25th Short Course on Polymer Characterization

in conjunction with

25th POLYCHAR 2017, Kuala Lumpur

Theme: Polymer characterization

Date: Monday, 9th October 2017

Time: 8.15 am to 5.15 pm

Venue: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



The Course on polymer characterization has been developed for students, researchers and industry practitioners from around the world to update their knowledge. The lectures shall provide the understanding of the methods of characterization of polymers and polymer-based materials (PBMs) as well as the basic science behind those methods. Thought-provoking insights into the experimental design and the research results will be presented. This will provide a basis also for understanding research reports during the following days of the Forum. The instructors might share their power point slides on the website of the IUPAC sub-committee on Polymer Education accessible to the general public.

Who should attend

Students, researchers on PBMs and engineers in relevant manufacturing industries.

Fees for 1-day Short Course on Polymer Characterization

  1. Complimentary for the participants of 25th POLYCHAR OR
  2. RM400 / USD100 for solely attending 1-day Short Course on Polymer Characterization only

Payment mode

Please refer to this web link


Tentative program

The short course is a set of lectures by experts in the field describing different aspects of interest to the participants of 25th POLYCHAR 2017. The following topics will be presented:




8.00 am – 8.30 am


8.30 am – 9.15 am

Electrochemical characterization of polymer electrolytes

Chin Han Chan

9.15 am – 10.00 am

Thermal analysis used to analyze the glass transition phenomenon

Jean-Marc Saiter

10.00 am – 10.15 am

Tea break

10.15 am – 11.00 am

Viscoelastic properties of polymers

Michael Hess

11.00 am – 11.45 am

Simple teaching for mathematical treatments about diffraction and scattering of X-ray and visible light beams

Masura Matsuo

11.45 am – 12.30 pm

Determination of thermodynamic quantities by scattering techniques

Volker Abetz


12.30 pm – 2.00 pm


2.00 pm – 2.45 pm

Complex branched glucose polymers and human health

Robert G. Gilbert

2.45 pm – 3.15 pm

Polymer tribology

Witold Brostow

3.15 pm – 4.00 pm

Micromechanics of polymers: Electron microscopic methods of investigation

Sven Henning


4.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Tea break

4.15 pm – 4.45 pm

Characterization of crosslinks in vulcanised rubbers: From simple to advanced techniques

Aik Hwee Eng

4.45 pm – 5.00 pm

Closing of short course



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