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On behalf of the EU-Network of Excellence NANOFUN-POLY we are pleased to present the program of the:

2nd International Symposium on “Nanostructured and Functional Polymer-based Materials and Nanocomposites” (NANOFUN-POLY)

which is taking place
in Lyon, FRANCE,
from May 29 th to 31 th 2006.

With the 2nd International Symposium NANOFUN-POLY, we would like to establish a platform for scientific exchange and to pool expertise in this important field of material science. Special care and devotion has been given to identify and promote promising young scientists and to establish a close interaction with the industry.

Applications for oral and posters contributions are requested in the field of nanostructured polymers (synthesis and design), as well as characterization and application of nano-structured and functional polymer-based materials.

The following topics are concerned:

Polymer Chemistry of nanostructured polymers
  • New monomers
  • New precursors (copolymers, dendrimers, hyperbranched polymers, microgels, nanoclusters)
  • Polymerisation routes – chain polymerisation, polycondensation, free radical and radical polymerisation, sol-gel, etc.
  • Formulation
Polymer Processing of nanostructured polymers
  • Intelligent and integrated processing
  • Environmentally friendly processing techniques
  • Processing nanocomposites
  • Coatings
  • Patterning of polymer surfaces
Nanostructure-Property Relationships
  • New techniques of nanoscale characterization
  • Rheology at different scales
  • Molecular modelling and related simulation techniques
Applications of nanostructured polymers and nanocomposites
  • Structural materials
  • Functional coatings
  • Membranes
  • Optical and electrical devices
  • Bioactivity
Life Cycle Engineering of Nanostructured Polymers

The program will include a limited number of invited lectures and about 60 contributed lectures will be selected. In addition, a long poster session and breaks will be scheduled for intensive discussions and for making contacts.

Please, note that oral and poster contributions are welcome until March, 15th

We are looking forward to meeting you in Lyon for an interesting and stimulating symposium and wish you all already now a good journey! We cordially invite all of you not having registered yet to join us!!

The Organizing Committee


Conference Documents

Shcedule (.pdf)
Invited Lecturers (.pdf)


Conference Venue

The symposium will be held at the "Espace Double-Mixte" Villeurbanne, located on the Campus La Doua, 15 minutes by tramway from of the famous historic centre of Lyon.

Espace Double Mixte
Campus Universitaire de la Doua
43, boulevard du 11 novembre 1918
69100 Villeurbanne

In the following link (of the webpage of the Campus La Doua) you will find information in English on the Campus and its location: Following this link, on the top-right side of this website you’ll find the box “location”. Just click on it and you will find information on how to get the Campus de la Doua. You will find the "Espace Double Mixte" on the map of the campus, following the link at the end of the page.

Access by train or plane
From Lyon-St Exupéry airport:
Take the airport shuttle for downtown Lyon ("Centre de Lyon") (Lyon Part-Dieu train station) which runs every 20 min, for further information (itineraries, timetable, prices) visit the airport bus line site at:
From Part-Dieu train station:
Take the Tramway (T1) direction "IUT Feyssine" and get off at "La Doua-Berger" station.
From Perrache train station:
Take the metro (Line A) direction "Laurent BONNEVAY" and get off at "Charpennes" station, then take the Tramway (T1) direction "IUT Feyssine" get off at "La Doua-Berger" station.
From the Motorway
Via "Rocade Est" ring road : exit 1B then "Croix Luizet", follow "la Doua", then "Domaine Scientifique de la Doua".

Via the Boulevard Laurent BONNEVAY: exit 6 "Porte de Croix Luizet", then follow direction "Campus de la Doua".
To display the road access map click here.
Map of the Campus
To display and print the campus map

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
20, Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Phone: +33 (0)4 72 43 83 83
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 43 85 00

Map of Lyon City's public transportation services (TCL)


To display and print the campus map, open the .pdf file.
To access Lyon City's public transportation services (TCL) website:
To display the TCL map:



Submission of contributions (oral and posters)
March 31st , 2006

Confirmation of acceptance of contributions
April 15th , 2006

Registration and payment of conference fees
April 15th , 2006



Online Registration Tool

Conference registration fee

Registration and payment until April 15th, 2006 :
Participant: EUR 350
Student participant (incl. PhD students): EUR 150

Late registrations and payment:
Participant: EUR 375
Student participant (incl. PhD students): EUR 175

For being able to offer an affordable and attractive conference, the symposium fee can not be waived for participants with oral or poster presentation with the exception of the invited speakers. Symposium fee includes program, abstracts, welcome reception, refreshments, lunches, and conference dinner.

The list of posters will be installed on the webpage NANOFUN-POLY. All concerned participants will be also informed soon via mail about the list and the poster dimensions.

Starting from January 1st , 2006 and not later than April, 15th 2006, through:

Bank transfer with reference to "Second International Symposium NANOFUN-POLY Lyon" specifying the name of the participant, made payable to:
Consorzio INSTM
C/c 000009564584
ABI 03400 - CAB 02800 - IBAN IT 73 S 03400 02800 000009564584 - SWIFT TOSCIT3F200
Banca Toscana – Capogruppo di Firenze
Via del Corso, 6
I - 50122 Florence, Italy
Please send the amount due free of any bank charges specifying the participant name in the bank transfer.
Credit card (VISA, Mastercard, AMEX) For payment by Credit Card, please download and print the proper form (payment_by_credit_card), fill it out with all required information and then send it ONLY by FAX to the following address:

Mr. Daniele Consigli, Consorzio INSTM, fax number +39-055-2480111 (reserved line), mentioning "Registration to Second International Symposium NANOFUN-POLY Lyon + participant name"

After sending it to the indicated fax number, the INSTM (Coordinator NANOFUN-POLY) will debit the amount to the stated credit card, and will send the relevant invoice to the participant after receiving the amount.
Please, when filling out the form, indicate clearly the full billing address (in this case of payment through credit card, the billing address has necessarily to be the one of the card holder).
Italian VAT is not applicable.


Symposium registration
As you can see in the schedule, for those arriving on Sunday, 28th a registration desk will be installed at the Double Mixte from 18:00 to 20:30 p.m. There you will receive the symposium documents included in the fee. Some snacks and refreshments will be served.
For those arriving on Monday, 29th the symposium office will be opened in the Double Mixte at 8:00 a.m. for you to register. There you will also be given the symposium documents. This office will be open during the entire duration of the symposium to provide you with any information you need concerning the symposium and the city.

Submission of contributed papers and posters
Deadline: March 15th, 2006
Please submit your registrations together with an abstract (see the abstract template) of your presentation or your poster, preferably as an electronic file using the online registration tool or complete the Registration Form and e-mail it to


Accommodation in Lyon

Lyon offers you a variety of possibilities for overnight accommodation. From luxury hotels to youth hostels, suitable accommodation can be found to match every taste.

We recommend you the following hotels due to the good relationship quality/price and their location. They all are well connected to the Double Mixte by tram, bus or foot.

List of Hotels

Moreover, the Lyon Visitors Bureau provides a central reservation system for hotels in the Lyon metropolitan area. You may search accommodations based on different criteria such as location, price range, category, comfort features.

Book an accommodation (Lyon Visitors Bureau)

A free Babysitting Service may be available during the conference. In order to express your need, please fill up carefully the relevant part of the Registration Form.



Scientific Committee
International Advisory Board

Prof. P. Cassagnau, IMP University Lyon I, France
Dr. A. Galeski, CBMM, Lodz, Poland
Prof. K. Dusek , CRNCPM , IMC Prague, Czech Rep.
Prof. J.F.Gérard, IMP INSA Lyon, France
Dr. T. Graziani, PTUS, Italy
Dr. M.J. Jurado, INASMET San Sebastian, Spain
Prof. J.M.Kenny , INSTM University Perugia,Italy
Dr. S. Lundström, SICOMP, Sweden
Dr. C. Mijangos, CSIC Madrid, Spain
Prof. J. Mijovic, Polytech Brooklyn, USA
Dr. P. Muller, RETE Ventures, Italy
Prof. M. Narkis, Technion, Israel
Prof. J.-P. Pascault, INSA Lyon, France
Prof. M. Patel, Utrech University, Netherlands
Prof. S. Russo, University of Genova, Italy
Dr. C. Tsitsilianis, FORTH Patras, Greece
Prof. Dr. M. Stamm, IPF Dresden, Germany
Prof. J. Ulanski, Tech. University Lodz, Poland
Prof. Dr. B. Voit , IPF Dresden, Germany
Prof. R.J.J.W. Williams, INTEMA, Argentina

Organizing Committee (Nanofun-Poly)
José Maria Kenny, INSTM - University of Perugia, Italy
Costas Galiotis, FORTH, Greece
Jean-François Gerard, INSA Lyon, France
Local Organizing Committee
Jean-François Gerard
Françoise Martin

IMP - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
Bât Jules Verne, 17 avenue Jean Capelle
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Phone: +33 (0)4 72 43 89 79
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 43 85 27


Conference Office/ Contact address
Françoise Martin
IMP - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
Bât Jules Verne, 17 avenue Jean Capelle
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Phone: +33 (0)4 72 43 89 79/63 37
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 43 85 27

During the symposium a symposium office will be installed in the Double Mixte. There you will be provided with any information you require concerning the symposium.


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