Speakers

Advanced Plastics as an enabling technology for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dr. G. Julius Vancso

Prof. Dr. G. Julius Vancso

University of Twente MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, The Netherlands

Nanocellular Materials with Environmental Impact: From Insulating Foams to “smart” Membranes

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann

Institute for Plastics Processing in Industry and Crafts at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Machine Learning Approach for a Reliable and Reproducible set-up of Injection Moulding Processes

Dr Yosussef Habibi

Dr Yosussef Habibi

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology Luxembourg

Wood: an inexhaustible resource for polymers and filler materials

Dr John Mellor

Dr John Mellor

SASOL Polymer, South Africa

The new, emerging and critical roles that polymer manufacturers will need to play in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Professor Anup K. Ghosh

Professor Anup K. Ghosh

Department of Materials Science & Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Understanding Processability for Translational Research and High-end Applications Development

Mr Anton Hanekom

Mr Anton Hanekom

Executive Director, Plastic South Africa

South African Plastic Industry

Dr Vincent Ojijo

Dr Vincent Ojijo

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa

Invigorating translational R&D in South African polymer industry: A case of DST/CSIR Nanomaterials Industrial Development Facility

Professor Rotimi Sadiku

Professor Rotimi Sadiku

Tshwane University of Technology

Essential Characteristics and the Importance of Polymeric NanoMaterials in Biological, BioMedical & Medical Applications in Modern-Day Health Delivery Systems

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Abhijit Bandyopadhyay – India
  • Professor Abdellah Ajji – Canada
  • Professor Altan M. Cengiz – USA
  • Prof AJ van Reenen – South Africa
  • Dr Amit Das – Germany
  • Dr. Andreas Leuteritz – Germany
  • Professor Christian Bonten – Germany
  • Professor Chul Park – Canada
  • Professor Clemens Holzer – Austria
  • Professor Dipankar Chattopadhyay – India
  • Professor Evan Mitsoulis – Greece
  • Professor Frej Mighri – Canada
  • Professor Hani Naguib – Canada
  • Professor Ica Manas-Zloczower – USA
  • Dr.-Ing. Sven Wießner – Germany
  • Dr.-Ing. Ines Kühnert – Germany
  • Professor Kriveshini Pillay – South Africa
  • Professor Jasim Ahmed – Kuwait
  • Professor Jean-Marc Haudin – France
  • Professor Jose Rajan – Malaysia
  • Professor Marc Kreutzburck – Germany
  • Professor Manfred Schmid – Switzerland
  • Professor Masami Okamoto – Japan
  • Professor Minna Hakkarainen – Sweden
  • Professor Mohammad Emmambux – South Africa
  • Professor Namita Choudhury – Australia
  • Professor Naba Dutta – Australia
  • Professor Paramita Das – India
  • Professor Pralay Maiti – India
  • Professor Rafael Auras – USA
  • Professor Reza Nofar – Turkey
  • Professor Rotimi Sadiku – South Africa
  • Professor Rudolf Hufenus – Switzerland
  • Professor Saeed Alhassan – Abu Dhabi
  • Professor Sadhan C. Jana – USA
  • Professor Sati Bhattacharya – Australia
  • Dr Nabanita Saha – Czech Republic
  • Professor Shih-Jung LIU – Taiwan
  • Dr Smita Mohanty – India
  • Professor Susanta Banerjee – India
  • Professor Tushar Jana – India
  • Professor Uttandaraman (U.T.) Sundararaj – Canada