Trends in Polymers Science and Technology: Globalization and Development of New Materials; Y. Ito. Polymers for Photonics: Novel Polymeric Composite Materials for Photonics; P.N. Prasad, et al. Polymers for Electronics: Conducting Polymers; A.G. MacDiarmid, A.J. Epstein. High Performance Polymers: OrganicInorganic Composites; J.E. Mark. Polymers for Biotechnology: Biocompatible Polymers and Their Applications; N. Ogata. Polymers Blends and Composites: Thermodynamics and Interfaces of Polymer Blends; J. Kressler, T. Inoue. Multifunctional and Intelligent Polymers: Intelligent Polymer Membranes; W.E. Price, et al. Advanced Materials from Natural Polymers: The Study of Composite Reinforced with Natural Fibers; M. Sitepu. Sol-Gel Processed Materials: Sol-Gel Synthesis of Transition Metal Oxopolymers; J. Livage. Polymer Surfaces: New Directions in Organosilicon Surface Science; M.J. Owen. 55 additional articles. Index.
This book presents the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials held in Jakarta, Indonesia during January 10-15, 1993. This conference was organized and sponsored by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), and the Indonesian Polymer Association. The 244 participants represented a total of 24 countries and a wide variety of academic, industrial and government groups. The inauguration was held in the Royal Palace and was performed by President Soeharto of Indonesia. High level media coverage ensured worldwide recognition. The need for such a conference was emphasized by the fact that polymers have emerged as an important class of materials offering challenging opportunities for both fundamental research and new technological applications. There has been a tremendous growth of interest in the field of polymers, both in academia and in industry, and polymer science offers tremendous opportunities for both fundamental and applied work. This globally represented Second International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials was timely, especially given the current heightened enthusiasm for polymers and emerging novel applications.
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