Photopolymerization Fundamentals 2017

September 17 - 20, 2017    Boulder, Colorado

Bringing together academic and industrial leaders in the photopolymerization field to address critical, fundamental questions related to photopolymerization

The presentations will be focused on presenting recent research and results from leaders in the photo polymerizations field.  each speaker will be asked to present their recent results and critical achievements that have resulted from their research or those that would aid them in product development.  A significant amount of each speaker's time will be allotted for audience discussion and answering of questions.  It is hoped that significant dialogue will occur between academic and industrial scientists in this rapidly expanding, critical area.

Call for Papers  (▲ back)

  • Abstract Submission Opening:  February 1, 2017
  • Abstract Deadline:  June 15, 2017
  • Abstract submissions require a 200-500 word abstract
  • Announcements for accepted contributions will be made by July 14, 2017.   Please feel free to contact Neil Cramer ( for questions regarding contributed oral and poster presentations
  • Early registration deadline:  June 30, 2017

Abstract Template

Abstract Submission Form

Invited Speakers  (▲ back)

Christopher Ellison, University of Minnesota

Roberta Bongiovanni, Politecnico di Torino

Tim Scott, University of Michigan

Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology

Chris Kloxin, University of Delaware

Hansjörg Grützmacher, ETH Zürich

Céline Croutxé-Barghorn, Université de Haute Alsace

Xavier Allonas, Université de Haute Alsace

Darryl Boyd, US Naval Research Laboratory

Marco Sangermano, Politecnico di Torino

Derek Patton, University of Southern Mississippi

Brent Summerlin, University of Florida

Anne Helene Eindhoven, University of Technology

Stuart Rowan, University of Chicago

Michael Dickey, North Carolina State University

Yohann Catel, Ivoclar Vivadent AG

Thomas Griesser, University of Leoben

Timothy White, AIr Force Research Laboratory

Brad Berron, University of Kentucky

Christopher Bowman, University of Colorado

Allan Guymon, University of Iowa

Jeffrey Stansbury, University of Colorado Denver

Robert Mcleod, University of Colorado

Exhibition and Sponsorship  (▲ back)

The meeting will include a vendor exhibit that will be combined with the poster sessions and encompass two afternoons with sponsored cash bar.


Exhibits will include a 6 foot table top exhibit area with option for electricity. The cost to exhibit is $1500 and includes complimentary registration for 1 person.


Sponsorship will include a 6 foot table top exhibit area with option for electricity. Sponsorship will also include having the sponsor name and logo in the technical program, verbal acknowledgment of sponsorship during technical sessions, and the option to distribute company literature with the registration packet to all attendees. The cost to sponsor is $2500 and includes complimentary registration for 1 person.

For more information or to register to exhibit contact Neil Cramer at

Agenda (▲ back)

Sunday, Sept 17th
12:30 – 5:30          Photopolymerization Short Course will include four presentations as follows.  Each lecture will be dsiged to include a review and tutorial on the designed topic.

12:30 - 1:40 Photopolymerization Kinetics (Chris Bowman, Univ of Colorado)
1:45 - 2:55 Statistical Design of Experiments (Allan Guymon, Univ of Iowa)
3:10 - 4:20  Advanced Photopolymerization Chemistry (Susan Bailey, IGM Resins)
4:25 - 5:35  Formulations, Adhesion and Optical Properties (Mike Idacavage, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions)

6:30 – 7:30            Reception
7:30 – 9:00            Dinner

Monday, Sept 18th
8:00 – 12:00          Technical Program
12:00 – 1:30          Lunch
1:30 – 3:30            Technical Program
2:00 – 6:30            Vendor Exhibit
4:30 – 6:30            Poster Session I

Tuesday, Sept 19th
8:00 – 12:00          Technical Program
12:00 – 1:30          Lunch
1:30 – 3:30            Technical Program
2:00 – 6:30            Vendor Exhibit
4:30 – 6:30            Poster Session II

Wednesday, Sept 20th
8:00 – 12:00          Technical Program
12:00 – 1:30          
1:30 – 4:00            Technical Program

Venue  (▲ back)

St Julien Hotel & Spa, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302

The conference will be held at the St Julien Hotel & Spa located in historic downtown Boulder, Colorado.

Housing arrangements can be made by calling (877) 303-0900 or by email at To receive the special group rate of $265/night, please mention that you are with the Photopolymerization Fundamentals 2017 Conference when calling the reservation office.  Reservations must be made by Friday, August 25th in order to receive the group rate.

Individual cancellations must be received within 24 hours of arrival to avoid full rate for the entire stay.


Poster Session  (▲ back)

Journal of Polymer Chemistry is sponsoring a Student Poster Competition with $200 cash prize.

More Details to come

Register  (▲ back)

Registration for the event is $815 for non-students and $450 for students. Conference Rates will increase on June 30, 2017 to $940 for non-students and $565 for students.  A special registration rate is being offered to Radtech International members of $765 which will increase to $890 on June 30, 2017.  

In addition, to the general registration fee, a special short course is being offered for $275 for non-students and $100 for students.  Rates for the short course will increase on June 30, 2017 to $325 for non-students and $125 for students.

So Register Early!

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