6th European Symposium of Photopolymer Science

The European Symposium of Photopolymer Science (ESPS) aims to bring together the brightest minds from both academia and industry to collectively present and discuss the fundamental issues within this still burgeoning field. The meeting consists of seminars from not just European but international leaders of photopolymer science.

Start Date 15.06.2021 - 09:00
Event End 17.06.2021 - 18:00
Location Zoom Meeting

It is the intention of the organizers to provide ample time for discussion to emphasize the workshop character and stimulate the exchange of new ideas. The program will be mainly based on invited talks given by respectable scientists working in the field of photopolymer science. In addition, other contributed papers with 15 minutes allotted for presentations and posters with a 5 min flash talk may be submitted. For both categories there will be given 3 awards for the best presentations.

Topics that will be discussed at the meeting include: (but are by no means limited to):

  • Radical and Cationic Radiation Curing Processes
  • Thiol-Ene Polymerizations
  • Oxygen Inhibition
  • Polymerization Kinetics
  • Novel Concepts
  • Advanced Materials and Applications
  • Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing
  • Hydrogels and Biomaterials
  • Medical and Dental Materials

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

  • Christopher Bowman (University of Colorado, USA)
  • Cyrille Boyer (UNSW Sydney, AUS)
  • Christopher Barner-Kowollik, (QUT, AUS)
  • Stefan Hecht (RWTH Aachen, D)
  • Hansjörg Grützmacher (ETH Hönggerberg, CH)
  • Johan Jansen (DSM, NLD)
  • Jun Nie (BUCT, CN)
  • Mats Johansson (KTH, SWE)
  • Stephen Postle (IGM, Florida USA)
  • Wolfgang Kern (University Leoben, A)


Kurt Dietliker, SCD Dr. Sommerlade Chemistry Design GmbH
Marco Sangermano, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Applied Science and Technology
Robert Liska, TU Wien, Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, Division of Macromolecular Chemistry