Thursday, November 17, 2011

Third International Multicomponent Polymer Conference (IMPC):

Third International Multicomponent Polymer Conference (IMPC):
Polymer blends; Composites; Interpenetrating Networks; Polymer Gels;
Polyelectolytes; Biopolymer–synthetic systems; Nanomaterial–polymer
structures; Multi-characterisation Techniques 23-25 March 2012,
Kottayam, Kerala, India

Conference website:
Greetings and best wishes from School of Applied Sciences, Science,
Engineering and Health, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476 Melbourne,
Australia & Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi
University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, Institute of Macromolecular
Science and Engineering (IMSE), Kottayam, Kerala, India. We are
extremely glad to write to you that we are organizing the Third
International Multicomponent Polymer Conference (IMPC): 23-25 March
2012 at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. The last
two conferences held on 2005 and 2009 were of great success.

 The registration fee for the conference
is fixed at an affordable rate.

§ Topics §
v Polymer blends
v Polymer composites
v Polymer Gels
v Polyelectrolytes
v Biopolymer–synthetic systems
v Nanomaterial–polymer structures
v Multi-characterisation Techniques
v Interfaces in polymer blends
v Compatibilization of polymer blends
v Crystallization in polymer blends
v Miscibility and phase separation
v Reactive blends
v Rheology of polymer blends
v Nanostructured polymer blends
v Self assembled polymer blends
v Biodegradable polymer blends
v Synthesis and characterization of micro and nano fillers
v Organic/Inorganic hybrid materials
v Polymer nanocomposites
v Macro and micro composites
v Interfaces/Interphases in composites
v Green composites
v Natural fibers and composites
v Interpenetrating network (IPNS)
v Polymer membranes
v New processing technologies and application
v Natural polymers, their blends and composites
v Recycling
v Modeling and simulation

Registration Fee
Foreign Delegate - Euro 350
Foreign Delegate
(accompanying person) - Euro-200
Foreign Delegate (Student) - Euro-200
Indian Delegate from Industry-Rs. 6000
Indian Delegate from Academic &
Research Institutes - Rs. 4000
Indian Delegate (Student) - Rs. 3000
Indian Delegate
(accompanying person) - Rs. 3000

For the invited speakers we offer the following:

vLunches, dinners with drinks and refreshments for three days
vSpecial conference banquet with drinks Kumarakom Resort
vEntry to the traditional cultural programmes of Kerala
vExciting sight seeing boat trip to the wold famous Backwaters of
Kerala in Kumarakom
vReduced sight seeing programme by our conference travel grant

This conference will be one of the second big International meetings
exclusively dedicated to Polymer Blends, Macro, Micro and
Nanocomposites, IPNs, Membranes and Gels. The conference will be
extremely useful in the sense that it will be attended by hundreds of
Chemists, Physicists, Technologists and Engineers, making it a truly
interdisciplinary conference. The goal of the conference emphasizes
interdisciplinary research on processing, morphology, structure,
properties and applications of blends, composites, IPNs and Gels from
macro to nano scales and their applications in medicine, automotive,
civil, chemical, aerospace, computer and marine engineering.

This symposium will bring together a panel of highly-accomplished
experts in the field of Polymer Blends, Composites, IPNs, Membranes,
Poly Electrolytes and Gels. Talks will encompass basic studies and
applications and will address topics of novel issues. During the
three-day conference, we will listen to recognized authorities in the
field as they discuss recent advances, difficulties, and breakthroughs
in the field of Polymer Blends, Composites, IPNs, Membranes, Poly
Electrolytes and Gels. The conference will feature keynote addresses,
a number of plenary sessions, invited talks and contributed lectures
focusing on specific tenets of Polymer Blends, Composites, IPNs,
Membranes, Poly Electrolytes and Gels. Additionally, there will be
several poster sessions, and four best poster presentations will be
selected for the awards

In view of your research contributions in the field of multiphase
polymer systems, we would like to welcome you to give an invited talk
for the conference in the area of multiphase polymer systems
(Composites, Blends, IPNs, Membranes, Poly electrolytes or Gels). An
appropriate title could be decided by you. I would appreciate if you
could e-mail us: one-page abstract of the talk in
the MS word format.

During the conference there will be a brain storming discussion
meeting in order to submit a joint project proposals to Eurpean Union
under the Seventh Frame Work programme of Fp7 for funding between
your country, India and Europe. We will also discus other bilateral
research progrmmes between DST of India and rest of the world. Please
note that DST of India has signed bilateral agreement with almost all
the countries in the globe. These include DST-NSF, DST-DAAD, DST-DFG,
DST-KBN, Indo-French (CEFIPRA), DST-Austrlaia, etc etc. This
conference will act as a good platform to find partners for
international research collaborations.

I am glad to inform you that the editors of the Journal entitled
“Composite Interfaces” (Brill Netherlands, and
“Polymers Research Journal” (Nova Publishers, USA, have agreed to publish peer reviewed papers
presented at the conference. We also got acceptance from Apple
Academic Press, Canada
(www. to edit a
book on “Advances in Multi-component Polymer Systems" based on the
papers published in the conference.

The city of Kottayam in Kerala has a large number of excellent hotels.
Kottayam city is famous for lakes, latex and letters. The hotels in
Kottayam are relatively inexpensive. There are a large number of
tourist spots in Kerala. The most important ones are Munnar Mountains
(the best tourist spot in Asia based on UNESCO), Thekkady Wild life
Sanctuary, Cochin, and Varkkala/Kovalam beaches. Our conference
official travel agent will organize your sight seeing trip in the most
economic way. Since we do not have much funding, all the speakers are
requested to pay the registration fee. Please note that the
registration fee has been fixed at an affordable rate. We offer many
discounts for the invited speakers.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon,

With our best personal regards,

Robert Shanks (Australia) and Sabu Thomas (India)


Prof. Dr Robert Shanks Ph.D
Professor of Polymer Science
School of Applied Sciences
Science, Engineering and Health,
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476 Melbourne, Vic, 3001
Tel 03 9925 2122; 0419 358 001
Fax 03 9925 3747

Prof.Dr.Sabu Thomas Ph.D, FRSC
Director, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India 686 560
Hon: Director
Institute of Macromolecular Science
and Engineering (IMSE)
Parumbaikadu P.O, Kottayam
Kerala, India, 686028
Phone} Per: 00+91-481- 2730003,
Res: 00+91-481- 2597914, 2590357
Mobile: 00+91-9447223452

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