Abstract Guidelines & Timeline

Abstract Submissions have been extended until March 1st, 2023

Due to the limited number of oral presentation slots, priority for oral presentation slots will be given to those who submit prior to February 10th.

Having trouble submitting abstracts via the form? We also accept abstracts via email:

Abstract Guidelines:

  • Abstract word count limit: 300 words
  • Title character count limit: 150 characters

Abstracts will be submitted to 1 of 6 categories:

  • Polymers for Energy & Separations: Any research pertaining to the use of polymer materials in energy generation, storage, and transport as well as those materials used as replacements for conventional, energy intensive materials in chemical separation processes. Some examples include, ion-exchange membranes, sorbents, electrochemical materials, etc.

  • Polymer Upcycling & Degradation for Sustainability: Research supporting sustainable use and disposal of plastic waste, increasing sustainability in manufacturing, and the study of environmental interactions with polymer materials. We hope to support presentations in additives, sustainable materials design, environmental sampling, etc.

  • Functional Materials Design: from Micro to Macro: Molecular design and applications of novel polymer materials for sensing, soft robotics, and functional materials, with special emphasis on the variety of scales used in design of new functional materials and devices. We envision researchers presenting projects in areas as small as the design of new molecules as well as those at much larger scales, such as innovation in additive manufacturing.

  • Therapeutic & Biomedical Applications of Polymers: Use of polymer materials in biomedical applications such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, biomedical device design, and wearable sensors. Possible topics include molecular design for polymers in drug delivery, stimuli-responsive polymers for use in vivo, etc.

  • Digital Discovery of Polymers: This topic area refers to the emerging field of materials informatics and simulation in the polymer industry. Given the breadth of computational research in this field, we expect presentations in data-intensive materials design such as Machine Learning and Molecular informatics, as well as more physics-based approaches such as Molecular Dynamics and simulation.

  • General Papers & Concepts: This topic area covers anything that does not fit into the other categories. Presenters will provide keywords during abstract submission.

Abstract Expectations:

  • Fits scope of conference.
  • Contains introductory statement that connects work to literature and provides appropriate context and background.
  • Defines purpose of research. 
  • States methods used.
  • Summarizes key findings (what was discovered, accomplished, or produced).
  • States impact of work on discipline.
  • Written using appropriate technical language, e.g. defines acronyms, free of grammar or spelling errors.

Abstract Submission Timeline:

  • [October 30th, 2022] Abstract submission opens
  • [January 31st, 2022 March 1st, 2022] Abstract submission form closes
  • [February 1st, 2023] Conference registration opens
  • [Mid-February 2023] Acceptances begin to go out; rolling acceptances until March 1st.
  • [June 29th, 2023] Conference