27 No. 6
in Beijing—Division Roundups
Division I. Physical and Biophysical
- Division II. Inorganic
-- Commission II.1. Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights
- Division IV. Polymer
- Division VIII. Chemical
Nomenclature and Structure Representation
Robert Stepto, President
IV had a successful and lively meeting with 35 people from
15 countries attending. It was the first meeting as the so-renamed
Polymer Division. The division had last met in Paris in 2004
as the Macromolecular Division and the change of name reflects
the expansion of its work to cover new polymer and polymer-based
materials as well as the macromolecules used to form them.
were received from the coordinators of various current projects.
During this 2004–2005 biennium there were 14 new projects,
17 publications, and 11 conferences sponsored. The reports
and the ensuing discussion at the meeting showed clearly that
the organization and management of projects under the auspices
of subcommittees, introduced gradually over the last four
years, has been successful. It was therefore decided to go
forward into the 2006-2007 biennium with five subcommittees:
Terminology and Nomenclature
Structure and Properties of Commercial Polymers
Polymerization Kinetics and Processes
Developing Polymer Materials
addition to the subcommittees, projects on molecular characterization
will continue to be run in an integrated manner and the successful
program of actively seeking conferences to sponsor will continue.
Amongst these, the memorable World Polymer Congress in Paris
last year will be followed by the WPC Macro 2006 in Rio de
Janeiro, 2008 in Taipei, and 2010 in Glasgow.
Elections were completed prior to the division meeting. Jung-Il
Jin (Korea) was elected to become division president in January
2006, and Chris Ober (USA) was elected vice president.
2 of the Divisions Roundups from the 2005 GA will appear
in the next issue of CI (Jan.-Feb. 2006)
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