World Polymer Congress - June 24-29, 2012 - Virginia Tech Campus - Blacksburg, VA - USA
Congress Committees

Regional Organizing Committee

Macromolecules & Interfaces Institute at Virginia Tech
Professor Timothy Long, Committee Chair, 540-231-2480, telong@vt.edu
Professor Richard Turner, 540-231-4552, srturner@vt.edu
Professor Robert Moore, 540-231-0641, rbmoore3@vt.edu
Professor Richey Davis, 540-231-4578, rmdavis@vt.edu
Professor Donald Baird, 540-231-5998, dbaird@vt.edu
Professor Judy Riffle, 540-231-8214, jriffle@vt.edu

Honorary Advisory Committee

Professor James McGrath, Virginia Tech
Professor Garth Wilkes, Virginia Tech
Professor Thomas Ward, Virginia Tech

International Advisory Committee

Argentina
Professor Maximo Baron, Universidad de Belgrano

Australia
Professor David Lewis, Flinders University
Professor Wayne Cook, Monash University
Professor Kei Saito, Monash University
Professor Robert Gilbert, Queensland University
Professor Thomas Davis, University of New South Wales

Belgium
Professor Philippe Dubois, University of Mons - Hainaut

Brazil
Professor Ailton de Souza Gomes, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro
Professor David Tabak, Tabak Consultoria

Canada
Professor Mitch Winnik, University of Toronto
Professor Timothy Bender, University of Toronto
Dr. Karen Moffat, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

China
Professor Zhibo Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Yongming Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Zhen-zhong Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Cyprus
Professor Costas Patrickios, University of Cyprus

Czech Republic
Professor Karel Dusek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Professor Pavel Kratochvíl, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Professor Frantisek Rypácek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Denmark
Professor Søren Hvilsted, Technical University of Denmark

Finland
Professor Olli Ikkala, Helsinki University of Technology

France
Professor Carlos Marques, Institut Charles Sadron
Professor Jean-Pierre Vairon, University of Pierre and Marie Curie

Germany
Professor Michael Buback, Georg-August-University Göttingen
Professor Brigitte Voit, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung, Dresden
Professor Hans Spiess, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Professor Axel Müller, Universität Bayreuth

Greece
Professor Nikos Hadjichristidis, University of Athens

India
Professor Parameswar K. Iyer, Indian Institute of Technology, Assam
Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Iran
Professor Hamid Yeganeh, Iranian Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
Professor Shadpour Mallakpour, Isfahan University of Technology
Professor Bahman Tamami, Shiraz University

Israel
Professor Moshe Gottlieb, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Professor Abraham Domb, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Italy
Professor Paolo Caliceti, University of Padua

Japan
Professor Mitsuo Sawamoto, Kyoto University
Professor Hiroshi Watanabe, Kyoto University
Professor Mitsuru Ueda, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professor Akira Hirao, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professor Masaaki Kakimoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professor Hiroyuki Nishide, Waseda University

Mexico
Professor Gabriel Luna-Bárcenas, CINVESTAV, Unidad Querétaro

The Netherlands
Professor Cor E. Koning, Eindhoven University of Technology
Dr. Luc Leemans, DSM
Professor Roeland Nolte, Radboud University, Nijmegen

New Zealand
Professor Greg Russell, University of Canterbury

Pakistan
Professor Nasir Ahmad, National University of Sciences and Technology

Poland
Professor Przemysław Kubisa, Polish Academy of Sciences, Łódź
Professor Stanislaw Penczek, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lodz

Russia
Professor Alexei Khokhlov, Moscow State University
Professor Sergey V. Kotomin, State Technical University, Moscow

Singapore
Professor Xiao (Matthew) Hu, Nanyang Technological University

Slovak Republic
Professor Maria Omastova, Slovak Academy of Sciences

South Africa
Professor Bert Klumperman, University of Stellenbosch
Professor Harald Pasch, University of Stellenbosch
Professor Ron Sanderson, University of Stellenbosch

South Korea
Professor Young Tai Yoo, Konkuk University
Professor Jung-Il Jin, Korea University
Professor Moonhor Ree, POSTECH

Spain
Professor Marta Fernández-Garcia, CSIC Madrid
Professor José Asua, University of the Basque Country

Sweden
Professor Lennart Piculell, Lund University
Professor Ann-Christine Albertsson, Royal Institute of Technology

Switzerland
Professor Harm-Anton Klok, EPF Lausanne
Professor Paul Smith, ETH Zürich
Professor Üli Suter, ETH Zürich

Taiwan
Professor An-Chung Su, National Tsing-Hua University

Turkey
Professor Metin Acar, Istanbul Technical University
Professor Oguz Okay, Istanbul Technical University
Professor Burak Erman, Koç University
Professor Iskender Yilgor, Koç University

UK
Professor Ruth Duncan, Cardiff University
Professor Neil Cameron, Durham University
Professor Tom McLeish, Durham University
Professor Andrew I Cooper, University of Liverpool
Professor Peter Lovell, University of Manchester
Professor Steven Armes, University of Sheffield
Professor Anthony J. Ryan, University of Sheffield

USA
Professor David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology
Professor Mark Davis, California Institute of Technology
Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Chris Ober, Cornell University
Professor Geoffrey Coates, Cornell University
Professor L. Andrew Lyon, Georgia Tech
Dr. Ferenc Horkay, NIH Bethesda
Dr. Jamie Messman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Professor Karen Wooley, Texas A & M University
Professor Joseph DeSimone, UNC Chapel Hill
Professor Zhibin Guan, University of California, Irvine
Professor Heather Maynard, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Darrin Pochan, University of Delaware
Professor Ken Wagener, University of Florida
Professor Murugappan Muthukumar, University of Massachusetts
Professor Marc Hilmeyer, University of Minnesota
Professor Virgil Percec, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Nicholas Peppas, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Don Paul, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Chris Bielawski, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Allan Hoffman, University of Washington
Professor Kenneth Wynne, Virginia Commonwealth University
Professor Thomas H. Epps, University of Delaware
Professor Theresa Reineke, University of Minnesota

Venezuela
Professor Alejandro Müller, Universidad Simón Bolívar

Technical Program Committee

Professor Craig J. Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor Axel H. E. Müller, University of Bayreuth
Professor Eric Drockenmuller, University of Lyon
Dr. Kathryn L. Beers, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Professor Taihyun Chang, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Professor Thomas P. Russell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Professor Paula T. Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Kookheon Char, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University
Professor Buddy D. Ratner, University of Washington
Professor Julio San Roman del Barrio, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, Madrid
Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota
Professor Ludwik Leibler, ESPCI Paris Tech
Professor Stephen Z. D. Cheng, The University of Akron
Professor Yong Cao, South China University of Technology
Professor Benny D. Freeman, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Anita Hill, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Professor David A. Schiraldi, Case Western Reserve University
Professor G. Julius Vancso, University of Twente
Professor Toshio Nishi, WPI-AIMR Tohoku University
Professor Ralph H. Colby, Pennsylvania State University
Professor Dimitris Vlassopoulos, University of Crete
Dr. Karl W. Haider, Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Professor Zhen-Zhong Yang, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Maurits van Tol, DSM Netherlands
Dr. Aaron Thornton, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia



 

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