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Polymers offer enormous opportunities towards newer applications in technologically important areas. There is a great necessity to have an integral approach towards this complementary relationship of polymers and their performance. These polymeric materials have shown multidirectional growth in several areas of technological innovations, which ranges from the biomedical polymers to the fascinating field of smart materials. A precise understanding of the molecular architecture and its role in governing physical characteristics is extremely useful to understand their applications. This conference on polymers is proposed to exchange information on new dimensions in such application areas.

Asian Polymer Association (APA) is a professional society dedicated to the science of polymers. APA is celebrating its 10 years of dynamic existence and this conference is being organized as the Jubilee celebrations of the society. APA in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (Delhi) and Indo Italian Forum on Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering is organizing International conference on Advances in Polymer Science & Technology (APA-2017). The conference would be dedicated to the world of polymers with an extensive interaction among academicians, researchers, technologists and policy planners. A special feature of this event is to organize Student Conclave for our young generation. We are sure that this conference would provide us required impetus in generating polymer resource for the country.

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to invite you to participate in this conference. We look forward to welcoming you at New Delhi.

Bhuvanesh Gupta
IIT Delhi, India
Atsushi Suzuki
YNU, Japan
Sanjay K Nayak
CIPET, India

APA Awards

APA Jubilee Award 2017

Professor Didier Letourneur
INSERM, Paris, France

APA Distinguished Award

Professor Dhanjay Jhurry
Vice Chancellor
University of Mauritius

APA Social Award

To be nominated by APA Executive Committee

APA Young Researcher Award

Masao Kamimura
Tokyo University of Science

APA Young Scientist Award

Anupama Sharma
Panjab University Chandigarh

Student Conclave

The contest will check theoretical and practical knowledge of students on topics related to polymer science & technology. Students will be asked to write answers for questions in a given period and will be evaluated on the basis of their overall performance. First, second and third prizes will be conferred on the winners. On-line registration for participation would be needed.

The contest will look at the imagination and the practical knowledge of students in the field of polymers. Participating teams will be required to bring a scientific or technological model on any of the related topics for display during the conference. Models will be evaluated on the basis of their scientific and techno-commercial importance. First and second prizes will be conferred on the winners. On-line registration for participation would be needed.

Innovation Contest will look at the ability of a student in transforming an idea, imagination or invention into a simple process to develop an useful product as an affordable domain for the human being. First and second prizes will be conferred on the winners. On-line registration for participation would be needed.

Springer Oral Award presentations are planned for the students on 24th November 2017. Students will be given 8 minutes (sharp) for presentation followed by the discussion. The evaluations will be made by a group of experts in a panel. The two best oral presentation will be awarded during the valedictory function on 25th November 2017

Poster abstracts are invited from students in different areas of polymer science & technology. These posters will remain displayed on the conference site for two days. The poster committee would evaluate them for their scientific, content, esthetic efforts and knowledge of the student in the area of presentation. The best posters. Selected by the technical committee will be awarded by APA.

on Clean India (Swachh Bharat)

The exhibition is being planned under the banner of Swachh Bharat program of Government of India to demonstrate the role of polymers in creating clean and eco-friendly environment to the outside world. The exhibition would be dedicated to the technology display by prominent companies working in the field of Bioplastics, Biopolymers, Bioproducts, Ion exchange polymers, Potable water & its treatment, Waste management, Waste utilization, Recyling approaches, Infection resistant materials & Bio based packaging

Stall Size - 2X2 Sq Mtr
Indian Exhibitor - INR 1 lakh + S.T.
Overseas Exhibitor - EUR 2,500

Plenary Speakers

Andreas Greiner

University of Bayreuth, Germany

Electrospinning: innovations and applications

Akio Kishida

Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Control of biological response of polymers by surface modification

Kwangmeyung Kim

KIST, Seoul, Korea

New nanomedicine for heterogeneous tumors

Frederic Guittard

University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, France
Biomimetism for innovation ... and revolution

Amar K Mohanty

University of Guelph; ON, Canada

Circular Economy and Sustainable Biobased Materials – Innovation in Green Manufacturing

Dhanjay Jhurry

University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
Biodegradable Polymers : Designing and Applications in Human Healthcare

Manohar V Badiger

NCL, Pune, India

New Hydrophobically Associating Polymers and Gels: Synthesis, Rheology and Applications

Babu Padmanabhan

STEER Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Polymer Processing: Recent developments