao Cabral, Imperial College London, UK
10:25 Confined networks and motility of stiff filaments 
Kristian Müller-Nedebock, Stellenbosch University, South Africa 
10:45 Refreshments

Session 8 - Polymer structure and dynamics
Chair: Jon Howse, University of Sheffield, UK

Investigations of Star, Cyclic, and Concatenated Polymers with Neutron Scattering 
11:55 Chain dynamics in polymer melts at flat surfaces  
Jack Kirk, University of Reading, UK 
12:15 Structure and dynamics of entangled polymers under shear flow studied by neutron scattering 
Philipp Gutfreund, Institut Laue-Langevin, France 
12:35 Models for entangled telechelic stars: nonlinear rheology and shear banding
Victor Boudara, University of Leeds, UK
12:55 Using virtual knots to understand ambiguous polymer conformations 
Keith Alexander, University of Bristol, UK
13:15 Closing remarks
13:30 Packed lunch

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