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POPs 2022 Speakers

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to organize the 3nd International Symposium on Porous Organic Polymers (POPs 2022) in Boulder, Colorado (USA) and invite you to visit this beautiful college town in the mountains of the American West between August 28th and September 1st 2022.

After two very successful editions of this symposium in Zhangjiajie (China, hosted by Prof. Bao-Hang Han) in 2017 and in Heidelberg (Germany, hosted by Prof. Michael Mastalerz) in 2019, the POPs conference scheduled for 2021 was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning in 2022 as a hybrid between an in-person symposium and a high-quality virtual conference, the third POPs meeting will feature invited and contributed presentations on the numerous facets of research on porous organic materials, including amorphous polymers, soluble polymers of intrinsic porosity, covalent organic frameworks, from 2D to 3D, but also molecular porous materials like organic cages and molecules of intrinsic porosities. Across this range of structures, the symposium will explore the fascinating chemistry happening in their nanoconfined spaces and applications of these polymeric materials in diverse fields including pollutant removal, CO2 utilization, catalysis, gas separations, membrane development, and nanomedicine.

We already have an exciting lineup of invited talks:

  • Rahul Banerjee, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (INDIA)

  • Thomas Bein, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (GERMANY)

  • Ali Coskun, University of Fribourg (SWITZERLAND)

  • Mircea Dincă, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

  • Xinliang Feng, Technische Universität Dresden (GERMANY)

  • Tomislav Friščić, McGill Universitz (CANADA)

  • Feihe Huang, Zhejiang University (CHINA)

  • Donglin Jiang, National University of Singapore (SINGAPORE)

  • Zhongyi Jiang, Tianjin University (CHINA)

  • Niveen Khashab, King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (SAUDI ARABIA)

  • Shengqian Ma, University of North Texas (USA)

  • Psaras McGrier, Ohio State University (USA)

  • Katherina Mirica, Dartmouth College (USA)

  • Jihye Park, University of Colorado (USA)

  • Natalia Shustova, University of South Carolina (USA)

  • Ronald Smaldone, University of Texas at Dallas (USA)

  • Ali Trabolsi, New York University Abu Dhabi (UAE)

  • Cafer Yavuz, King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (SAUDI ARABIA)

  • Wei Wang, Lanzhou University (CHINA)

We look forward to hosting you in Boulder in late summer of 2022, discussing the latest science of porous organic materials, forging new collaborations and friendships, and enjoying the beautiful scenery!


Wei Zhang (University of Colorado) and Ognjen Š. Miljanić (University of Houston)

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