The seminal field of adaptive polymers and systems deals with interactive and smart functional materials. The ability of biological systems and matter to sense their environment, process information and react in an autonomous fashion inspires the development of similar complex and functional polymers and polymer systems. Thus, the term “intelligent materials” has emerged and further developments strive towards the imitation of functionalities and properties of living matter and systems.

The scope of the conference covers all physical and chemical aspects of this broad topic including experimental and theoretical insights in the following subjects:

  • switchable polymer systems
  • stimulus-responsive macromolecules
  • bioactive, bioinspired and biohybrid macromolecular systems
  • integration of fuels and motile polymer systems
  • interactive soft colloids
  • sustainable polymer material solutions

This conference provides a platform for experts and young talents from both academia and industry to share the latest research and breakthroughs, as well as discuss challenges and opportunities of the field.

  • Prof. Ph.D.

    Stefan Hecht

    DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien

    Chair of the Conference

  • Prof. Dr.

    Andreas Herrmann

    DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien

    Chair of the Conference

12 - 14 September 2022 | Conference in Aachen (Germany)