We thank all participants - ca. 215 from about 30 countries - for their interesting contributions, lively discussions and attendance at the 8th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering, held in Dresden, Germany, from October 4 to 7, 2009.
Takuzo Aida (Tokyo, Japan): Programmed self-assembly for tailoring electronic soft materials Matthias Ballauff (Bayreuth, Germany): Hybrids of metallic nanoparticles and polymer colloids: Synthesis, characterization and applications in catalysis Ives Gnanou (Bordeaux, France): The exceptional breadth of n-heterocyclic carbenes as catalysts of both chain and step-growth polymerizations David Haddleton (Warwick, UK): Multi-Click Chemistry in Living Radical Polymerisation Joseph P. Kennedy (Akron, USA): A novel bioartificial pancreas Ludwik Leibler (Paris, France): Oleo-chemistry meets supramolecular chemistry: design of self-repairing materials Kris Matyjaszewski (Pittsburgh, USA): Advanced nanostructured materials by atom transfer radical polymerization Klaus Müllen (Mainz, Germany): Chemistry of Core-Shell Particles Oskar Nuyken (München, Germany): Spinning disk reactor(s) for polymers and nanoparticles Uli Wiesner (Ithaca, USA): Combining polymer science with inorganic chemistry into hybrid materials Yusuf Yagci (Istanbul, Turkey): Inorganic/polymer hybrid nanocomposites by photochemical and controlled polymerization processes
Brigitte Voit and Hans-Juergen Adler
International Advisory Board
Daniel M. A. Egbe (Chemnitz, Germany) Tatsuki Kitayama (Osaka, Japan) Munmaya K. Mishra (Richmond, VA, USA) Yusuf Yagci (Istanbul, Turkey)
We acknowlegde support of APME 2009 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.