2nd Biennial International Symposium
on Polymer Science and Technology
3-5 April 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka.
 
   
 

Important Dates

Abstract submission 23rd Feb 2015
Notification of decision on abstracts 1st March 2015
Early bird registration 15th March 2015

International Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology in collaboration with Institute, Industries and Universities

3rd April 2015
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
7:30 am Symposium Registration
8:15 am Arrival of the Invitees and Guests
Opening Ceremony
8:30 am Traditional Lightening of Oil Lamp
8:40 am University of Sri Jayewardenepura Anthem
8:45am Welcome Address by Prof Pradeep Jayaweera, the Vice President, Symposium Organizing Committee and Head, Department of Chemistry
9:00 am Prof Sumio Iijima, "Nanocarbon Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications"
9:40 am Prof Gehan Amaratunga, "Polymer Photovoltics"
10:10 am Tea
10:30 am Prof Peter Edwards, "New concepts for alkene polymerisation and metathesis catalysis"
11:00 am Prof Lakshman Andradi, "Plastics and environmental sustainability"
11:30 pm Prof Dagmar Merinska, "Polymer copolymers, blends and (nano)composites, description, preparation, properties and practical use"
12:00 am Prof Suranga Nanayakkara, "Initial steps towards Assistive Augmentation"
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 am Prof Roshan Mayadunne, "Polymers in medical devices and medicine: the 21st century human life extended"
2:00 pm Mr. Ranil Vitharana, "Industrial View on Sri Lankan Innovation"
2:30 pm Prof Laleen Karunanayake, "Polyurethanes: Recent Advances and Developments"
3:00 pm Dr. Gamini Senevirathne, "Natural rubber industry as at today and its future trends"
3:30 pm Tea
Symposium Dinner
6:00 pm Arrival of Invitees and Guests
6:15 pm Arrival of the Chief Guest
6:20 pm Inauguration of IIUPST 2015 by Traditional Lightening of Oil Lamp
6:30 pm Welcome Address by Prof Sudantha Liyanage, the President, Symposium Organizing Committee and Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences
6:40 pm Address by Prof Sampath Amaratunga, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
6:50 pm Address by the Chief Guest, Honorable Deputy Minister of Higher Education and research, Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle
7:10 pm Address by Mr. Masaki Takaoka,1st Secretary for Culture & Information, Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka
7:15 pm Keynote Address by Prof Veranja Karunaratne, "Polymers in a changing world"
7:45 pm Vote of Thanks by Prof Pradeep Jayaweera, the Vice President, Symposium Organizing Committee and Head, Department of Chemistry
7:55 pm Cultural Show
8:30 pm Dinner
4th April 2015
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
8:00 am Symposium Registration
9:05 am Traditional Lightening of Oil Lamp
9:05 am Welcome Address by Prof Pradeep Jayaweera, the Vice President, Symposium Organizing Committee and Head, Department of Chemistry
9:10 am Address by the Chief Guest, Prof Lakshman Andradi
9:30 am Plenary Lecture by Prof Ajith De Alwis, "From commodities to smart materials: Niche Process Development for Growth"
10:00 am Inspiring Future Scientists- An Open Forum
(Resource Persons: Prof Sumio Iijima, Prof Dagmar Merinska, Prof Gehan Amaratunge, Prof Peter Edwards, Prof Roshan Mayadunne, Prof Suranga Nanayakkara, Prof Ajith De Alwis, Prof Laleen Karunanayake, Prof Veranja Karunaratne, Prof Lakshman Andradi, Dr. Gamini Senevirathne, Dr. Upul Ratnayake)
10:45 am Tea
11:00 am Oral Presentations
12:00 am Popular Lecture 1 "Advances in rubber reinforcement from micron to nano: Influence of size, shape and surface activity of nano filler" Dr. Upul Rathnayake Popular Lecture 2 "Self assembled superhydrophobic nanocomposite coatings with tunable morphologies"Dr. Dilru Rathnaweera
12:30 pm Popular Lecture 3 "Speciality chemicals for the rubber industry" Mr Arindam Ghosh Lanxess/Rhein Chemie India (sponsored by Hayleys)
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Oral Presentations Oral Presentations
3:15 pm Poster Session
3:45 pm Closing Ceremony and Awards Ceremony Concluding Remarks by Prof Pradeep Jayaweera, the Vice President, Symposium Organizing Committee and Head, Department of Chemistry
4:30 pm Tea

 
 
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