Synthesis, Characterization, Structure and

Properties of Novel Biodegradable Polyesters


European Commission

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 778092

Networking Event in China (August 2019)


Organized by Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group Co., Ltd Sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology, China National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Polymer Division, Chinese Chemical Society (CCS).

The Ninth International Symposium on Engineering Plastics (EP’2019 Yinchuan) was held in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China, August 7-10, 2019. Retaining a traditional logo of EP to continue the success legacy, EP’2019 Yinchuan was committed to serving as a biennial platform for fellow polymer materials scientists to exchange research progresses and share innovative ideas. With consultancy to some of our prestigious participants in the wake of EP’2017 Xi’an, the spirit of EP’2019 Yinchuan is set to “make polymer materials continuously excel”, according to which five scientific topics seen below were arranged. A special forum on polyolefin materials was planned as tradition, in accordance with the pick of Yinchuan where one of the world largest coal-turned-polyolefin companies, Shenning Group, is located.

  1. Polyolefin materials, both conventional and advanced 2. Bio-based and natural polymer materials 3. Advanced engineering plastics and thermosets 4. Multi-phase polymer systems including nanocomposites 5. Polymer characterization and rheology.

Organization Symposium General Chair: Dujin Wang Organizing Committee Chair: Mingshu Yang Program Committee Chair: Jinyong Dong Yinchuan Local Committee Chair: Hongqiao Jiao Secretaries: Lan Wu; Wensheng Bu International Advisory Committee Phil Coates (UK) Klaus Friedrich (Germany) Jian Ping Gong (Japan) Jiasong He (China) Roger Hiorns (France) Benjamin Hsiao (USA) Xiao Hu (Singapore) Youliang Hu (China) Xigao Jian (China) Jacques Joosten (The Netherlands) Doo Sung Lee (Korea) Yongfang Li (China) Alejandro J. Müller (Spain) Helmut Münstedt (Germany) Jinliang Qiao (China) Jürgen Rü he (Germany) Hiroshi Watanabe (Japan) Andrew Whittaker (Australia) Jing-Shen Wu (China) Wantai Yang (China) Ming-Qiu Zhang (China) Qifeng Zhou (China) Julian Zhu (Canada) Stephen Z.D.Cheng (USA) Xi Zhang (China) Alexander Yaroslavov (Russia) Yuzhong Wang (China) Natalie Stingelin (USA) Qi Wang (China) Chul Park (Canada) T.C.(Mike) Chung (USA) Yoshiharu Nishiyama (France).

In the frame work of Symposium 2, Biobased and natuaral polymer material, our RISE BIODEST project participated with the invited talks of:

Guoming Liu, Dario Cavallo and Alejandro J. Müller.

The chairman of the conference was Prof. Dujin Wang, the PI of ICCAS participating in BIODEST.

We had the opportunity to meet with all the staff members from ICCAS that take part in BIODEST (professors, postdocs and PhD students) and together with professors Guoming Liu, Dujin Wang and Yulan Su from ICCAS, Dario Cavallo from University of Genoa and Alejandro J. Müller from Polymat-UPV/EHU we discussed about the WP3 and WP4 activities, future secondments and research plans.


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