Oklahoma State University

Hybrid Materials Symposium


POLY . . . . . . . . . . PMSE

ACS Divisions of Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials Symposium

245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition April 7-11, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana
Program Theme: Chemistry of Energy and Food


Graphical Abstract due October 15, 2012



Confirmed Speakers

  • Reiner Anwander, U. Tübingen
  • Florence Babonneau, CNRS Director of Research
  • Yoshiki Chujo, Kyoto U
  • Frank Caruso, U Melbourne
  • Brad Chmelka. U California-Santa Barbara
  • Nicola Hüsing, U Ulm
  • Frieder Jaekle, Rutgers U
  • Jeff Koberstein, Columbia U
  • Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon U
  • Axel Mueller. Bayreuth U
  • Jeffrey Pyun, Arizona State U
  • Kazuyuki Kuroda, Waseda U
  • Joel Moreau, CNRS
  • Francois Ribot, Director of Research, CNRS

  • Clement Sanchez, CNRS Director of Research
  • Christian Serre, CNRS Director of Research
  • Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Waseda U
  • Igal Szleifer, Northwestern U
  • Alan Tonelli, North Carolina State U
  • Rich Vaia, US Air Force Research Labs
  • Uli Wiesner, Cornell U



Richard M. Laine
Macromolecular Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
2300 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136
Phone: 734-764-6203
Fax 734-763-4788
Frank D. Blum
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

Galo Soler-Illia
Gerencia Química, CNEA
Centro Atómico Constituyentes
Avda. Gral. Paz 1499
(B1650KNA) San Martín
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tel.: 54-11- 4576-3378/80 ext. 130
Fax: 54-11- 4576-3341


Invitation & General Information

This symposium is organized to facilitate the dissemination of new research on Organic/Inorganic Systems. It will be of interest to graduate students, university researchers, and especially, industrial researchers. It will offer invited lectures dealing with:

  • sol-gel processing of multifunctional hybrid materials that offer novel electroactive, composite, acoustic, insulating, and mechanical properties
  • synthesis and processing of organometallic and inorganic polymers for optical, structural, biological, and high temperature applications
  • synthesis and processing of macro-composite materials using novel processing techniques and inexpensive starting materials
  • commercial aspects of hybrid organic/inorganic polymers.


    The POLY Executive Committee voted (at the Philadelphia ACS National Meeting in August 2012) to remove preprints as a submission requirement for both oral and poster presentations at the ACS National Meetings, starting with the New Orleans meeting in April, 2013.

    However, a GRAPHICAL ABSTRACT (abstract plus a TOC-like figure) will be REQUIRED for all submissions. All of this may be done within the online submission system (PACS system) when the author is uploading their abstract. 

    Starting with the New Orleans 2013 meeting, POLY will be providing POLY ABSTRACTs instead of two page Polymer Preprints as the membership benefit.

    To enter an abstract, please go to:


    You will need to have an ACS-id (easy to register) and then you can enter an abstract.  The graphics are added after the normal abstract is input.