Sixth International Seminar on the Technology of
Inherently Conductive Polymers
September 26-29, 1999, Sheridan Park, Toronto,
A comprehensive update of the latest developments.
Technology and Commercial Status.
A large number of application areas using inherently conductive
polymers have been developed and tested. Each is based on properties that are
specific to these materials. Due to the recent development of several air-stable
highly conductive polymers, and the fast entry of these products into the
marketplace, several applications have already been possible, and numerous
others are going to be easily realized.
The unique properties of inherently conductive polymers stem
from (i) the possibility of fine-tuning the conductivity by adjusting the amount
of dopant incorporated within the polymer, (ii) doping/undoping reversibility,
and (iii) the optical absorption characteristics in the uv, visible and near
infrared as well as its electromagnetic absorption characteristics.
Several polymers have been tested and proved to work in a variety of
applications including batteries, capacitors, smart windows, light emitting
diodes, transistors, photovoltaics, micro lithography, corrosion control,
conductive adhesives and inks, static dissipation, EMI shielding,
radar/microwave absorption, direct plating, electrostatic powder coating, clean
room applications, sensors, and drug delivery systems. The status of commercial
products and devices will be given during the seminar.
The seminar is designed to answer questions such
What are the structures of inherently conductive polymers?
What are the advantages of these polymers compared to
conventional semiconductors and conductive materials technologies?
are the innovative applications of these materials?
What is the
availability of inherently conductive polymers?
Who should attend:
The seminar is intended for engineers, scientists, managers and
technicians working in:
Conductive materials fabrication (composites,
textiles, plating, coating and films.) Antistatic/ESD, EMI/RFI shielding,
microwave and radar absorption Corrosion Control, Batteries, capacitors, fuel
cells, smart windows, etc. Electronic industry. Aerospace and automotive
Program: The List of Speakers will be updated on a regular
Sunday, Sept. 26: Tutorial Lectures, Dr. M. Aldissi
7:30-8:30 am: Registration
10:00-10:30: Coffee Break
10:30-12:00: Properties of Conductive
12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30-3:00: Processing and
Stability of Conductive Polymers
3:00-3:30: Coffee Break
3:30-5:00: Applications of Conductive Polymers
Dr. J. Avlyanov, Eeonyx Corp. and Dr. S. Dahman, RTP Co.,
"Heat Process able Conductive Polymer nanocomposites as Tunable Additives for
Plastics and Thermo sets"
Dr. D. Belanger, Univ. du Quebec, Montreal,
"Applications of Conducting Polymers in Power Sources: Lightweight Batteries and
C. Bruens, DSM, "Conquest: "Conductive Polymer Based
Core Shell Particles"
Dr. L. Chigirinskaya, Polytechnique Univ.,
"Conductive Polymers as Corrosion Protection Coatings: Fact or
Dr. D. Finello, Eglin Air Force Base, "Potential Photovoltaic
and IR Detection Applications of Conductive Polymers"
Dr. R. Gregory,
School of Textiles, Clemson Univ., "Effect of Morphology and Microstructure on
Electronic Properties of Conductive Polymers"
Dr. A. Guiseppi-Elie,
Abtech Scientific Inc., "Biotechnical Applications of
Dr. S. Hold croft, Simon Fraser Univ., "Conjugated
Polymers in Micro lithography Applications"
Dr. A. Holmes, Cambridge
Displays and Univ. of Cambridge, England, "Conducting Polymers in LEDs and
Dr. Mario Leclerc, Univ. Laval, Quebec, "Chromic
Phenomena in Polythiophene Derivatives"
Joseph Morrison, Bayer A.G.,
"Bayer's Technology: Present and Potential Uses of Polythiophenes"
Dr. V. G. Kulkarni, Americhem Inc., "Practical and Emerging
Applications of Conductive Polymers"
Dr. H. Kuhn, Milliken Research
Corp., "Adsorption at the Solid/Liquid Interface:
Conductive Textiles based
Dr. P. Lessner, Kemet Electronics Corp.,"Conductive
Polymers in Capacitor Applications"
Dr. K. Levon, Polytechnique Univ.,
"Structure Formation in Conducting Polymers - from Fundamentals to Applications"
Dr. A. MacDiarmid, Univ. of Pennsylvania, "Polyanilines and Polypyrrole:
Dr. B. Mattes, Santa Fe Science & Technology,
Inc., "Applications of Conductive Fibers for Electrochemical Actuators"
Dr. L. Olmedo, CEA, France, "EMI Shielding and Microwave Properties of
Dr. T. F. Otero, Basque Univ., San Sebatian, Spain,
"Conducting Polymers as Multifunctional and Biomimetic Materials and
Prof. J. Stoffer, Univ. of Missouri-Rolla, "Corrosion
Inhibition by Conductive Polymers"
Dr. Wayne Wang, Carleton Univ. Ottawa,
"Electroactive and Photoactive Materials"
Dr. F. Yamagishi, Hughes
Research Labs., "Conducting Polymers-Based Transducers as
Monday Sept. 26, 7:00 pm: Social Hour followed by a Catered
Location and Accommodation:
The seminar will be held at
the Sheridan Conference Center, Mississauga, ON. A block of rooms
reserved for the meeting dates and for early arrival for the seminar
participants at a rate
of Can $92 (approx. US$65) plus taxes , breakfast
included (single or double occupancy).
Reservations should be made directly
with the hotel (please mention the Xerox group when
making the reservation to
get the special rate) at the following address:
Holiday Inn, 2125 North
Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5K 1A3
Tel: 1-800-HOLIDAY or (905) 855-2000,
Fax: (905) 855-1433.
Directions: From Airport take 427 south to Q.E.W.
west then take exit 126.
A local map will be provided at a later
The participants are responsible for their own accommodations and
reservations. Check-in time is
4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00
Registration and Fees:
The completed registration form
must be mailed or faxed to:
Advanced Polymer Courses, 14200 Carlson
Circle, Tampa, FL 33626, USA
Tel: 813-854-4332, Fax: 813-854-5596, firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. $1,050. The fee covers registration, text, beverage breaks and a catered
dinner on the
first day. A reduced fee of U.S. $750 is applicable for each
additional participant from the same
company. Payment may be made payable by
check drawn on a U.S. bank to Advanced Polymer
Courses (Credit Cards are not
accepted). Applicants may cancel up to two weeks before the
seminar for a
full refund (subject to $25 fee). After that, the individual will be held
the full fee. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may
send a substitute.
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1999, Sheridan Park Conference Center, Mississauga, ON, Canada
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