JUNE 17-19, 2024

Polymers: sustainability, processes, applications & characterization

Materials for More Sustainable Polymers and Chemicals

Symposium Co-Chairs

YuanQiao RaoYuanQiao Rao
Dow Chemical Company

Yuming LaiYuming Lai
Research Scientist
The Dow Chemical Company

Matt KweonMatt Kweon
Senior Product Development Engineer


Key Speakers

Andrew AnsteyKinetics of homogeneous nucleation in supercooled polymer melts
Andrew Anstey
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Melissa	Beth DuhaimeProcesses of Environmental Plastic Weathering and Biodegradation in Natural Systems
Melissa Beth Duhaime
Associate Professor, University of Michigan

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2024 Symposium Sessions

Monday June 17

10:30Sustainable Polymers
4:00Polymers - Posters

2024 Symposium Program

Monday June 17

10:30Sustainable PolymersChesapeake 1
Session chair: Mu Sung (Matt) Kweon, ExxonMobil, US
Microbial Processes of Environmental Plastic Weathering and Biodegradation in Natural Systems
M.B. Duhaime, R.N. Cable, J.K. Choi, A. Mizrahi, L. Michaelson, A. Bhaumik, C. Plotzke, S. Zhang, T. Lin, P. Thakre, Y. Tan, J. Hu, D. Meunier, Y. Lai, Z. Chen, University of Michigan, US
Kinetics of homogeneous nucleation in supercooled polymer melts
A. Anstey, P.C. Lee, University of Ottawa, CA
Sustainable Cannabinoid-Derived Biopolymers for Biopotential Electrodes
M. Sotzing, J. Toribio, A. Pollock, G. Sotzing, A. Chortos, Purdue University, US
Mixed Plastic recycling into valuable chemicals
M. Arifuzzaman, Re-Du, US
4:00Polymers - PostersExpo Hall BC
Degradation and Upcycling of Polyolefins to Valuable Chemicals
G. Liu, Virginia Tech, US
De-plasticization of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Wastes into Value-Added Carbon Materials
D. Saha, H. Grappe, Eco Carbon LLC, US
Fungal Chitin as a Renewable and Abundant Alternative to Crustacean Chitin
A. Zannat, J.L. Shamshina, Texas Tech University, US
Economically viable Viable Approaches for the generation Generation of Chitin Nanomaterials and Their Utilization in Material Reinforcement
R. Panackal Shibu, J.L. Shamshina, Texas Tech University, US
Topics & Application Areas
  • Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable, and Reusable
  • Separation, Filtration & Absorption
  • Catalysis
  • Advanced Structural Materials
  • Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Polyolefins
  • Nano- and Microcellular Polymers
  • Other

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