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The Ian Ward Lecture: Professor Eugene M. Teretjev, Cavendish Laboratory

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Smart Plastics: Using vitrimer chemistry to produce re-processable thermosets, and re-configurable actuators

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The Soft Matter Research Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, are delighted to present the 2020 Ian Ward Lecture, this year held jointly with the Stoner Colloquium, by Professor Eugene Terentjev, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

The one hour lecture starts at 17:00, and there will be a small reception after the lecture, from 18:00-19:00.

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The mantra of modern “recycling” is the circle of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. Recycling of plastics has become notorious: the very same properties that make plastics so attractive for industry – also make them very hard to manage post-processing. The use of dynamic covalent bonds in polymers and networks opens a way to handle these amazing materials. This talk will start with basics & illustrations, and will proceed to discuss the modern ‘smart plastics’, programmable active polymers and artificial muscles

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Eugene Terentjev is a polymer scientist who has worked extensively on liquid crystalline polymers and elastomers, combining theoretical, experimental and synthetic-chemistry techniques. Over the years, he worked on different topics in soft condensed matter physics, mainly focused on structure and dynamical properties of complex materials: polymer systems, liquid crystals and colloids.

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United Kingdom

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