The 30th biennial meeting of the Polymer Physics Group provides an opportunity for researchers from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovations in understanding and manipulating the physical behaviour of a wide range of polymeric systems.

The conference has an exciting line-up of confirmed invited speakers as well as a Founders' Prize Lecture, a DPOLY lecture, the PPG exchange lecture and the Ian Macmillan Ward Prize Lecture (winners TBC).  

Professor Anthony J. Ryan, OBE  Professor Jan Vermant Andy Sweetman  Professor Valeria Arrighi Professor Peter Green Professor Paola Carbone
The University of Sheffield, UK ETH Zürich, Switzerland Futamura Chemical UK Ltd., UK Heriot-Watt University, UK University of Michigan, USA University of Manchester, UK

Note to participants

We carefully continue planning this conference to be held in London as an in-person meeting, with the additional possibility of online attendance for those unable to join in person (due to travel or individual restrictions). The maximum number of in-person attendees will be confirmed closer to the date, in accordance with social distancing guidelines applicable in September 2021. For everyone’s convenience, registration will open from May 2021. The IOP continues closely monitoring the evolution of risks associated with Covid-19 (also known as Coronavirus) both domestically and internationally by following the advice of Public Health England and the World Health Organisation. Further updates will be made accordingly.

As of 16 February 2021

Abstract submission open

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline:

18 June 2021

Early registration deadline:

19 July 2021

Registration deadline:

30 August 2021


You can find the conference announcement here.

Organised by the IOP Polymer Physics Group