Welcome to the Conference Polymertec24

Concepts for the Sustainability of Polymer Materials and Polymer Technologies

The Merseburg University of Applied Sciences HoMe (HS Merseburg), the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS) and the Institute of Polymer Materials (IPW) invite to the international scientific conference.

The polymertec24 conference will be in presence format at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences on 19th to 20th June 2024.

The preliminary program for polymertec24 has been published.
Information for speakers and poster submission. 

We are pleased to inform you that contributions to your presentations may be published in a special issue of Macromolecular Symposia – as in 2016, 2018 and 2021 – after the conference.

We are particularly pleased that the conference is funded by “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (DFG), "Fonds der chemischen Industrie" (FCI) and the Federal State Sachsen-Anhalt.

In the case of oral or poster presentation (if desired) the participants must register first by using the "Register as attendee" button. Within this subpage all required information must be given dealing with personal data and conference fees, for example. Furthermore, the title of the contribution can be also given and the abstract can be submitted after carefully following the instructions made in this subpage.

The Registration is a prerequisite for submitting an abstract.


“Are biopolymers ready for technical applications? - Blends and composites with biogenic components”
Prof. Dr. Johannes Ganster
Head of Biopolymers Division at Fraunhofer IAP
Chair of Biopolymers and Plastics Processing at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

"Microplastic - Formation and Degradation"
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt
University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth Institute of Macromolecular Research (BIMF)

Reducing environment impact of the polyhydroxyalkanoates production by halophytic biorefinery”
Prof. Alexander Golberg
Head, Department of Environmental Studies
Porter School of Environment and Earth Sciences
Tel Aviv University, Israel

"Tailored multifunctional composites for sustainable lightweight applications"
Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Robert Böhm
Professor of Composite Lightweight Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Leipzig University of Applied Sciences

The polymertec24 focuses on the following topics: 

  • Biopolymers (Dr. Patrick Hirsch, Prof. Dr. Johannes Ganster)
  • Plastics recycling and circular economy (Prof. Mathias Seitz, Prof. Thomas Martin)
  • Polymers for sustainable technologies (Prof. Maik Feldmann, Dr. Klemens Ilse)
  • Thermoplastic lightweight structures (Dr. Matthias Zscheyge, Prof. Robert Böhm)
  • Characterization of plastics (Prof. Valentin Cepus, Prof. Beate Langer)
  • Deformation and fracture behavior (Prof. Katrin Reincke, Dr. Ralf Lach)

The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition and excursions.

We are looking forward to interesting and exciting events!
Prof. Valentin Cepus
Prof. Maik Feldmann