Symposium at the ACS Spring Meeting 2016 jointly organized by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Leoben and the Polymer Competence Center Leoben
The 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition was held in San Diego (California) in March 2016, themed as ‘Computers in Chemistry’. Gregory N. Tew (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Wolfgang Kern (University of Leoben and Polymer Competence Center Leoben), and Frank Wiesbrock (Polymer Competence Center Leoben) jointly organized the 3-day symposium ‘Click Reactions for Producing Advanced Materials’ as a scientific contribution to this meeting, supported and sponsored by the American Chemical Society Polymer Division.
28 internationally renowned polymer scientists shared their knowledge and expertise with the peer audience. Invited lectures were contributed by Marc Banaszak Holl (University of Michigan), Thomas Griesser (University of Leoben), Harm-Anton Klok (EPF Lausanne), Wolfgang Binder (University of Halle-Wittenberg), Yusuf Yagci (Istanbul Technical University), Gregory N. Tew (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Frank Wiesbrock (Polymer Competence Center Leoben), Shanta Dhar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Xinqiao Jia (University of Delaware), Scott Grayson (Tulane University), and Jeremiah Johnson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
This 3-day symposium was chaired by Gregory N. Tew, Frank Wiesbrock, and Thomas Griesser. Based on the very positive reception of this symposium by the audience, indicated by the high number of attendees, a book edition of this symposium as well as its establishment as a biannual contribution to the American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition are currently in preparation.