Polymer Physics Group

The Polymer Physics Group provides a forum for all who have an interest in the physics of polymers.

The interests of the Group cover all aspects of the physical properties, structure and dynamics of polymers (both synthetic and naturally occurring) in the form of semi-crystalline solids, glasses, elastomers, gels, melts, and solutions. Fundamental phenomena are of interest along with applications of polymers in technologies, such as optoelectronics, photovoltaics, coatings, composites, medicine, foods and pharmacy. The Group works closely with The Royal Society of Chemistry and The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. We enjoy close links with the Macro Group with whom we publish a joint newsletter. The Group welcomes physicists, chemists and engineers from both academia and industry.

Each year the Group organizes a few one day or longer meetings to discuss specific aspects of polymer physics. The three day biennial conference, embracing all aspects of polymer physics, is held in September of alternate years.

The next meeting is due to be held at the University of Lincoln in September 2019. A number of group awards and prizes are linked with the biennial conference.


The current issue of the Polymer Physics Group newsletter


Group prizes

Prizes awarded by the Polymer Physics Group

Group prizes 

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