Polymer reaction engineering (PRE) is a highly dynamic scientific field with vivid interfaces to various disciplines within science, industry and economics. This triennial International Workshop is a renown platform for experts to exchange their latest discoveries as well as a knowledge pool for young professionals who seek to gain a broad foundation or to present their own work.
The workshop wants to trigger the development of polymer reaction engineering concepts to address the demands and expectations of economy and society with respect to improving the efficiency of energy, materials and investment in of polymer manufacturing. Existing polymerisation processes have to improve and new processes have constantly to be designed to fulfil the customer demands. The almost universal variety of application areas from coatings over functional materials for construction requires continuous progress in product and process design. This means the design of new catalysts and the study of their kinetic and thermodynamic behaviour to find and optimise polymerisation reactions. Scientific knowledge then has to evolve into process technologies enabling economic, robust and safe production.
Among many other developments and implications, increased precision in tailoring polymers continue to fuel progress in PRE. The workshop also substantially benefits from process analytics and the rapidly increasing abilities in modelling and simulation (and thereby control) of processes in the general area of reaction engineering.
Proceedings of the Workshop will be published online some months after the workshop. All regular participants will get online access to the whole Proceedings of the Workshop.
The Scientific Committee, DECHEMA Society for Chemical Technology and Biotechnology and the University of Hamburg cordially invite you to participate in the 12th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering in Hamburg/Germany.
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29 May - 3 June 2016 , Graf-Zeppelin-Haus, Friedrichshafen/Lake Constance
2 - 3 June 2016 , Frankfurt am Main, Germany
5 - 8 June 2016 , Konzerthaus Freiburg, Germany