The International Symposium of Photopolymer Science (ISPS 2018) in Wuxi

Organized by Jiangnan University and RadTech China, and co-organized by International Research Center for Photoresponsive Molecules and Materials, and The Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Biological Colloids, and sponsored by Jiangsu Kuangshun Photosensitivity New-material Stock Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Kailin Ruiyang Chemical Co., Ltd., and Changzhou Tronly New Electronic Materials Co., Ltd., The International Symposium of Photopolymer Science (ISPS 2018) was successfully held on April 22-25, 2018, Changguangxi Hotel, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. The symposium attracted more than 200 participants from over 100 companies and institutions both at home and abroad. 31 lectures, an evening salon, and a young scientist forum were also arranged at the forum.


Prof. Weifu Dong, Dean of School of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Jiangnan University, presided at the Opening Ceremony of the symposium. Vice President of Jiangnan University, Prof. Zhengbiao Gu, and President of RadTech Asia Organization, Prof. Jun Nie from Beijing University of Chemical Technology were invited to give greeting speeches at the opening ceremony. The invited presentations are listed as the follows.


Yusuf Yagci (Istanbul University) - Photochemical Approaches for Hyperbranched Polymers


Masamitsu Shirai (Osaka Prefecture University) - Development and Application of Photoacid and Photobase Generators


Moritz Mitterbauer (Vienna university of technology) - A Novel Cationic Photoinitiator and Its Application in Frontal Polymerization


Jerry Qi (Georgia Institute of Technology) - 4D Printing: Making 3D Printing Alive


Hendrik Frisch (The Queensland University of Technology) –Reprogramming Chemical Bonds with Different Colours of Light


Tom Scherzer (Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V. (IOM)) - UV-Cured Hydrogels Based on Low-Molecular Weight Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Diacrylate for Use as Transparent Drug Delivery Materials


Pu Xiao (Australian National University) - Novel Photoinitiating Systems for 3D-Printing of Photopolymers under Visible Light


Steffen Jockusch (Columbia University) - Mechanisms of Photoinitiated Metal-Free Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization


Xavier Allonas (Alsace University) - Novel Photochemical/Thermal Dual-Cure Initiating System for Cationic Polymerization of Carbon Composites


Zhiyun Zhang (National Taiwan University) - Fully Understanding the Excited-state Planarization of N, N’-disubstituted-dihydrodibenzo[a,c]phenazines


Jianwen Yang (Sun Yat-sen University) - Fluorocarbon Chain Modified Photoinitiators for UV-LED Curing


Jun Nie (Beijing University of Chemical Technology) - Design and Synthesis of Photoinitiators with Migration Property


Conference summary was also arranged after the lectures. The adjacent discussion was served in meeting place for updating on the latest achievements in technology developments and applications. All delegates discussed and exchanged information extensively during the conference. The conference was held successfully with all efforts from the organizers.