On the 12th and 13th of September, I attended Physical Aspects of Polymer Science Conference. The conference was highly anticipated as it was the 25th meeting of the Polymer Physics group. And there was added excitement for me as it was held at the University of Surrey in the UK. This was the institution from which I earned my degree.
The conference itself consisted of fascinating oral presentations, vibrant poster sessions and an awards evening that celebrated the finest work carried out on polymer physics in the previous 12 months. All of the above, combined with the beautiful surroundings of one of the most picturesque universities that the UK has to offer, made for a very memorable two days for all that took part.
Our TST350 (Tensile Stress Testing Stage) and CSS450 (Optical Rheology Stage) were of great interest to the delegates at the conference. For most of these delegates, it was their first experience of these stages and I am glad to say that they were impressed with the capabilities of both pieces of equipment and their potential in this field.
Overall, it was a thoroughly enjoyable couple of days and I would like to thank everybody at the Institute of Physics who put on such a fantastic event.
Posted by Ricky Patel