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5th PhD-Student Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering

Hamburg, Germany
20-22 May 2016

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Registration: 14 March 2016
Abstract submission: 4 April 2016





4th PhD-Student Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering

Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
30 October - 1 November 2015

Download the final programme here

3rd Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering

San Sebastian, Spain,
12-14 September 2014

2nd Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering

Hamburg, Germany,  24 - 26 May 2013 

1st Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering

Lyon, France,  12 October 2012

- Programme


Working Party on Polymer Reaction Engineering


1       PhD STUDENT Workshop of the WPPRE

The PhD student workshop of the EFCE Working Party on Polymer Reaction Engineering (WPPRE) represents a platform where young academics in the field of Polymer Reaction Engineering can build up valuable networks. It is an opportunity to meet fellow researchers and to make contact with representatives from industry.

In 2012 Professor Dr. Markus Busch from the Technical University of Darmstadt took over the chair of the WPPRE. Since then four workshops have been organized (’12 in Lyon, ’13 in Hamburg, ’14 in San Sebastian, and '15 in Fürstenfeldbruck). They have been primarily directed to PhD students from universities all over Europe, giving them a chance to talk about the latest results of their work by means of short oral and poster presentations. In return they were able to benefit from helpful feedback and suggestions of the audience.

For the future we would like to perpetuate the workshop as an annual event and by that establish a continuous scientific exchange between research groups on Polymer Reaction Engineering. The upcoming WPPRE workshop is scheduled from 20 to 22 May 2016 and takes place in Hamburg, Germany. If you are interested to take part save the date now!

2      Topics

Topics being discussed at the WPPRE workshop are current advances in the field of

  • Emulsion polymerization
  • Gas-phase polymerization
  • Polymerization kinetics
  • Modelling of polymerizations
  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization
  • High Pressure Polymerization
  • Particle formation
  • Polymer foaming
  • Plant design.

This of course also includes know-how of analytical methods and techniques for medium and high pressures.


Impression of the WPPRE meeting in Hamburg. Welcome speech delivered by Professor Dr. Moritz
(University of Hamburg) 


Time for discussions during the poster session in Lyon 2012


3  Social Events

Besides the hard work to be invested in the poster and oral presentations there will be time for intercultural exchange on a more private basis. The last two years lunch and dinner was kindly sponsored by industry giving the participants the possibility to get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere.

Furthermore one day of the workshop is reserved for the closing ceremony and a joint activity in which one gets to see a little bit of the hosting city.

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On the left: Lunch break in Lyon - enjoying the local cuisine.
On the right: Boat tour through the harbor in Hamburg.


4       Upcoming Workshop 2016

This year’s PhD-workshop is going to to be held from May, 20th to May, 22nd in Hamburg, Germany, as a direct follow-up event to the12th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering (PRE).
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This year, the PhD Student Workshop will take place on the Campus of the University Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. 

The registration is open. The registration deadline is March 14th, 2016.
Register online via the following URL:

The abstract submission deadline is April 4th, 2016.


Each participant of the PhD-Student Workshop should arrange his accomodation on his or her own. For the paricipants rooms have been blocked at the Mercure Hotel Hamburg Mitte until April 8th, 2016.

  • single room (139 EUR)
  • double room (168 EUR)

Thus, when making the hotel reservation please refer to the „Doktorandenworkshop“.


The official language of the workshop will be English.

Course fee

The registration fee is 100 EUR. It covers the attendance, course material and the participation in the social events.

Method of payment

After you have registered and been accepted for a workshop contribution, you will receive a personalized invoice.


Getting to know the research of fellow PhD-students… 


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