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 Polymer Division (IV)

Prof. C.K. Ober
(2008 - 2011)
Prof. M. Buback
(2008 - 2011)
Vice President
Prof. M. Hess
(2008 - 2011)

Division Committee and Members

MACRO 2010, Glasgow

11 - 16 July 2010
> RSCConferences/Macro2010

Materials of the future

15-17 Feb 2009

Link to Polymer EDU
...introducing newcomers to the fascinating world of polymers

> Division's Aims and Rules

> Current Projects
Find out about submitting a project to the Polymer Division

> Recent Reports
(including Compendium of macromolecular nomenclature and translations)

> IUPAC Sponsored Conferences


> Report of Activities

> Minutes and Archives

Division's Aims

The Polymer Division of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is concerned with the science and technology of macromolecules and polymers. Its aims are:

    • To facilitate international scientific exchange
    • To cooperate with other international organizations
    • To promote macromolecular and polymer science and technology at the international level, including education, conferences and the assessment of societal impact
    • To define terminology and standards in macromolecular and polymer science and technology

The means by which the Division achieves these aims include:

    • Developing position papers on issues of importance to the international community
    • Organizing studies of polymer-related industrial technologies to define critical issues
    • Promoting scientific and technological education and exchange of ideas
    • Actively sponsoring international conferences
    • Providing financial support for approved projects in terminology, in polymer, molecular and process characterization, in special topics and in education

Members Responsibilities
Subcommittee on Structure and Properties of Commercial Polymers
  R.S. Bailey (Chairman), S.C. Kim (co-Chairman)
Coordination of Molecular Characterisation Projects
  H. Pasch
Subcommittee on Modeling of Polymerization Kinetics and Processes
  M. Buback (Chairman), S. Beuermann (Secretary)
Subcommittee on Polymer Terminology
  R.G. Jones (Chairman), M. Hess (Secretary)
Subcommittee on Developing Polymer Materials
  C.K. Ober, J. Stejskal
Subcommittee on Polymer Education
  J.-P. Vairon, G. Froyer
Conference Coordination & Recruitment
  P. Kubisa, S. Penczek
Electronic Publications
  R.G. Jones, W.J. Work
  M. Sawamoto (including Polymer Summit), J.-Il Jin
Interdivisional Subcommittee on Materials Chemistry
  R.G. Jones (joint member)

Members of the international polymer community, who wish to suggest new projects or take part in the work of the Division in any capacity, are encouraged to contact the Division President.

Until December 2001, the Division functioned through three Commissions, each comprising various Working Parties:
  • Commission on Macromolecular Nomenclature (IV.1)
  • Commission on Polymer Characterization and Properties (IV.2)
  • Commission on Functional Polymers (IV.3)

> Access former Commissions Structure

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