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43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress: Polymer Science in the Service of Society, 11-16 July 2010, Glasgow, UK

Membranes, nanoporous polymers and fuel cells


Peter Budd, University of Manchester, UK

Co-Convener: Andrew I. Cooper, University of Liverpool, UK

Co-Convener: Yuri P. Yampolskii, Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Russia



Monday 12 July (afternoon)

Tuesday 13 July (morning and afternoon)

Wednesday 14 July (morning)

Symposium Information

The symposium will cover the following subject areas:

  • Polymeric and nanocomposite membranes for gas separation, vapour permeation, pervaporation, reverse osmosis, nano-, ultra- and microfiltration. 
  • Nanoporous polymers, including polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs), hypercrosslinked polymers, covalent organic frameworks and nanoporous films generated from block copolymers. 
  • Polymeric hydrogen and gas storage materials.   
  • Polymer electrolytes for fuel cells. 

Keynote Speaker

Thermally Rearranged Polymer Membranes Tuned for CO2 Capture 
Young Moo Lee, Hanyang University, Korea

Invited Speakers

Synthesis of porous engineering plastics and carbon nitride polymers 
Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

Structure-Property Relations in Polymers for Gas Separations 
Benny Freeman, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Sulfonated and phosphonated aromatic ionomers as proton-exchange membranes for fuel cells 
Patric Jannasch, Lund University, Sweden


Prediction of gas permeability and permselectivity in polyimide membranes 
Corine Bas, Université de Savoie, France

Qualitative and quantitative comparison of different molecular probing techniques for the analysis of the free volume distribution of amorphous glassy perfluoropolymers
Johannes Carolus, Jansen Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Italy

Aromatic Ionomers with Controlled Distribution of Ionic Substituents: A New Approach to High-Temperature Fuel-Cell Membranes  
Howard Colquhoun, University of Reading, UK

Polymer membranes with in situ grown palladium nanoparticles: how to control interactions towards hydrogen 
Eliane Espuche, University of Lyon, France

Permeation and sorption properties of PIM-1 Mixed Matrix Membranes filled with tailored nanoparticles 
Karel Friess, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Czech Republic

Propylene/Propane Separation with Zeolite/Perfluoropolymer Mixed Matrix Membranes 
Giovanni Golemme, Università della Calabria, Italy

Co-crystalline and Nanoporous Polymer Phases 
Gaetano Guerra, University of Salerno, Italy

Dehydration of isopropanol-water mixtures by pervaporation technique using zeolite-incorporated chitosan membrane 
Haryadi Haryadi, Bandung State Polytechnic (POLBAN), Indonesia

Polybenzimidazole Membranes for the Use in Fuel Cell 
Tushar Jana, University of Hyderabad, India

Synthesis of Luminescent Conjugated Microporous Polymers and Their Potential Applications for Photocatalysis 
Jiaxing Jiang, University of Liverpool, UK

Graft cellulosic copolymers with nano-structured architectures: Application to the purification of bio-fuels by a membrane separation process 
Anne Jonquieres, Nancy University, France

Organic Proton-Conducting Crystals as Membrane Materials for Fuel Cells 
Markus Klapper, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

Exploring the concept of intrinsic microporosity in polymers and oligomers
Neil McKeown, Cardiff University, UK

Synthesis and Properties of Novel Anion Conductive Aromatic Ionomers 
Kenji Miyatake, University of Yamanashi, Japan

Composite fuel cell membranes based on an inert polymer matrix and proton-conducting phosphonated hybrid nanoparticles 
Renaud Perrin, CEA, France

Polymer and Ion Dynamics in 'Single Ion' Polymer Electrolytes 
James Runt, Penn State University, USA

Proton Transfer Reactions and Dynamics at Hydrophilic Groups of Nafion®: Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics (BOMD) Simulations on Model Systems 
Kritsana Sagarik, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

Non-aqueous polyHIPEs as Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Li Ion Batteries 
Joachim Steinke, Imperial College London, UK

Nanoporous Polymer Nanoparticles Prepared via a Facile Method for Hydrogen Storage Application 
Bien Tan, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Enhancement of proton transport by supramolecular nano-channels in N-heterocycle functionalized comb polymers 
Sankaran Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Surface-functionalized track-etched membranes via living radical polymerization: stimuli-responsive properties and membrane adsorber applications 
Falk Tomicki, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Stable, Unstable and Reversible Porosity in Nanoporous Polymers
Jens Weber, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

Novel Si-containing highly permeable polymers: membrane materials for hydrocarbon separation 
Yuri Yampolskii, A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Russian Federation

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Treatment of Electrospun PVDF Nano-fibrous Membranes for Electrochemical Applications 
Wu-Aik Yee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Construction of Glycosylated Surfaces for Microporous Polypropylene Membranes: An Overview 
Zhi-Kang Xu, Zhejiang University, China

Poster Presenters

Structural and transport studies on polymer (PEO+IL) membranes: Evidence of complexation
Rajendra Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India

Surface Modification of Polysulfone Membranes for a Simultaneous LDL- Apheresis and Hemodialysis
Xiao-Jun Huang, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Effect of SiO2 nanoparticle size on the permeability of polypropylene and polyamide-6 nanocomposites
Vivianne Dougnac, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Preparation and evaluation of epoxidized styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymer membrane for wound dressing
Jen Ming Yang, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Fluorinated polyvinyl alcohol and polycaprolactone based polyurethane membranes for gas separation
Maryam Esteki, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Synthesis of nanoporous poly(vinylcatechol-co-divinylbenzene) resins and application to metal retention
Catherine Branger, Université du Sud Toulon Var, France

Transport properties of asymmetric dense PVDF hollow fibre membranes for potential use in gas, vapour and organic liquid separations
Johannes Carolus Jansen, Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Italy

Graft Polymerization by gamma-Radiation on Fluorinated based Microfiltration Membranes
Etienne Fleury, Université de Lyon, France

Palladium nanoparticle incorporation in conjugated microporous polymers by supercritical fluid processing
Tom Hasell, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Co-continuous Morphology in PVDF/PEO Blends
Virgile Daux, Université de Saint-Etienne, France

Effect of synthesis procedure on film-forming properties of PIM-1
Christopher Mason, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Graft polymerization of Acrylic acid onto Cold Plasma activated Esterification of Cellulose for Improvement of hydrophilic and Moisture Absorption
Ko-Shao Chen, Tatung University, Taiwan

Cationic pollution effects on properties in perfluorinated sulfonic acid membranes
Lionel Flandin, Université de Savoie, France

Fluorine Containing Proton Conductive Copolymers
Sebnem Inceoglu, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Novel Phosphonated Poly(arylene ether)s as Potential High Temperature Proton conducting Materials
Ebrahim Abouzari-Lotf, Iranian Academic Center For Education, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Novel Phosphonated-Sulfonated Ionomer as Potential Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Material
Ebrahim Abouzari-Lotf, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of

"Green" crazing of polymers in supercritical carbon dioxide
Elena Trofimchuk, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation

The effect of Nano hydroxyl apatide on the permeability and selectivity of CO2,O2,N2 in polyurethane membranes
Ali Poorkhalil, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Studies of the thermal behavior of perfluorinated sulfonic acid membranes polluted by Potassium(I), Calcium(II) and Iron(III)
Eddy Moukheiber, LMOPS-UMR 5041, France

In-situ macroscopic characterization tool to detect defects in proton exchange membrane used in Fuel Cells (PEMFC)
Gilles De Moor, CNRS-UMR 5041-LMOPS, France

Intrinsically Microporous Polyimides - Structure-Porosity Relationships Studied by Gas Sorption and X-ray Scattering
Nicola Ritter, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

New highly permeable polymers based on silicon-containing norbornenes: synthesis, membrane and mechanical properties
Maxim Bermeshev, A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis RAS, Moscow, Russian Federation

Hydrophobic, transparent polyimide hybrid films fabrication via chemical and physical methods
Teng Yuan Lo, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Single-ion polymer electrolytes with highly delocalized negative charge for lithium batteries
Jean-Pierre Bonnet, Université de Picardie - Jules Verne, France

Structural Characterization of Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity Using X-Ray Scattering Methods
Amanda McDermott, Pennsylvania State University, United States

New Highly Magnetic Microspheres Based on Hypercrosslinked Poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene)
Petr Sálek, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Republic

Aromatic Polysulfone Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Applications 
David Chappell, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Alternative synthetic route to PIM-1
Louise Maynard-Atem, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Nanostructural Analysis of Proton Conducting Zirconium Oxide-speek Hybrid Membranes for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell
Ailton Gomes, Instituto de Macromoléculas/UFRJ, Brazil

Thermal and Conducting Behaviour of Nanostructured composites of Mesoporous Niobium Oxide/Naphthalene Sulfonate Resin
Marcos Dias, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Composite Membranes of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIFs) in a Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity
Alexandra Bushell, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Novel thermally rearrangeable polyimide membrane based on a polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM)
Hosna Shamsipour, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Pore size distribution (PSD) in Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs)
Nhamo Chaukura, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Influence of modified silica on nanostructure of composite membrane based on sulfonated PEEK for use in fuel cells
Ailton Gomes, Instituto de Macromoléculas/UFRJ, Brazil

PVA/PWA/DTPA Hybrid Membranes for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells (DEFC) Applications 
Ailton Gomes, Instituto de Macromoléculas/UFRJ, Brazil

Control of Microcellular Foaming of bulk Commodity Amorphous Polymers in supercritical CO2 and Nano-Structuration of CO2-philic Copolymers
Michel Dumon, LCPO IPB Université Bordeaux 1, France

Perfluoropolymer-based composite membranes: preparation and gas transport properties
Johannnes C. Jansen, Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Italy

Structure Directing Effects in Cross-linked Hybrid Carbosilane-siloxane Systems
Anna Kowalewska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for hydrogen purification
Mariolino Carta, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) derived from hexaphenylbenzene-based monomers
Rhys Short, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) derived from bowl-shaped monomers
James Vile, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) derived from novel 1,1-spirobisindanes
Yulia Rogan, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) for Carbon Capture
Matthew Croad, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Organic Molecules of Intrinsic Microporosity
Rupert Taylor, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) derived from fluorinated biphenyls
Kadhum Msayib, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Dendrimers of Intrinsic Microporosity
Jonathan Walker, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Applications of Block Copolymers: Membranes through Self-Assembly
Adriana Boschetti-de-Fierro, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht GmbH, Germany

Bi-continuous Nano-scale Morphology of PVDF-HFP Porous Membrane from Dense Film of PVDF-HFP/PMMA Blend
Dar-Jong Lin, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Controlling porosity in conjugated microporous polymers
Robert Dawson, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Preparation of SAPO-34/Polyimide Mixed Matrix Membranes
Giovanni Golemme, University of Calabria, Italy

Study of CO2 Transport in ZIF-8/Polysulfone Membranes by Permeation, Sorption and PFG NMR Techniques
Mar López-González, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, Spain

Grand Canonical Monte Carlo Simulations of Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide and Methane in Regular and Carbonyl Substituted PIM-1
Gregory Larsen, Pennsylvania State University, United States