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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
  • Reduced rates for students to promote interaction between industrial scientists and stdents

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 - 3:30 PM
    Cypress Ballroom
  • Poster Session & Vendor Exhibit4:00 - 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 - 3:30 PM
    Cypress Ballroom
  • Poster Session & Vendor Exhibit4:00 - 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 - 3:00 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
  • Thiol-Anhydride Dynamic Reversible Networks10:50 - 11:20
    Maciej Podgorski, University of Colorado
  • Preparation and Application of High Refractive Index Optical Resinss11:20 - 11:50
    Jun Nie, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Lunch12:00 - 1:30

Monday, September 16

Session 2

Session Chair: TBD
  • Two-color Irradiation for Volumetric Photopolymerization Confinement1:30 - 2:00
    Tim Scott, University of Michigan
  • Resin Design for Spatial Control of Photopolymerization in Volumetric Additive Manufacturing2:00 - 2:30
    Maxim Shusteff, Lawrence Livemore National Laboratory
  • Photopolymeriztion of Liquid-Crystal Elastomers to Develop the Next Generation of Energy Absorbing Materials2:30 - 3:00
    Chris Yakacki, University of Colorado Denver
  • Polymer Networks with Photo-Switchable Properties3:00 - 3:30
    Sandra Schloegl, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
  • Poster Session & Vendor Exhibit4:00 - 6:00

Tuesday, September 17

Session 3

Session Chair: Mike Idacavage
  • Thiol-ene 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, Advanced Materials Design
  • Break10:00 - 10:20

  • Characterizing Light-Based 3D Printing with In-situ Scanning Probe Microscopy10:20 - 10:50
    Jason Killgore, NIST
  • Enhanced Resolution and Fidelity Using RAFT 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
    Jason Burdick, University of Pennsylvania
  • Leveraging Photopolymerizations to Improve Outcomes in Tissue Engineering2:30 - 3:00
    Stephanie Bryant, University of Colorado
  • Bioinspired Composite Architectures in Two-Stage Reactive Polymer Networks3:00 - 3:30
    Lewis Cox, Montana State University
  • Poster Session & Vendor Exhibit4:00 - 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 Polymers10:50 - 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
  • Gas Permeability of Photo-patterned Polymer Membranes1:30 - 2:00
    Yifu Ding, University of Colorado
  • Photopolymerization as Stress-Fixation Tool to Graphitize "Non-Graphitizing" Polymers with Spatial Control2:00 - 2:30
    Alan Aguire-Soto, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Photooxidative Catalytic Polymerization and Flocculation of Wastewater Impurities with Solar Light2:30 - 3:00
    Andrew Goodwin, University of Colorado

Poster Session  (▲ back)

More information to come

Poster Session
Big Sur Room

1. Sebastian Schoerpf, Vienna University of Technology

Reduction of Polymerization-Induced Shrinkage Stress via Combination of Radical Ring Opening and Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer

2. Sebastian Schoerpf, Vienna University of Technology

Replacing Aromatic Type II Photoinitiators with α-Ketoesters for Radical Polymerization

3. Gernot Peer, TU Wien

Regulation of Methacrylate Networks via Ester-Actvated Vinyl Ethers as Chain Transfer Agents

4. Gernot Peer, TU Wien

Tetraacylstannane as highly reactive Type I photoinitiators for long wavelength curing applications

5. Andrea Cosola, Politecnico di Torino

Gelatin Used as Co-Initiator in a Radical Photoinitiating System

6. Parag Shah, University of Colorado

Photochromic Molecules as Additives to Photopolymer Systems – Polymerization Kinetics and Dynamic Property Evaluation

7. Qiang Zhang, Nanjing Unviersity of Science and Technology

Photoinduced Atom Transfer Living Radical Polymerization for Surface Functionalization of Membranes

Poster Session

Robert, Louis, Stevenson Room

1. Shabbir Attarwala, Henkel

UV-VIS Initiated Anionic Polymerized Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

2. Stephen Postle, IGM Resins

A Composition Containing a Sensitizer and a Sulfonium Salt Photoinitiator for use in LED Cationic Photo-Curable Compositions

3. Kangmin Kim, University of Colorado

Solvent-Free Radical Photopolymerization with Dark Curing

4. Camilla Noe, Politecnico di Torino

Cationic Photopolymerization of Bio-Renewable Epoxidized Monomers

5. Richard Eckberg, Momentive Performance Materials

UV Processing of Addition Cure Silicones

6. Sang Yong Nam, Gycongsang National University

Fabrication of Silicone-Based Membrane Using Photopolymerization for Carbon Dioxide Separation

Poster Session
Point Lobos Room

1. Aditya Banerji, University of Minnesota

Cross-linked Nonwoven Fibers Produced by Cure Blowing: Fiber Spinning with In-situ Photopolymerization

2. Elisabeth Rossegger, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH

Directed Motion of Water Droplets on Multi-Gradient Photopolymer Surfaces

3. Sri Vikram Palagummi, NIST

Resin Viscosity Determines the Condition for a Valid Exposure Reciprocity Law in Dental Composites

4. Zachary Bauman, Henkel

UV-LED Curable Acrylic Adhesives

5. Guangzhe Gao, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

New Approaches to Reactive Oligomers and Prepolymers in Photo-cured Systems

6. Katelyn Long, University of Colorado

Effect of Thiol Substitution on the Thiol-Ene Polymerization

7. Erion Hasa, University of Iowa

Controlling Thermomechanical Properties of Photoinduced Phase Separated Polymers by Incorporating Multifunctional Monomers

8. Simone Lantean, Politecnico di Torino

Fabrication of Programmable Magneto-Responsive Composites by 3D Printing Taking Advantage of Phopotopolymerization

9. Kimberly Childress, University of Colorado

Reconciling the Discrepancy Between Bulk and Printed Mechanical Properties in Photopolymerizable Thermoplastics

10. Angelo Romano, Politecnico di Torino

Stimuli-Responsive Thiol-Epoxy Network with Photo-Switchable Bulk and Surface Properties

11. Alina Martinez, University of Colorado

Programmable Color Changes in Light Responsive Covalent Adaptable Liquid Crystal Elastomers

12. Matthew McBride, University of Colorado

Shape Changing Liquid Crystalline Elastomers with Light Responsive Dynamic Bonds

13. Dillon Love, University of Colorado

Radical Thiol-Ene Approach to Sequence Ordered and Biomimetic Polymers

14. Huayang Fang, University of Iowa

Directed Network Structure Through Controlled Radical Photopolymerization

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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