FAPS2017

IUPAC-FAPS 2017 Polymer Congress Smart Polymers for Emerging Technologies :
Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Federation of Asian Polymer Societies
October 11 (Wed) – 13 (Fri), 2017, International Convention Center (ICC) Jeju, Jeju, Korea

Plenary & Invited
Speakers:: Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

(in alphabetic order)
Steve GRANICK
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea

*Title (Tentative):
New Opportunities in Polymer Science and Engineering
* Steve GRANICK
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea)

Steve GRANICK is Director of the IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his other major awards are APS Fellow (1992), Paris-Sciences Medal (2002), APS national Polymer Physics Prize (2009), NSF Special Creativity Award (2012), and ACS national Colloid and Surface Chemistry Prize (2013). He served as Chair of the DOE Council on Materials Panel on Polymers at Interfaces (2002) and Chair of the APS Division of Polymer Physics (2006). He holds and has held Honorary or Visiting Positions at numerous universities in Europe and Asia.
Before joining the IBS, Granick spent 30 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), most recently as the Racheff Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Professor of Physics and Biophysics. His education was at Princeton University (B.A. 1978) and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D. 1982). His doctoral study was with J.D.Ferry, the most prominent polymer scientist of his generation. His postdoctoral study was with P.-G. de Gennes (Nobel Prize, 1991).
Takashi KATO
The University of Tokyo, Japan

*Title (Tentative):
Liquid Crystals and Supramolecular Assemblies as New Future Materials
* Takashi KATO
(The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Takashi KATO is a professor at Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo since 2000. He received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Tokyo in 1988 under supervision of Professor Toshiyuki Uryu. After his postdoctoral research at Cornell University with Professor Jean M. J. Frechet on supramolecular liquid crystals and polymers (1988-1989), he joined the University of Tokyo. He is serving as Research Supervisor of PRESTO research "Molecular Technology" of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) (2012-present).
His research focuses on design, synthesis and functionalization of self-assembled materials including soft materials such as liquid crystals, supramolecular materials, gels, and bio-inspired organic/inorganic hybrids. He is the recipient of The Chemical Society of Japan Award (2016), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2014), Molecular Science Forum Lecture Professorship of Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (2009), The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (2010), the JSPS Prize (2005), the IBM Japan Science Award (2003), He is the editor-in- chief of Polymer Journal (2012-present) and acts as advisory board of scientific journals such as Advanced Materials, Chemical Science, Small, and Journal of Materials Chemistry.
Chulhee KIM
Inha University, Korea
*Title (Tentative):
Multifunctional Supramolecular Nanoplatforms with Stimuli-responsive Surfaces
* Chulhee KIM
(Inha University, Korea)

Chulhee Kim is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at Inha University. He obtained a BS in Chemistry from Seoul National University, and an MS from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology with Prof. Iwhan Cho. After working at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, he obtained a PhD at The Pennsylvania State University with Prof. Harry R. Allcock. After two years working at AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, in 1992 he returned to the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. From 1993 he started his academic career at Inha University. His current research focuses on stimuli-responsive multifunctional supramolecular materials and polymers. He was the recipient of the Samsung Academic Award from the Polymer Society of Korea in 2009. He served as the Editor-in- Chief for Macromolecular Research in 2011-2013. He currently serves as the chief vice president of Polymer Society of Korea and a member of Korea Academy of Science and Technology.
Christopher OBER
Cornell University, USA

*Title (Tentative):
Ambiguous Surfaces: Environmentally Friendly Antifouling and Fouling Release Coatings
* Christopher OBER
(Cornell University, USA)

Christopher OBER is the Francis Bard Professor of Materials Engineering at Cornell University. He received his B.Sc. in Honours Chemistry (Co-op) from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1982. From 1982 until 1986 he was a senior member of the research staff at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada where he worked on marking materials. Ober joined Cornell University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 1986. He recently served as Interim Dean of the College of Engineering. He is presently Director of the Cornell Nanoscale Facility. From 2008 to 2011 he was President of the IUPAC Polymer Division and he is elected a member of the IUPAC Bureau, its governing body.
He has pioneered new materials for photolithography and studies the biology-materials interface. A Fellow of the ACS, APS and AAAS, his awards include the 2013 SPSJ International Award, 2009 Gutenberg Research Award from the University of Mainz, the 1st Annual FLEXI Award in the Education Category (for flexible electronics) awarded in 2009, a Humboldt Research Prize in 2007 and the 2006 ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science. In 2014 he was a JSPS Fellow in Tokyo, Japan and in 2015 he received the ICPST Outstanding Achievement Award.
Xi ZHANG
Tsinghua University, China

*Title (Tentative):
Controllable Supramolecular Polymerization
* Xi ZHANG
(Tsinghua University, China)

Xi Zhang is a professor from the Department of Chemistry of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics at Jilin University in 1992 under the supervision of Prof. Jiacong Shen and Prof. Helmut Ringsdorf. He joined the Department of Chemistry at Jilin University as a lecturer in 1992 and was then promoted to be a professor in 1994. He got Changjiang special professorship from Ministry of Education in 1999. He moved to Tsinghua University in late 2003. Currently, he serves Director of the Department of Chemical Science, National Natural Science of Foundation of China (NSFC); Director of Academic Committee of Tsinghua University; Vice President of Chinese Chemical Society; President of Pacific Polymer Federation. He is Senior Editor of Langmuir and Editor-in-Chief of Acta Polymerica Sinica. He was selected as a Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2007), RSC Fellow (2008), ACS Fellow (2016). His research interest focuses on combining polymer chemistry with supramolecular chemistry to develop molecular engineering of functional supramolecular systems.

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