5th US-Mexico-Canada Symposium on Advances in Polymer Science
XXXIV National Congress of the Mexican Polymer Society

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Plenary Speakers

Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Carnegie Mellon University

Title: Nanostructured functional materials by ATRP


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Prof. Timothy P. Lodge

University of Minnesota

Title: Dynamics in Block Copolymer Nanospheres


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Prof. Rigoberto C. Advíncula

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; ORNL

Title: Nanostructured and High-Performance Polymers and Composites by 3D-Printing


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Dr. Octavio Manero

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Title: Dynamics of micellar solutions and associative polymers. The structure factor and flow instabilities


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Dr. Enrique Saldívar Guerra

Applied Chemistry Research Center (CIQA)

Title:The Fingerprints of Polymers: Molecular Weight Distribution and its Mathematical Modeling


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Prof. Gabriel Luna-Barcenas

Cinvestav Querétaro

Title: "Percolation phenomena in polymer nanocomposites: practical applications"


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Invited Speakers

Prof. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez

University of Texas at Austin

Title: Strategic Biomimicry in Medical Device Design


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Prof. Michael Cunningham

Queen's University

Title: Starch Graft Copolymers and Grafted Starch Nanoparticles via Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization 


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Prof. Marek W. Urban

Clemson University

Title: Self-healing of Copolymers Induced by Dipolar Interactions


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Prof. Michael Jaffe

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Title: Controlling Polymer Morphology to Enhance Polymer Performance


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Prof. Michael Graham

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: Complex flows of complex fluids - dynamics of polymer and surfactant solutions in flow


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Prof. Robin A. Hutchinson

Queen´s University

Title: Two novel semi-batch polymerization processes to produce acrylic block copolymers


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Prof. Michael Serpe

University of Alberta

Title: Responsive Microgel-Based Assemblies for Sensing and Biosensing


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Prof. Brent S. Sumerlin

University of Florida

Title: Macromolecular Photocatalysts in Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization


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Prof. Christopher Kemper Ober

Cornell University

Title: Enabling the Fastest Electronics: Advances in Polymer Photoresists for sub-10 nm Pattern Formation


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Prof. Marco Ellero

BCAM- Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

Title: Modelling and simulation of particle suspensions with polymeric matrices


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Dr. Antonio Martínez Richa

Universidad de Guanajuato

Title: Yarrowia Lipolytica Lipase 2: Insolation, Characterization and Applications in Polymer Synthesis


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Dr. Kenan Song

Arizona State University

Title: 3D Printed Polymer Surfaces for Nanoparticle Assembly


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A.    Advances in Macromolecular Synthesis

Chair: Odilia Pérez-Camacho (CIQA)
Co-chair: Prof. Brent S. Sumerlin

B.    Macromolecules and Nanotechnology

Chair: José Bonilla-Cruz (CIMAV-Monterrey)
Co-chair: Rigoberto C. Advincula (Case Western Reserve University)

C.    Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Chair: Josué D. Mota-Morales (CFATA-UNAM)
Co-chair: Elizabeth Cossgrif-Hernandez (University of Texas at Austin)

D.    Polymers for Advanced Technologies

Chair: Angel Licea-Claverie (Tecnológico Nacional de Mexico Tijuana)
Co-chair: Marek W. Urban (Clemson University)

E.    Composites, Polymer blends and Rheology

Chair: Rubén Gonzalez Núñez (Universidad de Guadalajara)/Esteban López Aguilar (Facultad de Química-UNAM)
Co-chair: Michael Graham (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

F.    Polymer Engineering and Modeling

Chair: Enrique Saldivar-Guerra (CIQA)/Ivan Zapata (Tecnológico Nacional de Mexico Tijuana)
Co-chair: Robin A. Hutchinson (Queen´s University)

G.    Smart Polymers and Surfaces

Chair: Milton Vazquez Lepe (Universidad de Guadalajara)/Betzabé Gonzalez Campos (Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo)
Co-chair: Kenan Song (Arizona State University)

H.    General Topics on Polymers

Chair: Tania E. Lara Ceniceros (CIMAV Monterrey)
Co-chair: Ma. Elena Hernández (Universidad de Guadalajara) 


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