On behalf of the International Committee and the Organising Committee, thank you for attending the 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (12th ICFPAM), held from 8-13th December 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Conference provided a great forum for discussion on the most relevant topics in polymer science, advanced materials and new technologies, and presented a truly multidisciplinary scientific programme, bringing together leading international scientists, engineers, top-level industrial management and business executives.
The conference included plenary and keynote talks, tutorials, invited lectures, contributed talks and two poster sessions, and addressed all major topics of current and prospective interest in polymer science, advanced materials and technologies, broadly covering the following main themes:
- From Synthesis to Advanced Materials
- Nano-scale and nano-structured materials and devices
- Biomaterials and biopolymers
- Organic based photonics and electronics materials
- Composites and hybrid materials
We were also pleased to include the opportunity to show the best of Auckland during our Waitakere Ranges and Rainforest Tour and the Conference Dinner, we hope you enjoyed these opportunities to extend beyond the scientific programme and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of our multicultural city.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our key sponsors including the Office of Naval Research Global, International Union for Applied and Pure Chemistry, The MacDiarmid Institute and the University of Victoria Wellington for their contribution to the success of the Conference.
Associate Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic
12th ICFPAM Chair