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30 Years of Excellence in Polymer Analysis and Characterization

The International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization, ISPAC, is a non-profit scientific organization. The mission of ISPAC is to provide an international forum for the presentation of cutting-edge technologies in the field of polymer analysis and characterization.  The symposium is unique in its emphasis on state-of-the-art methodologies, in its multidisciplinary approach to problems, and in the detailed discussions available among the participants.  Over the years, the symposia have successfully brought together analytical chemists, polymers chemists, polymer physicists, chemical engineers, and material scientists involved in the characterization and analysis of synthetic and natural polymeric materials.  Meetings are held annually, rotating to venues in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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ISPAC 2018

31st International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization

June 3-6, 2018


Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Bethesda, MD USA


Scientific topics                                                                                  

  • Advances in X-ray and Neutron Measurements
  • Big Data in Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Macromolecular Structures: New Frontiers in Structural Control
  • Advances in Chromatography and Spectroscopy of Polymers
  • Polymer Rheology and Processing.


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Ron Jones, NIST


Kathryn Beers, NIST

Willem deGroot, Dow Chemical


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Features and Highlights

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Invited speakers

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Short course

Topics of the Short course on ISPAC 2018.

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Organizing committee

ISPAC 2018 Organizing committee

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Who should attend?

Who should attend ISPAC 2018?

ISPAC is a non-profit scientific organization formed to provide an
international forum for the presentation of recent advances in the field of
polymer analysis and characterization methodologies. Read more >>                                                                 


TOSOH Bioscience is Major Exhibitor Sponsor of ISPAC 2018.

Waters is Major Exhibitor Sponsor of ISPAC 2018.

Ondax is Exhibitor Sponsor of ISPAC 2018.

Polymer Char is Friend of ISPAC 2018.


Registration, Online payment and Abstract Submission

The conference is supported by an integrated online environment to facilitate the registration process. You will be redirected to register, pay the conference fees and upload your abstract. 

Sponsors will also be able to pay the sponsorship contribution.

Abstract submission deadline has been extended for both posters and talks: 27th April 2018.


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Important dates

Important dates for ISPAC 2018.



ISPAC 2018 venus is Marriott Bethesda North Hotel.