The conference program will include plenary and bi-parallel sessions as well as a poster exhibition.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
David Hatrick (Vice President Innovation at Huntsman Advanced Materials, University of Strathclyde, Spring, USA): Trends in high performance thermosetting resins
Torsten Gottschalk-Gaudig (Wacker Chemie AG, Burghausen, Germany): Silicone Resins – an emerging class of binders for fiber reinforced composites?
Filip Du Prez (Group Leader Polymer Chemistry Research Group, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium): Vitrimers: Recyclable thermosets of the future?
Tim Welter & Sascha Pöller (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Duesseldorf, Germany): Developing and Modeling Thermosetting Adhesives for Composite and Multi-material Joints
H. Henning Winter (Director Laboratory for Experimental Rheology University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, USA): The solidification rheology of amorphous polymers – Vitrification as compared to gelation
N.N. (Hexcel Composites Limited, Duxford, Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Confirmed Invited Lectures
Miroslava Dušková-Smrčková (Professor, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic): Ab Initio Design of Binders Architecture and Optimization of Curing Conditions for Cross-Linked Polyurethane/Polyurea Coatings
Eike Langkabel (Manager Technical Marketing VESTAMIN, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Marl, Germany): Uretdione – a versatile building block for outstanding new prepreg systems
Rolf Mülhaupt (Professor and Director Institute for Macromolecular Chemisty and Executive Director of the Freiburg Materials Research Center FMF, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany: Isocyanate-free routes to multifunctional bio-based polyhydroxyurethane thermosets and composites
Dennis Smith (Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, USA): Selected thermosetting technologies primarily for electronics and photonics applications
Ambrose Taylor (Reader in Materials Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom): Toughening Epoxies using Nanoparticles