报告题目：Simplifying Molecular Complexity of Polymer Materials
Polymers play an indispensible role in modern society, with applications ranging from clothing and packaging to smart materials. Incredible progress has been made in synthetic polymer chemistry to control the molecular structure and architecture of polymer chains. The development in this field is still very intense and dynamic, leading to an ever-increasing molecular complexity.
However, this increasing complexity on the molecular level demands for highly advanced specialists possessing the skillset to synthesize such chemical structures. This clearly limits or slows down the advancement to new scientific areas. Hence, we have addressed this challenge over the years by developing simple synthetic routes, while maintaining a molecular complexity, thereby providing the synthetic tools for many scientists to prepare highly functional polymer materials with unprecedented molecular precision.
Synthetic routes, possibilities, remaining challenges and opportunities for next generation polymers will be discussed with the aim to development and study of structure-property relationships of polymeric materials. As such, novel syntheses of polymers for smart materials and battery related materials will be presented as examples.
Patrick Théato, Prof. Dr 概况：Prof Théato works in the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,Germany. His research interesting focuses on the polymer synthesis especially in multi stimuli-responsive polymers and materials. His group has developed synthetic methods for the preparation of functional polymers with a very well defined architecture and established a versatile surface functionalization method. He published more than 240 papers such as Nat. Chem. Chem.Rev., Macromolecules, ACS Macro Lett et al. Presently, he is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Macromolecular Science Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, and he is member of the editorial boards or advisory board member of Materials Chemistry Frontiers, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, Advances in Polymer Science, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Macromolecular Rapid Communications and so on. h-index=54, i10-index=155.