After a long dry spell of abstinence from face-to-face meetings, the 14th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering will take place in Potsdam in September 2023 in presence.
Usually held every three years, this international workshop is a prestigious platform for experts to share their latest findings, as well as a knowledge pool for young professionals who want to gain a broad foundation or present their own work.
Rising energy costs and the need to base polymer production in future more and more on sustainable raw material feeds impose significant challenges to the polymer industry. Polymer reaction engineering can contribute significantly to match these challenges. The focus of the event is on the design and intensification of polymer production processes, conditioned by both customer requirements and new technological developments such as new catalysts, process analytical technologies and novel modeling and simulation tools. In addition, there are current topics in the synthesis of plastics based on monomers from sustainable sources, polymer recycling and possible recycling of polymeric materials to conserve resources.
Polymer reaction engineering (PRE) is a highly dynamic scientific field with multiple interfaces to different disciplines in science, industry, and business. The workshop aims to stimulate the development of polymer reaction engineering concepts to meet the requirements and expectations of industry and society in terms of improving energy, material, and investment efficiency in polymer production. Existing polymerization processes must be continuously improved and new processes developed to meet customer requirements. The almost universal variety of applications not only, but especially in important future fields such as indispensable materials for the energy transition, electrification of mobility and light weight construction either to reduce energy consumption or enable complex designs, as well as for modern manufacturing techniques require continuous progress in product and process design. Developing new catalysts and monomers, studying their kinetic and thermodynamic behavior are part of the scientific basis that must be translated then into process technologies that enable economical, robust, and safe production.
Among many other developments and implications, progress in polymer reaction engineering continues to be driven by increasing precision in polymer tailoring. The workshop also benefits significantly from process analytics and rapidly increasing capabilities in modeling and simulation (and thus control) of processes in the general field of reaction engineering.
The scientific committee, DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology together with TU Darmstadt and Fraunhofer institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP cordially invite you to participate in the 14th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering in Potsdam/Germany.
|Maike||Andresen||DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurtam Main/D|
|José María||Asua||University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU/E|
|Michael||Bartke||Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg/D|
|Markus||Busch||Technische Universität Darmstadt/D|
|Erik||Delsman||SABIC Belgium N.V. /B|
|Robin A.||Hutchinson||Queen's University/CDN|
|Juraj||Kosek||University of Chemistry and Technology Prague/CZ|
|Thomas||Kröner||BASF SE, Ldwigshafen/D|
|Julian||Laackmann||Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH/D|
|Timo||Melchin||Wacker Chemie AG, Burghausen/D|
|Werner||Pauer||Universität Hamburg (UHH)/D|
|Ursula||Tracht||ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH, Leverkusen/D|
|Alexander M.||van Herk||Eindhoven University of Technology/NL|
With effect from 1st January 2023 we adjust our fees. In addition to general price increases, we are thus also taking into account the increased costs for energy and services. Due to the price adjustment we can offer you our events in the usual high quality.
|Industry||935 €||950 €|
|Academia||625 €||640 €|
|PhD-Students2)||385 €||400 €|
(* up to the age of 26 years)
|235 €||250 €|
|Conference Dinner at Krongut Bornstedt,
7. September 2023, 19:00
|79 €||79 €|
Mixed VAT, no VAT requested for scientific conferences according to § 4.22 UstG but registration fee include a Business Package with VAT.
1) Personal DECHEMA-members
2) proof of status requested
The DECHEMA terms and conditions for conferences apply. Please note that the following information are exerpts and supplements to the general terms and conditions.
Registration is possible up to the beginning of the conference (subject to capacity in the lecture rooms). You will receive an email with a booking confirmation as well as hyperlinks to download your invoice and payment confirmation as PDF files.
The registration fees include a conference ticket, a book of abstracts (PDF) for download, a list of participants as well as food & beverages during all coffee and lunch breaks. The programme brochure will be available online.
Cancellations are only accepted in writing (i.e. by fax, surface mail or e-mail). Please find details about cancellation dates and fees in the general terms and conditions. In case of no-show the conference fees won't be refunded and fees not yet paid still have to be paid.
Full Programme of PRE2023 as PDF Download:
Conference Dinner at Krongut Bornstedt
7 September 2023, 19:00 h
The Conference Dinner will take place at the „Krongut Bornstedt“ (Bornstedt Crown Estate) which is a unique ensemble of Prussian history. It is a testimony to the passion Prussian kings had for all Italian things. In 1867 King Frederic William IV is reputed to have said “I now have my Italian village – at long last!”
after, he had made Bornstedt into what it is today: a piece of Italy under the Prussian sky. Since 2002, after several years of extensive restoration, the „Krongut Bornstedt“ shines anew in its original radiance. We invite you to experience and enjoy Prussian history. At the end of an interesting conference day a bus is
waiting to take you to „Krongut Bornstedt“ or you may enjoy a
20 minutes walk through the beautiful landscape of Potsdam to
After a special welcome you may start with a glass of home-brewed beer called “Bornstedt Buffalo” which is brewed since 1689 only at the „Krongut Bornstedt“ and which is one tradition of Prussian handicrafts performed here. You are welcome to enjoy the more culinary delights among friends and colleagues in the historical scenery
Ticket: 79.00 EUR (incl. VAT)
Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs
How to get there:
Travel info: https://www.vbb.de/en/
From Fraunhofer to Krongut Bornstedt
Bus 605 to Potsdam, Luisenplatz-Süd/Park Sanssouci
Start Science Park West
Stop Abzweig nach Eiche
Walk 1 km to Krongut Bornstedt
Bus 612 to Potsdam, Campus Fachhochschule
Walk 800 m to Krongut Bornstedt
Or you may enjoy a walk through the beautiful landscape of Potsdam to get there.
If you are interested to explore Potsdam you will find many ideas at the Tourismus Postdam
For further sightseeing informations please contact:
Polymer producing and polymer processing companies, as well as research institutes and suppliers of the polymer industry are invited to participate in the exhibition of the event.
The exhibition, fully integrated in the conference, offers a unique opportunity to promote your technologies, products and services in the field of polymer reaction engineering.
The focus of the conference is on the design and intensification of polymer production processes, conditioned by customer requirements, new technological developments, and current societal challenges.
We expect about 120 participants from academia and industry. The conference is directed at chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and process engineers.
At the 14th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering, you can connect with decision makers, experts and young professionals from research and industry.
This is a great opportunity to strengthen your network as you build up existing and generate new relationships.
We offer a range of opportunities for a participation of your company as exhibitor or sponsor. Please find more information below, if you prefer other sponsoring activities, don't hesitate to contact us.
With this sponsorship you directly enable 5 students to participate in the conference for free.
This sponsorship includes the following benefits:
Dear lecture and poster authors, please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors. Please use the online registration.
If you are unable to present your lecture for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.
The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will be not available.
The ideal format for the presentation is 16:9. A notebook (MS Office 2010, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3) and a wireless presenter will be provided. Please bring your presentation slides as PowerPoint or PDF-File on a USB stick. Nevertheless we kindly ask you to bring your own laptop computer as a backup.
In case that you need internet /special software for your presentation or if you have videos included into your file, please notify the conference secretariat in advance.
The abstract (incl. figures) should be typed single-spaced (12 pt Arial font, 2.5 cm margins, page size DIN A4) and should include the title, authors, their affiliations plus city and country.
Please upload your abstract as PDF file.
Each lecture is planned for a duration of 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion. Strict timekeeping will be essential for the smooth running of the conference. We suggest to use a minimum font size of 24 pt for your presentation slides.
As a major guideline it is proposed to make the poster intelligible in itself, even in the absence of the author. It is suggested to divide the content of each poster into introduction, results and conclusion, with a summary listing the pertinent results and conclusion.
The poster should be legible from a distance of 2-3 meters. Standard size for posters is 0.85 x 1.2 m (DIN A0 German Standard) vertically oriented. Therefore, please find the following specifications:
The posters will be shown throughout the whole conference. Please hang up your poster at the beginning of the meeting on 5 September 2023.
Angewandte Polymerforschung IAP
Am Mühlenberg 12
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Are you planning to travel to Potsdam by train? Use the joint offer from Deutsche Bahn (DB) and DECHEMA and travel to our conference at a reduced fare starting from 51,90 € (one way).
Further information at https://dechema.de/bahn.html.
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