Symposium FL
Stimuli Responsive and Multifunctional Polymers: Progress in Materials and Applications

Andreas LENDLEIN, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

Guillermo AMEER, Northwestern University, USA
Leif ASP, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Ray BAUGHMAN, University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Walter CASERI, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Ryan HAYWARD, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
James H. HENDERSON, Syracuse University, USA
Jinlian HU, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jennifer LU, University of California, Merced, USA
Duncan J. MAITLAND, Texas A&M University, USA
Eduardo MENDES, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Phillip B. MESSERSMITH, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Philippe POULIN, CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France
Hans-Joachim RADUSCH, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Gianfranco SPIZZIRRI, University of Calabria, Italy
Nicola TIRELLI, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Marek W. URBAN, Clemson University, USA
Julius G. VANCSO, University of Twente, Netherlands
Tao XIE, Zhejiang University, China
Ryo YOSHIDA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Modern applications for polymeric materials such as batteries, flexible electronics, medical devices and implants, controlled drug delivery systems as well as smart textiles and robots have complex requirements towards material properties and functions. Functions comprise electrical conductivity, stimuli-sensitivity, actuation, degradability, specific structural functions, transport of heat energy and substances, magnetic functions as well as biofunctionality. Often combinations of functions are demanded, which are not automatically linked by each other, but need to be implemented almost independently in a material system. Different strategies are pursued for gaining multifunctionality: molecular integration by incorporating (different) functional groups, establishing of functions on different length scales and creation of multimaterial systems, in which each component contributes a function or new functions are resulting from their combination. Sustainability aspects are playing a role in the context of the raw materials used, which should preferentially be from bio-based sources, recyclability of the material system as well as energy saving processing, e.g. by use of integrated processes combining synthesis and shaping. This symposium covers all areas of research in this field including computational design and synthesis of stimuli-responsive and multifunctional polymers, their processing, especially additive manufacturing and application development based on these materials.
Session Topics

FL-1 Shape-memory polymers and actuators

FL-2 Degradable, stimuli-sensitive polymers

FL-3 Stimuli-sensitive gels

FL-4 Multifunctional (nano)composites and surfaces; multi-material systems

FL-5 Multifunctional polymer systems for energy storage and flexible electronics

FL-6 Pharmaceutical and medical applications of smart polymers

FL-7 Additive manufacturing for multifunctional materials

FL-8 Multifunctional materials for soft robotics


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