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North East Polymer Association


Next Events:

Joint NEPA/TWMS event 29 May 2014

We are delighted to be supporting this years "Musgrave Symposium" CG60, Department of chemistry

2.30pm: Dr Lian Hutchings, Durham University, “Modifying Surface and Interfacial Properties with Chain-End Functionalised Polymers”

3.30pm: tea/coffee, Musgrave Room

4.00pm: 2014 Musgrave Lecture, Professor Brigitte Voit, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, TU Dresden, Germany, “Design and synthesis of smart polymer materials for applications in bionanotechnology and biomedicine”

5.00pm: Refreshments (Buffet and Drinks) Musgrave Room.


Invited Lecture

Dr Matthew Gibson, University of Warwick

"Materials for Glycomics and Glycomimetics"

Tuesday 18th March, CG85, Department of Chemistry, 5-6pm



Young Persons Lecture Competition

MC106 Department of Chemistry, Durham University

5pm, 5 March 2014.

Paul Brooks and Glenn Hurst


Scattering in Soft Matter Seminar 22/1/14

 CG141 1-2pm Buffet lunch/posters (Musgrave Room)

 CG218 2-3pm Prof John Seddon (Imperial)

“X-ray Diffraction of Lipic L.C. phases”

 **Short break for refreshments/further discussions**

 CG218 3.15-4.15pm Dr Ann Terry (STFC ISIS)

"Why Spiderman needs small angle scattering".

 4.30pm end.


6th November 2013, 4.15 pm: CG60, Department of Chemistry, Durham University

Prof A.J. Ryan OBE, University of Sheffield

"Making Polymers Swim"


Thursday 7th November 2013, 2-3pm. Murray library lecture theatre, University of Sunderland, City campus.

Dr Dimitris Lamprou, Strathclyde University

“Synthesis, Physicochemical Characterization and Toxicity of Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery Applications"


2012-2013 season:

(Joint Event with TWMS)

19th June 2013: University of Newcastle, Merz Buttery, 4pm

Dr Daniel Frankel, University of Newcastle

"Unfolding Disease, One Molecule at at Time"

5pm, 22 November 2012: University of Sunderland, Science Complex, Dale 007/008

Dr Kerr Matthews, Robert Gordon University

CG85 5pm, 11 December 2012: Department of Chemistry, Durham University

Dr Neil Everall, Intertek MSG, Wilton Research Centre

"Raman Spectroscopy - A Great Tool for Sticky Situations"

22nd May 2013, Dept of Chemistry, Durham University CG60 4.15pm

Dr Tuomas Knowles, University of Cambridge.

RSC Harrison-Medola Memorial Prize Lecture: "Biophysics of Protein Aggregation"

2011-2012 season:

23rd May: Prof. Ian Hamley, University of Reading,

Self-assembly at the synthetic/bio-polymer interface: towards biomedical applications,

4pm CG60, Department of Chemistry, Durham University.

All welcome! (NEPA/TWMS joint event)

21st February: Prof. Ian Manners (Bristol)

Date: Tuesday 21st Feburary 2012 at 5pm, D110.

"Living Self Assembly"

7th February

Speaker: Aidan Taylor, Lynn Donlon, Paul Brooks

Date: Tuesday 7th February 2012 at 5pm. YPLC local heat

8th November

Speaker: Prof. Bill Macdonald (DuPont Teijin Films Ltd, Wilton)

Date: Tuesday 8th November 2011 at 5pm.

Title: Designing Films for Flexible Electronics and PV-How to teach and old dog new tricks

2nd November

Speaker: Prof. Paul Luckham (Imperial College London)

Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2011 at 1pm.

Title: “Polymeric gels, nanoparticles and nanocapsules for triggered release”

Murray Library Lecture Theatre, University of Sunderland,

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24th February (Winter Social)

Members of the NEPA exec will be attending the DUCS Ball