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Elastomers, Networks & Gels
Gordon Research Conference

Conference Information

Status

Inactive

Initial Year

1951

Discipline

Chemical

Categories

Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

Elastomers, polymer networks, and gels belong to a class of materials that have drawn widespread interest because of their beneficial properties that facilitate applications which otherwise would not be attainable. Unique properties arise from an interplay of competing phenomena such as molecular connectivity, mobility of molecular segments. and degree of heterogeneity and order. Variations in chemical composition and in thermo-rheological history allow the tailoring the mechanical, optical, transport, surface, swelling, and ordering properties. Recently, enormous growth was seen with biomedical and biological gel systems and with self-assembled network polymers which, because of their highly regular order on the nanoscale, are the basis for novel nanotechnology. Novel synthesis methods, novel experimental methods, and an increased theoretical understanding support these developments. This GRC attracts researchers from the physical sciences, chemical sciences, biological sciences, and engineering. They come from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Students and Postdocs are encouraged to participate in the discussions and to present their work with posters.

This GRC was previously known as the GRC on "Elastomers". The classical example of an elastomer is natural rubber. The broadening of the conference to include a rich variety of polymer networks and gels results from a recognition of the maturity of the field of elastomers and from the discovery of many new systems that rely on crosslinking or network formation in general.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2007 Elastomers, Networks & Gels Jul 15-20 Colby-Sawyer College H. Henning Winter
2005 Elastomers, Networks & Gels Jul 17-22 Colby-Sawyer College Gregory B. McKenna
2003 Elastomers Jun 29 - Jul 4 Colby-Sawyer College Donald N. Schulz
2001 Elastomers Aug 5-10 Colby-Sawyer College Georg G. Bohm
1999 Elastomers Jul 18-23 Colby-Sawyer College C. Michael Roland
1997 Elastomers Jul 20-25 Colby-Sawyer College Adel F. Halasa
1995 Elastomers Jul 23-28 Colby-Sawyer College Roderic P. Quirk
1993 Elastomers Jul 18-23 Salve Regina University Binnur Gunesin
1991 Elastomers Jul 8-12 Colby-Sawyer College G Holden
1989 Elastomers Jul 10-14 Colby-Sawyer College Gary W. Ver Strate
1988 Elastomers Jul 11-15 Colby-Sawyer College Bruce E. Eichinger
1987 Elastomers Jul 14-17 Colby-Sawyer College Ed N. Kresge
1986 Elastomers Jul 14-18 Colby-Sawyer College James E. Mark
1985 Elastomers Jul 15-19 Colby-Sawyer College Aubert Y. Coran
1984 Elastomers Jul 16-20 Colby-Sawyer College Dale J. Meier
1983 Elastomers Jul 18-22 Colby-Sawyer College Joginder Lal
1982 Elastomers Jul 19-23 Colby-Sawyer College Emmanuel G. Kontos
1981 Elastomers Jul 13-17 Colby-Sawyer College Peter C. Juliano
1980 Elastomers Jul 14-18 Colby-Sawyer College Lewis Fetters
1979 Elastomers Jul 16-20 Colby-Sawyer College James E. McGrath
1978 Elastomers Jul 24-28 Colby-Sawyer College Russell A. Livigni
1977 Elastomers Jul 25-29 Colby-Sawyer College N Calderon
1976 Elastomers
Preparation and Properties of Elastomer Networks and Domain Structures
Aug 2-6 Colby-Sawyer College Roger S. Porter
1975 Elastomers Aug 4-8 Colby-Sawyer College David P. Tate
1974 Elastomers Jul 29 - Aug 2 Colby-Sawyer College J. Roger Beatty
1973 Elastomers Jul 23-27 Colby-Sawyer College Joseph P. Kennedy
1972 Elastomers Jul 17-21 Colby-Sawyer College H. Karl Frensdorff
1971 Elastomers Jul 19-23 Colby-Sawyer College Albert M. Gessler
1970 Elastomers Jul 20-24 Colby-Sawyer College Kenneth W. Scott
1969 Elastomers Jul 28 - Aug 1 Colby-Sawyer College Sundar L. Aggarwal
1968 Elastomers Jul 29 - Aug 2 Colby-Sawyer College Thor L. Smith
1967 Elastomers Jul 31 - Aug 4 Colby-Sawyer College B. B. Boonstra
1966 Elastomers Aug 1-5 Colby-Sawyer College Alan N. Gent
1965 Elastomers Jul 19-23 Colby-Sawyer College J. Reid Shelton
1964 Elastomers Jul 20-24 Colby-Sawyer College M. L. Studebaker
1963 Elastomers Jul 15-19 Colby-Sawyer College David Craig
1962 Elastomers Jul 16-20 Colby-Sawyer College Henry Peters
1961 Elastomers Jul 17-21 Colby-Sawyer College Gerard Kraus
1960 Elastomers: Structure and Properties
Structure and Properties
Jun 20-24 Colby-Sawyer College R. L. Zapp
1959 Elastomers Aug 10-14 Colby-Sawyer College Paul B. Carpenter
1958 Elastomers Aug 4-8 Colby-Sawyer College Edwin B. Newton
1957 Elastomers Jul 29 - Aug 2 Colby-Sawyer College E. E. Gruber
1956 Elastomers Jul 30 - Aug 3 Colby-Sawyer College B. S. Biggs
1955 Elastomers Aug 1-5 Colby-Sawyer College A. M. Bueche
1954 Elastomers Aug 2-6 Colby-Sawyer College John Rehner
1953 Elastomers Aug 3-7 Colby-Sawyer College Maurice Morton
1952 Elastomers Jun 30 - Jul 4 New Hampton School J. D. D'Ianni
1951 Elastomers Jul 2-8 Colby-Sawyer College A. W. Meyer
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