The goal of Bordeaux Polymer Conference (BPC 2018) is to gather together the top specialists from all over the world, offering them the opportunity to present their most recent research findings and to discuss the latest ideas, discoveries and innovations in the field of polymer science and engineering.

The number of participants will be limited to around 300, thus creating a relaxed atmosphere and encouraging dialogue and debate between scientists of international repute and young researchers. 12 plenary speakers, including Prof. Robert H. Grubbs (Nobel Prize in chemistry 2005) and Prof. Ben L. Feringa (Nobel Prize in chemistry 2016), 14 keynote speakers and 30 invited speakers will present their latest research and discuss about the future challenges related to any topics in polymer sciences. Also, around 50 contributing lectures and 2 poster sessions will be presented.


  • Prof. Markus ANTONIETTI
  • Prof. Franck S. BATES
  • Prof. Magnus BERGGREN
  • Prof. Ben L. FERINGA (Nobel 2016)
  • Prof. Robert H. GRUBBS (Nobel 2005)
  • Prof. Paula T. HAMMOND
  • Prof. Craig J. HAWKER
  • Prof. Kazunori KATAOKA
  • Prof. Ludwik LEIBLER
  • Prof. Krzysztof MATYJASZEWSKI
  • Prof. Mitsuo SAWAMOTO
  • Prof. Samuel I. STUPP
  • Prof. Matthew TIRRELL


The event will take place in Bordeaux on May 28-31 2018, a city renowned for many good things: listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, described as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”, classified as “City of Art and History” and last but not least, the wine capital of the world!

On behalf of all the organizing team of BPC 2018, we are looking forward to welcoming you in Bordeaux in May 2018.


Sébastien Lecommandoux
Director of the LCPO
BPC 2018 conference Chair


More information on the BPC 2018 flyer and the dedicated BPC 2018 website