The section welcomes contributions on experimental investigations of structure-properties relationships, design and synthesis of new materials and on the development of innovative characterization techniques.
The section is devoted to the dissemination of significant findings, innovative ideas and non-conventional approaches in the broadly defined field of macromolecular science. Particular attention will be paid to those subjects that impact most our everyday life, including, but not limited to, green polymer chemistry, environmental pollution issues, polymers for energy storage and delivery, and polymers for the human health. The section welcomes contributions on experimental investigations of structure-properties relationships, design and synthesis of new materials and on the development of innovative characterization techniques. Recognizing the ever increasing role of computational approaches, partly or fully theoretical contributions on the mathematical modeling of the polymer behavior are also encouraged. In particular, the following topics will be covered:
1. Physical Chemistry: theoretical and computational methods; thermodynamics of polymer systems; advanced spectroscopic techniques and other characterization methods; mass transport properties.
2. Synthetic routes and chemical modification: sustainable polymer chemistry; methods for controlling macromolecular architecture; supramolecular chemistry; bioinspired polymer chemistry.
3. Biopolymers: biodegradable polymers; polymer-cells and polymer-tissues interactions; polymers and devices for biomedical applications; polymers in therapy and in diagnostics.
4. Polymer nanostructures: Controlling structure at the nanoscale; polymer-based sensors and nanodevices; hybrid materials and nanocomposites.
Our ultimate mission, according to the philosophy of Frontiers, is to seek and disseminate relevant knowledge, to encourage pioneering research and to promote networking and cooperation among scientists in a truly interdisciplinary vision.