The 6th edition of the Milan Polymer Days congress, MIPOL2022, took place from 19 to 21 June 2022 at the Auditorium of the University of Milan. MIPOL2022 has been organized by the Department of Chemistry under the auspices of the Italian Chemical Society, the National Consortium for Materials Science and Technology and the University of Milan.
The congresses of the Milan Polymer Days are open to contributions in all sectors of polymer science and technology. This year the Scientific Committee has accepted scientific communications in the following fields:
After two years of pandemic restrictions and two virtual MIPOL editions, it was finally possible to conduct the MIPOL2022 congress in a hybrid form. All oral sessions have been indeed held in presence but could also be followed in live streaming. Moreover, the poster session was conducted remotely via the MS-TEAMS platform. In this way, participants who tested positive for the COVID-19 infection were also able to participate in the congress. As in previous editions, several sponsors helped to make MIPOL2022 a reality.
Around 100 attendees from 10 nations participated in the event, including, in addition to Italy, France, Germany, Greece, India, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America. That many attendees from many different countries joined us in this exciting experience proved how attractive is the research in polymer science and technology. The congress totalized 36 oral scientific presentations, of which 4 keynotes, 14 invited lectures, 18 short oral communications, and 34 poster communications. The keynote lectures were held by prominent personalities in the international panorama of polymer science, namely:
Ample space was dedicated to Young Scientists, to whom a competition was dedicated for the prize for the best poster communication. The award committee included seven distinguished polymer scientists, namely:
The evaluation criteria included a combination of research and presentation quality. The competition attracted 28 participants. At the end of the congress, the winners of the competition for the five best communication posters were celebrated. Their names are:
Significant efforts were devoted to the dissemination of the congress contents through the timely and systematic use of the Facebook platform.
At the end of the congress, the congress chair, Professor Elisabetta Ranucci, thanked all participants, all chairs, the members of organizing committee, and announced that next edition of the Milan Polymer Days congress, MIPOL2023, will be held from 7 to 9 June 2023 at the University of Milan.