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Technical Programme and Confirmed Speakers

All technical sessions of the Symposium will take place in the International Digital Laboratory Board Room at WMG, University of Warwick.

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Day 1: Monday 1st December

12.45-13.30: Registration and Lunch

13.30-14.00: Group Photograph and Welcome – Professor Lord Bhattacharyya FREng FRS

Session 1

Chair: Professor Tony McNally

14.00-14.25: S1.1 - Preparation and bio-application of inorganic/organic hybrid nanocomposites using hyper-branched polymers as templates (Professor Xinyuan Zhu (, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)) Abstract (PDF Document)

14.25-14.50: S1.2 - Developments in the synthesis of functional polymers from living radical polymerisation for nanocomposite applications (Professor David Haddleton (, University of Warwick) Abstract (PDF Document)

14.50-15.15: S1.3 - Hybridization of carbon nanomaterials and their polymer composites (Professor TianXi Liu (, Fudan University) Abstract (PDF Document)

15.15-15.40: S1.4 - Hierarchical Composite Material: Route and chemistry (Professor Milo Shaffer (, Imperial College London) Abstract (PDF Document)

15.40-16.00: Coffee Break

Session 2

Chair: Professor Xinyuan Zhu

16.00-16.25: S2.1 - Cellulose and Carbon based Nanocomposites (Professor Steve Eichhorn (, University of Exeter) Abstract (PDF Document)

16.25-16.50: S2.2 - Stress trigged super tough and stretchable uniform network structure of physical nanocomposite hydrogels (Professor Xuming Xie (, Tsinghua University) Abstract (PDF Document)

16.50-17.15: S2.3 - Nanocomposites for engineering and biomedical applications (Dr Sameer Rahateker, (, University of Bristol) Abstract (PDF Document)

19.00: Dinner (Scarman)

Day 2: Tuesday 2nd December

Session 3

Chair: Professor Dave Haddleton

09.00-09.25: S3.1 - Macroscopic Assembled Graphene: Fibres, Films, and Aerogels (Professor Chao Gao (, Zhejiang University) Abstract (PDF Document)

09.25-9.50: S3.2 - Nano-carbon-polymer composites: from fundamental science to bulk materials (Professor Ian Kinloch (, University of Manchester) Abstract (PDF Document)

9.50-10.15: S3.3 - Graphene and 2D Nanohybrids: New Generation of Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (Professor Dr. Xinliang Feng (, c/o Technische Universitaet Dresden) Abstract (PDF Document)

10.15-10.40: S3.4 - Intramolecular Cyclization is a Simple Way to Tune the Polymer Properties (Professor Zi-Chen Li (, Peking University) Abstract (PDF Document)

10.40-11.00: Coffee Break

Session 4

Chair: Professor Xinliang Feng

11.00:11.25: S4.1 - PU-CNT composites with electrical conductivity and shape memory behaviour (Professor Phil Coates FREng (, University of Bradford) Abstract (PDF Document)

11.25-11.50: S4.2 - Molecular dynamics simulation of polymer nanocomposites: current achievements and future opportunities (Dr Jun Liu (, Beijing University of Chemical Engineering) Abstract (PDF Document)

11.50-12.15: S4.3 - Multi-scale computational modelling for performance enhancement of polymer nanocomposites (Dr Lukasz Figiel (, WMG, University of Warwick) Abstract (PDF Document)

12.15-12.40: S4.4 - Multicomponent click reaction for polymer-carbon nanotube composites (Dr Lei Tao (, Tsinghua University) Abstract (PDF Document)

12.40-13.15: Lunch

Session 5

Chair: Professor Ton Peijs

13.15-13.40: S5.1 - Analysis of graphene and graphene oxide for nanocomposites (Dr Neil Wilson (, University of Warwick) Abstract (PDF Document)

13.40-14.05: S5.2 - Hollow carbon microspheres from self-assemble polyphosphazene materials (Dr Xiaobin Huang, (, Shanghai JiaoTong University) Abstract (PDF Document)

14.05-14.30: S5.3 - Thermoplastic elastomer nanocomposites (Dr Chaoying Wan (, University of Warwick Abstract (PDF Document)

14.30-14.55: S5.4 - Graphene based polymer nanocomposites used as electrolyte for electric double layer capacitors (Professor Wenhong Ruan (, Sun Yat-sen University) Abstract (PDF Document)

14.55-15.15: Coffee Break

Session 6

Chair: Professor Yongfeng Men

15.15-15.40: S6.1 - Bio-inspired polymer nanocomposites with water-activated shape-memory behaviour (Dr Biqiong Chen (, University of Sheffield) Abstract (PDF Document)

15.40-16.05: S6.2 - Towards strain sensing conductive polymer composites (Dr Deng Hua (, Sichuan University) Abstract (PDF Document)

16.05-16.30: S6.3 - Primary and secondary processing of composites of polymers and nanoparticles (Professor Tony McNally (, University of Warwick) Abstract (PDF Document)

18.30: Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner (Scarman) - Dress Code Business

Day 3: Wednesday 3rd December

Session 7

Chair: Dr Chaoying Wan

09.00-09.25: S7.1 - Process, structure, property relationships in polymer nanocomposites (Professor Eileen Harkin-Jones OBE FREng (, University of Ulster) Abstract (PDF Document)

09.25-09.50: S7.2 - Nano-structural evolution during tensile deformation of semi-crystalline polymers (Professor Yongfeng Men, (, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS, Chuangchun Institute of Applied Materials Science) Abstract (PDF Document)

09.50-10.15: S7.3 - Processing nanocomposites for multifunctional properties (Professor Ton Peijs (, Queen Mary, University of London) Abstract (PDF Document)

10.15-10.30: Coffee Break

10.30-11.45: Tour of WMG

Session 8

Chair: Professor Tony McNally

11.45-12.05: EPSRC: International Opportunities (Ellie Gilvin)

12.05-12.25: Royal Society (Dr Donna Lammie)

12.25-12.45: Royal Academy of Engineering

12.45-13.00: Closing Remarks

13.00-13.00: Lunch/Depart