Junior researchers are creative, smart, and a main pillar of future innovation. However, nowadays, they have to fulfill major expectations. Therefore, DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and Evonik Industries now organize the Leibniz Young Polymer Scientist Forum to provide a platform for 20 PhD students to direct their skills to interdisciplinary challenges, which initially seem extremely hard to tackle.
The participants work on a wide range of disciplines within polymer sciences. They are specialists for smart and adaptive materials, hybrid materials, and composites, or they have a thorough knowledge of polymer characteristics for medical or energy applications. At the Leibniz Young Polymer Scientist Forum, the young scientists will share their expertise and learn to be part of an interdisciplinary team. Input from experienced scientists and industrial experts will stimulate the discussion. Workshops on presentation techniques and risk management will round the event.
The Leibniz Young Polymer Scientist Forum will take place at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials (Aachen/Germany) on July 6 and 7.
We cordially invite creative, dedicated PhD students in the field of polymer chemistry to apply for active participation (including poster presentation, short talk, teamwork). A committee consisting of members of the DWI Scientific Board and polymer experts from Evonik Industries will select 20 candidates that will be invited to actively contribute in the Leibniz Young Polymer Scientist Forum.
Deadline for application: May 31, 2016. Please continue reading in the section 'Application info and selection process'.
Experienced scientists, Bachelor/Master students and everyone else, who is interested in the Leibniz Young Polymer Scientist Forum, is cordially invited to join us on July 6 and 7, especially for the sessions on the first day and the team presentations on the second day at 2 pm. Registration is free and can be done via e-mail before June 30 (polymerforum(at)dwi.rwth-aachen.de).