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37th Canadian High Polymer Forum / 37e Colloque Canadien sur les Polymères

August 9 to 11, 2016 / 9 au 11 août 2016

Glen House Resort, Gananoque, ON

 

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Registration / Inscription

Monday August 8, from 19:30 to 21:00 (PM)
Lundi 8 août, de 19:30 à 21:00 (PM)

Tuesday August 9, 2016 / Mardi 9 août 2016

Theme: Biomedical applications / Thème : Applications biomédicales

Chairperson / Président :  TBA

Start time End time Code Speaker and talk title
8:30 8:40   Opening remarks from the conference chair / Ouverture du colloque par le président, Jianping Lu
8:40 9:10 I-1 Invited speaker / Conférencier invité : Jung Kwon (John) Oh, Concordia University
ML-MSRD Strategy for Block Copolymer Micelles for Accelerated Drug Release and Cancer Therapy
9:10 9:30    O-1 Christopher J. Barrett, Michael Landry, Frederic Rollet and Daniel de Biasio, McGill University
Some New Opto-Reversible Polymers Inspired by Nature: New Light on the Nano-Bio Interface
9:30 9:50 O-2 Jifu Mao, Hyun Jin Park, Yongliang Wang, Mahmoud Rouabhia and Ze Zhang, Université Laval
Highly Flexible Free-Standing Conductive Polypyrrole Membrane
9:50 10:10 O-3 T. Zhang, S. Taylor, M. Palmer and Jean Duhamel, University of Waterloo
Membrane Binding and Oligomer Formation by the Calcium-Dependent Lipopeptide Antibiotic A54145: A Quantitative Study with Pyrene Excimer Fluorescence
10:10 10:30 O-4 Sung Hwa Hong and Jung Kwon Oh, Concordia University
Formation of Enzyme and Oxidation Dual-sensitive Nanocarriers via Thiol-ene Click Reaction for Efficient Targeted and Controlled Anticancer Drug Delivery
10:30 10:50   Pause / Break

Theme: Amphiphilic and stimuli-responsive polymers / Thème : Polymères amphiphiles et sensibles à des stimuli 

Start time End time Code Speaker and talk title
10:50 11:10 O-5 Xili Lu, Hesheng Xia and Yue Zhao, Université de Sherbrooke
Remoldable Azobenzene Liquid Crystalline Networks Displaying Light-Driven Motions
11:10 11:30 O-6 Yu Wang, Guojun Liu, Heng Hu, Terry Yantian Li, Amer M. Johri, Xiaoyu Li and Jian Wang, Queen’s University
Stable Water-Dispersible Air Nanobubbles Encapsulated with ABC Triblock Copolymer Bearing Fluorinated Block with Super-Low Surface Energy
11:30 11:50 O-7 Yong-Guang Jia and X. X. Zhu, Université de Montréal
Complex Thermo-Responsive Behaviors of Select Block Copolymers
11:50 13:00   Lunch / Dîner

Theme: Conducting polymers / Thème : Polymères conducteurs

​Chairperson / Président : TBA

Start time End time Code Speaker and talk title
13:00 13:30 I-2 Invited speaker / Conférencier invité : Jean-François Morin, Samuel Caron and Charles-Olivier Gilbert, Université Laval
Carbon-Rich 2D Polymers: Toward Non-Graphene Semiconducting Materials
13:30 14:00 I-3 Invited speaker / Conférencier invité : Derek J. Schipper, University of Waterloo
Reaction Development for the Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers
14:00 14:20 O-8 Joseph A. Paquette, Sabastine Ezugwu, Giovanni Fanchini and Joe B. Gilroy, Western University
Synthesis, Characterization, and Switchable Thin-Film Conductivity of 6-Oxoverdazyl Radical Polymers Prepared via ROMP
14:20 14:40 O-9 Vladimir Kardelis, Ryan C. Chadwick, Kelvin Li and Alex Adronov, McMaster University
“Click” Functionalization of Conjugated Polymers by Strain-Promoted Cycloaddition
14:40 15:00 O-10 Zhao Li, Patrick R. L. Malenfant, Jianfu Ding and Jacques Lefebvre, National Research Council Canada
Semiconducting SWCNT: From Materials to Thin Film Transistors
15:00 15:20   Pause / Break

Theme: Materials with tailored properties / Thème : Matériaux à propriétés modulées

Start time End time Code Speaker and talk title
15:20 15:40 O-11 Hanno Erythropel, Roya Jamarani, Richard Leask, Milan Marić and Jim Nicell, McGill University
Development of Green Plasticizers: A Case Study
15:40 16:00 O-12 Ahmad Raza Ashraf, Leonardo C. Simon and Zareen Akhter, University of Waterloo
Dianhydride Architecture Effects on Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Polyimides
16:00 16:20 O-13 Jun Xiang, Xia Tong and Yue Zhao, Université de Sherbrooke
Spatial Organization and Optical Properties of Layer-by -Layer Assembled Upconversion and Gold Nanoparticles
16:20 16:40 O-14 Kevin Wylie and Milan Marić, McGill University
Self-Assembly of Gradient Copolymers Synthesized in Semi-Batch Mode
18:30     Dinner  / Souper

Wednesday August 10, 2016 / Mercredi 10 août 2016 

Theme: Polymer synthesis and modification / Thème : Synthèse et modification des polymères

​Chairperson / Président : TBA

Start time End time Code Speaker and talk title
9:00 10:00   NOVA Keynote Lecture
Keynote Lecturer / Conférencier plénier : Craig J. Hawker, University of California Santa Barbara
Doing New Things with Old Tricks - Synthesis of Precision Materials
10:00 10:20   Pause / Break
10:20 10:40 O-15 Tyler J. Cuthbert, Joshua Jadischke, Paul J. Ragogna and Elizabeth R. Gillies, Western University
Polyphosphonium Containing Self-Healing Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Healing
10:40 11:00 O-16 Josée Brisson, Adrien Faye and Jacob Dion-Gagné, Université Laval
Polyethersulfone-Based Copolymers: Flexible Comb Copolymer Synthesis for Fundamental Studies: From Crystallization to Membrane Science
11:00 11:20 O-17 Amir Rabiee Kenaree and Joe B. Gilroy, Western University
Synthesis and Characterization of Highly-Metallized Phosphonium-Based Polyelectrolytes and Their Applications in Material Science
11:20 11:40 O-18 Michael W. Bodley, Brian M. Molloy, Kyle Ozols and J. Scott Parent, Queen’s University
Controlling the Dynamics and Yields of Peroxide-Initiated Polymer Modifications Using Functional Nitroxyls
11:40 13:00   Lunch / Dîner

Theme: Spectroscopy and molecular simulation / Thème : Spectroscopie et simulation moléculaire

Chairperson / Président : TBA

Start time End time Code Speaker and talk title
13:00 13:30 I-4 Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité : Phillip Y.K. Choi, University of Alberta
Molecular Dynamics Study of Diffusion in Polymers
13:30 13:50 O-19 Remi Casier, Jean Duhamel and Mario Gauthier, University of Waterloo
Probing Interparticle Polymer Diffusion in Latex Films Using Pyrene Excimer Fluorescence
13:50

14:10 

O-20 Shimiao Zhang and Li Xi, McMaster University
Precursor Effects on the Structure and Properties of Polymer Networks Synthesized Using Molecular Dynamics
14:10 14:30 O-21 Justin Raimbault, Remi Casier, Hunter Little and Jean Duhamel, University of Waterloo
Probing Intramacromolecular Forces by Pyrene Excimer Fluorescence
14:30 14:50   Pause / Break
14:50 16:30   Poster Session / Session D'affiches
16:30 17:00   HPF Meeting / Réunion du Colloque canadien sur les polymères
18:30     Banquet / Banquet

Thursday August 11, 2016 / Jeudi 11 août 2016

Theme: Biopolymers / Thème : Biopolymères

Chairperson / Président : TBA

Start time End time Code Speaker and talk title
9:00 9:20 O-22 Michael Landry, Mark Cronin-Golomb and Christopher J. Barrett, McGill University
Azobenzene-Modified Silk Gels for Two-Photon Light Induced Surface Patterning
9:20 9:40 O-23 Lu Li and Jean Duhamel, University of Waterloo
Conformation of Amylose in DMSO Probed by Pyrene Excimer Fluorescence
9:40 10:00 O-24 Zijie Wang, Yu Wang and Guojun Liu, Queen’s University
Rapid and Efficient Separation of Oil from Oil-in-Water Emulsions Using a Janus Cotton Fabric
10:00 10:20   Pause / Break
10:20 10:40 O-25 Ryan C. Amos and Mario Gauthier, University of Waterloo
Modification of Cooked Waxy Corn Starch with Alkenyl Succinic Anhydrides
10:40 11:00 O-26 Morgan Lehtinen, Zijie Wang, Claudia Grozea and Guojun Liu, Queen’s University
Water Based Approach to Asymmetric Cotton Fabric for Oil Separation from Emulsions
11:00 11:20 O-27 Farhad Farnia, Weizheng Fan, Yves Dory and Yue Zhao, Université de Sherbrooke
Cellulose Nanocrystals Made CO2-Responsive by Polymer Grafting
11:30 13:00   Lunch / Dîner

List of Posters / Liste des affiches 

  1. Mosa Alsehli and Mario Gauthier, University of Waterloo, Arborescent Polypeptides Based on Poly(γ-Benzyl L-Glutamate) for  Drug Delivery Applications
  2. So Young An and Jung Kwon Oh, Concordia University, Development of Self-Healing Polymeric Networks Crosslinked by Dynamic Linkages
  3. Lemuel Tong, Jothirmayanantham Pichaandi, Loryn Arnett, Alexandre Bouzekri, Olga Ornatsky, Vladimir Baranov and Mitchell A. Winnik, University of Toronto, Synthesis and Surface Modification of Lanthanide (NaLnF4) Nanoparticles for High-Sensitivity Mass Cytometry Bioassays
  4. Abdullah Basalem and Jean Duhamel, University of Waterloo, Probing the Interactions Between Pyrene-Labeled Gemini Surfactants and Non-Gemini Surfactants by Fluorescence
  5. Michael W. Bodley and J. Scott Parent, Queen's University, AOTEMPO-Mediated Synthesis of Polypropylene-Based Thermoplastic Vulcanizates
  6. Robert Claridge and Derek Schipper, University of Waterloo, Controlled Oxidation of Thiazole Containing Conjugated Polymers
  7. Joanne Fernandez, Nicole Tratnik and Mario Gauthier, University of Waterloo, Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) Grafting of Starch Nanoparticles with Sodium Acrylate
  8. Jacob Dion Gagné, Adrien Faye and Josée Brisson, Université Laval, Synthesis and Post Functionalization of Polyetherethersulfone-Allyl Copolymers for Applications in Fuel-Cell Membranes
  9. M. Thomas Gambles, Bo Fan and Elizabeth R. Gillies, Western University, Polyglyoxylate Nano- and Micro-Particles for Triggered Drug Release
  10. Kiarash Gholami, Solmaz Pirouz and Jean Duhamel, University of Waterloo, Associations Between EP Copolymers in Base Oils Probed by Fluorescence
  11. Victoria Hisko, Jean Duhamel and Mario Gauthier, University of Waterloo, Fluorescently Labelled Latex Particles to Monitor Film Formation
  12. Arman Moini Jazani and Jung Kwon (John) Oh, Concordia University, Dual Location Dual Reduction and pH-Responsive Degradable Block Copolymer Micelles for Enhanced Cellular Uptake and Drug Controlled Release
  13. Sungmin Jung, Dhamodaran Arunbabu and Jung Kwon Oh, Concordia University, Reversible Polymer Networks Composed of Polymethacrylate with Maleimide and Furan Groups in Response to Thermal Stimuli for Self-Healing Materials
  14. Melinda Guo, Sohyoung Her, Rachel Keunen, Shengmiao Zhang, Christine Allen, Mitchell A. Winnik, University of Toronto, Rod-Like Cellulose Nanostructures for Delivery of Radionuclides to Tumours
  15. Damin Kim, Jean Duhamel, Ryan Amos and Mario Gauthier, University of Waterloo, Characterization of Hydrophobically Modified Starch NanoParticles by Pyrene Fluorescence
  16. Nicholas Lanigan, Abdeljalil Assoud and Xiaosong Wang, University of Waterloo, Bulk Supramolecular Polymer from an Iron Acyl Piano Stool Complex
  17. Kyle Ozols and J. Scott Parent, Queen's University, Polypropylene Thermosets by VBTEMPO-Mediated Peroxide Vulcanization
  18. Pierre-Olivier Robitaille, Mounir Jaidann, Hakima Abou-Rachid and Josée Brisson, Université Laval, Predicting Optical Properties of Energetic Materials Using DFT
  19. Frédéric-Guillaume Rollet, Jaana Vapaavuori, Christopher J. Barrett, McGill University, Preparation and Binding Properties of Azobenzene Dyes in Soft-Bonded Azo-polymer Complexes
  20. Janine Thoma and Jean Duhamel, University of Waterloo, Probing the Conformations of Polymeric Bottle Brushes in Solution by Pyrene Excimer Formation
  21. Liying Wang, Deepak Vishnu Dharmangadan, Qiuying Zhang and Mario Gauthier, University of Waterloo, Synthesis of Cleavable Amphiphilic Block Copolymers
  22. Aklilu Worku and Mario Gauthier, University of Waterloo, Complex Arborescent Copolymer Architectures by Self-Assembly
  23. Wangchuan Xiao, Puzhen Li and Jung Kwon Oh, Concordia University, In Situ Synthesis of Colloidal-Stable Fe3O4 Nanoparticles Coated with Multidentate Block Copolymer for MRI Contrast Agents
  24. Qing Yu, Gerald Guerin, Ian Manners and Mitchell A. Winnik, University of Toronto, Investigating the Dissolution Mechanism in Self-Seeding of PFS Block Copolymer Micelles
  25. Qian (Jasmine) Zhang, Lu Li and Jean Duhamel, University of Waterloo, Study of the Interactions of Pyrene-Labeled SNPs with Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS)
  26. Guangyao Zhao, Jianbo Tan and Mitchell A. Winnik, University of Toronto, Lanthanide-Containing PMMA Microspheres for Bead-Based Assays on Mass Cytometry
  27. Hang (Joey) Zhou, Yijie Lu, Meng Zhang, Gerald Guerin, Ian Manners and Mitchell A. Winnik, University of Toronto, Approaches to the Formation of Nanofibrillar Hydrogels Based on Uniform PFS Rod-Like Micelles