To beheld November 7-8, 2005 at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, GA

This symposium is the fourth in a series the first of which was held in Newark, NJ in 1999. As with its predecessors, this symposium will be concerned with all aspects of polyimides and other high temperature polymers. These materials have found applications in such diverse areas as the aerospace industry and microelectronic components. A unique combination of physical and chemical properties makes these materials highly attractive for demanding applications where chemical inertness, high temperature stability, low dielectric constant, mechanical toughness and processability are primary concerns.

This symposium is organized to bring together scientists, technologists and engineers interested in all aspects of high temperature polymers, to review and assess the current state of knowledge, to provide a forum for exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas and to define problem areas which need intensified efforts.

The invited speakers have been selected so as to represent widely differing disciplines and interests, and they hail from academic, governmental and industrial research laboratories. This meeting is planned to be a truly international event both in geographic coverage as well as in spirit. The technical program contains both invited overviews and contributed original research papers. It is planned to chronicle the transactions in a hard-bound volume of archival quality (to match or exceed the standards of the journal literature) which will serve as a reference work for future generations of investigators.

Listed below is the list of speakers for the planned program. Please note that the given address may only apply to the presenting author highlighted in blue.



8:35-9:05: Hiroshi Itatani, PI R&D Corp. Ltd. 12-5, Torihama, Kanazawa, Yokohama, Kanagawa,236-0002 JAPAN;Soluble Block Copolymide: Different Behaviors in Polyimide Synthesis Coating PMDA or Other Dianhydrides

9:05-9:35: Hiroshi Itatani; PI R&D Corp. Ltd., 12-5 Torihama, Kanazawa, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0002, JAPAN; Different Behaviors in Preparation Processes Between Soluble Block Copolyimides Containing PMDA and Other Tetracarboxylic Dianhydrides

9:35-10:05: Chun-Kang Ku, Chang-Hong Ho, Ting-Shun Chen and Yu-Der Lee; Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013, REPUBLIC OF CHINA; A Novel Approach for Synthesizing Pyridine Containing Poly(imide-siloxane) Copolymers and Their Characterizations

10:05-10:20: COFFEE BREAK

10:20-10:50: Kyung Hoon Lee, Seong Jun Lee, Seung Beum Lee, Kyung Ho Choi, Juhyun Park, Seong Oh Ham, Jin Kook Lee, Gyo Jic Shin, Moonhor Ree and Jin Chul Jung; Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Department of Chemistry,Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH) Pohang 790-784, KOREA; Synthesis of Novel Polypyromellitimides and Their Liquid Crystal Aligning Properties

10:50-11:20: A. Valozhyn; Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences, Minsk, BELARUS and Technical University of Szczecin, POLAND; Synthesis, Properties and Application of Cycloaliphatic Polyimides

11:20-11:50: Hong-shen Li, Jin-gang Liu, Lin Fan and Shi-yong Yang; Laboratory of Advanced Polymer Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, CHINA; Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Fluorinated Polyimides

11:50-12:20: Bao-ku Zhu, Hui-juan Chu and You-Yi Xu; Institute of Polymer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, People's Republic of CHINA; Study on Imidizing Poly(ester-amine salt) Precursors to Polyimides

12:20-1:30: LUNCH BREAK


1:30-2:00: T. E. Sukhanova, A.I. Grigoriev, V.M. Svetlichnyi, V.E. Yudin, G.N. Gubanova , G.N. Matveeva, A. Ya. Volkov, A. L. Didenko, V.V. Kudryavtsev, S. Ratner and G. Marom; Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Bolshoy pr. 31, 199004 St.- Petersburg, RUSSIA; Liquid Crystalline Textures and Crystallization Morphology in Aromatic Bisimides and Their Blends with Semicrystalline Polyimide

2:00-2:30: A. Valozhyn, E. Schab-Balcerzak, B. Jarzabek, T. Chamenko, D. Sek; Institute of Electrical Engineering of Technical University of Szczecin, Sikorskiego 37, 70-310 Szczecin, POLAND; Novel Optical Transparence Copolyimide Films

2:30-3:00: P. Sysel , V. Sindelar , R. Hobzova , M. Frycova ,K. Friess ,V. Hynek , and M. Sipek; Department of Polymers, Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6, CZECH REPUBLIC; Transport Properties of Gases, Organic and Water Vapors Through Membranes Based on Polyimides

3:00-3:15: COFFEE BREAK

3:15-3:45: Carey K. Bagdassarian, D. Scott Thompson, Luke M. Davis, David W. Thompson, and R. E. Southward; Department of Chemistry, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187; Single-stage Near-surface Silver Metallization of Fluorinated Polyimides Yielding Reflective Nanoparticulate Hybrid Membranes at Low Metal Concentrations

3:45-4:15: G. Amoako and Heinz Dieter Carstanjen; MPI für Metallforschung, D 70569 Stuttgart, GERMANY; Temperature Stability of Metal Films on Polyimide: Analysis by High Resolution RBS

4:15-4:45: M. P. Srinivasan; Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 4, Singapore 117576; Covalent Molecular Assembly: Pathway to Robust Structures

4:45- 5:15: L. Suboch, A. Valozhyn , N. Kamanina and N. Svidunovich; Institute of Electrical Engineering of Technical University of Szczecin, Sikorskiego 37, Szczecin 70-313, POLAND; Dielectrical Spectroscopy of Polyimide Films Doped by Fullerene


8:30-9:00: John D. Perry, P. Jason Williams and William J. Koros; School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332; Formation of Carbon-Polyimide Hybrid Materials for High Performance Separations

9:00-9:30: G. Gubanova, K Balík, M. Goykhman, A. Grigoriev, M. erny, T. Sukhanova, V. Kudryavtsev, B. Ginzburg and D. Tochilnikov; Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Bolshoy pr.V.O. 31, 199004 St.-Petersburg, RUSSIA; Polyimide's Binders for Carbon-Carbon Composites with Turbostratic Structure

9:30-10:00: H. Schmidt, E. Arpac . Gerdes and C. Becker-Willinger; Leibniz-Institute for New Materials, Im Stadtwald, Geb. 43 A, 66123 Saarbrücken, GERMANY; Polyimide Nanocomposites Coating Materials with Special Functions

10:00-10:15: COFFEE BREAK

10:15-10:45: Jui-Ming Yeh; Chemistry Department, Chung Yuan Christian University, TAIWAN; Organo-Soluble Polyimide/Clay Nanocomposite Materials and Their Application as Advanced Corrosion Protection Coatings

10:45-11:15: Thomas Bahners and Eckhard Schollmeyer; Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e. V., Adlerstr. 1, 47798 Krefeld, GERMANY; Concepts of Textile Composites for Short- and Long-term Application under High Temperatures

11:15-11:45: B. Kouini and S. Fellahi; Polymer Engineering Department, Institut Algerian du Pétrole- CU, Sonatrach, Boumerdes 35000, ALGERIA; Compatibilizing Effect of Maleated Polypropylene on the Properties and Morphology of Injection Molded Polypropylene/ Polyamide6,6 Nanoclay Nanoblends

11:45-12:15: Vladimir E.Yudin; Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, V.O. Bolshoy pr., 31, 199004 St.Petersburg, RUSSIA; New Results for Polyimide-Inorganic Nanocomposites

12:15-1:30: LUNCH BREAK


1:30-2:00: Win Maw Soe; PI R&D Corp. Ltd., 12-5 Torihama, Kanazawa, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0002, JAPAN; Industrial Application of Screen Printing Block Copolyimides Ink, Screen Printing Block Copolyimides Photo-imageable Polyimide Ink and Aqueous Electrodeposition Polyimide Solutions

2:00-2:30: Zongwu Bai, Michael F. Durstock, Thom L. Reitz, Stanley J. Rodrigues and Thuy D. Dang; AFRL/MLBP, Materials Directorate, 2941 Hobson Way, Bldg. 654, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433; Highly Sulfonated Polyarylenethioethersulfones As PEMs For Fuel Cells: Synthesis, Characterization and Performance

2:30-3:00: N. Venkatasubramanian, Kevin J.Wiacek, Sandra Fries-Carr and Thuy D. Dang; University of Dayton Research Institute, 300 College Park Drive, Dayton, OH 45469; High Temperature Polymer Dielectrics for Capacitive Energy Storage Applications

3:00-3:30: T. Itatani, S. Gorwadkar,M. Aoyagi, K. Kikuchi, H. Nakagawa, K. Tokoro, Y. Sakakibara, S. Segawa and H. Itatani; AIST 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba 305-8568 JAPAN; Recently Developed Applications of Polyimides: Photoelectro Devices, Electro Deposition, Superconducting Tunnel Junction Devices and Nonlinear Optical Devices with Carbon Nanotubes

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