Project Details International Tutorial on Polymer Characterization - 25th POLYCHAR Short Course

Project No.:
Start Date:
13 March 2017
End Date:
15 January 2018
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International conferences, in bringing researchers from different backgrounds and different levels of access to opportunities together, are ideal venues for educational activities to improve the practice of science, particularly in the emerging nations. This planned series of interactive annual educational workshops / short courses (2016-2019) on polymer sciences is intended primarily for students or active researchers from emerging countries. One topic will be focused on each educational workshop, which are planned to be held one day before each of the major international meetings MACRO2016, POLYCHAR2017, MACRO2018 and POLYCHAR2019, lasting for either a day or half a day. Rather than be confined to a single day of oral presentations, it is intended that the workshop/short course content will be maintained on the website of the IUPAC Sub-committee on Polymer Education.


Experts will be identified from the committee members of IUPAC Polymer Division or the keynote or invited speakers of 25th POLYCHAR 2017 and proposed as invited speakers for the educational workshop/short course in 2017 (one day before 25th POLYCHAR). The lectures shall emphasize on basic science, terms and concepts that are critical to experimental design and data interpretation in polymer sciences and technology.

The content from the workshop/short course will be shared on the IUPAC Polymer Education webpage. Task group co-chairs will coordinate the discussions and facilitate a more in-depth interaction between the experts and the attendees and postgraduates and young researchers.

Proposed program in 2017 (1 day)
Theme: Polymer characterization (in conjunction with 25th POLYCHAR 2017, Kuala Lumpur)
Date: Monday, 9 October 2017
Venue: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Number of participants: Roughly 100 pax



See preceding project 2015-057-1-400

The short course is a set of lectures by experts in the field describing different aspects of interest to the participants of 25th POLYCHAR 2017; see short course specific page on

Download program leaflet PDF – 289KB




8.00 am – 8.30 am


8.30 am – 9.15 am

Electrochemical characterization of polymer electrolytes

Chin Han Chan

>lecture notes
Pure Appl Chem (2018), 90, 939-953;

CTI 2021, and

9.15 am – 10.00 am

Thermal analysis used to analyze the glass transition phenomenon

Jean-Marc Saiter

>lecture notes

CTI 2021,

10.00 am – 10.15 am

Tea break

10.15 am – 11.00 am

Viscoelastic properties of polymers

Michael Hess

>lecture notes

11.00 am – 11.45 am

Simple teaching for mathematical treatments about diffraction and scattering of X-ray and visible light beams

Masura Matsuo

>lecture notes and ppt
Pure Appl Chem (2018), 90, 969-987;

Macromolecular Symposia (2018), 382, 1800064 (online 19 Dec 2018)

CTI 2021,

11.45 am – 12.30 pm

Determination of thermodynamic quantities by scattering techniques

Volker Abetz

>lecture notes
Pure Appl Chem (2018), 90, 955-968;

12.30 pm – 2.00 pm


2.00 pm – 2.45 pm

Complex branched glucose polymers and human health

Robert G. Gilbert


2.45 pm – 3.15 pm

Polymer tribology

Witold Brostow

>lecture notes

3.15 pm – 4.00 pm

Micromechanics of polymers: Electron microscopic methods of investigation

Sven Henning

>lecture notes

4.00 pm – 4.15 pm

Teak break

4.15 pm – 4.45 pm

Characterization of crosslinks in vulcanised rubbers: From simple to advanced techniques

Aik Hwee Eng

>lecture notes

4.45 pm – 5.00 pm

Closing of short course


Project completed

Hits on short course webpage, as of 1 Dec 2017

There were 107 registrants for the workshop on 2 October 2017 (1 week before the short course) from 17 countries: They were Australia (1), China (2), France (4), Germany (4), India (4), Indonesia (2), Italy (2), Japan (4), Malaysia (70), New Zealand (3), Poland (1), Russia (2), Saudi (2), Singapore (1), South Africa (1), Thailand (3), USA (1).

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