Polymer Summer School

raft agentThe Polymer Summer School has been held annually since 2000. It is was historically co-sponsored by the RACI Polymer Division and the CRC for Polymers. Its aims are to broaden polymer education in Australia, increase the level of cross-fertilisation in polymer science and engineering, and to provide a strong theoretical introduction for new researchers. In addition to attending formal presentations, there are excellent opportunities to meet on an informal basis with leading polymer scientists.

Registrations are now open for the 21st Australasian Polymer Summer School (21APSS).  The 21APSS is being held between February 15-19, 2021. The APSS is traditionally held at an Australian University during summer, but given the current restrictions on travel and gatherings the 21st APSS will be held via Zoom for the first time.

The 21st APSS will be held across five days (Monday-Friday 15-19 February 2021), for two hours per day. The format will consist of two talks from experts in the field on a range of topics, in addition to break-out and networking opportunities.

Anyone interested in the topics to be presented is encouraged to register. A great lineup of speakers have been arranged which can be viewed at the 21APSS website:

Further details are available at the 19APSS website below, including details regarding registration!

Website: https://polymersummerschool.wixsite.com/apss

Registration page: https://forms.gle/9yH57tjfZb9h6yKj8

The Polymer Summer School is relevant for:

  • Students enrolled in higher degrees;
  • Undergraduate Engineering and Science students;
  • Postdoctoral Fellows;
  • Anyone with a technical interest in polymers and polymer research.

Previous Polymer Summer Schools

  • terephthalicacid2000 Thredbo, NSW
  • 2001 Albury, NSW
  • 2002 Armidale, NSW
  • 2003, Albury, NSW
  • 2004, Wamberal, NSW
  • 2004, Sunset Cove, SA
  • 2006, Ballarat, VIC
  • 2007, Geelong, VIC
  • 2008, Leura, Blue Mts, NSW
  • 2010, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2010, Wollongong, NSW
  • 2011, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2012, Adelaide, SA
  • 2013, Sydney, NSW
  • 2014, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2015, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2016, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2017, Adelaide, SA
  • 2019, Sydney, NSW
  • 2020, Canberra, ACT
  • 2021, Online, Nationwide