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Polymer Physics
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

One of the longest running Gordon Conferences, the Polymer Physics program addresses current issues in macromolecular science and engineering covering a wide range of topics with a balanced approach that integrates theory and experiment. Recent examples of conference subjects include: the thermodynamics of polymers in solution and in the bulk state; block copolymer statistical mechanics and dynamics including self assembly into dispersions and ordering in the undiluted state; the physics of polymeric glasses and the consequences of confinement on the glass transition temperature; polymer crystallization; the rheology and processing of polymer blends, solutions and block copolymers; fabrication of nanoscale polymer structures for use in electronic and optical media; polyelectrolytes and biologically active macromolecules; viscoelasticity; composites and foams; optically and electrically active polymers; surfaces, thin films, adhesion and lubrication.

The Polymer Physics Gordon Conference draws attendees from a variety of academic, industrial, and government facilities with representation from physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, material science and engineering, and other technical fields.

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Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Polymer Physics" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2018 Polymer Physics Jul 22-27 Mount Holyoke College Amalie L. Frischknecht
2016 Polymer Physics
Emerging Topics in the Behavior of Neat and Hybrid Polymer Materials
Jul 24-29 Mount Holyoke College Richard A. Register
2014 Polymer Physics
New Developments in Polymer Dynamics, Crystallization, Self-Assembly, and Interface/Confinement Effects
Jul 13-18 Mount Holyoke College Sindee Simon
2012 Polymer Physics Jul 22-27 Mount Holyoke College Scott T. Milner
2010 Polymer Physics Jun 27 - Jul 2 Mount Holyoke College Karen I. Winey
2008 Polymer Physics Jun 29 - Jul 4 Salve Regina University Jane E. Lipson
2006 Polymer Physics Jul 23-28 Connecticut College Frank S. Bates
2004 Polymer Physics Aug 1-6 Connecticut College Mark D. Ediger
2002 Polymer Physics Aug 11-16 Salve Regina University Murugappan Muthukumar
2000 Polymer Physics Jul 29 - Aug 3 Connecticut College Timothy Lodge
1998 Polymer Physics Aug 16-21 Salve Regina University Edwin L. Thomas
1996 Polymer Physics Jul 14-19 Salve Regina University Karl Freed
1994 Polymer Physics Jul 31 - Aug 5 Salve Regina University Charles C. Han
1992 Polymer Physics Aug 3-7 Salve Regina University Dale S. Pearson
1990 Polymer Physics Jul 16-20 Salve Regina University Edward J. Kramer
1988 Polymer Physics Jul 18-22 Proctor Academy William W. Graessley
1986 Polymer Physics Jul 14-18 Proctor Academy Hyuk Yu
1984 Polymer Physics Jul 16-20 Proctor Academy Edmund A. Dimarzio
1982 Polymer Physics Jul 19-23 Proctor Academy John D. Ferry
Walter H. Stockmayer
1980 Polymer Physics Jun 23-27 New Hampton School Richard S. Stein
1978 Polymer Physics Jun 19-23 New Hampton School Eugene Helfand
1976 Polymer Physics Jun 21-25 Proctor Academy Fraser P. Price
1974 Polymer Physics Jun 24-28 Proctor Academy Stephen Prager
1972 Polymer Physics Jun 26-30 Proctor Academy Anton Peterlin
1970 Polymer Physics Jul 13-17 Proctor Academy Robert S. Marvin
1969 Polymer Physics Jun 9-13 Proctor Academy John D. Hoffman
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