Speakers

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

Course Lectures

Professor Ica Manas-Zloczower

Professor Ica Manas-Zloczower

Thomas W. and Nancy P. Seitz Professor of Advanced Materials and Energy and Distinguished University Professor Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Advanced Processing of Carbon-Nanostructures-Containing Polymer Composites

Professor Sadhan C. Jana

Professor Sadhan C. Jana

Benjamin Franklin Goodrich Professor & Chair Department of Polymer Engineering University of Akron, USA

3D Printing and Polymer Nanofibres

Dr i.V. Juergen Janoschek

Dr i.V. Juergen Janoschek

Physicist NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH, Germany

Thermal Analysis of Polymeric Materials

Professor John Vlachopoulos

Professor John Vlachopoulos

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

Advanced Polymer Processing

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 Youssef  Habibi

Dr Youssef 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

Professor Sanat Kumar

Professor Sanat Kumar

Columbia University, United States of America

Polymer Nanocomposites

Professor Christian Bonten

Professor Christian Bonten

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Polymer Processing

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 Debes Bhattacharyya – New Zealand
  • Professor Dipankar Chattopadhyay – India
  • Professor Dimitrios Bikiaris – Greece
  • Professor Evan Mitsoulis – Greece
  • Professor Frej Mighri – Canada
  • Professor Fugen Daver – Australia
  • Professor Hani Naguib – Canada
  • Professor Hesheng Xia – China
  • 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 Joao Maia – USA
  • Professor Jose Rajan – Malaysia
  • Professor Luiz A Pessan Brazil
  • Professor Luyi Sun – USA
  • 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 Petra Pötschke – Germany
  • 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 Sara Liparoti – Italy
  • Dr Séverine Boyer – France
  • Professor Shih-Jung LIU – Taiwan
  • Dr Smita Mohanty – India
  • Professor Spiros H. Anastasiadis – Greece
  • Professor Susanta Banerjee – India
  • Professor Takeshi Kikutani – Japan
  • Professor Tushar Jana – India
  • Professor Uttandaraman (U.T.) Sundararaj – Canada
  • Professor Udo Wagenknecht – Germany
  • Professor Volker Altstädt – Germany

Conference Tour on 22nd November

Cradle of Humankind (it will take 5 hrs-there will be opportunity to go inside cave)
The Cradle of Humankind, one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng, is renowned as the place where humankind originated. It is here that the first hominid, Australopithecus, was found in 1924 at Taung in the North West Province by Professor Raymond Dart of the University of the Witwatersrand. And is one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind area boasts 13 excavation sites that are recognised as national heritage sites, both internationally and by the South African Heritage Resources Agency.

On the way, back Lion & Rhino park (evening safari)
The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve “The Nearest Faraway Place” is a privately owned game reserve covering some 1200 hectares which has opened to the public in 1990. After humble beginnings visitors may now view in excess of 650 heads of game, including some very rare and endangered species. The reserve falls within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS).