Photopolymerization Fundamentals 2019

September 15 - 18, 2019    Monterey, CA

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.

Highlights of the meeting will include:

  • Numerous scientific, presentations on a wide range of photopolymerization topics
  • An open atmosphere where interaction and technical networking are encouraged
  • A poster session and vendor exhibit
  • Poster competition/award sponsored by the Polymer Chemistry journal
  • Reduced rates for students to promote interaction between industrial scientists and stdents

CALL FOR PAPERS   (▲ back)

Abstract submissions are welcome for technical presentations addressing research topics related to photopolymerization or any type of energy curing.


Abstract Submission Deadline: 31st May 2019

Abstract Template

Abstract Submission Form

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

2019 Agenda (▲ back)

Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 15

  • Short Course 12:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Reception6:00 - 7:00 PM
    Central Upper Plaza
  • Dinner7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Dolphins Ballroom

Monday, September 16

  • Breakfast7:15 - 8:15 AM
    Dolphins Ballroom
  • Technical Session 18:30 - 12:00 PM
    Technical Program
  • Lunch12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Dolphins Ballroom
  • Technical Session 21:30 - 3:00 PM
    Cypress Ballroom
  • Poster Session & Vendor Exhibit3:15 - 6:00 PM
    Big Sur, Point Lobos, Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, September 17

  • Breakfast7:15 - 8:15 AM
    Dolphins Ballroom
  • Technical Session 38:30 - 12:00 PM
    Cypress Ballroom
  • Lunch12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Dolphins Ballroom
  • Technical Session 41:30 - 3:00 PM
    Cypress Ballroom
  • Poster Session & Vendor Exhibit3:15 - 6:00 PM
    Big Sur, Point Lobos, Robert Loouis Stevenson

Wednesday, September 18

  • Breakfast7:15 - 8:15 AM
    Dolphins Ballroom
  • Technical Session 58:30 - 12:00 PM
    Cypress Ballroom
  • Lunch12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Dolphins Ballroom
  • Technical Session 61:30 - 3:30 PM
    Cypress Ballroom

2019 Short Course Details

Sunday, September 15

Photopolymerization Short Course

Session Chair: None
  • Photopolymerization Kinetics12:30 - 1:40
    Chris Bowman, University of Colorado
  • Statistical Design of Experiments1:45 - 2:55
    Allan Guyman, University of Iowa
  • Photopolymerization Chemistry & Curing Methods3:10 - 4:20
    Jon Scholte, Sartomer
  • Formulations and 3D Printing4:25 - 5:35
    Mike Idacavage, Colorado Photopolymer Solutions

2019 Event Details

Monday, September 16

Session 1

Session Chair: Chris Bowman
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks8:20 - 8:30
    Chris Bowman & RadTech
  • High Performance Cross-linked Nonwoven Fibers8:30 - 9:00
    Christopher Ellison, University of Minnesota 
  • Photochemical Processes Involved in the Manufacturing of FIber-Reinforced Polymers9:00 - 9:30
    Xavier Allonas, Université de Haute Alsace
  • PolyCuAAC Reaction Strategies for the Creation of Functional Polymer Networks9:30 - 10:00
    Chris Kloxin, University of Delaware
  • Break10:00 - 10:20

  • Orthogonal Chemistries Involving PhotoCuAAC Reaction and Photosol-gel or Aza-Michael Addition Toward Smart Photopolymer Coatings10:20 - 10:50
    Céline Croutxé-Barghorn, Université de Haute Alsace
  • Polymer Networks with Photo=Switchable Properties10:50 - 11:20
    Sandra Schloegl, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
  • Photopolymerization of Liquid=Crystal Elastomers to Develop the Next Generation of Energy Absorbing Materials11:20 - 11:50
    Chris Yakacki, University of Colorado Denver
  • Lunch12:00 - 1:30

Monday, September 16

Session 2

Session Chair: TBD
  • Preparation and Application of High Refractive Index Optical Resins1:30 - 2:00
    Jun Nie, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Two-color Irradiation for Volumetric Photopolymerization Confinement2:00 - 2:30
    Tim Scott, University of Michigan
  • Resin Design for Spatial Control of Photopolymerization in Volumetric Additive Manufacturing2:30 - 3:00
    Maxim Shusteff, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Poster Session & Vendor Exhibit3:30 - 6:00

Tuesday, September 17

Session 3

Session Chair: Mike Idacavage
  • Thiol-one Photopolymerization for Thermoplasic Polymers in Additive Manufacturing8:30 - 9:00
    Christopher Bowman, University of Colorado
  • Physically Reinforced Urethane (Meth)acrylate Networks as High Strength/High Toughness Photopolymers9:00 - 9:30
    Jeffrey Stansbury, University of Colorado Denver
  • Effects of Structure and Composition on Mechanical Properties of UV Systems9:30 - 10:00
    Paul Share, BASF
  • Break10:00 - 10:20

  • Characterizing Light-Based 3D Printing with In-situ Scanning Prove Microscopy10:20 - 10:50
    Jason Killgore, NIST
  • Enhanced Resolution and Fidelity Using RART Agents in Stereolithography10:50 - 11:20
    Allan Guymon, University of Iowa
  • Using Grayscale to Control Material Properies in Digital Light Processing 3D Printing11:20 - 11:50
    Jerry Qi, Georgia Tech
  • Lunch12:00 - 1:30

Tuesday, September 17

Session 4

Session Chair: Allan Guymon
  • 3D Control of Properties and Composition in DIgital Stereolithography1:30 - 2:00
    Robert McLeod,, University of Colorado
  • Advances in the Processing of Photocurable Hydrogels for 3D Printing2:00 - 2:30
    John Burdick, University of Pennsylvania
  • Leveraging Photopolymerizations to Improve Outcomes in Tissue Engineering2:30 - 3:00
    Stephanie Bryant, University of Colorado
  • Poster Session & Vendor Exhibit3:30 - 6:00

Wednesday, September 18

Session 5

Session Chair: Marco Sangermano
  • Cationic Photopolymerization:  Greener and Thicker8:30 - 9:00
    Marco Sangermano, Politecnico di Torino
  • Photopolymerization of Perfluoroalkylether Electron Acceptor/Donor Couple9:00 - 9:30
    Christine Joly-Duhamel, ICGM - ENSCM
  • Copolymers with High Perfluoropolyalkylethers (PFPAES) Content by Photo-Induced Cationic Polymerization9:30 - 10:00
    Giuseppe Trusiano, Politecnico di Torino
  • Break10:00 - 10:20

  • Photoredox Ring-opening Polymerization to Synthesize Polyesters10:20 - 10:50
    Rong Tong, Virginia Tech
  • Exploiting Step=Growth Thiol-Ene Photopolymerizations for Design of Degradable Polymers 10:50 - 11:20
    Derek Patton, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Exploiting the Versatility of Thiol Based PhotoChemistry:  From Biocompatible Polymeric Networks to Nanostructured Surface Layers11:20 - 11:50
    Thomas Griesser, University of Leoben
  • Lunch12:00 - 1:30

Wednesday, September 18

Session 6

Session Chair: TBD
  • Bioinspired Composite Architectures in Two-Stage Reactive Polymer Networks1:30 - 2:00
    Lewis Cox, Montana State University
  • Thiol-Anhydride Dynamic Reversible Networks2:00 - 2:30
    Maciej Podgorski, University of Colorado
  • Gas Permeability of Photo-Patterned Polymer Membranes2:30 - 3:00
    Yifu Ding, University of Colorado
  • Photopolymerization as Stress-Fixation Tool to Graphitize "Non-Graphitizing" Polymers with Spatial Control3:00 - 3:30
    Alan Aguire-Soto, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Photooxidative Catalytic Polymerization and Flocculation of Wastewater Impurities with Solar Light3:30 - 4:00
    Andew Goodwin, University of Colorado

Poster Session  (▲ back)

More information to come

Venue  (▲ back)

The conference will be held at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa located in Monterey, CA

Please check out the new Vimeo with a birds eye view of the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa!

Housing arrangements can be made by calling 800-334-3999. To receive the special group rate of $179/night, please mention that you are with the Photopolymerization Fundamentals Conference when calling the reservation office.  Reservations must be made by August 21, 2019 at 4:00pm in order to receive the group rate.

Airports and driving time:

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is only 5-10 minutes from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, with connecting flights through San Francisco and Los Angeles International, Phoenix, Salt lake City, Las Vegas and Denver Airports.

The San Jose Airport is just about an hour and 15 minutes away, while the San Francisco Airport is around 90 minutes away.

The Monterey Peninsula Airbus provides transportation from Monterey to and from the San Jose and San Francisco airports.  Reservations are required for door to door service.  Please call the Monterey Airbus at (831) 373-7777 or

San Jose Airport to Monterey Plaza Hotel: $52.00 each way and $104.00 round trip

San Francisco Airport to Monterey Plaza Hotel: $62.00 each way and $124.00 round trip.

CCM&E can also provide managed transportation for 1 to 50+ including Town cars

Taxis are also available to and from Monterey Airport for around $15.00 each way and Uber is around $10.00

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


Register  (▲ back)

Registration fees are $970 for non-students and $595 for students.  A special registration rate is being offered to Radtech International members of $920.  

In addition, to the general registration fee, a special short course is being offered for $295 for non-students and $120 for students.  

To register, simply click the button below.

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Cancellation Policy  (▲ back) 

Half of the registration fee paid will be refunded less a $25 processing fee if registration is cancelled in writing prior to September 1, 2019.

No refunds will be given for cancellations after September 1, 2019. The conference organizers will consider name substitutions.

If you encounter any problems with the registration process, please call 301-253-3700 ext 1 or email

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