The first edition of the Iberian Symposium on Functional Organic Polymers (#ISFOP2023) was held on May 11 and 12 at the University of Aveiro in collaboration with the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ). The symposium focused on a wide range of functional organic polymers, including electroactive, chiral, porous (POPs, COFs) and bio-inspired (biopolymers) polymeric materials. The symposium also explored the fascinating properties of organic polymers and their processing for energy, electronic, biomedical or environmental applications. Some of the topics covered in the symposium were: organic batteries, organic photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, tissue engineering, chiral polymers and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). This symposium also served to stimulate collaboration between research groups from Spain and Portugal. Some of the invited speakers were: Thomas Bein (LMU), Rebeca Marcilla (IMDEA Energy), Daniele Mantione (Polymat), Nagore Ortiz-Vitoriano (CIC EnergiGUNE), Mariano Campoy-Quiles (ICMAB), João Mano (UA/CICECO), Ester Vázquez (UCLM/IRICA), Ana Rita Duarte (UNL), Carmen Freire (UA/CICECO), Josep Puigmartí-Luis (UB), Aurelio Mateo-Alonso (Polymat), Laura Salonen (U. Vigo/CINBIO) and Félix Freire (USC/CIQUS). The symposium was attended by more than 80 participants who contributed with oral and poster presentations. Five prizes were also awarded to the best posters sponsored by RSEQ’s GENAM group, RSC Applied Polymers, Energy Advances and Reaxys. All participants stressed the good atmosphere of the conference and the high quality of the lectures.
More information: https://isfop2023.events.chemistry.pt/