On behalf of the European Polymer Federation (EPF), the French Polymer Society (GFP), and the Université de Lyon (UdL), it is my honor and pleasure to invite you to the European Polymer Federation Congress 2017. Our ambition is to organize a congress which will cover all the different sides of the polymer science and technology. We want to design an exceptional rendez-vous for all polymer scientists and engineers belonging from universities, institutions, and companies from all around the World. We will do our best to build from your contributions a unique program which will respond to the congress title: ‘From last trends in polymer science to cutting-edge industrial innovations’.

Polymers are everywhere and contribute significantly to a sustainable society thanks to their inputs to solve the main societal issues: energy, transport and mobilities, environment, global health, information and communication, including the industry of the future.  Innovations in modern technologies by using polymers are based on significant advancements in all the domains of polymer science as well as at the interfaces with other sciences such as biology, computer science, physics, etc. All these topics related to fundamental sciences dedicated to polymers will be in the focus of the congress as well as the cutting-edge industrial innovations in order to merge as much as possible academy and industry communities.
Invited plenary and keynote talks given by renowned speakers from leading international teams as well as numerous contributed papers and posters will present latest trends, results, and applications. According to the selected topics and the expected high number of participants from different areas of polymer science and neighboring fields, the EPF congress will be an important place for inspiring international and interdisciplinary exchanges at the forefront of polymer science and technology. For sure, the next EPF 2017 Congress will be the place to be to identify the hottest topics in polymer science and the latest applications of polymers, to meet the all polymer community, to discuss and design new collaborations, … and to discover Lyon city !


We wait for you as EPF 2017 participant!


Prof. Jean-François GERARD

President of the European Polymer Federation

General Chairman of the EPF 2017 Conference


Download the EPF 2017 announcement brochure : here


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