List of invited speakers

Tentative list of confirmed invited speakers (as of 12th July 2017)

No.  Name Organisation Country Title
1 A.R. Ravindranatha Menon CSIR – National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) India  
2 Adrian Williams PSS Polymer Standard Service Germany The Application of Different Chromatographic Techniques to Obtain an Insight in the Product Distribution of Graft Copolymers 
3 Aik Hwee Eng Institut Kimia Malaysia Malaysia  
4 Albert Johannes van Reenen Stellenbosch University South Africa Immobilization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Modified Commercial Thermoplastic Microfibres
5 Alejandro J. Müller  University of the Basque Country Spain Crystallization of cyclic poly(e-caprolactones): effect of linear chain ?impurities?
6 Aleksandra Nešić University of Belgrade Serbia Development Of Edible Emulsion Coatings To Prolong Shelf-life Of Cheese
7 Alex van Herk Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences Singapore Old-fashioned latex technology and controlled radical polymerization combined
8 Amalina Muhammad Afifi University of Malaya Malaysia  
9 Andre Braun Anton Paar Germany GmbH Germany Sophisticated Rheometric Tools for Polymer Characterization
10 Andrzej Galeski Polish Academy of Sciences Poland Polypropylene with reduced chain entanglements-properties and features.
11 Anne Jonquieres Université de Lorraine France Innovative polymer materials for the purification or recovery of bio-fuels by a sustainable membrane process
12 Aracelli Flores Institute for the Structure of Matter Spain Nanoindentation in graphene reinforced polymers 
13 Atsushi Kajiwara Nara University of Education Japan Direct Observation of Active Radicals during Radical Polymerizations by Various ESR/EPR Techniques
14 Atul Gupta University of Allahabad India  
15 Azizeh Javadi Amirkabir University of Technology Iran  
16 Azman Hassan Universiti Teknologi Malaya, Malaysia Malaysia Development of Hybrid Montmorillonite/Cellulose Nanowhiskers Reinforced Polylactic Acid Nanocomposites
17 Azura A Rashid Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Gel Network Formation and the Reinforcement of Alkali Gelatinized Starch filled Natural Rubber Latex Films
18 Bernabe L. Rivas University of Concepción Chile Functional synthetic polymers with ability to remove inorganic pollutants
19 Bhaskar Idage National Chemical Laboratory India  
20 Boon Hoong Ong University of Malaya Malaysia  
21 Chan Bee Eng Mary Nanyang Technological University Singapore Glycosylated Polymers as Promising Antimicrobial Peptides and Potentiating Agent for Antibiotics 
22 Chantara Thevy Ratham Malaysian Nuclear Agency Malaysia Electron Beam Irradiation of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, EVA/ Recycled Nitrile Butadiene Rubber, rNBR Blends: Effect of Additives
23 Chin Han Chan  Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia Dispersion control of inorganic salt in poly(ethylene oxide)/polyacrylate-based composite polymer electrolytes
24 Chin Hua Chia Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia Flow Chemistry Process for Continuous Synthesis of Silver Nanowires
25 Choon Kong Woo Cardinal Health Malaysia Malaysia  
26 Chris Fellows The University of New England Australia  
27 Christina Papenfuss Technical University of Berlin Germany  
28 Christoph Schick University of Rostock Germany Calorimetry on Time Scales from Microseconds to Days 
29 Christophe Serra University of Strasbourg France  
30 Chuanliang Feng Shanghai Jiao Tong University China Bioinspired Chiral Supramolecular Hydrogels 
31 Chunye Xu  University of Science and Technology of China China High performance black-to-transmissive switching electrochromic device with panchromatic absorption based on TiO2-supported viologen and triphenylamine derivatives
32 Dan Zhu Nanjing Normal University P. R. China Dielectric and Mechanical Investigations on the Conformation of Condensing Polyethylene Oxide Chains Grafted on Silicon Surface
33 Deodato Radic Pontifical Catholic University of Chile  Chile  
34 Din Ping Tsai Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica Taiwan  
35 Du Ngoc Uy Lan Universiti Malaysia Perlis Malaysia  
36 Dušan Berek  Slovak Academy of Science Slovakia  
37 Dušan Berek  Slovak Academy of Science Slovakia  
38 El-Nabulsi Ahmad Rami Neijiang Normal University China  
39 Ewa Piorkowska Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies Poland Crystallization of nucleated gamma-PP and gamma-PP nanocomposites under high pressure 
40 Francesco Picchioni University of Groningen Netherlands  
41 Fumitoshi Kaneko Osaka University Japan Development of a Simultaneous SANS/FTIR Measurement System and its Application to Crystalline Polymer Complex Systems
42 George P. Simon Monash University Australia Mixing Carbon Nanotubes with Liquid Crystalline Polymers and Blends
43 Gregory T. Russell University of Canterbury New Zealand  
44 Guoliang Zhang China University Of Petroleum, Beijing China  
45 Han Young Woo Pusan National University South Korea P- and N-type Organic Photovoltaic Materials for Fullerene and Nonfullerene OPV Devices
46 Hang Ta The University of Queensland Australia Novel bionanotechnological solutions for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease
47 Harm-Anton Klok Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland  
48 Hathaikarn Manuspiya Chulalongkorn University  Thailand  
49 Hazizan Md Akil  Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia  
50 Hiroshi Ito Yamagata University Japan Structure-Physical Properties of Novel Polymer Alloys and Blends Obtained by Special Melt Mixing Technology
51 Hiroshi Uyama Osaka University Japan Functional Nanocomposites Based on Bacterial Cellulose
52 Holger Schönherr  University of Siegen Germany A Detailed Look at Different Bacteria Sensing Reporter Polymersomes
53 Hong Ngee Lim, Janet Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia Malaysia Electrochemical Properties of Carbon Nanofibres Membranes Reinforced with Graphene Materials
54 Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka Interfaces, Traitements, Organisation et Dynamique des Systèmes (ITODYS) - UMR 7086, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France Nanostructured Redox Active Polymer Ionic Liquids 
55 Igor I. Potemkin Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia Counterintuitive properties of polymer microgels
56 Inderbir Singh Chitkara University India  
57 Jan Nisar University of Peshawar Pakistan Kinetics of Thermo-Catalytic Degradation of Polypropylene into Fuel Oil using Cu-Co-MS-LZ-Y52 as Catalyst
58 Jean-Marc Saiter  ONYX Company France  
59 Jean-Pierre Habas University of Montpellier II France  
60 Jiasong He  China Academy of Science China IUPAC Activities on Commercial Polymers: Processing, Rheology and Mechanical Properties
61 Jitladda Sakdapipanich Mahidol University Thailand  
62 Jose Rajan Universiti Malaysia Pahang Malaysia  
63 Jui-Hsiang Liu National Cheng Kung University Taiwan  
64 Julio San Román Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, CSIC, Madrid  Spain  
65 Jun-ichi Kadokawa Kagoshima University Japan Enzymatic Preparation of Functional Polysaccharide Hydrogels by Phosphorylase Catalysis
66 Juozas Vidas Grazulevicius Kaunas Polytechnoc University, Lithuania Lithuania Organic Emitters Exhibiting Aggregation Induced Emission Enhancement and Thermally Activated Delaed Fluorescence
67 Kamlendra Awasthi Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur India Functionalized and engineered nanochannels for gas separation
68 Kazuyuki Takai Hosei University Japan Host-Guest Interactions in Graphene 
69 Keiji Tanaka Kyushu Univeristy Japan Relaxation Behavior of Polymer Chains at Solid Interfaces
70 Ken Terao Osaka University Japan Chain Dimensions and Stiffness of Cellulosic and Amylosic Chains in an Ionic Liquid: Cellulose, Amylose, and an Amylose Carbamate in BmimCl
71 Kevin Menard Veritas Testing and Consulting LLC US Determination of Trace Solvents in Polymeric Materials: Measurement by TGA-GCMS
72 Khairil Juhanni Abd Karim Universiti Teknologi Malaya Malaysia  
73 Kinsuk Naskar Rubber Technology Centre India Process, Properties and Applications of Novel Thermoplastic Elastomers
74 Kohji Ohno Kyoto University Japan Polymer-Brush-Decorated Hybrid Particles: Precise Synthesis and Self-assembly
75 Kohji Tashiro Toyota Technological Institute Japan Powerful Usage of Synchrotron X-ray Technique for the Microscopically-Viewed Structural Study of Polymer Substances 
76 Kok Chong Yong Malaysian Rubber Board Malaysia Electrically Conductive Thermoplastic Vulcanisate [TPV] based on doped Polyaniline with Potential Industrial Application
77 Kotaro Satoh Nagoya University Japan Controlled/Living Polymerization of Novel Functional Renewable Vinyl Monomers
78 Ku Marsilla Ku Ishak Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Fish Waste as Starting Materials for Bioplastic
79 MANSOR B. AHMAD Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia Preparation and Characterization Nanocrystalline Cellulose Supported Copper Nanoparticles by Chemical Reduction Method
80 Mariatti Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia  
81 Masaru Matsuo Dalian University of Technology China Average gap distance between adjacent conductive fillers in polymer composite calculated by impedance extrapolating to zero frequency in terms of thermal fluctuation-induced tunneling effect
82 Masataka Sugimoto Yamagata University Japan Foaming of Polystyrene with Self-assembled Nanofibrils of Sorbitol Derivative
83 Michael Hess University of North Texas US  
84 Mineo Hiramatsu Meijo University Japan Synthesis of Vertical Nanographene Network as a Platform for Electrochemical and Bio Applications
85 Mohammed Reza Nateghi  Islamic Azad University Iran  
86 Mubarak Ahmad Khan Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bangladesh  
87 Muthusamy Sarojadevi Anna University India Polyimides containing 1, 2, 3-triazole ring (prepared by click reaction) and their nanocomposites with graphene oxide
88 Nadendla Srinivasababu  Vignan's Lara Institute of Technology & Science, Vadlamudi India  
89 Nadras Othman  Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Physico-chemical Characterization of Alkaline and Organosolv Lignin from Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus Core) as an Alternative Filler for Polymer Composites
90 Narayan Chandra Das Indian Institute of Technology India Small Angle X-ray Scattering and Neutron Scattering studies on Polymers, Nano and Smart Materials 
91 New Siu Yee The University of Nottingham Malaysia Formulation of DNA Chimera Templates for Silver Nanoclusters 
92 Ng Thian Hong Synthomer Malaysia  
93 Nik Noriman Bin Zulkepli Universiti Malaysia Perlis Malaysia  
94 Nikhil K. Singha Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India Thermo-reversible Self-healable Polymer Materials: Preparation and characterization
95 Nikolai Boshkov Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Bulgaria  
96 Norazilawati Muhamad Sarih University of Malaya Malaysia Polyaniline-coated Graphene Oxide@SrTiO3 Nanocube Nanocomposite as an Absorbent in Aqueous Solution for Superior Removal of Carcinogenic Dyes 
97 Olga E. Philippova Moscow State University Russia Self-Assembled Networks with Tunable Properties
98 Olivier Soppera University Of Haute-Alsace Maison du Technopole France  
99 Ololade Olantunji University of Lagos Nigeria Hydrolyzed Collagen from Scales of Croaker Fish: Extraction, Processing and Drug Delivery Applications
100 Omari Mukbaniani Ivane Javahishvili University Tbilisi Synthesis and Ionic Conductivity of Siloxane Based Polymer Electrolytes with Pendant Propyl Acetoacetate Groups (oral)  
101 Ong Siew Kooi Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Rheological Properties of Carbon Black/Silica Hybrid Filler in Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber Masterbatch
102 P. Pazhanisamy Sir Theagaraya College India  
103 Peter E. Mallon University of Stellenbosch South Africa Novel physically crosslinked  poly(dimethylacrylamide)-graft-poly(dimethyl siloxane) hydrogel films and nanofibres
104 Peter Makgwane Council for Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa Ruthenium Based Nanocomposites for Redox-Catalysed Selective Oxidation and Hydrogenation of Biomass-Model Chemicals
105 Pradip Premchand Patil North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India India Conducting Polymer-Metal Oxide Nanocomposites in Gas and Humidity Sensing Applications
106 Qumrul Ahsan Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Malaysia  
107 R. S. Sapkal Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, India India  
108 Raja Ram Yadav University of Allahabad India  
109 Rajashekhar F. Bhajantri Mangalore University India Impact of GO Nanoparticles on PVA and PVA/PEDOT:PSS Polymer Nanocomposites 
110 Rajeev Mehta Thapar University India Shear - Thickening Fluids With Nanoparticles And Their Applications
111 Ralph Cooney University of Auckland New Zealand Surface Presented Anti-Microbials
112 Rameshwar  Adhikari  Tribhuvan University Nepal Biomass Based and Compostable Polymer Composites: Structure-Properties Correlations and Applications
113 Ranimol Stephen St. Joseph's College, India India  
114 Ratan Kumar Singh Rubber Research Insitute of India India  
115 Ravindra Gaikwad Pravara Rural Engineering College India  
116 Razaina Mat Taib Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Effect of alkali treatment on the hygrothermal behavior of kenaf fiber mat/unsaturated polyester composites fabricated by resin transfer molding
117 Robert G. Gilbert  University of Queensland Australia The characterization of complex branched polymers
118 Rolando Pedicini Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l'Energia, Italy Italy  
119 Rozana Mohd Dahan Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia  
120 Sandhyarani Biswas National Institute of Technology, India India Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Coir Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites Using a Micromechanical Approach
121 Sang Ouk Kim Kaist South Korea  
122 Sarani Zakaria Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia Biopolymer from Oil palm Fibre and Kenaf Core
123 Scoponi Marco Università de Ferrara Italy Synthesis and characterization of polyesters  fully derived from natural resources
124 Seiichi Kawahara Nagaoka University of Technology Japan  
125 Shigeru Okamoto Nagoya Institute of Technology Japan  
126 Shinichi Sakurai Kyoto Institute of Technology Japan  
127 Shogo Nobukawa Nagoya Institute of Technology Japan Photo-elastic Property of Antiplasticized Polycarbonate
128 Shuichi Akasaka Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan Novel filler network formation by EHD convection in UV curing resin
129 Simon Fleming School of Physics, University of Sydney Australia Polymer Drawing for Microstructured Functional Devices
130 Siti Baidurah  Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Direct Determination of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Accumulated in Bacteria by Thermally Assisted Hydrolysis and Methylation-Gas Chromatography  in the Presence of Organic Alkali
131 Sono Sasaki Kyoto Institute of Technology Japan Crystallization Behavior of Linear Polyesters in Spin-coating Film-forming Process 
132 Stephen Moratti University of Otago New Zealand  
133 Sujin. B. Babu Indian Institute of Technology Delhi India Study of irreversible aggregation of patchy spherical particles
134 Sujitra Wongkasemjit Chulalongkorn University Thailand  
135 Sunit Hendrana Indonesian Polymer Association Indonesia Challenges in Preparation of Supramolecular Structured Fuel Cell Membran Based on Sulfonated Polystyrene 
136 Suprakas Sinha Ray DST/CSIR National Centre for Nanostructure Materials, Council Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa Thermo-Oxidative Degradation of Melt-Processed Polyethylene and its Blend with Polyamide Using Time-Resolved Rheometry 
137 Suriani Abu Bakar Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Malaysia  
138 Sven Henning Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials Germany  
139 Tea Datashvili Beckton & Dickinson Co. US  
140 Tee Tiam Ting Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Malaysia Effects of Nano-zinc Oxides on The Crosslinking of Nitrile Rubber 
141 Tetsuya Suzuki  Keio University Japan  
142 Tomasz Sterzyński Poznan University of Technology Poland  
143 Toshitaka Funazukuri Chuo University Japan Hydrothermal Conversion of Cellulosic Samples to Cello-oligosaccharides
144 Tushar Jana University of Hyderabad India Self-assembly In Functionalized Butadiene Based Polyurethanes
145 Utai Meekum Suranaree University of Technology Thailand  
146 V. Sivaramakrishnan Bahi Dar Institute of Technology Ethiopia  
147 Valerio Causin Universita Degli Studi Di Padova Italy pH- and Thermo-Responsive Cellulose-Based Hydrogels
148 Varaporn Tanrattanakul Prince of Songkla University Thailand  
149 Volker Abetz Universität Hamburg Germany On the formation of block copolymer membranes
150 W. B. Gurnule Kamla Nehru College India  
151 Wei-Song Hung Chung Yuan Christian University Taiwan Characterization of a Thermoresponsive Chitosan Derivative as a Potential Draw Solute for Forward Osmosis 
152 Wirach Taweepreda Prince of Songkla University Thailand Adhesion and Cohesive Force Characterization of Isoprene Rubber Blending with Hydrocolloids
153 Witold Brostow University of North Texas US  
154 Wong Tin Wui Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia Development of resistant corn starch for use as an oral colon-specific drug carrier
155 Yasuhiko Tabata Kyoto University Japan Biomaterials Technology to Realize Regenerative Medicine
156 Yasuhiro Morisaki Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) Japan Synthesis of Optically Active Macromolecules Based on Planar Chirality
157 Yasuhito Koyama Toyama Prefectural University Japan One-Pot Synthesis of Alternating Peptides Exploiting a New Polymerization Technique based on Ugi's 4CC Reaction
158 Yazmin Bustami Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia  
159 Ying-Ling Liu National Tsing Hua University Taiwan Self-Healing Polymers/Nanocomposites: Preparation and Applications 
160 Yuezhen Bin Dalian University of Technology China Morphology of PPEK Nano-fibers and its Application as Separator of Lithium-ion Battery
161 Yukari Oda Kyushu University Japan Bio-inert Modifications of Polymer Films in Water Using Janus-like Macromolecules
162 Yutaka Ohno Nagoya University Japan  
163 Zainal Arifin  Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia  
164 Zhaobin Qiu Beijing University of Chemical Technology China Crystallization Behavior and Properties of Biodegradable Polymers
165 Zurina Mohamad Universiti Teknologi Malaya Malaysia The Effect of Different Processing Method on The Mechanical Properties of Toughened Polylactic Acid/Graphene Nanocomposite.
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