30 April - 1 May 2014

Irish Polymers & Materials Conference 2014

Organised by:

SCI's Materials Chemistry and All Ireland Groups

University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Synopsis

In Irish history and academia, there is a substantial research effort in the fields of adhesion, surface science, surface coatings, composites, materials for wind turbines and for electronics, polymers synthesis, advanced materials for sensor design and ionic liquids.

This two-day conference, building on the Irish Adhesion conferences of the previous 3 years, aims to bring together both sets of researchers, plus suppliers to all these industries.


Programme

Confirmed talks:

Adhesion:

Dr Neal Murphy & Tatiana Stefanov, UCD - Mechanical and fracture characterisation of rubber-toughened cyanoacrylate adhesive joints.

Dr Hugh Fay, Henkel Ireland - Rheology, Bananas and Reactive Adhesives

Michael Leonard, UCD - Modelling Nano - Particle Loading and Debonding in a Rubber-Toughened Adhesive using the Finite Volume Method

Dr Fergal Gordon, Henkel Ireland - A Mathematical Model for Characterising the Development of Cure Strength of Adhesives

Mark Conroy, UCD - Mixed Mode Fracture in Composites: A combined Numerical/Experimental Investigation

Dr Nigel Sweeney, Henkel Ireland - Recent Advances in Polyolefin Bonding Acrylic Adhesives

Dong Quan, UCD - Role of particle volume fraction on properties and toughness of epoxy modified by core shell rubber particles.

Coatings, Composites and Wind Turbines:

Dr Anna Doyle, Henkel Germany - Polyurethane Systems in Rotor Blade Manufacture - Learnings and New Opportunities

Prof Conchur O’Bradaigh, Eirecomposites - One-Shot Manufacturing of 225kW Thermoset Composite Wind Blades

Abulaiti Hairisha, Tyndall Institute - Modelling and Deposition of Organic Thin Films

Polymer Synthesis

Dr Andreas Heise, DCU - Polymers from Macrolactones: From Pheromones to Performance Polyesters

Dr Wenxin Wang, UCD - Controlled Multivinyl Monomer Polymerisation

Dr Fawaz Aladabbagh, NUIG - The advantage of polymer synthesis in supercritical carbon dioxide


Electronics

Inge van der Meulen, Henkel Belgium - Transparent Conductive Ink for Touch Panel Applications

Prof P Kathirgamanathan, Brunel - OLEDs, PLEDs and QLEDS

Prof Peter Skabara, Strathclyde - The role of non-covalent interactions in band-gap tuning, conformation and self-assembly

Dr Saif Haque, Imperial College - Design rules for hybrid polymer - metal chalcogenide nanocrystal solar cells

Ionic Liquids

Dr Adam Walker, Bioniqs Ltd, Cambridge UK - Solvent-based Recycling of Industrial Polymers

Andrew Jordan, DCU - Applications of Low Toxicity Bronsted Acidic Ionic Liquids

Prof David Mercerreyes, Ikerbasque, Spain - Polymeric Ionic Liquids: Broadening the Properties and Applications of Polyelectrolytes


Sensors

Dr Anthony Morfa, Freie Universitat Berlin - Developing 2D inverse opals for diffractive and plasmonic sensing

Brian Gorey, NCSR, DIT - Selectively manipulating hydrophobicity of PANI films

 

Venue and Contact

University College Dublin

University College Dublin
Room 326, Department of Engineering
Belfield, Dublin 4, Co. Dublin, Ireland

 

Communications team

Tel: +44(0) 207 598 1584

Email: communications@soci.org


Fees

2 Days

Non Member.........................................€120
SCI Member.........................................€90
Student .................................................€30
SCI Student...........................................€15

1 Day

Non Member.........................................€80
SCI Member.........................................€60
Student .................................................€20
SCI Student...........................................€10 

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