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01. April 2019

Judit Puskas announced as plenary speaker for IRC 2019

Professor Judit E Puskas, AIMBE and IUPAC Fellow, Biomaterial and Biopolymer Engineering Program at Ohio State University, USA, has been announced as plenary speaker for the International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2019 (3 - 5 September 2019). Puskas will present a talk on ‘Natural Rubber Biosynthesis: Still a Mystery.’

Puskas received a PhD in plastics and rubber technology in 1985, and an M. E. Sc in organic and biochemical engineering in 1977, from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. Before that she was involved in polymer research and development in the microelectronic, paint and rubber industries. Her present interests include the integration of breast reconstruction and cancer research, green polymer chemistry, biomimetic processes and biomaterials, living/controlled polymerisations, polymerisation mechanisms and kinetics, thermoplastic elastomers and polymer structure/property relationships, and probing the polymer-bio interface.

“Being a Rubber City Girl, it is imperative that I come to this conference, listen to the latest research and news and meet experts. In addition, London is a lovely city – lots to see with lots of culture. Also, my British friends are telling me that you can find the finest French cuisine in London – besides bangers, mash and mushy peas”, said Puskas.

This year’s conference will take place in the heart of London at the world renowned Oval Cricket Ground. IRC 2019 is organised by IOM Communications Ltd on behalf of the Polymer Society of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. 


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