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22 May 2022 - 25 May 2022


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POLY-CHAR [Halle|Siegen] 2022 will take place as an all-digital online meeting and aims at building bridges in polymer materials science by spanning the gap between the COVID-pandemic affected to the post-COVID period that we hopefully all witness very soon. In particular, the meeting shall bridge the previous meetings in the longstanding series with annual conferences and associated short courses, specifically POLY-CHAR [Venice], which eventually had to be held as digital meeting with one year delay in 2021, and the upcoming POLY-CHAR [Auckland] 2023.

POLY-CHAR 2022 World Forum on Advanced Materials and “Short Course on Polymer Characterization”

POLY-CHAR [Halle|Siegen] 2022 is scheduled for 22-25 May 2022, with a short course on polymer characterization on 22 May, followed by the conference program with lectures and posters on 23-25 May. The online program features in addition to numerous contributed and invited talks plenary lectures by leading scientist in the field, the prize winners as well as brilliant researchers in the early state if their careers.

The annual forum brings together researchers, including senior professors, young scientists, students and experts from industries as well as from academia, involved in experiment, theory and computer simulations to achieve a systemic understanding of connections between structures, interactions and properties of polymers. Thematically POLY-CHAR [Halle|Siegen] 2022 encompasses all areas of polymer –related research with dedicated highlight sessions on ‘Polymers for Circular Economy’ as well as ‘Polymers for Health’, including biopolymers in nutrition and health.

From the beginning one of the important aims of this conference is to put a special emphasis on international collaboration, promotion of young scientists and collegial environment. Hence it gives a forum also to young scientist to present their results and meet with distinguished scientists from all over the world.


Dr. Sven Henning
Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
E-mail: [email protected]

Prof. Dr. Holger Schönherr
University of Siegen, Department of Chemistry & Biology & Research Center of Micro and Nanochemistry and (Bio)technology (Cμ); Physical Chemistry I
57076 Siegen, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]

Post-event report published in Chem Int Oct 2022 (p. 48) <https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2022-0418>

See PAC Feb 2023 for a collection of invited papers based on presentations at the International Polymer Characterization Forum POLY-CHAR 2022PAC keywordPOLY-CHAR

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